Quick Facts

  • The job market for chemistry and biochemistry are expected to grow by 31 percent by 2020 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Typical career fields include: research, new product development, government laboratory or regulatory work, food chemistry, scientific writing, library or museum work
  • Small class sizes allows students to work with faculty closely
  • Students engage in cutting-edge research projects, train on state-of-the-art instrumentation, and have frequent group discussions
  • State-of-the-art laboratory equipment exists for undergraduate students to use, under the guidance of our faculty, while completing their coursework or working on a research project.
  • Our instrumentation currently includes:
    • Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)
    • High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
    • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AA)
    • Fourier transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)
    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR)
    • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) Spectrometer (Few schools have this).
  • The department houses research-grade high performance computing resources for a unique experience in Computational Science.
  • Members of our department have received several external grants for undergraduate research and curriculum. This recently included the funds to purchase a bank of solar panels, which were installed on the front grounds of Mercyhurst College.
  • 67 percent of our graduates have gone on to attend graduate or professional schools.

Events

Theatre: The Laramie Project

Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2014

Location: Taylor Little Theatre

MET HD Live: Così Fan Tutte

Dates: Apr 26

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

An Afternoon of Dance

Dates: Apr 27

Location: Ridge Library Great Room, North East

MU Course Catalog
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