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.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
- 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
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.
The Chemistry program has multiple concentrations of study:
- B.A. degree, appropriate as a general introduction to the physical sciences and for employment in chemistry.
- B.S. degree, suitable for employment or graduate study in chemistry and for professional programs in health-related fields.
- B.S. degree with American Chemical Society (ACS) Certification, 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.
- B.S. degree: Environmental Chemistry Concentration, suitable 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, 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.
- B.A. degree: Education Concentration, suitable 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.
To see the curriculum for your area of interest you’ll use the web program, Degree Works. This program is accessible even if you are not currently a student with Stockton University.
If you are a current student at Stockton University, access Degree Works through the portal, then choose the “what if” option to explore the various paths towards degree completion.
Prospective freshman or transfer students, can use the Curriculum & Transfer Equivalency Tool below. In addition, the program degree map below provides valuable degree information and is a guide to assist in planning academic coursework, but should not substitute academic advisement.
Instructions on How to Use Curriculum Tool
- At the next page you are prompted with three (3) options. Select the one that says “continue without signing in.”
- Respond to each prompt using the pull-down menu in the center of the page. [Please be patient. It may take a few seconds for the system to process your request. If you see a NO symbol, you need to wait a moment!]
- Enrollment dates (Choose intended semester attending)
- Intended level (Choose“undergraduate”)
- What degree you will pursue? (Choose “Bachelor of Science” or “Bachelor of Arts”)
- What is your intended major? (Choose “Biochemistry Molecular Biology”)
- What is your intended concentration? (Choose “General”)
- What is your intended minor? (Choose “none” or select one - it is not required)
- For prospective students, choose “I’m all done" button.
- For transfer students, use the “class” button to see how courses already taken fit into the Stockton degree path.
- You will see an overview of the degree you have selected, including all requirements.
- At the bottom of the screen, you could save or print worksheet.
Students majoring in other fields may also be certified with a Minor in Chemistry by completing the following requirements (26 credits):
- Chemistry I with laboratory
- Chemistry II with laboratory
- Chemistry III with laboratory
- Chemistry IV with laboratory
- One (1) of the following upper-level courses:
- Survey of Instrumentation
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Laboratory Methods I
- Biochemical Laboratory Methods
- Advanced Organic/Organic Techniques
- One (1) additional, 4-credit Chemistry course at the 3000 or 4000 level
Note: Please refer to the current Academic Bulletin for specific information on minors in Chemistry and additional information on the Chemistry program. For specific information on courses, please use the
Catalog of Courses.
Erin E. Brown (Podlesny)
Kristen A. Hallock-Waters
Robert J. Olsen
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.
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.
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.
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There is a wide variety of jobs within chemical sciences.
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Overall employment of chemists and materials scientists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.
Employment of chemists is projected to grow 5 percent. In pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing, chemists will be needed to develop nanotechnology for medicinal uses. And in chemical manufacturing, these workers will be needed for improving environmental safety in the workplace and community.
Employment of materials scientists is projected to grow 3 percent. Materials scientists will be needed to develop cheaper, safer, and better quality materials for a variety of purposes, such as electronics, energy, and transportation.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Office of Institutional Research collects information on where our alumni land within six months of graduation. To learn more about Chemistry, use the Graduate Outcomes tool.
- Using the down arrow, uncheck 'All' and select 'Chemistry'
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.