Chemistry is commonly considered to be the "central science". So much of our modern life is based in Chemistry that most people take it for granted that new technologies will always be available. However, without new discoveries in Chemistry there would be no new medicines, pesticides, or consumer electronics, to name a few important areas of chemical research. Temple University has one of the most dynamic chemistry programs in the Nation, and that program is rapidly expanding.
The Delaware River Valley has the largest concentration of chemical and pharmaceutical companies of anywhere in the world. The Department serves as a major human resource for these and other related industries, which are located within a one-hour drive from our campus. While many of our graduates go directly into high paying jobs in the chemical industry, a significant portion go on to Medical School, Dental School, and prestigious graduate programs at Harvard, MIT, and U Penn, to name just a few. Our Bachelor's degrees prepare some for careers in Law or Business.
We offer both B.A. and B.S. degrees, including one recognized and accredited by the American Chemical Society. Chemistry majors take courses in everything from organic to physical and analytical chemistry. The major emphasizes "hands-on" laboratory experience that is the hallmark of chemical research. This now includes practicums in computational chemistry, an important new area that offers significant career opportunities.
Dr. Robert Stanley
Beury Hall, Room 248
Dr. Spiridoula Matsika
Beury Hall, Room 242
Dr. David Dalton
Beury Hall, Room 342