Why Study Chemistry?

If you love to explore ideas, and figure out why things work the way they do, consider a degree in Chemistry. Chemists work at the atomic and molecular level, so if you appreciate life’s details, this program is for you.

USF’s Chemistry degree offers flexibility. Take classes in environmental science or biology and customize your skills and scientific expertise. In our state-of-the-art campus labs, you’ll master the skills you’ll need to start whatever career most interests you.

But, is it right for me?

We asked our professors and they said chemists:

  • Like to solve problems
  • Can work as a team
  • Perseverance through trial and error

Skills You'll Obtain

Plan and perform complex research

Prepare and use compounds, solutions, and reagents

Analyze substances

We weren’t just learning biology and chemistry, we were learning the human side of it, and how it affects other people in terms of treating them with respect and dignity.– John Gensic, 2005 Chemistry graduate

Explore Chemistry

Explore what the Chemistry program has to offer at the University of Saint Francis. Develop your skills in the Chemistry field as you work along side some of the top employers in the area.

After Graduation

Chemistry teaches you more than how to bend over a microscope. We have graduates working at Eli Lilly and Company, Vanderbilt and Notre Dame Universities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Systech Environmental Corporation, and Astbury Water Technology.

Types of careers you may have after you graduate include:

  • Hazardous Waste Manager
  • Quality Control Manger
  • Quality Assurance Manager