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Eckerd College
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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Dr. James Sweeny

James SweenyDr. Sweeny earned his chemistry degree with us in 1965, and then moved to Yale University for his Ph.D. in chemistry  After a career as a research scientist with Coca Cola, he has recently retired to St. Petersburg

Dr. Sweeny frequently can be found in our laboratories, lending advice to students and faculty and adjusting instrumentation, such as the HPLC system shown here.

James Sweeny, class of 1965James Sweeny, class of 1965

Chemistry at Eckerd

The Chemistry Department at Eckerd College offers Bachelor's degrees in chemistry, including a chemistry degree certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). We are one of only two Florida colleges where a student can earn an ACS-certified biochemistry degree. Our students have gone on to careers in fields such as forensics, atmospheric chemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry as well as DNA structural research, cosmetic chemistry, and medicine. We've even graduated a professional baseball player and a college president!

The James Center

Center for Molecular and Life Sciences

Equipped with the latest in eco-conscious innovations, educational technology and scientific instrumentation, the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences will advance our efforts to prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the sciences, and will quickly become the hub of the Natural Sciences at Eckerd College. Discover the James Center.