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Welcome to the Chemistry Department at Pitt-Johnstown!

We are located in the Engineering and Science Building with our General Chemistry labs in Krebs Hall.  The Chemistry Department offers a Chemistry and Biochemistry major (both B.S. degrees). Students may also choose the Chemistry/Biology dual major or a minor in Chemistry.  

Students in chemistry have many opportunities to participate in research and/or engage in internships. See the Faculty web pages for more information about individual research projects.  Students present their results at the annual Symposium for Academic and Creative Enquiry, SPACE.

The program prepares students for employment at the baccalaureate-degree level, for graduate study, or for professional programs in health-related areas.

In collaboration with the Division of Education we offer courses toward a Bachelor's of Science degree in Secondary Education - Chemistry and certification to teach high school chemistry.

The Chemistry Department also provides advising and coursework for students interested in applying to pharmacy school.

Our students gain hands-on experience with analytical methods, organic and inorganic synthesis, biochemical methods and have access to all of the Department instrumentation. Pitt-Johnstown Chem majors participate in directed undergraduate research and/or internships. Our graduates have been successful in obtaining jobs in industry and acceptance in graduate and profesional programs.

To learn more about the Chemistry Department contact:

Dr. Elisabeth T. Bell-Loncella
Chair, Chemistry Department

Career and Post Gradaute Opportunities in Chemistry

Between five and eight students graduate from Pitt-Johnstown with a degree in Chemistry each year.  Most of them participate in undergraduate research during while a chemistry major. Over half of our majors enter gradaute programs in chemistry or related fields. A few go on to professional programs in the health sciences. Some choose to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students who graduate with a certificate in secondary education Chemistry have been very successful in obtaining jobs teaching high school chemistry.

Last Reviewed: March 10, 2008