Chemistry and Chemical Biology Undergraduate Studies

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Undergraduate Studies: Where Hands-On Experience Prepares You for Real-World Success

We educate future leaders who will make innovative contributions in various healthcare sectors, including biomedical research, biotechnology, medicine, public health, pharmacy, drug discovery, optometry and dentistry.

Our department will help you develop a well-rounded and purposeful career path through a combination of research-focused coursework, technology training and an emphasis on contemporary social issues.

Through interdisciplinary learning, collaboration and one-on-one attention from faculty with valuable industry experience, we'll provide you with the skills and experiences that are highly valued by companies, graduate schools, and medical and dental schools alike. In fact, our graduates enjoy remarkable entrance rates in top medical and dental schools, and find research and industrial positions in various healthcare industries throughout the nearby New Jersey and New York metropolitan areas.

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Austin Ruth ’23 M.S. ’24

Stevens Success Story: Austin Ruth '23

Being active in Stevens’ Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is helping undergraduate Austin Ruth ’23 M.S. ’24 turn his fascination with chemical biology into a promising future in the pharmaceutical world.

Real-World Experience and Hands-On Projects

Our department offers a variety of clubs, organizations and extracurricular activities that will help you develop both personally and professionally. Learn more about these opportunities and how Stevens has helped prepare some of our brightest graduates for their futures.

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Internships Provide Real-World Experience

Department undergraduates can gain real-world experience through a unique collaboration between Stevens and the Jersey City Medical Center: a month-long internship that allows undergraduates interested in medicine to shadow medical professionals across the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health — from labor and delivery to outpatient screenings.

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Pre-Health Clubs and Organizations

The Schaefer School of Engineering and Science offers key resources for students interested in a career in medicine, including numerous student organizations that provide invaluable support to assist them in taking practical, actionable steps toward the future they envision. Learn more abut the Stevens Health Professions Advisory Committee, Alpha Epsilon Delta, the National Health Professional Honor Society and the Stevens Health Professions Club.

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Extracurricular Professional Development

Students in the department have a wealth of opportunities for involvement in extracurricular activities, like volunteering at the Hoboken University Medical Center or working as a medical scribe. Some students choose to pursue becoming emergency medical technicians (EMTs), preparing them for direct emergency experience while still undergraduates.

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Research Day

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology celebrates the research accomplishments of its students and faculty every Spring with an all-day on-campus event, where attendees can learn about exciting new advancements and opportunities, while networking with the Stevens Chemistry and Chemical Biology community.

Students doing tissue engineering research in Hongjun Wang's Semcer Lab, part of the Semcer Center for Healthcare Innovation

Undergraduate Research

As a Stevens undergraduate, you'll have numerous opportunities for first-hand participation in exciting and interesting research investigation and experimentation. This common thread of creation and discovery woven into all of our undergraduate programs helps you build research-and-development careers in academia and industry.

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Your Future, Faster: The Accelerated Master's Program

Stevens' Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) enables currently enrolled students to apply credits from your undergraduate coursework toward a master’s degree, allowing you to earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years.

100% of our graduates are accepted to graduate school.

With a strong foundation in science, research and hands-on experience, our graduates are a tier above competing medical and dental school applicants. Learn how a Stevens education can uniquely prepare you to apply for medical, dental and veterinary school >

Our students are accepted to prestigious graduate school programs like:

  • New York University Grossman School of Medicine

  • New York University College of Dentistry

  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

  • Rutgers University Ph.D. program

  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

  • Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine

  • Cornell University, Tri-Institutional Ph.D. Chemical
    Biology Program

  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. Pharmacology

  • Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D. Human Genetics

  • University of Southern California, M.S. Biomedical
    Data Analytics

  • Tulane University, Master of Public Health

  • Northwestern University, Master of Prosthetics
    and Orthotics

  • University of California, San Francisco

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, PhD

  • Illinois College of Optometry

  • Drexel University School of Medicine 

  • Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Our students are hired at companies and organizations like:

  • Appco Pharmaceuticals

  • Bonbouton

  • Envision Physician Services

  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

  • Essence Global

  • Collagen Matrix

  • Par Pharmaceutical

  • Modern Meadow

  • Success Academy Charter Schools

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Learn More and Apply

Find out what the School of Engineering and Science has to offer by visiting the Schaefer School's Undergraduate Studies page. Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn about our campus. Ready to take the next step? Learn how to apply below.