Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is one of the oldest departments in the university and has a long record of preparing students for careers in science. Both Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees are available, depending upon a student's career goals. Since a significant portion of America's chemical industry is centered in the Philadelphia region, there is a wide range of career opportunities locally available. Although most of our students have gone on to medicine, dentistry, or the chemical industry, recent graduates have also gone on to careers in law, forensics, and even art restoration.

All prospective majors should schedule an appointment with one of the departmental advisors (see list below) to plan a program of study.

The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry is designed for students who are planning for a non-research career in a field related to Chemistry. Students learn a wide array of topics in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Students learn how to write scientific reports, analyze data, and place these results in a broader scientific context.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry prepares students for excellence in graduate or medical school, and employment in the chemical, biotechnological, or pharmaceutical industries. Students learn a wide array of topics in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. The program emphasizes the "hands-on" nature of chemistry in laboratory courses, giving students the tools that chemists need to pursue research. They also learn how to write scientific reports, analyze data, and place these results in a broader scientific context. Accomplished majors are encouraged to pursue independent research with a professor, and to present their work internally and at national meetings.

The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry prepares students for excellence in graduate or medical school, and employment in the chemical, biotechnological, or pharmaceutical industries. Students learn a wide array of topics in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. In upper division studies, Biochemistry majors learn to apply biochemical principles to real-life situations via problem-based approaches in their courses. Laboratory courses give students the tools they will need as biochemists to pursue research. Accomplished majors are encouraged to pursue independent research with a professor, and to present their work internally and at national meetings.

+1 bachelor's/master's and bachelor's/professional science master's accelerated programs as well as a Minor in Chemistry are also available.

‚ÄčUndergraduate Contact Information:

Dr. Ann M. Valentine, Chair
Beury Hall, Room 130
215-204-7836
ann.valentine@temple.edu

Dr. Vince Voelz, Vice Chair
Beury Hall, Room 240
215-204-1973
vincent.voelz@temple.edu

Dr. Graham Dobereiner, Faculty Advisor
Buery Hall, Room 342
215-204-3185
dob@temple.edu

Dr. Steven Fleming, Faculty Advisor
Beury Hall, Room 344
215-204-0359
sfleming@temple.edu

Dr. Roy Keyer, Faculty Advisor
Beury Hall, Room 440
215-204-7286
roy.keyer@temple.edu

Dr. Vladi Wilent, Faculty Advisor
Beury Hall, Room 440
215-204-7186
vladi.wilent@temple.edu