Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

There are two distinct biochemistry programs offered at Villanova. One is more biologically based, while the other provides more extensive training in chemical principles.

BS in Biochemistry BS in Chemistry/Biochemistry Option

This degree is ideal for the student who wishes to pursue an interdisciplinary degree with extensive study in both Chemistry and Biology and has been accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

With training in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, this degree is also an excellent preparation for medical school or graduate work in the health sciences.

It also prepares students for graduate study or employment in forensic science or pharmaceutical chemistry.

This program, fully accredited by the American Chemical Society, includes all of the courses and training in the Chemistry program with additional courses and laboratories in Biology and Biochemistry.

Students who complete this very rigorous program are very well prepared for graduate programs in chemistry or biochemistry. In addition, the Biochemistry option provides a rigorous training for future studies in Medicine, Dentistry, or Veterinary Science.

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.