Unlocking the Fascinating World of Matter

The science of chemistry probes the composition, structure, and behavior of matter – from the simplest atom to the most complex molecule. Chemistry investigates the material world – from the chemicals of living beings to the chemicals that are necessary and convenient to our lives, to the matter of the universe.

Courses in physics are offered each semester to support the majors of biology, chemistry, education, and pre-engineering as well as to provide students with the opportunity to satisfy natural science core requirements.

The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers both major and minor programs of study. The major program is designed to impart an understanding of the basic principles of the science, to familiarize students with laboratory techniques, and to introduce students to the methods of scientific reasoning. This program prepares students to continue their studies in graduate and professional schools and to seek employment in the academic and industrial chemical communities.

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Franciscan Institute for Science and Health

The Franciscan Institute for Science and Health (FISH) is an initiative of Franciscan University of Steubenville with a mission to provide real-world experience and hands-on training to every Franciscan undergraduate science major and Engineering Dual-Degree student.

Franciscan Institute for World Health

FIWH provides and coordinates global health-focused educational trainings and experiences for committed and dedicated undergraduates with a secondary goal of fostering lifelong compassion and career connection to serve the unmet health needs of the neglected people of the world.

Department Faculty
Dr. David Collins

Dr. David Collins

Professor
Department Chair

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Sr. M. Lucy Gantt

Sr. M. Lucy Gantt, FSGM

Adjunct Professor

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Dr. Justin M. Greenly

Dr. Justin Greenly

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Mira Kanzelberger

Dr. Mira Kanzelberger

Senior Research Scientist

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Fr. Nathan Malavolti

Fr. Nathan Malavolti

Professor

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Dr. Valerie Plaus

Dr. Valerie Plaus

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Jeffrey Rohde

Dr. Jeffrey Rohde

Professor

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Dr.Srnec

Dr. Matthew Srnec

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Mark Watry

Dr. Mark Watry

Associate Professor

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