Chemistry and Biochemistry

Kutztown University is dedicated to providing excellent undergraduate education in chemistry and biochemistry.

Some of the assets of our program include:

  • Accessible faculty who are dedicated to providing impactful learning experiences
  • Small upper-level class sizes
  • Access to high-quality instrumentation
  • Opportunities for undergraduate research with faculty mentors
  • Approval by the American Chemical Society

Students can pursue the following degree programs:

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  • B.S. Chemistry

    This curriculum provides depth in Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical, and Biochemistry. It is designed to prepare students wishing to pursue employment in a variety of chemical industries or graduate studies in chemistry.

  • B.S. Biochemistry

    Students with interests that cross both chemical and biological disciplines may be inclined to major in Biochemistry. This curriculum provides a foundation that can lead to employment in pharmaceutical and other biochemically-related industries, and many of our graduates have pursued advanced degrees or health professions.

  • B.S. Environmental Science/Chemistry Track

    The B.S. in Environmental Science/Chemistry Track offers a more broad-based foundation in biology, geology, geography, and chemistry with more depth in the chemistry field. The emphasis throughout the curriculum is placed on understanding environmental issues from a broad perspective, scientifically assessing those issues, and evaluating solutions to environmental problems.

  • B.S. Secondary Education Chemistry

    The pursuit of this degree program offers students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in chemical knowledge along with developing techniques to engage students and manage classrooms. 

Each of these degree programs is flexible enough to allow students to pursue undergraduate research and internship within the program’s structure.

These programs include significant hands-on laboratory experience. Students have opportunities to gain experience using core techniques frequently encountered in the industry (HPLC, GC, UV-Vis, IR, NMR, MS, calorimetry, electrochemistry, etc.)

The B.S. Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society. This national society of chemistry-related professionals has a Committee on Professional Training that assesses programs to determine if they meet or exceed their rigorous program guidelines.