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Chemistry Major

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Without chemistry the world as we know it would not exist, we could have never learned how to preserve food, how to cure illness, or how to create vaccines. Chemistry is also vital when it comes to environmental science and conservation: pollutants are hazardous chemicals that interact negatively with our environment. As a Chemistry major or minor at Rosemont, you'll learn about these applications and more.

The POWER of Discovery

If you're looking for hands-on laboratory experience guided by experienced scientists, the Chemistry major or minor at Rosemont College is for you. Devoted faculty mentors facilitate opportunities to work in fields that range from marine biology to microwave radiaton and green nanotechnology. Our reknown Coral Reef Project is one way to learn about sustainability and environmental science in a unique way.
Gain incredible opportunities to research and present your findings. Our rigorous program provides a firm foundation for graduate school, medical school, teaching, or a variety of chemistry-related careers in healthcare, government, and industry.

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry 

Rosemont's Chemistry curriculum prepares you to design and conduct experiements, assess and assemble data, communicate effectively, and analyze the ethical implications of your work. In the past seven years, all Chemistry majors who applied to graduate school were accepted with full fellowships. Degree requirements for the BA in Chemistry include a year of General Chemistry, a year of Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Supporting courses include Physics and Calculus.

Chemistry or Biochemistry Minor

If you're a Biology major, or a student in one of Rosemont's other undergraduate departments, a Chemistry or Biochemistry minor provides you with the fundamental principles you need to be knowledgable in the subject/s. In order to complete the minor, you must complete 23 or 24 credits.


Lauren Profitt '15

BA in Chemistry graduate, PhD Candidate, Teaching Assistant
Temple University

"I am a 5th year graduate student at Temple. I'm currently studying bioinorganic chemistry, my project looks at metal interactions with a protein called transferrin. I am going to defend my thesis in March and walk in May of 2020. Currently I am looking for and applying to industry jobs for bioanalytical chemistry.

The Chemistry major at Rosemont College prepared me for graduate school by providing me with research opportunities, which gave me the basic lab skills that are the foundation for my career in chemistry."

Involvement: President of International Club, member of Petaltones and Campus Ministry Choir, Campus Ministry Retreat Leader, Admissions Ambassador. 

Experiential Learning Component: SEPCHE STEM research scholar; completed research with Dr. John Ullrich on Captive Coral Reef Biosystems and with Dr. Xiuni Wu on Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles.

Small Classes and Skilled Faculty

An advantage of Rosemont's small size, our professors provide students with lots of individual attention. 
All undergraduate academic programs at Rosemont stress experiential learning, and the Chemistry program is no exception. In addition to research projects, our science faculty coordinates internships and other real-world applications of knowledge learned in labs and classrooms.

Academic Opportunities

  • Hands-on Laboratory Experience.
  • Research Opportunities.
  • Assist professors conducting research in organic chemistry and marine biology as well as microwave-assisted polyol process for the synthesis of nano-crystalline alloys.
  • Opportunity to Present Research Findings.
  • Small Class Size.
  • Faculty Mentor.