Prepare for a Rewarding Career in the Natural Sciences
The College offers a traditional 4-year BS program and, in addition, a concentration in Information Technology.
The faculty of the Chemistry and Physics department are dedicated to providing you with a solid foundation in the chemical and physical sciences. St. Francis College will prepare you to think critically and to solve problems. You can use this strong base of knowledge and skills to understand the world of chemistry around you better, and to advance to graduate and professional schools.
Close faculty-student mentoring coupled with participation in undergraduate research has led to many recent successes among St. Francis College’s graduates. These include MS and PhD programs in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, entry into the pharmaceutical industry, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Within the context of liberal education, the department provides courses to expose students to the information, knowledge, and methods that the physical sciences have to offer. In general, the purpose of the major is to prepare students for graduate and professional schools as well as for careers in the chemical, biotechnical or pharmaceutical industries. The department encourages Chemistry majors to fully explore the chemical sciences and allied fields through participation in research, seminars, and science-based clubs and activities. Department advisors assist students in exploring career possibilities and in devising a personalized plan of study that will best prepare them for their career goals.
- Provide the necessary background in chemistry and physics for students in programs such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-physician’s assistant, Biomedical Science, Medical Technology, Nursing, occupational therapy, diagnostic radiological science, and Biology.
- Engage in scientific inquiry including critical and logical thinking.
- Instruct students in correct laboratory procedures and assist them in developing an understanding of modern science and technology using state-of-the-art instrumentation.
- Provide non-science majors with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of materials and technology as explained through the physical sciences.
- High School diploma