Kutztown University offers, as both a major and minor, a program in the physical science of Chemistry in the Department of Physical Sciences. This area of study provides students with a deep understanding of this science through course-specific classes such as Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Chemistry majors take classes in biochemistry and mathematics as well.
The program is approved by the American Chemical Society.
Chemistry Related Programs
In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, students in this area may also be interested in:
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science/Chemistry
The Chemistry program is housed in the Boehm Science Center, a state-of-the art building on KU's picturesque campus. This facility provides modern space for our teaching and research laboratories, and a variety of modern chemical instrumentation.
State-of-the-art instrumentation makes a difference in your education. At Kutztown University all of our equipment is available to undergraduate science majors through coursework and independent research. KU's instrumentation includes:
Kutztown's chemistry faculty provides opportunities for students to enhance their education by participating in research projects. If students choose to participate in research, they usually do so in their junior and senior years.
Some of the benefits of participating in undergraduate research in chemistry include:
- becoming more independence in the laboratory by formulating and testing hypotheses, and interpreting results
- developing problem-solving skills
- learning by doing
- one-on-one instruction
- communication of research results through presentations or publications
Students in the Chemistry program have obtained internships at many prestigious organizations. Including:
Additionally, students have had the opportunity for NSF-funded Academic Internships (REUs).
Post-graduates can consider work in medical professions, pharmaceuticals, research and development, environmental and geological fields, education, and industry positions. Additionally, many students further their education at the graduate level with advanced degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or medicine.
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