Misericordia Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry strives to engage students in teaching and research activities from the moment they arrive on campus. Recent graduates have gone on to graduate programs in chemistry and the biomedical sciences, teaching positions, professional school, and a range of industrial positions.
We take pride in our small classes and strong faculty-student interaction in the classroom and the lab.
Why Misericordia Chemistry/Biochemistry?
- Small introductory classes: 24–30 students; upper-level classes: 6–12 students
- Independent research
- Hands-on experience with laboratory instrumentation
- Collegiality among students, faculty and staff
- Academic and career advising from faculty with experience in chemistry and biochemistry
- A supportive environment that encourages personal and professional growth and independence
- Professional development built into the curriculum
Small Class Sizes
Hands-On Experience & Professional Development
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- B.S. in Chemistry (Pre-Professional Track Option)
- B.S. in Biochemistry (Pre-Professional Track Option)
- B.A. in Biochemistry (Pre-DPT Specialization)
- B.A. in Chemistry (Secondary Education Certification)
- Minor in Chemistry
Students majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry participate in research projects with one-on-one mentoring from faculty members in the department. Students learn to work independently using a wide variety of techniques and instrumentation, present their work at local, regional, and national conferences, and they even publish scientific papers in chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical education journals.
In addition to carrying out research during the school year, students can complete an internship outside of the university to earn their research credits.
Dead Alchemist Society
Our student chemistry club, the Dead Alchemist Society, involves the local community in fun and education science activities. At the annual fall event, Boom in the Night, students put on a lively science show complete with “puking pumpkins,” electric pickles, and other spooky science.
Students also lead several safe and fun hands-on demonstrations for children. The club has recently added an Earth Day event in the spring to highlight environmental chemistry and the chemistry of everyday life.
The chemistry program at Misericordia has a great family atmosphere. The faculty truly care about the success of all of their students and they all go the extra mile to ensure every student has a great educational experience here at Misericordia.
Working in a research group prepared me for the national conference I attended and made talking to colleagues in my field easier.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program allowed me to conduct research and expanded my ability to think abstractly and critically. This research was accepted to present at the American Society for Cell Biology 2018 Meeting in San Diego, California.
For more information about the Chemistry/Biochemistry program, contact Charles Saladino, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department & Chemistry Professor at 570-674-8017 or email at email@example.com