Build a foundation of modern theory and laboratory skills
As a student in Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science you'll be ready for a career both in and out of pure chemistry. Our graduates are working in medicine, pharmacology, agriculture and soil science, geology, mining and metallurgy, material science, engineering, patent law, pollution control, and ecology.
Complete chemistry, biology, mathematics, and physics course to prepare for work in the professional field or in a graduate program. You'll work closely with our American Chemical Society chapter throughout your undergrad.
Biochemistry / Pre-Med
This program is the perfect match if you have a passion for biology, chemistry, and the other physical sciences. This program includes a certification option through the American Chemical Society.
Combine classical chemistry knowledge with forensic techniques and criminal justice strategies as you prepare for an exciting career in forensics. This program includes a certification option through the American Chemical Society.
Chemistry (Secondary Education)
You'll prepare for a career in secondary science education through this program. You'll learn about the physical sciences as well as modern pedagogical methods.
Chemistry (Secondary Education - General Science)
Our general science concentration option for secondary chemistry education prepares you to teach in many varied physical science classrooms.
Our forensic science curriculum combines modern biology and chemistry lectures and laboratory research, and it’s designed to provide depth of specialization in chemistry.
Pharmaceutical Science draws together the fields of biology and chemistry with an ultimate goal of studying drug development. If you are looking for a career that involves using medicine to help others and you enjoy a challenge, this major might be for you.
The WU advantage
Our chemistry facilities have been recently remodeled to match professional forensic and chemistry laboratories. You'll have access to these areas as early as your freshman year.
WU classes are hands-on with often fewer than 15 students. You'll get to know your professors quickly as they help you reach your career and educational goals.
Impressive careers and internships
Our graduates and students have worked in nearly every industry and all around the nation. We'll help you find the perfect internship that will propel your career.
Explore our facilities
Tue, Sep 14
Performing Art Series to host Chamber Orchestra
Latin-American group Camerata 33 will perform Sept. 23Learn more
Fri, Sep 10
Eleven Greene Co. students receive County of Greene/West Penn Power Scholarship
Fri, Sep 3
Benedum Fine Arts Gallery to host guest artists
Tue, Jul 27
Summer play features trio of dating-themed plays
Student and Alumni Testimonials
I have gained so much knowledge and respect for my professors and fellow students in my major as we consistently give our all into the science field. Most importantly I've gained a family in my field.
Emily Rusk, Class of 2020
The Chemistry and Forensic Science Department has been very supportive in my growth and development. The opportunities to get involved are endless, from the ACS Student Chapter to the SACP Student Affiliate, the GSE chemistry honorary, and many more!
Katelynn Ossege, Class of 2020