Chemistry

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Overview

Because an understanding of chemistry is essential to virtually every field of science, technology and medicine, chemists enjoy a very broad range of fascinating career options, including medicine, and genetic, pharmaceutical and commercial research.

CONCENTRATIONS:

Biochemistry:


What you’ll study: General, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, calculus.

What you can do: Become a biomedical scientist, clinical laboratory technologist, toxicologist, pharmaceutical or medical researcher.

Please review the recommended sequence of courses.

General Chemistry:


What you'll study: General, organic and physical chemistry, general biology, microbiology, biochemistry, calculus.

What you can do: Become a general chemist, material scientist or forensic science technician.

Please review the recommended sequence of courses.



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Fast Facts

  • Job possibilities range from education to medical.
  • You’ll have opportunities to conduct research of your own, guided by experienced faculty.
  • The employment world for chemical professionals can be divided into five main sectors: industry, academia, government, nonprofit and entrepreneurship.
  • Our Chemistry program is built to prepare students for grad school.
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You could be …

A chemist or materials scientist: Median pay $75,420 per year. Chemists and materials scientists study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and the ways in which the substances interact with one another. They use their knowledge to develop new and improved products and to test the quality of manufactured goods.

A forensic science technician: Median pay $56,750 per year. Forensic science technicians aid criminal investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence.

Medical laboratory technologist: Median pay $50,930 per year. Medical laboratory technologists often work in hospitals and collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue and other substances.

A biochemist: Median pay $82,180 per year. Biochemists typically work in laboratories and offices and study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes, such as cell development, growth, heredity and disease.

An environmental scientist: Median pay $68,910 per year. Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policymakers or work with industry to reduce waste.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)


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Contact Information

Gregory Edens

Gregory Edens

Assistant Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1779
Office: College Hall, Room 226
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Maria Vogt

Maria Vogt

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1318
Office: College Hall, Room 209
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