Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Villanova University, near Philadelphia, offers masters and bachelors degrees, including an American Chemical Society accredited degree program for undergraduates.  Our faculty actively conduct research in diverse areas such as nanotechnology, environmental chemistry, natural product synthesis, catalysis, biochemistry, evolution, and computational chemistry. We recognize that undergraduate research provides a unique opportunity to work closely alongside a faculty mentor gaining an experience that extends far beyond typical classroom learning, and we encourage all undergraduates to participate in undergraduate research.

The Villanova Department of Chemistry focuses on the education of chemistry majors.  For example, unlike many peer institutions, chemistry majors have their own courses starting their first year.  At many other institutions, chemistry majors are in courses with other science majors even as sophomores.  Our approach ensures that chemistry majors experience small class sizes in chemistry courses, get more attention from faculty and form early relationships with faculty, and are taking courses designed specifically for chemistry majors from the start.

Villanova Chemistry at a Glance:

Degrees Offered: B.S., M.S.
Full Time Faculty: 25
Undergraduate Majors: 150
Graduate Students: 25
Equipment: an array of modern instrumentation for conducting research and instructional facilities
Building: Mendel Science Center houses research and instructional facilities for 6 scientific departments, including 17 chemistry research labs

Directions to Mendel Science Center