How the Beetle Got Its Bang
Stevens team reveals the chemistry behind the bombardier beetle’s extraordinary firepower.
The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Stevens has a long history of innovation in education and research with excellence in laboratory instruction. Our curriculum is designed to provide interdisciplinary training, rigorous theoretical instruction and exposure to experimental methods and state-of-the-art equipment.
Chemistry areas of study include traditional ones such as analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and biochemistry. They also unique strengths in polymer chemistry, natural products, medicinal chemistry, biomedicinal chemistry, computational chemistry and instrumental analysis. Chemical biology is the application of chemistry to the understanding and utilization of biological phenomena. Stevens pioneered this field, establishing the first undergraduate program in chemical biology in the late 1970s. The chemical biology program combines a complete education in chemistry with additional mathematics and physics training to ensure a solid foundation in quantitative physical sciences and a set of biology courses that introduce the key elements of cellular, molecular, and physiological biology.
Both the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology are certified by the American Chemical Society.