Chemistry

Chemistry Lab

Apply for our research fellowship (NU SURF)!

We are now accepting applications through Jan. 15 for the Niagara University Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NU SURF). This competitive fellowship provides motivated incoming students with funding and support to pursue research more deeply. Check out this page for more information, and to apply!

Why study chemistry?

Chemistry and its influence are everywhere from the materials in the car you drive, to the vitamins you take in the morning, to the laboratories where chemists are developing life-enhancing and disease controlling products.

A solid preparation in chemistry is essential for professionals in most scientific areas.

In Niagara University's department of biochemistry, chemistry and physics, we offer courses and programs that provide pre-professional training that prepare students for careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, pharmacology and other health sciences.

This strong chemistry background also prepares students for graduate school, or positions in business, industry, pollution control, and ecology.

Our Strengths

  • Personalized, individualize attention in small classes from a supportive community.
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment in the brand new B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences.
  • Guaranteed hands-on research training with faculty who are experts in their fields.
  • Technical education balanced with Niagara University's liberal arts training.
  • A program focused on career-relevant technical and communication skills.

Exciting News!

NU's analytical chemistry professor, Dr. Robyn Goacher, was recently awarded a two-year $55,000 grant from the American Chemical Society for research with undergraduates, studying the weathering of wood-polymer composite materials. Read about it here!

In August 2015, a group of 10 NU chemistry and biochemistry majors presented their research at the 250th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, in Boston, MA. Read more about their trip here.

Research is taking off at Niagara in general, according to a recent article in the Niagara Gazette.