Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors Succeed in a Broad Range of Careers

Want to become a research chemist or biochemist and develop a new pharmaceutical product or discover a new class of materials?  Interested in teaching science to high school students?   How about preparing to become a medical doctor, physician’s assistant, a physical therapist, a dentist, a pharmacist, or even a lawyer!   With a chemistry or biochemistry degree from Canisius College all of these possibilities, and many more, are yours to choose!

Why Study Chemistry and Biochemistry at Canisius?

  • Graduates have a 100% acceptance rate to chemistry/biochemistry Ph.D. graduate programs and a 90% acceptance rate to medical schools.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities, starting as early as the summer after the freshman year
  • Present research results at national conferences and co-author publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals
  • Two tracks certified by the American Chemical Society
  • One track designed specifically to prepare students for medical, pharmacy, and dental schools
  • Pre-Health Center dedicated specifically to helping students prepare for and apply to medical, pharmacy and dental schools
  • All courses taught by full-time faculty
  • Small class sizes: approximately 30 students in General and Organic chemistry courses and typically less than 15 students in upper level chemistry courses
  • All majors advised by Chemistry/Biochemistry faculty
  • High level of faculty/student interaction
  • Active learning teaching techniques used in the classroom
  • Visiting speakers and Gassman Seminar Series speakers discuss the latest research developments and career opportunities
  • Gain hands-on experience with all major types of Modern Instrumentation
  • Award winning Chemistry Club involved in numerous outreach and social events

To learn more about the Department or to arrange a tour, email Professor Mariusz Kozik, Department Chair.

Contact the Department at 716-888-2340 (phone) or 716-888-3112 (fax). The Department office is located in Horan O'Donnell, room 206.

Want more information?

Call 1-800-843-1517 to talk to an admissions counselor.