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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

In Seton Hall's chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering programs, you'll learn in state-of-the-art facilities and work alongside faculty on research that is changing the world — all starting your freshman year. For instance, you may find yourself studying the potential of light to treat cancer or how certain molecules can help fight epilepsy. Plus, since we're within 10 miles of more than 50 Fortune 500 companies — including large research and pharmaceutical companies — you'll graduate with a résumé filled with invaluable real-world experiences.

Additional advantages of Seton Hall's chemistry programs include:

  • Benefit from facilities and instrumentations like a greenhouse, observatory, 500 MHz NMR spectrometer, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometers and much more.
  • Enjoy the strong reputation of a program accredited by the American Chemical Society.
  • Present your work at conferences across the country and even have your findings published in scientific journals.
  • Earn a B.S. in chemistry from Seton Hall and a B.S. in engineering from nearby New Jersey Institute of Technology in our five-year chemical engineering 3+2 program.
  • Intern at top companies like Merck, L'Oréal, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, CVS pharmacy, Bentley Labs, ExxonMobil, Sun Pharma and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  • Receive a world-class education that prepares you for leading graduate and medical schools like Columbia, Duke, Harvard and Princeton.

Academic Programs


Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they define the nature of academic excellence.

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Location & Facilities

At the College of Arts and Sciences, research isn't just our priority; it's our mission. All students, including freshmen, are trained in and have access to all of our state-of-the-art instrumentation, including magnetic resonance spectrometers, mass spectrometer-based separation instruments and next generation sequencing computational facilities. Our faculty, undergraduates and graduate students work together on research using the apprenticeship model common to advanced science. And it all takes place in our Science and Technology Center, which underwent a $35 million renovation in 2007 that provided students and faculty with an additional 35,000 square feet of space. It boasts one of the most innovative and energy-efficient teaching and research facilities for science and technology in the country. 

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