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The Department of Chemistry offers several programs of study to meet the increasing demand for chemists specializing in areas such as biochemistry and environmental chemistry.  In addition to preparing our majors, we also support other majors at Shepherd University such as biology, environmental science, and nursing.  Our goal is to prepare students for professional schools (medical, pharmaceutical, dental), graduate school, or entry directly into the workforce.  Class and lab sizes are small to allow for interactions with faculty, group work, and hands-on experience with instrumentation.

In addition to our classes, faculty lead their own research labs, participate in committees on campus, and help out the community in events such as Seeding Your Future Conference and Mole Day.


Check out our departmental news!

The Pi Delta student chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a national honors society, will initiate 20 new members on April 7th, 2022!

Chemistry is now part of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSTEM) at Shepherd University!

Check out our recent research grants!

Check out the Shepherd University Library Guide created by our librarians specifically for chemistry!