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Chemistry

Chemistry major at Pitt-Greensburg

Develop Your Professional Skillset in the Lab

Health-related professions; chemical engineering; environmental science; biochemistry. These are only a few of the numerous paths that you could pursue with a background in Chemistry.

Our program will give you with a thorough understanding of sub-disciplines of Chemistry. You will build an adaptable skill-set that will help you stand out when you apply for graduate programs and/or jobs.

More than a degree, Pitt-Greensburg's Chemistry program is a community focused on your success. You will develop hands-on experience and research in close collaboration with our faculty members. The best preparation for your future comes from an environment that supports you!

Special Information

A note to all Chemistry majors: Please be aware that many upper-level chemistry courses are offered on rotation. This means that they may only be offered during either even- or odd-numbered years due to faculty availability and student interest. For example, CHEM 1035 (Environmental Chemistry) has been offered in Spring 2019 and Spring 2021, but not during Spring 2020 nor Spring 2022.

Upper-level courses currently on rotation include (subject to change):

  • CHEM 1035 (Environmental Chemistry)

  • CHEM 1130 (Inorganic Chemistry)

  • CHEM 1250 (Instrumental Analysis)

  • CHEM 1255 (Instrumental Analysis Laboratory)

  • CHEM 1311 (Advanced Organic Chemistry)

  • CHEM 1330 (Medicinal Chemistry)

  • CHEM 1380 (Techniques of Organic Research)

  • CHEM 1410 (Physical Chemistry 1)

  • CHEM 1420 (Physical Chemistry 2)

  • CHEM 1430 (Physical Chemistry Laboratory).

Students should pay close attention in Chemistry Major’s Meetings for additional details. CHEM 0250 & 0260 (Analytical Chemistry & Laboratory) will be offered every Fall Term, while CHEM 1702 (Undergraduate Research Writing) will be offered every Spring Term. Be sure to check with the chemistry faculty as well as the Registrar's Office regarding pre- and co-requisites for all the aforementioned courses.


SLC Scholarship Program

Pitt-Greensburg has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase the retention and graduation rates of students in Biology or Chemistry. Through the Science Learning Community (SLC) program, scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for a period of up to four years are available to eligible academically talented students from high schools serving Fayette and Washington Counties and rural areas of Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania. Learn more >>