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Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry

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Bachelor of Science


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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 Stevens’ chemistry program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of biochemistry, organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry and explore advanced concepts such as drug discovery, medicinal and computational chemistry – all areas where Stevens has unique strengths. 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. 

Our department is led by faculty with valuable industry experience. Our programs’ three distinguishing features – a research-focused core curriculum, technology emphasis, and contemporary societal context – provide the skills necessary to successfully complete research projects as well as define your career path. Through the accelerated master’s program, you can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years 

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 and research experience and play leading roles in many areas of chemistry including computational, analytical, and organic chemistry. 

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

The Stevens Advantage: Hands-On Learning, Real World Experience

At Stevens, we train scientists to think like engineers. Our research-oriented, hands-on educational approach encourages out-of-the-box thinking and imbues interdisciplinary understanding of the deep relationship between engineering and science. Learn more about what makes an engineering education from Stevens a unique experience:

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  • A Research-Focused Curriculum: a unique, research-oriented, hands-on approach to learning that embeds undergraduate students in research groups where they learn cutting-edge technology as a team

  • Senior Research Capstone: a team or individual capstone project working on real research projects solving real world problems, potentially in collaboration with a real company

  • State-of-the-Art Research Labs and Facilities: build, tinker and test your designs in Stevens' MakerCenter, Prototype and Object Fabrication Lab, or numerous other research facilities

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities: our research-oriented curriculum gives you in-the-lab experience while you're still an undergraduate student. Each department at the School of Engineering and Science offers students opportunities for research over the summer with a faculty member of your choice, and Stevens' interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program that enables you to get valuable lab experience with researchers across departments and schools within Stevens.

  • Optional pre-health advisory program for students pursuing careers in healthcare 

Student in a Stevens sweatshirt handling test tubes in a lab.More opportunities for Stevens undergraduate students include:

Double count undergraduate course credits toward a graduate degree and earn your master's faster – in just five years through Stevens' Accelerated Master's Program >

See what it's like to be a chemistry, chemical biology, or biology student at Stevens by visiting the links below.

Photos of doctors performing surgeryGet Your M.D. in Just 7 Years

Stevens offers an accelerated chemical biology program which allows you to obtain your bachelor's degree from Stevens and your M.D. from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in just seven years. 

Learn More About the Accelerated Chemical Biology Program >

Putting You on Track for Professional Success

Attila with male student at Career Fair The chemisry bachelor’s program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success. Graduates of this program went on to jobs or graduate schools like:

  • Rutgers University Ph.D. program 

  • Analytical Chemist, L’Oreal 

  • Quality Control Microbiologist, Bristol Myers Squibb 

  • Senior Field Environmental Specialist, Amtrak 

  • Middle School Science Teacher, Mount Union Area School District 

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