Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry - Modern Science Labs

    Our newly renovated science laboratories provide students with a state-of-the-art environment in which lecture and laboratory instruction are seamlessly integrated for optimum engagement and success.

Program Offerings

Students can pursue undergraduate degrees in both Chemistry and Biochemistry, with further specializations in Environmental Science and Forensic Science. Based in the Liberal Arts tradition, the program endeavors to instill scientific rigor and the ability to research the truths of nature. Newly remodeled facilities, state-of-the-art lab instrumentation, and guaranteed independent research opportunities provide students with hands-on practical experience.

UNDERGRADUATE

  • B.S. in Chemistry

    1. New lab facilities, including modern instrumentation accessible to all students
    2. High success rate in industrial and academic internship placement
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  • B.S. in Biochemistry

    1. Faculty-guided research projects
    2. State-of-the-art labs, including chromatographic and spectroscopic instrumentation
    3. Involved faculty with both research experience and real-world ties
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  • B.A. in Chemistry with a Concentration in Environmental Science

    1. Flexible course selection
    2. Easily coupled with other majors and minors (e.g. Business, Education, or Foods and Nutrition)
    3. Emphasis on hands-on, practical science
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  • B.S. in Chemistry with a Concentration in Forensic Science

    1. Ideal for those considering a career in crime scene investigation
    2. Interdisciplinary course selection
    3. Offers complementary perspective from law enforcement and science
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  • B.S. in Biochemistry with a Concentration in Forensic Science

    1. Ideal for those considering a career in crime scene investigation
    2. Interdisciplinary course selection
    3. Offers complementary perspective from law enforcement and science
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  • Minor in Chemistry

    1. Sixteen credits
    2. Provides foundation courses in general, organic and biochemistry
    3. Excellent choice for Biology, Foods and Nutrition, Education and Business majors
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  • Minor in Forensic Science

    1. An interdisciplinary minor with Chemistry and Justice Studies
    2. Ideal for individuals considering a career in law enforcement
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Outcomes

Students will gain experience conducting experimental investigations using the literature, their knowledge of chemical manipulations and data analysis. Training in the evaluation of molecular functionality, bonding and chemical reactivity will be emphasized. Furthermore, Chemistry and Biochemistry majors will learn to apply the principles governing the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter to elucidate molecular structure.

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Graduates

Graduates of the Chemistry and Biochemistry programs have pursued careers in science education as well as research in the pharmaceutical, environmental, cosmetic and food industries. Additionally, many students have pursued Master's, Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degrees at leading universities across the country.

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Student Stories

Eliana Callejas

2015, Chemistry

Eliana recently received a research grant from the ICFNJ Undergraduate Research Symposium for her work on measurement of fungal biomass in the forest floor.

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Faculty Spotlight

Janet Berthel

Professor Berthel is currently undertaking Chemical Ecology research, in which she is determining the influence of invasive tree species on fungal abundance in the forest floor.



Contact Information

Dr. Janet Berthel
Program Chair

Phone: (973) 290-4151
Email: jberthel@cse.edu
Office: Henderson Hall, 212