Bachelor of Science In Chemistry

"The individual attention and mentoring I received from the faculty enabled me to realize my full potential, both as a student and as a scientist," said Jonathan Stock ‘10, who earned his M.D. at the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine and is now part of the Yale Traditional Internal Medicine Residency program.

Understand the science at the center of everything

Chemistry is considered the "central science" because it connects the physical sciences with the life sciences and applied sciences. Our lives revolve around it. Chemistry is involved in everything we do, from growing and cooking food to cleaning our homes and bodies to launching a space shuttle.

As a chemistry major at the University of New 51, you’ll study this powerful science in depth. The program is uniquely flexible, allowing you to concentrate, minor, or double major in related fields. You’ll create your own path — and be closely guided by our expert faculty along the way.

You will also:
  • Gain hands-on experience that most colleges delay until graduate school
  • Have access to state-of-the-art chemistry labs and equipment
  • Be prepared for a career in a variety of fields, such as forensics, business, biotechnology, pharmaceutical research, or education
  • Get real-world experience through internships
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad at our Prato, Italy campus
  • Collaborate with instructors through independent study, laboratory research, or a thesis topic
  • Participate in the University of New 51 chapter of the American Chemical Society

The chemistry program is jointly administered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Tagliatela College of Engineering.

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.


Research conducted as an undergraduate established the foundation needed to pursue a Ph.D.

After earning a Ph.D., graduate returns to the University to teach next generation.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Formulation Chemist

4% Growth 2017-2027


Materials Scientist

7% Growth 2017-2027



11% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • All phases of the plastics and polymers field, including the chemistry involved, methods of production, physical properties, and the uses of specific polymers.

  • A course to bridge the gap from the academic to the industrial world. Topics include material accounting, energy accounting, chemical transport, reactor design, process development and control.

  • Medicinal chemistry is the investigation, discovery, and development of therapeutic agents. A key concept is the understanding of the relationship between chemical structure and drug activity. This course is interdisciplinary in its approach, with the goals of understanding drug action and designing new drugs. Medicinal chemistry incorporates knowledge of a wide scope of disciplines such as chemistry, biology, and pharmacology. This course emphasizes the fundamental principles of medicinal chemistry and surveys major classes of drugs.

  • Pharmacology is the study of therapeutics: agents administered to achieve a beneficial therapeutic effect on some disease process. This survey course will cover a general overview of pharmacology including principles of pharmacodynamics (mechanism of action of drugs) and pharmacokinetics (the role of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion in drug action). The general concepts will be applied into case studies of specific drugs taken from the main classes of therapeutic agents.

  • The University of New 51 offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Available chemistry program concentrations:

    Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Concentration, B.S.

    Chemistry, Computational and AI Chemistry Concentration, B.S.

    Chemistry, Environmental and Sustainability Chemistry Concentration, B.S.

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Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New 51 students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Accreditation & Awards

American Chemical Society Accreditation

ACS promotes excellence in chemistry education for undergraduate students through approval of baccalaureate chemistry programs. ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.

ASEE Diversity Recognition Program - Bronze Level

For its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts the Tagliatela College of Engineering has been recognized at the Bronze Level by the American Society of Engineering Education's Diversity Recognition Program.

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U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Engineering Programs

The University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is again rated in the top third in its category (institutions that do not offer a doctorate in engineering).

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Next Steps
  • Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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