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The Juniata College Chemistry and Biochemistry Department aims to empower and nurture an inclusive community of diverse learners dedicated to cultivating chemical knowledge, acquiring scientific skills, and becoming responsible citizens of the world.

The Juniata chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS); students completing a baccalaureate degree that meets ACS Guidelines will receive an ‘ACS-certified degree’ in chemistry. Over 90% of chemistry students who graduated in the last decade participated in independent research with a Juniata faculty member.

The Juniata chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS); students that meet ACS Guidelines can receive an ACS-certified degree in chemistry.

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The Juniata College Chemistry and Biochemistry Department aims to empower and nurture an inclusive community of diverse learners dedicated to cultivating chemical knowledge, acquiring scientific skills, and becoming responsible citizens of the world.

The Juniata chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS); students completing a baccalaureate degree that meets ACS Guidelines will receive an ‘ACS-certified degree’ in chemistry. Over 90% of chemistry students who graduated in the last decade participated in independent research with a Juniata faculty member.

The Juniata chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS); students that meet ACS Guidelines can receive an ACS-certified degree in chemistry.

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The Juniata College Chemistry and Biochemistry Department aims to empower and nurture an inclusive community of diverse learners dedicated to cultivating chemical knowledge, acquiring scientific skills, and becoming responsible citizens of the world.

The Juniata chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS); students completing a baccalaureate degree that meets ACS Guidelines will receive an ‘ACS-certified degree’ in chemistry. Over 90% of chemistry students who graduated in the last decade participated in independent research with a Juniata faculty member.

The Juniata chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS); students that meet ACS Guidelines can receive an ACS-certified degree in chemistry.

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The Juniata College Chemistry and Biochemistry Department aims to empower and nurture an inclusive community of diverse learners dedicated to cultivating chemical knowledge, acquiring scientific skills, and becoming responsible citizens of the world.

The Juniata chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS); students completing a baccalaureate degree that meets ACS Guidelines will receive an ‘ACS-certified degree’ in chemistry. Over 90% of chemistry students who graduated in the last decade participated in independent research with a Juniata faculty member.

The Juniata chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS); students that meet ACS Guidelines can receive an ACS-certified degree in chemistry.

 

  • Kathryn Goerl '19

    Featured Alumni

    Kathryn Goerl '19

    Chemistry

    “I loved studying chemistry at Juniata because the coursework is challenging, but the professors provide you with every opportunity to succeed and to thrive in the challenge.”

    Featured Alumni

    Kathryn Goerl '19

    Chemistry

    “I loved studying chemistry at Juniata because the coursework is challenging, but the professors provide you with every opportunity to succeed and to thrive in the challenge.”

  • Katie Houston '12

    Featured Alumni

    Katie Houston '12

    Biochemistry

    Katie Houston '12, biochemistry, worked with her advisors to design an education rooted in the sciences that embraced her love of chemistry, art, and the stage. In France, she took a course in theatre. In London, she analyzed the pigments of 18th-century portraits at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Back in the U.S., she attended national research conferences. She even helped plant a vineyard in order to study the chemistry of winemaking. She's now an NSF research fellow at UNC Chapel Hill.

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    Featured Alumni

    Katie Houston '12

    Biochemistry

    Katie Houston '12, biochemistry, worked with her advisors to design an education rooted in the sciences that embraced her love of chemistry, art, and the stage. In France, she took a course in theatre. In London, she analyzed the pigments of 18th-century portraits at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Back in the U.S., she attended national research conferences. She even helped plant a vineyard in order to study the chemistry of winemaking. She's now an NSF research fellow at UNC Chapel Hill.

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  • Featured Course

    Integrated Chemistry Principles I

    An introduction to the principles of chemistry, this course begins a two semester sequence that integrates information from all aspects of chemistry while focusing on the core principles of the relationships between energy, the structure of atoms and molecules, and atomic and molecular properties and reactivity. Topics include energy, reactions, atomic structure, elemental properties, bonding, and molecular properties..

    Featured Course

    Integrated Chemistry Principles I

    An introduction to the principles of chemistry, this course begins a two semester sequence that integrates information from all aspects of chemistry while focusing on the core principles of the relationships between energy, the structure of atoms and molecules, and atomic and molecular properties and reactivity. Topics include energy, reactions, atomic structure, elemental properties, bonding, and molecular properties.

  • Featured Course

    Analytical Chemistry

    Exploration of experimental techniques and topics that are pertinent to the careful analytical evaluation of biologically relevant chemistry..

    Featured Course

    Analytical Chemistry

    Exploration of experimental techniques and topics that are pertinent to the careful analytical evaluation of biologically relevant chemistry.

  • Featured Course

    Wine Chemistry

    This is a 2-credit course dealing with the theoretical study (1 credit) of chemical processes that are involved in wine formation and that influence appearance, flavor, and aroma of different wines including such topics as barrel aging and corkage, wine and health, wine faults, and wine laboratory practices and procedures associated with vineyard to bottling lifecycle of wine. An intensive hands-on component (4 hours a week) enabling authentic experience of wine-grapes growing, wine making and wine tasting is part of the course (second credit)..

    Featured Course

    Wine Chemistry

    This is a 2-credit course dealing with the theoretical study (1 credit) of chemical processes that are involved in wine formation and that influence appearance, flavor, and aroma of different wines including such topics as barrel aging and corkage, wine and health, wine faults, and wine laboratory practices and procedures associated with vineyard to bottling lifecycle of wine. An intensive hands-on component (4 hours a week) enabling authentic experience of wine-grapes growing, wine making and wine tasting is part of the course (second credit).

Post-Grad Equipment at an Undergrad Institution

For research of all kinds, Juniata's resources are among the best in the nation for a liberal arts college. Chemistry occupies one floor of the 88,230 square foot William J. von Liebig Center for Science. Juniata provides students with access to state of the art scientific equipment, enabling them to conduct high quality research at the undergraduate level. A sampling of the available equipment is listed below:

  • Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer
  • Nicolet IS10 mid Infrared FT-IR Spectrometer with an ATR accessory
  • Eight-Xeon Processor Linux Cluster for Molecular Modeling
  • SMART Apex I X-ray System (Single Crystal Diffractometer)
  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer
  • Agilent 1220 High-Performance Liquid Chromatography System
chemistry lab photo

Post-Grad Equipment at an Undergrad Institution

For research of all kinds, Juniata's resources are among the best in the nation for a liberal arts college. Chemistry occupies one floor of the 88,230 square foot William J. von Liebig Center for Science. Juniata provides students with access to state of the art scientific equipment, enabling them to conduct high quality research at the undergraduate level. A sampling of the available equipment is listed below:

  • Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer
  • Nicolet IS10 mid Infrared FT-IR Spectrometer with an ATR accessory
  • Eight-Xeon Processor Linux Cluster for Molecular Modeling
  • SMART Apex I X-ray System (Single Crystal Diffractometer)
  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer
  • Agilent 1220 High-Performance Liquid Chromatography System
chemistry lab photo

Post-Grad Equipment at an Undergrad Institution

For research of all kinds, Juniata's resources are among the best in the nation for a liberal arts college. Chemistry occupies one floor of the 88,230 square foot William J. von Liebig Center for Science. Juniata provides students with access to state of the art scientific equipment, enabling them to conduct high quality research at the undergraduate level. A sampling of the available equipment is listed below:

  • Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer
  • Nicolet IS10 mid Infrared FT-IR Spectrometer with an ATR accessory
  • Eight-Xeon Processor Linux Cluster for Molecular Modeling
  • SMART Apex I X-ray System (Single Crystal Diffractometer)
  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer
  • Agilent 1220 High-Performance Liquid Chromatography System
chemistry lab photo
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