Chemistry class at York College of Pennsylvania


Improving. Creating. Uncovering. A degree in chemistry unlocks a wealth of career possibilities centered around problem-solving.

Whether we realize it or not, chemistry is a huge part of everyday life. From the food we grow to the medicine we take and the machinery we use, chemistry is a growing industry that impacts day-to-day functions. At York College of Pennsylvania, a degree in chemistry can lead to an exciting career.

Our students master the basic principles of chemistry while learning to think and discover new concepts. Access to advanced laboratories and instruments with the guidance of our experienced faculty means our graduates have the tools they need to become the next generation of chemistry leaders.

Every Chemistry student in our major has the opportunity to work on an independent research project and complete internships. Download a transcript of this video.
York College chemistry students working on a project

Your future in Chemistry

Our graduates work for the Department of Defense, Glaxo Smith Kline, Johnson and Johnson, Lancaster Laboratories, NYC Police Department, private universities, national hospitals and food industries. We've also had students go on to graduate school at Penn State University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M, University of Alabama, Vanderbilt University and more.
Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Medical Lab and Respiratory are all Allied Health degrees at York College

Interested in a career in medicine? Allied Health

Our cross-disciplinary Allied Health program runs in coordination with Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences departments. It offers hands-on, clinical lab experience in professional areas distinct from medicine, dentistry, and nursing, with nearby York Hospital offering the perfect setting to learn.

York College chemistry lab with UV light

Career preparation starts here Professional Labs

Three chemistry labs help students gain access to the tools they need to research, test and discover new advances in the field. The General Chemistry Lab is the primary teaching center for general lab courses. In the Organic Chemistry Lab, built in 2009, students will find energy-saving low-flow fume hoods and a pre-lab/dry area with special software access. Finally, the Analytical Chemistry Lab is home to state-of-the-art instruments.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Gregory Foy, Ph.D., Coordinator
Campbell Hall, Room 214
Phone: 717.815.1523
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