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Recognized as the "Central Science," Chemistry is truly the foundation, or stepping stone, to the other natural sciences of biology, physics, astronomy and geology. Scientists and engineers utilize chemistry for the basis of their research in treating diseases, generating sustainable energy, preserving the environment and even solving crimes.
La Roche's Department of Chemistry has earned a notable reputation for its high-quality education and research-rich curriculum. We offer undergraduates and graduates exciting classroom opportunities, sophisticated and professional laboratory experiences and in-depth research endeavors. Our commitment to innovative methodologies and technologies ensures that students are equipped with the finest instrumentation and laboratories.
Students of the Chemistry Department receive a marked educational advantage through small classes and individualized attention. The La Roche faculty provides in-depth and challenging programs yet remain supportive so students will flourish in their futures.
The department also operates on a large scale through its unique CHEMSOLVE program, which gives students extensive experience unmatched by any other in the region. Developed to simulate a "real life" service lab, CHEMSOLVE's operations are carried out completely by students.
La Roche's Chemistry program offers a diverse curriculum where students can choose from these five study concentrations, including a dual major in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in conjunction with Duquesne University in Pittsburgh:
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Forensic Science and Certificate in Criminalistics
- Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive (Honors) Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from La Roche College and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Chemistry from La Roche College and a Master of Science in Environmental Science & Management from Duquesne University