Programs of specialization in chemistry provide opportunities and guided experiences through which the student may be introduced to the basic knowledge and skills essential to pursue careers in industrial and governmental research, teaching in secondary schools and professional careers.
Students and Alumni
Chemistry graduates from Alvernia have pursued further study in dentistry, optometry, microbiology, medical technology, forensic pathology, and education. They are employed by such reputable companies and research facilities as the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; the Wistar Institute; Ortho Pharmaceutical Co.; Crompton Corporation; Spotts, Stevens & McCoy; Warner Lambert, Inc.; and National Medical Services. They serve society as optometrists, pharmacists, teachers, research technicians, scientific editors, microbiologists, and medical technologists.