The department of Chemistry at Widener University is housed on the fourth floor of Kirkbride Hall. The chemistry labs have undergone extensive renovations to provide excellent facilities for introductory courses, advanced courses, and undergraduate research. The teaching laboratories have been designed for students to work in small groups and to promote innovative teaching. The research laboratories have been designed to provide students and faculty the facilities they need to work together on research projects.
Widener students have the hands-on opportunity to use nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), mass spectrometry, and many types of chromatography. Students also develop skills in handling air-sensitive materials using glove boxes and vacuum lines. Biochemical techniques such as PCR amplification, ultracentrifugation, and microplate absorbance/fluorescence are regularly used by undergraduate students at Widener.