Chemistry

Millersville University offers several American Chemistry Society (ACS) approved Chemistry degrees that prepare students for graduate training or professional work in the scientific field.

Why Study This Program?

Millersville University is one of the few universities in Pennsylvania that offers multiple American Chemistry Society (ACS) approved Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry. You will prepare for graduate training or professional work in chemistry under the instruction of faculty members who are active researchers and reflect the diversity of expertise across chemical disciplines.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry degree path provides broad, but in-depth training in chemistry to prepare students for careers as professional chemists or further study in graduate-level programs. Within this major, focus your study with concentrations in Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry and Pre-Pharmacy. 

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Chemistry degree path offers an excellent foundation in chemistry that allows students to develop careers in chemistry-related areas, pursue dual majors or design an interdisciplinary degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (B.S.E.) degree path combines broad training in the physical and biological sciences with extensive coursework in professional education to prepare students for careers in teaching and chemical education.

The Chemistry Department also offers minors in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Chemistry.

No matter how you choose to direct your study of chemistry, you will explore various scientific issues of social, economic and political importance that will prepare you for influential careers which require scientific expertise.

What Will You Learn?

Through their comprehensive study of the scientific discipline, all MU Chemistry students gain confidence in research, analysis, and presentation, which contribute to success in any career. 

Students enrolled in the Chemistry program take a mixture of courses focused on organic and inorganic chemistry, and the physical, analytical and environmental aspects of this field. Students are also required to take 12 credits of calculus courses and 10 credits of physics courses. 

Students are granted full use of the chemistry department's eight fully-equipped instructional labs, and majors complete at least one semester of research in collaboration with faculty on campus.