Chemistry (B.A., B.S.)
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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 an amazing career.
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Why Study Chemistry at Seton Hill?
Boyle Health Sciences Center
Seton Hill’s new Boyle Health Sciences Center provides science students with the best in academic, clinical and research facilities and resources.
Because laboratory courses at Seton Hill are small, you will do more than just watch experiments - you will perform them yourself, using the same sophisticated facilities and equipment that your professors use.
Seton Hill’s Chemistry Club has received an award from the American Chemical Society every year for the past 21 years!
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.
At Seton Hill, you can earn your teaching certification at the same time you earn your degree in Chemistry.
The job outlook for chemists is strong. In 2017, chemists earned an annual wage of $75,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Seton Hill’s Bachelor of Science in chemistry will prepare you to start a career right after graduation, or move confidently into graduate school. Seton Hill's award-winning Career and Professional Development Center will work with you and your faculty advisors to prepare you for a career, and to help you locate the best internships. Since most people change careers multiple times, Seton Hill's career services remain available to you after you graduate.
The largest employers of chemists are:
- Chemical manufacturing
- Research and development in physical, engineering & life sciences
- Testing laboratories
You can apply online for free any time. Seton Hill features streamlined admission and a comprehensive aid program. If you haven’t been to visit us yet, please schedule a time to come up to the Hill. You may just see your future from here.