Why Choose the Chemistry Department at Eastern?

The Chemistry Department at Eastern University prepares students for entry into the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, graduate and professional schools, and for careers in medicine, forensic science, education, research, business, law, and other fields.

  • Expert FacultyChemistry students have the opportunity to work alongside published, award-winning faculty members in Eastern’s advanced instrumentation, research, and teaching laboratories.
  • Internships and Research: Eastern’s location in the Philadelphia area provides students with a wide array of internship opportunities at large and small chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, local hospitals, and major research universities. Students also participate in internships and research programs across the country and around the world.
  • Faith Integration: Chemistry students at Eastern are challenged to think deeply about the connection between science and their Christian faith, and are encouraged to see chemistry as an exploration of God’s creation and as a means for effective service and stewardship.
  • Career Preparation: Recent graduates currently have careers as physicians, research chemists, industrial scientists, educators at the high school and university level, attorneys, business owners, missionaries, and science writers.
  • Accreditation: Eastern University is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • Accelerated 4+1 Tracks: Specialize in Forensic Chemistry, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Bioinnovation, or Scientific Writing by earning a Master's degree in our partnership with Temple University, or earn an accelerated MBA, MEd for Secondary Education, or even an MS in Data Science from Eastern.

ASBMB Accredited

ASMBMEastern University has been approved for specialized accreditation by the ASBMB-The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Forensic Chemistry 4+1 Track with Temple University: This accelerated program combines a BS in Chemistry or BS in Biochemistry degree from Eastern with a Master's in Forensic Chemistry at Temple.

“The opportunities I had within the Chemistry department allowed me to flourish both personally and academically. These opportunities shaped the way I grew as a Christian scientist in some very formative years of my life.”

Kayli Martinez '18
-Ph.D. student in chemistry, UC Berkeley

Research is Essential in the Natural Sciences at Eastern!

Chemistry Department Mission Statement

Through rigorous studies of chemical principles and hands-on laboratory analysis, we cultivate students for advancement in their fields by equipping them with tools to be careful thinkers, creative problem solvers, clear communicators, and skilled experimentalists. We examine the handiwork of God – the display of His glory evident in the molecular complexity of the natural world – so students called to science can lead meaningful lives of service as effective stewards and agents of God’s redemptive purposes.