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Student Outcomes & Stories

Iona Chemistry graduates move on to top graduate programs. Some recent placements include:

  • Penn State University, Ph.D. Program (Gabriella Di Domizio’18, ACS Chemistry)
  • UConn, Ph.D. Program (Alessandra Armetta ’18, ACS Chemistry)
  • UMass, Ph.D. Program (Rebecca Bone ’17, ACS Chemistry)
  • Brown University, Ph.D. Program (Michelle Muzzio ’15, ACS Chemistry; Jake Villanova ’16, ACS Chemistry)
  • University of Pittsburgh Dental School, DDS Program (Samantha Glusker ’16, Chemistry)
  • Cornell University, MS in Chemical Engineering (Ricardo Oliveira ’16, ACS Chemistry)
  • UConn, MS in Chemical Engineering (Zachary Snopkowski ’16, ACS Chemistry)
  • SUNY Albany, Ph.D. Program (Andrew Uresk ’15, Chemistry)
  • New York School of Osteopathic Medicine, DO Program (Ross Giacomini ’15, Biochemistry)
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD Program (Nousin Haque, Biochemistry)
  • New York School of Osteopathic Medicine, DO Program (Peter Vitale ’14, Biochemistry)
  • UC Santa Barbara, CA, Ph.D. Program (Erin Morgan '13, Chemistry)
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX, Ph.D. Program (Cari Anderson '13, Chemistry)
  • St Joseph's College of Pharmacy, CT, PharmD Program (Catherine Morris’12, Biochemistry)
  • St. John’s University, NY, Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science (Kiersten Giusto ’12, Biochemistry)
  • SUNY Stony Brook, NY, MD Program (Nick Florio ’11, Chemistry)
  • New York University, NY, DMD Program (Dean Saccomanno ’11, Chemistry)
  • Princeton University, NJ, Ph.D. in Molecular Biology (Garner Soltes ’11, Biochemistry)
  • Medical University of South Carolina, SC, DMD Program (Danielle Guerrino '11, Chemistry)
  • University of Chicago, IL, Ph.D. in Chemistry (Paul Sanstead ’11, Chemistry)
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO Program (Kyla D’Angelo ’10, Biochemistry)
  • New York University, NY, DMD Program (Loreta Geneviciute ’10, Chemistry)
  • Brooklyn Law School, NY, JD Program (Marija Dabovic ’09, Chemistry)
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, DO Program (Aileen Hilario ’09, Biochemistry)
  • SUNY Stony Brook, NY, Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Structural Biology (Joe Matarlo ’09, Biochemistry)
  • Stetson University, FL, JD Program (Kristin Allain ’08, Chemistry)
  • University Colorado, Boulder, CO, Ph.D. in Chemistry (Cara Florance ’08, Chemistry)
  • Florida State University, FL, MD Program (Aaron Snyder ’08, Chemistry/Biology)
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, IL, MD Program (Caitlyn Sanstead ‘08, Chemistry/Biology)
  • SUNY Stony Brook, NY, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (Alvin Acerbo ’06, Biochemistry)
  • Georgetown University, DC, MS in Public Health (Tyler Merkeley ’05, Biochemistry)

Student Learning Outcomes for the Department of Chemistry

Our degree programs are designed to ensure that graduates:
  • S1 (Content Knowledge) Have the critical background required for mastery in a particular scientific discipline
  • S2 (Communication) Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms
  • S3 (Collaboration) Demonstrate ability to work effectively in teams
  • S4 (Critical Thinking) Develop the habits and skills of critical thinking
  • S5 (Contemporary Issues) Become lifelong learners and decision makers adaptable to new information and technologies
  • S6 (Career) Enter career positions in industry, pursue graduate studies, enter professional schools, and teach sciences