“Nothing can be more certain than this: that we are just beginning to learn something of the wonders of the world on which we live and move and have our being.” – William Ramsay, 1852 to 1916

What is Chemistry?

Chemistry is the central science—the one that connects sciences (such as biology, physics, and medicine) to one another.

It’s fundamental to understanding the natural world around us—the substances, properties and the processes in which they interact.

At Saint Peter’s University you’ll be guided by experts to gain a solid foundation in the principles and applications of chemistry.

Some key areas include organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and more.

Chemists answer questions like

  • What is the role of energy in chemical processes?
  • How can we interpret and analyze chemical data?
  • How is a chemical change different from a physical change?

What makes Chemistry at Saint Peter’s University different?

Our comprehensive Jesuit education is the best preparation for a life of impact.

At Saint Peter’s University, you will learn from mentors in the classroom and experts in the field. They’ll get to know you as a student and a person.

Since we’re in Jersey City (and close to NYC), you’ll live and study close to countless professional and entertainment opportunities.

And if you take part in lab work, research or internships, you’ll gain invaluable practical experience that will increase your confidence in any work environment.

We offer three concentrations: Education, Medicinal Chemistry and Forensic Science.

Courses you can take include:

  • Chemical Principles
  • Chemistry & Cooking: Perfect Together
  • Forensic Science
  • The Science of Art
  • Medicinal Chemistry

What can I do with a Chemistry degree?

As a Peacock with a degree in chemistry, you can choose from a wide variety of engaging and fulfilling careers.

Because chemistry is crucial to so many fields, the depth of knowledge you will gain in chemical theories and lab skills will position you as an in-demand candidate in your chosen career, graduate program or continuing research.

Peacocks can pursue professions like:

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Industrial Chemist
  • And more!

A Chemistry degree from Saint Peter’s University will give you the professional skills to lead any career with the confidence of a Peacock!