Jul 18, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Joan Wasilewski, Ph.D., Chair
Christopher A. Baumann, Ph.D.
Michael C. Cann, Ph.D.
Arthur J. Catino, Ph.D.
John C. Deak, Ph.D.
Michael W. Fennie, Ph.D.
Timothy Daniel Foley, Ph.D.
Kristen Katchur, M.A.
David E. Marx, Ph.D.
Melissa McHale, M.A.
David A. Rusak, Ph.D
Nicholas Sizemore, Ph.D.
Katherine A. Stumpo, Ph.D.


The department offers six majors: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry-Business, Chemistry-Computers, Forensic Chemistry and Medical Technology. The Chemistry Department and the Biology Department co-sponsor two interdisciplinary programs: Environmental Science and Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, described in detail under those headings. The program in Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society, which means that graduates may be certified by the American Chemical Society if they meet the requirements. In addition, outstanding students in the Chemistry and Biochemistry majors are eligible for consideration in the combined, five-year baccalaureate/master’s degree program  (please refer to the Graduate Studies Catalog for specifics of the program). The strength of the department is indicated by the fact that The University of Scranton has been one of the leading schools in the country in the number of master’s degrees awarded in chemistry.

A 2012 study by the National Science Foundation ranked the University of Scranton as tied at 22nd of over 400 Master’s granting institutions as the baccalaureate source of those earning Ph.D. degrees in chemistry between 2001-2010.

Recent graduates of the department have been admitted to doctoral programs at a number of major universities including Harvard, Cornell, Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, some graduates have attended medical and dental schools, and some have gone on to law school.

Affiliated Programs

For information on programs affiliated with the Department of Chemistry visit Biochemistry, BS , Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, BS , Environmental Science, BS , and Neuroscience, BS  pages.  The Environmental Studies Concentration  is also affiliated with the department.

Click here for information on the Accelerated Master’s Degree and Combined Baccalaureate/Master’s Degree Programs .

For information on the CAS/MBA Five-Year Program, visit our CAS/MBA Five-Year Program  page. 

Course Information

Courses for Chemistry are listed under the prefixes C/CJ, CHEM and ESCI. For more information on these and all courses offered, visit our Course Descriptions  page.

For more information about the Chemistry department, visit its website.

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