Programs of specialization in chemistry provide opportunities and guided experiences through which the student may be introduced to the basic knowledge and skills essential to pursue careers in industrial and governmental research, teaching in secondary schools and professional careers.

Students and Alumni

Chemistry graduates from Alvernia have pursued further study in dentistry, optometry, microbiology, medical technology, forensic pathology, and education. They are employed by such reputable companies and research facilities as the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; the Wistar Institute; Ortho Pharmaceutical Co.; Crompton Corporation; Spotts, Stevens & McCoy; Warner Lambert, Inc.; and National Medical Services. They serve society as optometrists, pharmacists, teachers, research technicians, scientific editors, microbiologists, and medical technologists.

Contact Information

Rosemarie C. Chinni, Ph.D.
Science & Mathematics Department Chair
and Director of the Forensic Science Program

     Bernardine Hall 234

Student Perspective

"In chemistry, it's all about your lab technique. At Alvernia I learned how to do chemistry, correctly and efficiently. I learned to work at a quick pace and think ahead." -Jason Betz '08, Adpen Laboratories, Jacksonville, FL

Alumni Profiles 


Recent graduate hard at work

That catfish you had for dinner last night sitting OK in your stomach? Thank Jason Betz.

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