St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus
As a Chemistry major, you will graduate with a wide array of career possibilities in the chemical, environmental, health, and pharmaceutical industries.
Whether you are considering a career in laboratory research, education, or management, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry at St. John’s offers you a comprehensive education in the sciences. You can also pursue a combined B.S/M.S. degree in Chemistry.
Along with traditional classes, you study the growing fields of organic chemistry, organometallics, and separation techniques, as well as subjects ranging from genetics to bioorganic chemistry.
Available at the University's Queens campus, the B.S. Chemistry programs includes a core curriculum with three options:
As a Chemistry major, you may be eligible to pursue pathways to graduate programs in the School of Education.
Joseph M. Serafin, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission.
To earn a B.S. in Chemistry, you complete 120-credits, including core, major sequence, and elective requirements. The major sequence and elective requirements are outlined below.
All Chemistry students complete the major requirements below. You also may select Option I, II, or III.
In addition to the Chemistry major sequence, all science majors take the following:
Select one of the following:
Select one of the following in addition to CHE 3390:
We highly recommend the following electives:
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. Please visit Career Services for more information.
You 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. You can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location. For more information, please visit Global Education.
As a Chemistry major at St. John's, you gain a solid foundation in the theory and application of scientific concepts and principles.
You 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, you may 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.
You gain a strong academic and professional edge by joining any of our more than 180 student clubs and organizations. Clubs and honor societies of particular interest to Chemistry majors include:
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 including high-tech classrooms, laboratories, and our 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our 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 Services have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area.