W&J chemistry studentThe Chemistry program provides students with the opportunity to learn fundamental chemical concepts and utilize scientific information. Through an array of classroom approaches, including lecture, hands-on laboratories, discussion-based seminars, and one-on-one faculty/student research projects, students develop analytical skills and learn to communicate science through writing and oral presentation. The Chemistry program prepares students for a number of career paths, including ones in research, education, industry, law, and medicine.

The Chemistry major and minor are associated with the Department of Chemistry. A major requires a minimum of nine courses while a minor requires six. Required courses include organic, analytical, inorganic, physical, and biological chemistry. Students can elect to do independent research as part of their major or minor. In addition, a major accredited by the American Chemical Society is also available.

Chemistry students can participate in the 3-2 Engineering Program and seek Secondary Education Certification in Chemistry. 

Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.


Jennifer Logan Bayline, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Steven M. Malinak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Patricia A. Brletic, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry

Deborah P. Sunderland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Robbie J. Iuliucci, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Nobunaka Matsuno, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Mark F. Harris, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Chair of Pre-Health Program

Michael S. Leonard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Chemistry

Course Requirements