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Understanding of the nature of matter

Chemistry touches multiple facets of life.

Mount Mercy University prepares graduates from its chemistry program to lead a new era of scientific advancements. Whether focused on one or more areas of emphasis—chemistry, biochemistry, or forensic science—students are encouraged to follow their passions.

Grounded in an understanding of the nature of matter, MMU’s chemistry majors are prepared to conserve and enhance our world.

The study of chemistry provides a firm foundation for many other subjects and can give you an advantage when it comes to searching for and finding a job or applying to graduate school or a professional school.

Kristopher Keuseman, PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mount Mercy University


Immersive, hands-on learning experience.

Mount Mercy's award-winning faculty guide student research in our cutting-edge, 24-hour laboratories. A fire-breathing chemistry professor, engaging curriculum, research opportunities and our caring, close-knit campus culture are highlights of the MMU chemistry program.

Possible degree tracks:

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Forensic Science

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What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

Learn more about:

We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.

Careers in chemistry

Studying chemistry helps you understand how the world works.

Graduates of Mount Mercy’s chemistry program often continue their education and earn advanced degrees in dentistry, medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, or physician's assistant.

A chemistry degree is excellent preparation for a wide variety of career goals, such as:

  • Medicine (MD or DO)

  • Dentistry

  • Pharmacy

  • Veterinary Medicine

  • Physician's Assistant (PA)

  • Graduate school in chemistry or chemical engineering

  • Industrial research careers

  • Quality Assurance and Control

  • Formulations chemistry

  • Forensic science/criminal investigations

  • Pharmaceutical, biological, chemical, or technical sales or support

  • Patent and Intellectual Property Law

  • Medical/Clinical laboratory