The Department of Chemistry offers multiple programs of study that lead to employment as a practitioner or admission to graduate/professional schools

Mary R. Craig,
Assistant Teaching Professor, Undergraduate Chemistry Coordinator

Hao Zhu,
Associate Professor, Master’s Graduate Program Director

Mary E. Rosemiller,
Assistant Teaching Professor, General Organic & Biological Chemistry

Program Highlights

  • American Chemical Society Certification and Accreditation.

  • Career Building. Full-time, part-time and credit-based research and teaching opportunities within the Department. See Chemistry ‘Career Building’ for details.
  • Specializations. Students specialize in a sub-discipline by focusing their electives and laboratory experience in that area. See ‘Our Research‘ and ‘Our Courses‘ for details.

Program Descriptions

Click on the program to learn about the requirements and recommended sequence of courses

This curriculum integrates state of the art instrumentation, training and research to prepare the student for a laboratory- or research-based career in chemistry. 

This track exposes students to foundational concepts of chemistry while training them to use modern techniques, preparing them for laboratory- or research-focused careers in biochemistry.

This curriculum integrates state of the art instrumentation and training in order to prepare the student for careers requiring knowledge in chemistry, such as medical practice and education.

This degree exposes students to modern biochemical concepts and techniques preparing them for careers related to biochemistry, such as pharmacy, medical practice and education.

This curriculum is well-suited to those interested in developing careers in the distribution of chemical products, such as marketing, patent law, sales and administration.   

Many find that a minor in chemistry is a useful addition to another major such as biology, physics, computational biology, math or computer science, providing a broad-based scientific education.

This program is for Chemistry majors interested in obtaining B.S. and M.S. degrees within five years. The student should notify the department of their interest in the Fall their junior year.    

Mass Spectrometry Laboratory equipment

This program is for Biochemistry students interested in obtaining B.S. and M.S. degrees within five years. The student should notify the department of their interest in the Fall their junior year.    

This is a thesis track, which is ideal for students interested in advancing their careers in the sciences. Professions requiring skills in chemistry include quality control, clinical and forensic analysis.

The non-thesis-based degree is ideal for mid-career science professionals or students seeking to enhance their academic record for application to professional graduate schools, such as medical and pharmacy schools.

Many of our faculty are members of the Center of Computational and Integrative Biology – the entity at Rutgers-Camden that confers Ph.D. degrees upon students interested in computational or biological aspects of chemistry.