Chemistry

W&J Chemistry students.


About

The Department of Chemistry provides students with an understanding of chemistry and the methods of scientific inquiry. Our program is certified by the American Chemical Society and blends lecture with hands-on laboratories and discussion-based seminars.  Students acquire the skills and knowledge essential to modern-day chemists, allowing them to pursue careers in research, medicine, law, education, and industry.

The department offers students the opportunity to conduct research one-on-one with faculty, using an array of state-of-the-art instrumentation.  Many of our students participate in summer research and internships, present their work at regional and national conferences, and do outreach through chemistry student organizations.  Unique study abroad experiences are also available allowing our students to experience science in a foreign country.

A chemistry major requires at least nine courses and a minor requires six. Relevant research projects may take the place of traditional coursework. The department is associated with the Biochemistry, Neuroscience, and 3-2 Engineering programs. In addition, students can seek Secondary Education Certification in Chemistry.

For recent updates about alumni and current students in the department, see the W&J Chemistry Facebook page, and additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.

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Events

News

W&J Coaches, Faculty Ice Down After Alum’s Chilly Challenge

W&J Coaches, Faculty Ice Down After Alum’s Chilly Challenge
August 27, 2014

W&J staff members are taking the Ice Bucket Challenge and making a difference for ALS research and support.

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Life of a Rural Doctor Suits Connellsville Man Well

Life of a Rural Doctor Suits Connellsville Man Well
April 16, 2014

Presidents in the Press! Dr. Paul Means '91 is featured in this Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article for work in both his career and his community.

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W&J Students, Professor Publish Article in National Chemistry Journal

W&J Students, Professor Publish Article in National Chemistry Journal
April 16, 2014

An article by a W&J professor and two students will be published in the Journal of Chemical Education.

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Faculty


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