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Chemistry

Learn technical skills, problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and more as you prepare for a career that impacts lives.

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, students earning a degree in chemistry prepare to lead to exciting careers.

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

A student in safety glasses and gloves looks from eye level at a lab table covered in tubes with various chemicals.
Three students in safety glasses and gloves gather round a lab table, watching as one holds up a chemical beaker over a table filled with tubes and equipment.

Discover a FutureFull of Possibilities

York College Chemistry graduates have gone on to work for a wide variety of industry employers both locally and nationwide: Adhesives Research, BASF Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson and Johnson, Lancaster Laboratories, Pfizer, Proctor and Gamble, and many more.

Some students also choose to continue their education through graduate school, and have attended universities like Penn State, Syracuse University, Texas A&M, University of Alabama, University of Washington, and Vanderbilt University.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

The Green Chemistry Commitment program supports college and university faculty and students in implementing and sharing best practices in green chemistry theory.
Contact Us
Chemistry Department
Jessica M. Fautch, Ph.D.
Chair, Chemistry Department
Campbell Hall, Room 211A
Phone: 717.815.1328
jfautch@ycp.edu
Hours:
Contact for appt.