Students in our chemistry program

  • Had a 100% placement rate within 6 months of graduation into a degreed program, medical technology program, or job in their discipline.
  • Were recorded doing research by Angel Hernandez, an Emmy-nominated director, for a documentary on the Tippecanoe River Valley.
  • Received 3rd place for their poster presentation at an American Chemical Society Conference.
  • Designed and conducted a lead (Pb) contamination analysis of local neighborhood housing exteriors with the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health. Over 80% of the houses analyzed were positive for lead (Pb) contamination.
  • Presented their research at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Interned in industrial settings including Cooke Polymer Technology and A & L Great Lakes Laboratory.
  • Completed research offsite in programs such as the National Science Foundation Research Undergraduate Experience Bioenergy Systems Program in Nebraska and the American Chemical Society Nuclear & Radiochemistry Summer School in Suny, NY.

Our alumni can be found at:

  • Vanderbilt and Notre Dame Universities
  • IU Medical School
  • Valbruna Stainless Steel Inc.
  • Systech Environmental Corporation
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Astbury Water Technology
  • Living Essentials LLC
  • Environmental Protection Agency

Our alumni are:

  • Organic Chemists
  • Secondary Education Teachers
  • Chemistry Graduate Students
  • Medical Students
  • Water Analysts
  • Coatings Chemists
  • Patent Writers
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control Chemists

Your Chemistry Degree

At the University of Saint Francis you can tailor your chemistry degree to your specific interests and you will have the opportunity to take courses in other disciplines, such as Biology or Environmental Science, to enhance your scientific knowledge.

To obtain your Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Saint Francis, you must complete the following courses:

  • Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 141)
  • Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 142)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 241)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 242)
  • Biochemistry (CHEM 333)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 344)
  • Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 345)
  • Biotechnology Laboratory (CHEM 367)
  • Physical Chemistry I (CHEM 447)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (CHEM 348) or Physical Chemistry II (CHEM 448)
  • Chemistry Seminar (CHEM 480 and 481) – eight semesters
  • Chemical Research (CHEM 496)
  • Physics I (SCIE 257)
  • Physics II (SCIE 258)
  • Calculus I (MATH 223)
  • Directed electives


USF Research Students Present at the Carnegie Institute

USF Research Students Present at the Carnegie Institute