Chemistry

Office Location

Academic Building, SC 105 
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Department Chair

Eid A. Alkhatib, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Contact Us

Tel:  203-371-7793
Fax: 203-371-7888
chemistry@sacredheart.edu

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‌The Chemistry program is committed to academic excellence and seeks to prepare students for industry, graduate school or professional school. This is achieved through a broad-based education that includes exposure to the major areas of Chemistry (analytical, biochemistry, environmental, inorganic, organic and physical) in both the classroom and laboratory setting.

The strengths of the department include:

  • small class sizes
  • extensive interaction with faculty
  • an award-winning student affiliate American Chemical Society chapter
  • instruction that uses the latest innovations in technology, teaching pedagogy and lab equipment
  • opportunities for community service
  • the possibility for internship and co-op positions

Chemistry Degree Programs Offered

‌Undergraduate

Graduate

Testimonials

Question: What is the best aspect of the Chemistry department?

"The Teacher/student relationship. Every teacher accommodates their students and made time for them, more so than needed. Above and Beyond! Best department at SHU!"

"I enjoyed the size of the department because I was able to get to know everyone personally, which helped me to develop better relationships with my classmates and professors."

"The best aspect of the department most definitely is the willingness of the faculty to spend an extraordinary amount of time focusing on the student learning. Moreover, while doing this, the faculty always seemed genuinely concerned with the general and academic well being of the students"

"The assistance provided by the professors, positive attitude has my learning experience a lot more valuable."

Latest News

Chemistry Department Flush with New Labs, Offices and Equipment

November 15, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s Chemistry Department has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving given the recent completion of Phase I of office and lab renovations and investments in new equipment. Phase II is planned for next summer and will include the addition of a multi-purpose lab, and a new seminar room for graduate students.

2013 Tenured Faculty Announced

May 16, 2013

Sacred Heart University is committed to providing its students with top-tier faculty members. The University reaffirmed its commitment to academic excellence when the Board of Trustees awarded tenure to six faculty members in 2013. Congratulations to Joseph Audie, Nathan Lewis, Enda McGovern, Nicole Marie Roy, Jing'an Tang and Gregory Viggiano.