Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Build the Foundation for Your Career in Chemistry
Chemistry plays a central role in the most exciting and critical areas of modern scientific exploration. Wilkes biochemistry and chemistry majors receive a solid foundation in chemical theories and laboratory techniques, preparing them for a range of career opportunities in chemical or pharmaceutical industries, government laboratories and academia.
Our Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has well-equipped laboratory facilities and exceptional chemical instrumentation. The use of chemical instrumentation is integrated into the curriculum beginning in your first year. The department possesses a wide range of modern spectroscopic and separations instruments, thermal analysis facilities, and routine equipment for synthesis and analysis.
of department majors complete a senior research project.
megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer – the largest in the region.
square feet for experiential learning in the Cohen Science Center.
The highlight of my time at Wilkes has been all the research and laboratory experience I have gained. I have had the wonderful opportunity of working on multiple research projects and running various instruments that I would never get to use as an undergraduate at another institution.Nicholas Fitzpatrick ’19, Chemistry major
Chemical Instruments & Stockroom
The Department maintains a large inventory of lab equipment and routinely used chemical items.
- High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
- FT-NMR Spectroscopy
- FT-IR and UV-VIS Spectroscopy
- Fluorescence Spectroscopy
- Thermogravimetic Analysis
- Differential Scanning Calorimetry
- Stopped-Flow Apparatus
The department houses computer equipment for online to the ACS Archives and many other scientific online journals. Additional library resources are available at Wilkes University's Farley Library.
The Catherine H. Bone lecture in chemistry is hosted by the Department of Chemistry. It is made possible by the endowments left by Catherine H. Bone, who taught chemistry at Wilkes from 1946-1965.