Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry-Biology is approved by the ACS, and provides a background in the major areas of chemistry and biology. Graduates form our program are ready to pursue careers in biochemistry, molecular biology, and medicinal chemistry, as well as advanced study at schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, and physical therapy. Our mission is to prepare you to understand the material world, and to advance the knowledge, capabilities and public understanding of chemistry as a discipline with application to virtually every facet of life.


Program Highlights

  • Approved by the American Chemical Society

  • WCU’s Chemistry department is among the largest in the Philadelphia region

  • Faculty are experts in their fields and act as mentors for students

  • All classes, even labs are taught by faculty, never assistants

  • Study/faculty research is an essential part of the program

  • Opportunities for publishing

  • State-of-the-art labs and equipment

  • Study abroad options


What can I do with this degree?

Our graduates have an enviable record of placement in chemistry-related fields or in graduate or professional school at the time of graduation. WCU graduates are successful in a variety of industries including:

  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Scientific instrumentation
  • Environmental

In addition, many of our students go on to doctoral study at prestigious graduate schools, such as:

  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Washington
  • Yale University

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