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La Roche University's research-rich curriculum prepares you for work as a chemist in today’s global economy.

A fascination with atoms and molecules can lead you to an exciting career as a chemist. These scientists use chemistry for the basis of their research in treating diseases, generating sustainable energy, preserving the environment and even solving crimes.

At La Roche University you'll study theory and gain the laboratory experience that you need to succeed in both industry and research. You'll find a unique blend of small class sizes, novel research opportunities and professors who are committed to your success. 

Expert Faculty

You’ll work with full-time professors who have Ph.D.s in chemistry, extensive post-doctoral experience and connections with local universities.

Faculty includes an award-winning professor whose research has appeared in various national and international scientific journals.

Real-World Opportunities

Fully operated by La Roche students, our ChemSOLVE program simulates real-life service labs for you to engage in authentic research experience. These experiences provide you with higher-level skills such as critical thinking, analyzing, problem solving and collaborating.

What Can You Do With Your Degree?

La Roche chemistry alumni hold various positions as:

  • Forensic toxicologists 
  • Research scientists 
  • Analytical chemists 
  • Radiation oncology residents 
  • Veterinarians 

Dual Degrees

We offer pathways for you to apply chemistry to the fields of engineering, health care or medicine. One way to maximize your professional potential is to combine your bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a degree from an area institution.

    University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering

    This joint program allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from La Roche and an engineering degree from Pitt. 

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

    This option offers an early acceptance to medical, dental or pharmacy school with the largest medical school in the nation.