Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Our department provides students with a student-oriented curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and applications to interdisciplinary problems. We know that knowledge and practical experience are essential to success in the sciences, and student research is an integral part our program. We also know that college is a formative experience for developing scientists, and the direct access to faculty expertise ensures that our students have extensive support during their time at Mercyhurst.  

News and Events:


Good luck to all of our graduating seniors!

Congratulations to Zane Taylor (sophomore) for getting an REU position at Texas A&M. 

Congratulations to Catherine Kuhnheim (sophomore) for being accepted to an internship with the Baltimore Police Department.


Congratulations to Sara Mills (sophomore) for being awarded an REU at Georgia Tech for the summer. 


Senior Seminars start this month. Between now and the end of the term, each graduating chemistry major will give a presentation to the faculty and students about their research in the department. (Senior Seminar Schedule)

Congratulations to Rebecca Wheeling (senior) for winning an ACS-SCI internship award! She will be working with Momentive, one of the leading designers of specialized materials.

Congratulations to Garret Verwer (sophomore) for landing a summer REU in the Bartlett lab at the University of Michigan!