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Chemistry touches multiple facets of life.

Understanding of the nature of matter

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.


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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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

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

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