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Department of Chemistry

Faculty and students in Drexel's chemistry department work side-by-side to address the diverse challenges facing our planet in the areas of energy, environment and health.

Drexel University’s Department of Chemistry is dedicated to excellence in education and advanced research in chemical sciences. Chemistry is often called "the central science" because it drives all life processes and is the foundation of modern technology. Undergraduate and graduate students study the traditional disciplines of chemistry and explore the workings of chemistry in the natural and technological worlds.

Faculty & Research

Chemistry faculty are conducting pioneering research in biochemistry, materials chemistry, theoretical chemistry, polymer chemistry and atmospheric chemistry. Department research is supported by corporations and public institutions such as the National Science Foundation, Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National Institutes of Health.

Undergraduates are encouraged to participate in faculty research programs as early as their freshmen year, which allows for a unique learning experience not found at many other institutions.

Learn more about research in the department of chemistry

Co-Op & Career

Through Drexel's renowned cooperative education program, students participate in three, six-month periods of full-time employment, gaining valuable, real-world career experience. The high concentration of pharmaceutical and chemical firms in the Philadelphia area provides a wide range of co-op and professional opportunities.

Drexel’s chemistry graduates have gone on to be leaders in their fields and many have been recognized for their contributions to academic, industrial and governmental research organizations around the world.

Learn more about Drexel's Co-op Program

Student Erin Katz
“Participating in research at Drexel has helped solidify my interest in chemistry, but most importantly, it has helped me find a branch of chemistry that I really enjoy.” Erin KatzBS chemistry ‘19

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Prospective Students

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Undergraduate Advising

Paige Chmielewski, Academic Adviser, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences

Paige Chmielewski

Academic Adviser
Korman Center 297
215.895.0271 | pr37@drexel.edu

Jenna Gregory

Jenna Gregory

Academic Adviser; First Forward Program Co-Lead
3018 MacAlister Hall
215.895.2590 | jeg362@drexel.edu

Contact Us

Department of Chemistry

305 Disque Hall
32 S. 32nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.895.2639 | tml37@drexel.edu