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Why Chemistry and
  Biochemistry at Albright?

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At Albright, you’ll receive the education and experience needed to prepare you for graduate or professional study in a wide variety of fields, or to begin working right after graduation in industry, research, education and business.

Our class sizes are small, making the learning experience more meaningful and rich. In all of our classes, you’ll find that one-on-one interaction with faculty members is the distinguishing feature.

Albright’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is accredited by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Graduates with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry receive ACS certification, while graduates with a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry may also receive certification by taking two additional courses. Albright, in fact, was one of the first schools in the country to offer an undergraduate degree in biochemistry.


Meetings Hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • In fall of 2012, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted the Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers conference, which attracted more than 70 faculty members to campus. Frieda L. Texter, Ph.D. ’72, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and that year’s MAALACT president, headed up the gathering with contributions from other department members.
  • On April 26, 2014, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted the Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention (ISCC). This convention featured oral presentations by students in the five areas of chemistry; analytical, biological, inorganic, organic and physical. These presentations were judged, and first-and second-place prizes were awarded in each area. A keynote speaker and luncheon were included.


Networking and Placement Opportunities

Each March, Albright’s Natural Science Division hosts a Natural Sciences Senior, Alumni and Faculty Networking event, which includes an alumni seminar speaker, social hour and dinner. The event gives current seniors a chance to discuss career options with faculty and alumni. Depending on the situation, some alumni are able to share job opportunities with seniors.

The 2013-14 event featured alumni speaker David Schultz, Ph.D. ’91, director of molecular screening and protein expression facilities at the Wistar Institute, who presented “An Academic Approach to Early Stage Drug Discovery with Translational Implications for Human Disease.”