Contact

Department of Chemistry
315 Penn Street
Science Building, Room 108
Camden, New Jersey 08102
Phone: (856) 225-6142
Fax: (856) 225-6506

Dr. Luke Burke
Department Chair
burke@camden.rutgers.edu
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(856) 225-6158

Dr. Georgia Arbuckle-Keil
Chemistry Graduate Director
arbuckle@camden.rutgers.edu
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(856) 225-6333

Mrs. Mary R. Craig
Chemistry Undergraduate Director
mrcraig@camden.rutgers.edu
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(856) 225-6153

The Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Professional Training. Students who complete the prescribed programs of study are certified by the committee. The student who plans to major in chemistry may choose from among four options. The certificate program and the traditional chemistry program prepare the student for graduate study in chemistry or biochemistry, or for employment as a professional chemist or biochemist. The biochemistry program prepares the student for graduate study in biochemistry or one of the allied health fields, or for employment in related fields. The chemistry-business program is directed to entry-level preparation for the nonlaboratory aspects of the chemical profession and the academic prerequisites for pursuit of the M.B.A. degree.

The Department offers the opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students to participate in research in all of the major fields of chemistry, and all students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. The smaller size of the Department encourages better contact between faculty and students. In addition, the Department offers a dual degree program, which is designed to allow undergraduates to begin working on a MS degree, reducing the amount of time required to obtain an MS degree. Interested students should contact the graduate director during their sophomore year.