When students enter McNulty Hall — home of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry — the message is clear: Seton Hall is a state-of-the-art research and teaching center, strongly committed to scientific discovery. Students appreciate our innovative facilities — including flexible labs — while learning from some of chemistry’s brightest minds. We offer four options for this degree, each tailored to different career or research goals. Whether you’re planning to pursue a life in the research, teaching, or the business side of chemistry, we can help you get there.
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Eric Stroud came to Seton Hall to create a repellent that would help save the endangered species.
Students choose from four options with this degree: a research-based M.S. with thesis (30 credits); a coursework-based M.S. without thesis; an M.S. with a minor in business administration (34 credits); and a research-based M.S. leading to Ph.D. candidacy (30 credits). All master’s students take courses in each of the five branches of chemistry. Research opportunities are available in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and computational chemistry, as well as in biochemistry. Our department is committed to collaborative research with other institutions, particularly the local chemical industry in northern New Jersey.
The faculty 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, and 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.
Our Graduate Programs
The College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to providing graduate programs to educate the professionals, scientists, educators and leaders of the future. Our goal is to impart the skills and knowledge that graduate students need to develop and follow successful career paths and to prepare them to contribute meaningfully to society through service and/or the advancement of knowledge. We believe that an education grounded in the principles of liberal arts and dedicated to societal advancement through research and interdisciplinary studies is the best instrument for producing well-rounded citizens with intentions that are both personally fulfilling and noble.