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Chemistry, Bachelor of Science / Master of Science



The Department of Chemistry offers an intensive, accelerated, combined degree program leading to both the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in five years of full time study. You may qualify for the program if you have completed your junior year with a 3.0 cumulative index and a 3.0 index in Chemistry courses applicable to the major. 

Department Contact

Joseph M. Serafin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
St. Albert Hall, Room 321
[email protected]

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Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this combined degree program.

Current St. John’s University undergraduates interested in applying to a combined degree program or pathway should consult the appropriate Director of Graduate Studies and their undergraduate academic Dean.

Career Outcomes

With both a bachelor's and master's degree in Chemistry from St. John’s, you’ll be desirable to employers in and beyond science. You’ll be eligible for careers in exciting areas of growth, including:

  • Industrial Chemistry: Research and development, quality control and production, technical sales, marketing and support
  • Technology: Forensic science, biotechnology, nanotechnology, toxicology, environmental science, petroleum chemistry, food chemistry, cosmetic chemistry, dietary science
  • Health Professions: Medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, medical technology
  • Government: National laboratory research, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Food and Drug Administration, Homeland Security
  • Academia: Faculty and technical support staff
  • Chemical Information: Science writing, science librarianship, abstracting, publishing, editing, museums, science centers
  • Intellectual Property Law: Patents