Feb 02, 2023  


Professor   Annie Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor   Dale W. Harak, Ph.D.
    Annie Lee, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)
 Assistant Professor   Yu Liu, Ph.D.
    Michael Marvin, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)
Lecturer   Paula K. Morehouse, Ph.D.
Laboratory Manager   Katherine Hampshire

The American Chemical Society (ACS) approved Chemistry Department offers a broad spectrum of programs in chemistry designed to meet specific needs of students and a variety of vocational objectives. A chemistry degree from Rockhurst can be customized to meet the needs of a variety of career objectives:

  • medical, dental and other health care professions
  • graduate school
  • chemical and pharmaceutical industry
  • chemical manufacturing
  • medical research
  • pharmacy or pharmacology research
  • pharmaceutical sales
  • chemical engineering
  • material science and design
  • agriculture
  • food and beverage industry
  • government research/national laboratories
  • quality assurance
  • environmental science
  • safety and industrial hygiene
  • forensic chemistry
  • chemical education
  • patent law
Program Goals
  • To provide the student with sound foundations in all major fields of chemistry.
  • To develop skillful laboratory techniques.
  • To promote appreciation of chemical experimentation and research.
Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate laboratory skill proficiency, safety, and teamwork.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate scientific results.
  • Analyze chemical problems and develop solutions to those problems.
  • Predict how matter interacts with itself and with energy using basic chemical principles.
  • Use, critically evaluate, and present scientific literature.
  • Integrate chemical principles, knowledge, and critical thinking skills to solve a chemical problem through laboratory and/or computational research, as well as library research.
  • Demonstrate and describe the importance of ethics in scientific work.

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