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Chemistry Degree

Chemistry Degree

The bachelor of science in chemistry is a traditional undergraduate chemistry curriculum designed to meet the bachelor of science (BS) degree requirements outlined by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The program provides students a complete foundational experience focused in the chemical sciences through extensive classroom instruction, guided laboratory experiences, and independent research experiences studying the composition, structure, states, and behavior of matter in both living and non-living systems.

The program further aims to provide students with a wealth of hands-on analytical and instrumental experience studying chemical systems; in this context, students must complete over 400 hours of laboratory work via a combination of required and elective laboratory courses and independent research with faculty prior to graduation.

Keystone College Professors Michael Selig and Paul Lawrence discuss Keystone College’s Chemistry degree on WBRE’s “PA live!”


Careers in Chemistry

This rigorous Chemistry pathway will prepare students for a broad range of careers and graduate academic programs in the physical sciences. This may include work in traditional chemistry-oriented industries, such as the oil and gas, energy, defense, environmental, materials, consumer products, food & beverage, forensics, medical, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as softer fields where chemical expertise is sought (i.e. law, public policy, medicine, and public health).

Blue Grad Cap

94% Success Rate

94% of bachelor’s degree students reported successful outcomes within six months of graduation.

College Catalog

View catalog or download catalog (PDF) for all course descriptions and degree requirements.


Develop an additional focus of study to help expand your resume by completing another minor.

Real World Experience

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

Study Abroad

Explore our study abroad programs and discover a world of opportunities that are sure to be the highlight of your college years.


Working with a faculty mentor conducting research enriches the learning process and creates positive lifelong attributes.

Civic Engagement

Engage in civic-based projects and service-learning experiences and make a positive difference in the greater community.


Internships and field experiences give students the chance to learn through hands-on experiences beyond the classroom.

Biological and Physical Sciences Faculty Profiles
Faux, Jessica, PhD

Faux, Jessica, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology
Cook, Robert D., PhD, PG

Cook, Robert D., PhD, PG

Professor of Physical Science   
Lawrence, Paul, PhD

Lawrence, Paul, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry  
Selig, Michael J., PhD

Selig, Michael J., PhD

Assistant Professor and Program Director of Pre-Professional Studies
Stanavitch, Vicki A., PhD

Stanavitch, Vicki A., PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health and Chair of Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematics

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