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Chemistry, Bachelor of Science

126 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus


Chemistry majors graduate with a wide choice of career possibilities as researchers and administrators in the chemical, environmental, health and pharmaceutical industries.

Whether you're considering a career in the laboratory, management or teaching, the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Chemistry at St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a comprehensive education for students interested in the sciences. Majors seeking a Bachelor of Science can also obtain a dual B.S/M.S. degree in Chemistry.

Along with traditional classes, undergraduates study the growing fields of organic chemistry, organometallics and separation techniques as well as subjects ranging from Genetics to Bioorganic Chemistry. The rigorous 126-credit program explores the chemical processes that permit organisms to grow, repair damage and reproduce.

You'll gain hands-on laboratory experience, while studying the chemical basis for organisms at the molecular level.

Available at the University's Queens campus, the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Chemistry includes a core curriculum with three options (see our Program Requirements):

    Option I: B.S. in Chemistry
    Option II: B.S. in Chemistry with American Chemical Society Certification
    Option III: B.S. in Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry

Students select a concentration based on their interest and career goals. The Chemistry Department also offers a Master of Science Degree Program and a dual B.S./M.S. Degree Program in Chemistry.

We invite you to learn more about the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Chemistry exploring our program requirements, objectives, academic resources and faculty.

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the opportunity to obtain practical experience and networking connections through valuable internships at top companies throughout the New York metropolitan area.

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Alison Hyslop, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor


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Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry are identical to those currently outlined for admission to a four-year degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. John’s.

For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus


Admission Office -  Staten Island campus

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Career Outcomes

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the opportunity to obtain practical experience and networking connections through valuable internships at top companies throughout the New York metropolitan area.

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Global Approach to Education

Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location. 

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Students majoring in Chemistry at St. John's gain a solid foundation in the theory and application of scientific concepts and principles.

They learn and are mentored by an enormously gifted, internationally known faculty of scholar-teachers who care about each student's progress. Faculty encourage students to serve as research partners in the University's recently upgraded chemistry laboratories.

For example, students conduct research in the Chemistry Department's five specialized teaching laboratories, which feature high-tech 400 MHz NMR equipment. The primary instrument room includes the latest IR Spectrophotometers, a GC-MS, UV-Vis Spectrophotometers, a Fluorescence Spectrometer, a Differential Scanning Calorimeter and two HPLC's.

Students develop a strong academic and professional edge by joining any of St. John's more than 180 student clubs and organizations. Clubs and honor societies of particular interest to Chemistry majors include these:

  • American Chemical Society: (Student Affiliate)
  • Roger Bacon Scientific Honor Society: For biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, , psychology or environmental studies
  • Watson Pre-Health Honor Society

The Skull and Circle Honor Society and the Lambda Kappa Phi Honor Society annually select students from St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who combine scholarship, integrity and dedicated service to the St. John's community.

Every student at St. John's benefits from outstanding University-wide facilities and resources. For example, all new students receive their own wireless laptop computer with full access to the University's award-winning network.

Other facilities include high-tech classrooms, laboratories and our 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our new D’Angelo Center is a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café and a full-service food court.

All students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.

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