Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Undergraduate Academics
In the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, 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's deep and rigorous curriculum immerses students in their desired educational track and trains them to foster innovative approaches to solving real world problems. This program experience equips graduates with conceptual knowledge and focused, hands-on experience that is highly valued by many companies, graduate schools, and medical and dental schools. You will be exposed to Stevens' strong foundation in technological innovation which provides you with a distinct advantage.
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 about them below, and how Stevens prepared some of our brightest graduates for their futures.
Preparing for Your Future
With a strong foundation in science, research, and hands-on experience, Stevens graduates are a tier above competing medical and dental school applicants. Learn about how a Stevens education can uniquely prepare you to apply for medical, dental, and veterinary school.
Clubs and Organizations
The Charles V. Schaefer Jr. 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 (HPAC), Alpha Epsilon Delta, the National Health Professional Honor Society (AED), and the Stevens Health Professions Club (SHPC).
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 even as undergraduates.
Two chemistry and chemical Biology department students are top graduates. Learn how these valedictorians have already proven themselves to be catalysts for innovation.
Accelerated Master's Program
Stevens' Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) enables you 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.
Our students are accepted to prestigious graduate school programs like:
Illinois College of Optometry
New York University College of Dentistry
New York University College of Medicine
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
University of California, San Francisco
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:
Envision Physician Services
Success Academy Charter Schools
Class of 2021 Undergraduate Career Outcomes
100% finalized outcomes upon graduation.
56% accepted to graduate, medical, or dental school.
44% employed after graduation.
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Center for Student Success
Supporting the overall Stevens strategic goal of excellence in all we do, each department at Stevens has its own Center for Student Success – a holistic student resource center committed to promoting the success and retention of its undergraduate students.
As a student, your advising needs evolve through the course of study, and the department's Center for Student Success focuses on facilitating a positive experience at each stage of the undergraduate program.
Incoming New Students
First Years (First Semester and Transfers)
In your first semester, you'll engage in activities and support designed to introduce you to and familiarize you with the department's community, your academic advisors, and the academic and social support structure available to ensure your success and well-being. You'll meet other students, faculty members, and experience ways to integrate yourself into the student body.
Second year student activities are designed to bridge theory with practice and encourage your professional development through initial exposure to upcoming professional choices, like co-op and internship assignments, research experiences, international opportunities, electives and specialization options, and professional society memberships.
In your third year, your student-advisor relationship will shift from group activities to individually-focused strategy sessions about post-graduation options like graduate school or industry, selecting a final co-op assignment, and picking a senior capstone project.
In your senior year, you'll complete and present your senior capstone project. The culmination of your education is the successful preparation for the next step in your careers: graduate school or industry employment. Many students end up working for companies they interned with or collaborated on industry-sponsored projects during their capstone. The Stevens Career Center also offers numerous opportunities to network via career fairs and faculty mentors often help students gain industry connections.
Visit the department's "About" page to find your academic advisor.