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As a Chemistry major or minor, you’ll receive a strong foundation and comprehensive education in chemistry—an integrated program of study that incorporates a broad investigational approach that prepares you to achieve success in your career or to pursue an advanced degree at a graduate, medical, or professional school.

Contact Information

Melinda Harrison, PhD
Chair and Professor, Chemistry

Chemistry Program Details

When you major in Chemistry at Cabrini, you’ll experience hands-on discovery, experimentation, and research in a broad investigational approach to the field designed to prepare you for a successful career or to continue with graduate, medical, or professional school.

Employment Outlook

The chemistry program at Cabrini is designed to prepare chemistry majors for successful careers in a variety of industries and professions including:

  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine
  • Academics
  • Secondary Education*
  • Government

*Secondary Education, Chemistry is not accepting incoming students as new majors.

Program Highlights

  • Major or minor option
  • Integrated program that emphasizes hands-on discovery
  • Agreements with professional schools for continued education

Skills Learned

  • Understand foundational biological, chemical, and physical science concepts, as emphasized in the core science course requirements
  • Apply the scientific method and possess problem-solving skills necessary to design, conduct, and troubleshoot experiments and to test a hypothesis
  • Read, understand, and critically review scientific papers and interpret and analyze data presented in various forms (e.g., graphs, tables, narrative) using critical-thinking, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • Present scientific ideas to multiple audiences using the accepted format of the discipline using written and oral communication skills
  • Gain entry into the science workplace and/or graduate/professional schools utilizing a basic proficiency in computational skills, lab techniques, and use of technology