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Chemistry, Bachelor of Science / Master of Science

St. John's University Student
138-141 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus


The Department of Chemistry offers an intensive, accelerated, dual degree program leading to both the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Science degrees in five years of full time study. Qualified undergraduates will have completed their junior year with a 3.0 cumulative index and a 3.0 index in chemistry courses applicable to the major. They are enrolled into the program upon application. Provisional acceptance into the program may be granted to exceptional first and second year students.


Joseph M. Serafin, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Chemistry
St. Albert Hall, Room 321
(718) 990-6297
[email protected]


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


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