Chemistry (B.A., B.S., minor)


Jonathan Moerdyk, Ph.D., One of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Science 2015

Seton Hill assistant professor of chemistry named one of the young scientists who are changing the world.

Chemists do amazing things. Using a knowledge of the chemicals that make up everything in our world, chemists find cures for disease, make our homes and environments safer, help solve crimes and create new technologies. With a degree in chemistry from Seton Hill, you will be prepared for a career full of opportunity.

The Program

As a student in the Chemistry Program, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the chemical and physical properties of substances in terms of molecular properties.

  • Become proficient in applied practices and experimental design in the fundamental areas of chemistry.

  • Use modern computer technology for data analysis, molecular modeling and instrument operation.

  • Understand the ethical application of chemistry to society.

  • Acquire the ability to publicly articulate scientific information.

  • Participate in civic engagement related to science.

Seton Hill also offers a minor in chemistry.


Our experienced Ph.D. faculty will provide you with individualized attention in the classroom and the labs, and will also help to advise you as you make decisions about your future.


Because laboratory courses are small, you will do more than just watch experiments - you will perform them yourself, using the same sophisticated laboratory equipment that your professors use.

Research & Internship Opportunities

As an upperclassman, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in ongoing research, both here on campus and through research internships at universities and institutions across the country. Recent science and health majors at Seton Hill have participated in research projects at the Mayo Clinic (cell biology), Ohio State University (HIV) and Johns Hopkins University (prostate cancer).

Right here at Seton Hill, a group of student researchers, led by faculty members in chemistry and biology, completed a multi-year study on the response of individuals with deficiencies in DNA repair pathways to potential toxins. This opportunity came as a result of a Seton Hill contract with IMS Government Solutions, the Department of Defense, and the United States Air Force.

Would You Like to be a Chemistry Teacher?

If you plan to teach chemistry, you can also complete the educational requirements for your teaching certification in chemistry at Seton Hill.

Fast Forward to an MBA

Through the FastForward Bachelor's to Master's Program, Seton Hill students can earn a bachelor's and an MBA in five years!