David E. Marx, Ph.D., Chair
Christopher A. Baumann, Ph.D.
Michael C. Cann, Ph.D.
John C. Deak, Ph.D.
Trudy A. Dickneider, Ph.D.
Timothy Daniel Foley, Ph.D.
David A. Rusak, Ph.D.
Joe A. Vinson, Ph.D.
Joan Wasilewski, 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 section on the College of Graduate and Continuing Education and 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 1998 study by the Office of Institutional Research at Franklin and Marshall College ranked The University of Scranton 2nd of 62 master’s-granting institutions as the baccalaureate source of those earning Ph.D. degrees in chemistry between 1986 and 1995.
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.
For information on programs affiliated with the Department of Chemistry such as Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science and Neuroscience, visit Interdisciplinary Majors . The Environmental Studies Concentration is also affiliated with the department.
Courses for Chemistry are listed under the prefixes C/CJ, CHEM and ESCI. For more information, visit our Course Descriptions page.
For more information about the Chemistry department, visit its website.