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Chemistry Minor

Earn your Chemistry Minor from St. John's University!

The Department of Chemistry at St. John's University offers both Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in chemistry, as well as a combined B.S./M.S. program which allows you to complete both degrees in five years.

There are three B.S. Chemistry degree options at the undergraduate level including an American Chemical Society Certification and a concentration in Biochemistry. We offer courses in traditional disciplines of chemistry as well as those in emerging areas such as bioorganic chemistry, organometallics, and separation techniques.

The department has five teaching laboratories and houses a 400 MHz NMR. The primary Instrument Room houses various IR Spectrophotometers, a GC-MS, UV-Vis Spectrophotometers, a Fluorescence spectrometer, a Differential Scanning Calorimeter, and two HPLCs. In addition, faculty members have other various specialized equipment in their research laboratories.

Our faculty are dedicated to your education both in the classroom and through research. Research is an integral part of our department and all chemistry majors are encouraged to participate. Many students work on projects during the summer in an intensive research program. All of our faculty have active research programs, which are supported by various grants and fellowships, and by access to modern instrumentation.

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Science & Mathematics
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours



The minor in Chemistry requires the successful completion of 22-26 credits including two courses of organic chemistry, two courses of general chemistry, and six credits of Chemistry electives above 2640 which are at least three credits each.  

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

Contact Us

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

Ruth Lovelace
Department Chair Secretary IV
322 St. Albert Hall
718 990-6292
[email protected] 

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