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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is the intellectual home to 11 faculty, over 80 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. Our location in the heart of the tri-state area affords unique opportunities for interaction with the many local chemical-related industries. We offer undergraduate majors in chemistry (ACS and non-ACS Certified) and biochemistry, and we offer graduate studies and research in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and biochemistry, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration.    

Academic Programs


Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they define the nature of academic excellence.

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Location & Facilities

At the College of Arts and Sciences, research isn't just our priority; it's our mission. All students, including freshmen, are trained in and have access to all of our state-of-the-art instrumentation, including magnetic resonance spectrometers, mass spectrometer-based separation instruments and next generation sequencing computational facilities. Our faculty, undergraduates and graduate students work together on research using the apprenticeship model common to advanced science. And it all takes place in our Science and Technology Center, which underwent a $35 million renovation in 2007 that provided students and faculty with an additional 35,000 square feet of space. It boasts one of the most innovative and energy-efficient teaching and research facilities for science and technology in the country. 

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