Allegheny’s biology students learn by doing. With the guidance and support of the faculty, they apply scientific methods and theories learned in the classroom to their own research in the lab or in the field, discovering first-hand how scientists think and what they do.
Students who successfully complete a major in Chemistry are expected to be able to: Demonstrate a broad but thorough knowledge of the fundamental concepts of stoichiometry, atomic theory, structure and reactivity of elements and compounds, physical properties of matter, kinetics, equilibrium, and thermodynamics. Demonstrate extensive knowledge in at least or one more of the sub-disciplines of chemistry : analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry education, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.
The biochemistry major is part of an interdisciplinary program primarily supported by faculty from the biology and chemistry departments. The major requires a group of courses from the biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics departments.