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Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry

Program Details


Bachelor of Science


On campus


Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology1.201.216.5194[email protected]
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Research with some of industry’s brightest minds as you prepare for a career in one of the most applicable fields of science.

Bridging the gap between the life sciences and physical sciences, we live among the discoveries and creations of chemists: from the synthetic fabrics we wear, to the detergents used to wash them, from pharmaceuticals to plastics, cleaner fuels to more abundant food.

In the chemistry bachelor’s program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the five areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, analytical, biochemistry and physical chemistry) to build a strong foundation for the field. Then you'll explore advanced concepts in areas that Stevens has unique strengths, including natural products, medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, polymer chemistry and drug discovery.

Additional coursework in areas such as instrumental analysis, professional ethics, and chemical dynamics will prepare you with laboratory skills needed for careers in industry and research.

The chemistry bachelor’s program incorporates hands-on research to develop essential skills like open-ended problem solving which are necessary for a career in chemistry. You'll have the unique opportunity to participate in a year of research in areas like drug discovery and medicinal chemistry with expert faculty who are some of the brightest minds in the field. 

Home to Dr. Irving Langmuir, a former Stevens faculty member and winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1932 for his discoveries and investigations in surface chemistry, the chemistry program continues to be led by faculty who have valuable industry experience and play leading roles in many areas of chemistry and engineering including computational, analytical, and organic chemistry.

The Stevens chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

More Advantages to our Program

  • Hands-on curriculum with laboratory experience

  • One-year-long research project

  • Work with real data sets and case studies for real companies

  • Optional pre-health sequence for students pursuing careers in healthcare

  • Credits eligible for the Accelerated Master's Program

  • Flexible minors and double majors

  • Guest speaker series by executives from neighboring chemical and pharmaceutical companies

  • Dynamic one-on-one career advising and mentoring

  • Faculty with 10 or more years of industrial experience

  • Degree certified by the American Chemical Society

Putting You on Track for Professional Success

The chemistry bachelor’s program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success.Career opportunities exist in research (creating new knowledge or synthesizing new chemicals) and quality control (testing and analysis) in industries such as pharmaceuticals, petroleum, polymer and plastics, paints and adhesives, electronic materials, waste treatment, agricultural chemistry, foods and fragrances. Chemists are employed in hospitals, clinical, environmental control and criminology laboratories. Chemistry also occupies a pivotal role in the high-technology areas of bioinformatics, biotechnology, materials technology, ceramics, polymers and electronic materials. The Stevens program provides strong preparation for employment in these industries, and for continued study in graduate programs in chemistry or biochemistry. Career opportunities include:

  • Biotechnology

  • Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Consumer Products

  • Artificial Intelligence Startups

  • Clinical Trials

  • Clinical Healthcare

  • Genetics Labs

  • Forensics Labs

  • Regulatory - Food & Drug

  • Public Health

  • Healthcare Communication

Potential hiring organizations include companies like: L'Oreal, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Merck, Agilent, Pfizer, Roche Molecular Diagnostics, Sanofi, Bruker

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