Societies & Organizations

The Chemistry Department sponsors two student groups and one alumni group:

  • The Villanova Chemistry Society is open to any and all Chemistry majors, or majors from related disciplines. The Society meets periodically to plan social events for all Chemistry majors, service projects, and other events of interest. VCS is an organization comprised of Villanova students who are interested in Chemistry. VCS provides opportunities to see how the chemistry that is learned in a classroom translates into practical application. Our purpose is as much recreational as educational, so students of all majors are welcome to join!
  • Gamma Sigma Epsilon is the Chemistry Honor Society. Students are eligible for induction into Gamma Sig in the second semester of their Sophomore year. Students who are completing a major or minor in Chemistry or Biochemistry are eligible for membership. Students are chosen on the basis of academic achievement, citizenship, and dedication to the profession.

Villanova Chemistry at a Glance:

Degrees Offered: B.S., M.S.
Full Time Faculty: 25
Undergraduate Majors: 85
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

Software and Databases

ChemWatch is an MSDS database.
access ChemWatch (from campus)

access ChemWatch advanced functions page (login required)

Contact Eric Welsh for more information.

ChemTracker is a chemical inventory database.  Click here to obtain a username and password.  Your Villanova account login information is required.
Contact Dr. Kurchan for more information.

The Department of Chemistry has a site license for ChemDoodle, available for both Windows and Mac.
NOTE: You need to use your Villanova email address to start the process of obtaining the software.

Spartan P-Chem
The Department of Chemistry has a 15- concurrent user license for Spartan P-Chem. Please note this software is only available for Windows.
NOTE: You must be connected to the campus network in order to run the software.