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Majoring in Chemistry can take you where you want to go!

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers a broad and comprehensive program of study that leads to immediate employment as a chemist or admission to graduate/professional schools for further education. The major in Chemistry is available to students in SAS, the School of Engineering, and the School of Pharmacy. The Department makes an effort to give most chemistry courses normally taken during the first three years at both Douglass/Cook and Busch/Livingston campuses. All courses required for the major are offered both during the day and in the evening.

I like the critical thinking nature of chemistry. It is both conceptual in terms of learning and applying theories, and practical in terms of carrying out reactions and using instruments in labs.

Study Chemistry

  • Explore how atoms connected by chemical bonds are the basis of everyday life, from water to cell phones.
  • Study the physical laws of nature at the molecular scale.
  • Learn cutting-edge laboratory techniques.
  • Join our community of scholars and students working on original research. 

The Department of Chemistry is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a Chemistry major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 34 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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