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As a chemistry student, you’ll consider the nature of matter and its transformation and interaction with energy. You’ll train to work at the forefront of scientific and medical research in industry, government, and academia, and, upon graduation, will join alumni employed as chemists across a range of fields—from government labs testing food, air, and water quality to private industries seeking new sources of energy. The Chemistry Department has particular strength in biochemistry and medicinal chemistry, and departmental research has led to patents and commercial technologies. The Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry requires more advanced science and mathematics courses than the Bachelor of Arts degree.
With a background and training in chemistry, you could become a material scientist, chemical technician, lab manager, biochemist, dentist, teacher, or any other related profession. A chemistry degree is also vital for anyone who wants to practice patent law, for instance, or conduct research in state-of-the-art medical labs.
The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.
One of the following sets of courses:
Students must complete either Chemistry 2100 or both Chemistry 2200 and 2201.
All of the following: Chemistry 2110, 3410 or 3415W, 3510 or both 3511 and 3512, 3520 or both 3521 and 3522, 3900, 4610, 4620.
At least nine credits chosen from the following: Chemistry 2700, 3420, 4530, 4550, 4570, 4571, 4572, 4580, 4581, 4640, 4720, 4760, 4761, and either 4780 or 4790.
One of the following physics sequences:
The following mathematics sequence:
A college-wide minimum of 24 credits in advanced courses in chemistry must be completed at Brooklyn College with a grade of C- or higher in each course.
Candidates for a B.S. degree with a major in chemistry must complete at least 60 credits in science and mathematics, 24 of which must be completed in advanced courses in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. These 24 credits must be completed at Brooklyn College with a grade of C- or higher in each course. Specific course requirements for a B.S. degree are described above.
The following courses may be applied toward the 60 credits in science and mathematics:
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Brooklyn College is an integral part of the cultural and artistic energy of New York City. Our faculty members in Chemistry and Biochemistry offer incomparable expertise and tremendous talent, and each brings a unique perspective to their teaching and mentoring in and out of the classroom.
Maria Contel was a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University (1997-99) and at the...
Brian Gibney joined the Department of Chemistry at Brooklyn College in 2008 and is currently the ...
After several years as a painting conservator, Laura Juszczak returned to New York University wit...
Ryan Murelli joined the Brooklyn College faculty in September 2010. He teaches organic chemistry ...
Malgorzata Ciszkowska has been professor of chemistry at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate C...
Emilio Gallicchio joined the Department of Chemistry at Brooklyn College in 2013. He has authored...
Mark Kobrak was appointed to the faculty of Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center in Sept...
Mariana Torrente received dual bachelor degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the Florida In...
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