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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


A chemistry degree can take you anywhere, from industry to government to academia. Some chemistry majors work in labs. Others hold jobs in environmental protection, law and policy, research and development or in many other areas. Our program prepares students for the path they choose to take. We offer two versions of this degree — one rigorous and focused; one more flexible. With a student–faculty ratio of less than 6:1, every student receives individual attention, gains extensive lab experience and works closely with faculty in our modern facilities.

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  • 2,801 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • 14:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 81% Employment Rate
  • 98% Graduate School Acceptance Rate
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We train students in the different disciplines of chemistry, preparing them for both immediate employment and graduate school. The B.S. with American Chemical Society (ACS) Certification is a rigorous program, ideal for students who will pursue graduate studies or work as chemists.

The non-ACS degree is a more flexible program, suited for students who plan to work in chemistry-related fields, such as environmental science, medicine and allied health professions. Lab experience is paramount throughout the program, and we strongly encourage undergraduate research. The Chemistry Honors Program - open by invitation only - provides further opportunities to work with faculty, and culminates in a senior thesis and graduation with honors.

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Faculty members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry form a thriving community that reaches out to other institutions — particularly the chemical industry in northern New Jersey. They are strongly committed to collaborative research. All faculty members lead research programs in cutting-edge areas, such as gas and liquid chromatography, chemical modification of surfaces, atomistic simulation of thin films, interfaces and biomolecules, properties of polymetallic complexes, biophysics of nucleic acids, lipid and membrane protein dynamics, synthetic routes for dendritic polymers, carbohydrate synthesis and advanced catalytic materials.

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