Chemistry

Chemistry and biochemistry graduates have gone onto professional schools, Ph.D. programs, laboratory-based employment and become chemistry teachers

Chemistry Graduates Have a Variety of Post Graduation Opportunities

The Chemistry (CHEM) program offerings are designed for students who want to become chemists, for those who would like to use chemistry to understand the behavior of living systems, and for those who wish to apply chemistry to problems in physics, geology, environmental studies or marine science.

It is also an appropriate degree program for students pursuing careers in engineering, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or science teaching at the secondary level.


About the Program

The program seeks to provide students an opportunity to acquire a sound foundation in chemistry, and to see its broader applications. Students are encouraged and expected to develop a comprehensive view of their subject as more than a simple sequence of courses. This requires attention to questions of methodology and intellectual style. Course offerings, laboratory experiments, seminars and independent study in the program are tailored to the background and goals of the individual student as much as possible. As the student progresses, emphasis shifts from relatively structured classroom and laboratory experiences to activities that require increasing independence and initiative on the student’s part. Undergraduate research is an integral part of the typical experience in the laboratory for juniors and seniors.

Program Chair:

Kristen Hallock-Waters

Kristen Hallock-Waters
Associate Professor of Chemistry
609-652-4479| USC1-315
Kristen.Hallock-Waters@stockton.edu 

Program Features

  • All lecture classes taught by Ph.D. level faculty members, not graduate students.
  • All instruments and equipment in the laboratories are available for undergraduate use
  • Advanced instrumentation often used in teaching laboratories
  • AllCHEMandBCMB majors complete a senior project
    • Research done in conjunction with a faculty mentor on campus or as an off-campus internship
    • Can span multiple semesters for credit of non-credit
    • Graduating seniors present research at Senior Research Symposium at the end of each semester

Curriculum

Chemistry provides an understanding of the behavior of living systems, and for those who wish to apply chemistry to problems in physics, geology, environmental science or marine science. It is also an appropriate degree program for students pursuing careers in engineering, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or science teaching at the secondary level.

Degree Offerings


Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry

Recommended as a general introduction to the physical sciences and for employment in chemistry.


Bachelors of Science in Chemistry

Recommended for employment or graduate study in chemistry and for professional programs in health-related fields.


Bacheolor of Science in Chemistry with American Chemical Society (ACS) Certification

Recommended for those wishing a traditional, intensive background in chemistry. This curriculum of the Chemistry program meets the undergraduate criteria established by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is included in the ACS list of approved programs. Students who complete the ACS requirements will be certified to the Society upon graduation.


Bachelors of Science in Environmental Chemistry 

Recomemnded for those interested in combining training in traditional chemistry with the ability to apply that knowledge to environmental problems. This concentration prepares students for employment or graduate study in this field.

 

B.S. and B.S. Engineering Dual-Degree in Chemistry and Engineering

Recommended for those interested in chemical engineering. Stockton has established five-year dual-degree programs in liberal arts and engineering with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Rowan University, and Rutgers University. Under this option, chemistry majors will spend their first three years at Stockton and last two years at NJIT, Rowan, or Rutgers. The dual-degree program is described in more detail in the Engineering program guide.


Bachelor of Arts in Chemsitry with Education Concentration

Recommended for those wishing to pursue a career as a high school chemistry teacher. This concentration includes education and related courses necessary for certification in the State of New Jersey.


Minor in Chemistry

The minor is a link connecting the realms of physical, life, and applied sciences, making it a valuable addition to your science and engineering education.

 


Coursework

Degree Works Curriculum & Transfer Equivalency Tool

To see the curriculum for your area of interest you’ll use the web program, Degree Works. This service is accessible even if you are not currently a student with Stockton University.

Current students exploring the various paths towards degree completion should access the "what if" option in their Degree Works through the portal.

Instructions on How to Use Curriculum Tool

 

Learn more about the Chemistry program ELO's.  These essential learning outcomes guide all Stockton University students from first-year through graduation to the intellectual and marketable talents needed to prepare for personal and professional success in the 21st century.

Essential Learning Outcomes

 

Faculty

Dmytro Berbasov

Dmytro Berbasov

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
609.626.3595 |  USC2 - 203
Erin E. Brown (Podlesny)

Erin E. Brown (Podlesny)

Associate Professor of Chemistry / BCMB
609.626.3426  | USC - 219
Pamela Cohn 

Pamela Cohn 

Associate Professor of Chemistry
609.626.3547 | USC - 221
Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
USC - 319 | 609.652.4464
Kristen A. Hallock-Waters 

Kristen A. Hallock-Waters 

Associate Professor of Chemistry
USC - 315 | 609.652.4479
Steve Kalman

Steve Kalman

Associate Professor of Chemistry
USC - 316 | 609.652.4946
Kelly A. Keenan

Kelly A. Keenan

Professor of Chemistry / BCMB
USC - 217 | 609.652.4558
Daniel W. Ki

Daniel W. Ki

Associate Professor of Chemistry
USC2 - 306 | 609.626.5519
Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
USC2 - 218 | 609.626.3125
Robert J. Olsen

Robert J. Olsen

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
USC2 - 208 | 609.626.5583
Barry Pemberton

Barry Pemberton

Associate Professor of Chemistry 
USC - 216 | 609.652.4611
Elizabeth Pollock

Elizabeth Pollock

Associate Professor of Chemistry / BCMB
USC - 215 | 609.626.3573
GorDan Reeves

GorDan Reeves

Associate Professor of Chemistry
USC - 317 | 609.626.3822
Marc L. Richard

Marc L. Richard

Associate Professor of Chemistry
USC - 320 | 609.652.4368
Christine Snyder

Christine Snyder

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
USC - 321 | 609.626.6030
Lori Vermeulen

Lori Vermeulen

Professor of Chemistry
USC1 - 317 | 609.652.4852
Aaron Wolrab

Aaron Wolrab

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
USC - 314 | 609.626.6848

 

LiaFaherty

LiaFaherty

Chemistry Adjunct Faculty
Victoria Hall

Victoria Hall

Chemistry Adjunct Faculty
Carisa Lautner

Carisa Lautner

Chemistry Adjunct Faculty
Kimberly Raring

Kimberly Raring

Chemistry Adjunct Faculty
Joseph Russell

Joseph Russell

Chemistry Adjunct Faculty
John Sokol

John Sokol

Chemistry Adjunct Faculty
Alexandra Steen

Alexandra Steen

Chemistry Adjunct Faculty
Richard Walters

Richard Walters

Chemistry Adjunct Faculty

 

Opportunities

Many Chemistry students choose to perform off campus work in a government, university or industrial laboratory, often as part of the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program. In addition, Stockton’s active Washington Internship program offers opportunities for placements in institutions like the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, or the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, located in the Washington, D.C. area. Academic credit will be granted for such experience, provided it contributes significantly to the student’s intellectual development. Credit will generally be contingent on a comprehensive report submitted after the experience is over. Students may choose to do some or all of their independent projects off campus.

 

 

Get Involved

The Chemistry Society is a Stockton student organization that fosters awareness of issues and concerns in the field of chemistry. This club is affiliated with the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is active in the South Jersey section of the ACS.

 

Careers

Successful completion of a degree program in Chemistry may be considered the initial step toward employment in industrial- or public-sector positions, including chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, sales, testing and evaluation, regulation and basic or applied research. It can also serve as a foundation for advanced study in science, human or veterinary medicine or dentistry, and for teaching at the secondary school or college level. Graduates of Stockton’s Chemistry program have, in fact, been successful in all of these areas. 


Potential Careers

There is a wide variety of jobs within chemical sciences. 

  • Pharmacologist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Analytical or physical chemist
  • Synthetic or organic chemist
  • Oceanographer
  • Materials scientist
  • Educator
  • Physician Assistant
  • Water chemist
  • Geochemist
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Dentist
  • Physician
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapist
  • Radiologist
  • Dental hygienist

The connections you made with your professors and preceptors are invaluable resources for your career planning. Beyond providing assistance on coursework and scheduling, they can give you guidance in planning for your post-college career. 

In addition, we have a student Career Center that is available to guide you through your career development journey - from CV writing, interview prep or general guidance.