Chemistry Mission

“I am very impressed with the growth that Rockhurst has shown since I graduated. I felt that Rockhurst did an excellent job of preparing me for graduate school and gave me a well rounded view of the world.”
- Thomas Barket, Class of 1965
High School Science Teacher, President, South Dakota Science Teachers Association, State Coordinator, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching program

The department's goals are to provide the student with sound foundations in all major fields of chemistry, to enhance creativity and develop skillful laboratory techniques while promoting a deeper appreciation of chemical experimentation and research. The chemistry department offers a broad spectrum of programs in chemistry designed to meet specific needs of students and a variety of vocational objectives. An entering student will meet with a chemistry department professor to plan a curriculum tailored to the individual's career aspirations and to help select the appropriate chemistry and related courses.

Rockhurst Ranked Among the Best
Rockhurst consistently has been ranked among the top 15 master’s universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, as well as one of the top universities in the U.S. by Barron’s, and one of the top Selective Colleges and Universities in the U.S. by Peterson’s Guide.