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BA, BS, Minor
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Our American Chemical Society-approved programs will prepare you for a rewarding career in the industry of chemistry.

What Can You Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry? 

Chemistry majors are in demand for many different occupational fields. This chemistry degree program will prepare you for graduate work in chemistry, teaching, chemical engineering, industrial and government lab positions.

Why Major in Chemistry at Adelphi University in New York?

  • Learn in small classes with expert faculty who are focused on your success.
  • Conduct research under the mentorship of a faculty member using state-of-the-art equipment and present your research results at conferences throughout the New York area and beyond.
  • Continue on to a prestigious graduate program or begin your career in chemistry.

STEM-Designated Badge
This program is STEM-designated offering specialized training in high-demand fields and eligible international students can extend their OPT to 36 months.
100%* * Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
of our 2019 chemistry graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019

Minor & Joint Degree Options

Chemistry Minor

A minor in chemistry provides students with a general chemistry background and an opportunity for more in-depth study of chemical subdisciplines that include organic, physical, analytical, inorganic and biochemistry.

Joint Degrees

Biochemistry and chemistry majors at Adelphi have the opportunity to accelerate their path to a rewarding professional career by completing a joint degree in dentistry or engineering. Learn more about the application process for these programs

NSF Grant Students

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education has awarded Adelphi University and Principal Investigator Andrea Ward, PhD, associate provost for research and special projects, a $2.49 million grant for the “Ensuring STEM Student Success Through an Integrative Support Program.”

Exceptional Hands-On Learning With Our Chemistry Program 

Adelphi’s annual Research and Creative Works Conference provides a great opportunity for students from all disciplines—many of whom are chemistry and biochemistry students—to showcase their work to faculty and the rest of our community.

Our chemistry major students have applied their on-campus research knowledge to real-life settings through partnerships with institutions throughout the New York metropolitan area, including:

State-of-the-Art Technology

Our research and teaching laboratories provide hands-on experiences for students. As a chemistry/biochemistry major, you will collaborate with faculty who are committed to their role as mentor and teacher—conducting research on state-of-the-art equipment, including:

  • A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer—giving students and faculty the ability to analyze the structure, interaction and underlying forces of molecules
  • UV-visible spectrometers
  • An atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer
  • An atomic force microscope (AFM)
  • A fluorometer with a 96-well plate reader
  • Equipment for fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy/Infrared (GC/MS/IR) capabilities

I came from Guyana to study chemistry at Adelphi. When I entered, I was mentored by Dr. Justyna Widera. We worked together a lot and she noticed I had potential in lab. She helped me secure a summer study abroad at the University of Warsaw and I had the opportunity to present at a conference in Dubai. As a result of those experiences, I was accepted into the PhD program at UCLA.

Sophia King ‘16 BS in Chemistry

Chemistry Degree Program Info

Chemistry Major Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate chemistry major students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

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