Students majoring in Chemistry at The College of New Rochelle receive a strong background in the major branches of chemistry, the core of which is the organic-physical-analytical sequence. Course offerings enable the Chemistry major to prepare for graduate school, medical or dental school, research in industry or the health sciences, secondary school teaching, or the field of chemical literature, pharmacology, forensic science, patent law, research and more areas.

During the first year, chemistry majors are exposed to a variety of experiences both within and outside of the classroom. Past activities have included training to lead a workshop in forensic science for high school students, field research in environmental analyses, and collaborative work with faculty authors.

During the sophomore year, our top chemistry students are recommended to obtain teaching experience as peer tutors. During the junior and senior years, students may take advantage of the opportunity for research on campus or at internship appointments with local industries or at other research institutions. The department is closely allied with the American Chemical Society and strongly encourages students to participate in its activities, particularly in attending lectures on cutting edge research, local and regional meetings and symposia where they can present the results of their research. Our Chemistry lecture series has invited leaders in the fields of spectroscopy, forensic science and other areas of interest to students.

Unlike larger colleges, where many students compete for access to limited resources, you will be able to take full advantage of the resources provided by the Chemistry Department’s faculty and facilities. The physical facilities of the Chemistry Department consist of five laboratories and include an instrumentation laboratory equipped with the latest instrumentation and computer hardware and software including computational chemistry.