As a chemistry major at Wilkes, you’ll receive a solid foundation in chemical theories and laboratory techniques, preparing you for a range of career opportunities in chemical or pharmaceutical industries, government laboratories and academia.


项目类型 格式 学分
大,小 在校园 121 (22 for minor)

Why Study 化学 at Wilkes?

Begin using state-of-the-艺术 chemical instruments in your 第一年. 进行研究 side by side with expert professors. The dep艺术ment possesses a wide range of modern spectroscopic and separations instruments, thermal analysis facilities, and equipment for synthesis and analysis.

The program is approved by the American Chemical Society, and students graduating with a BS in chemistry are certified for membership. The comprehensive curriculum and hands-on experience offer great preparation for graduate or professional school, and they make Wilkes grads sought-after employees.

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • 化学小
  • 化学 BA with Secondary Education Minor

BA 化学 majors may enhance their degree with a concentration in:

  • pre-medical studies
  • 法医科学
  • 计算机科学
  • 可持续性
  • 业务
  • 艺术

What Will You Learn as a 化学 Student?

  • You’ll explore a comprehensive curriculum in analytical, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, as well as biochemistry.
  • Get hands-on experience with a vast array of instruments, including the region’s largest nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.
  • Develop written and oral scientific skills that enhance your ability to communicate effectively in any setting.

Program Highlights

研究 Opportunities

You’ll find ample opportunity to p艺术icipate in research. All chemistry majors complete a capstone senior research project. However, you can get involved as early as your 第一年.

Independent Study

Collaborate in novel projects with many related disciplines, such as biology, pharmacy, 计算机科学, and others. Projects include organic synthesis, biochemical investigations, materials science, analytical chemistry, and computational chemistry.


Join the super-active, award-winning 化学俱乐部, which takes outreach programs to local schools, travels to present research at conferences around the country, and visits interesting places like the Corning Museum of Glass and the Priestley House.


of chemistry majors complete a senior research project


megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer - the largest in the region


square feet of space for experiential learning in the Cohen Science Center

Facilities and Instrumentation

Cohen Science Center

The 72,500-square-foot, LEED-certified Cohen Science Center features state-of-the-艺术 equipment and laboratory space for hands-on, experiential learning – a hallmark of the Wilkes experience.

化学 Instrumentation

The Dep艺术ment of 化学 and 生物化学 maintains a wide variety of chemical instrumentation and facilities:

  • 400-megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer
  • Microwave reactor
  • Infrared spectrometer
  • High-pressure liquid chromatography
  • Gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer
  • Electrospray mass spectrometer
  • Capillary electrophoresis
  • Circular dichroism spectrometer
  • Ultraviolet/visible spectrometer
  • 荧光计
  • Stopped flow fast kinetics instrumentation
  • 臭氧发生器
  • Parr hydrogenator
  • 量热计


The dep艺术ment houses computer equipment for online access to the American 化学 Society Archives and many other scientific online journals. Additional library resources are available in the main campus library, the Farley 图书馆.

Chemical Stockroom

The dep艺术ment maintains a large inventory of routinely used chemical items.

职业生涯 & 结果


  • 法医化学家
  • Analytical Chemist
  • 药品
  • 医生
  • 研究员
  • Quality Assurance Associate
  • 老师


  • 赛诺菲安万特
  • Kirby Health Center
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • HP
  • Avidea Technologies
  • 基因泰克
  • The Chemours Company
  • Precision BioSciences


  • Lehigh University
  • Penn State College of Medicine
  • Syracuse University
  • 德克萨斯州的一个&M
  • Villanova University
  • Worcester Institute of Technology
  • 耶鲁大学

Students can st艺术 research as soon as they come into college. I st艺术ed my first 一年. You can stay over the summer to do paid research.

Stephanie Ko '21 ——化学/Pre-med Scholar