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Chemistry, B.S.

Chemistry is the study of the structure and reactivity of matter as it relates to the world around us.

Take the first step toward a career as an orthodontist or pediatrician, ranked among the best jobs by U.S. News & World Report, and pursue the best major for the jobs, Chemistry.

Chemistry is an excellent foundation for medical, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant or physical therapy schools. As a Chemistry student, you will study from a varied and intensive curriculum. Our small classes and laboratory sections provide an optimal learning environment in which you will benefit from the knowledge and experience of faculty. Our undergraduate research program is a vital asset for acceptance into graduate and medical schools. We emphasize problem solving, quantitative skills, technology, imagination, and proficiency in written and oral communication.

The baccalaureate Chemistry program is accredited by the American Chemical Society for the professional training of chemists.


Internships are available at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, the State of Connecticut Crime Lab, Ensign-Bickford Industries, Pfizer, and Loctite Corporation, to name a few.


The Chemistry program requires 40 credits of major class work and well as 16 credits of supporting course work, all with a grade of C or better.


Dr. Ellen Anderson, Chair

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Reading Time: 2 minutes The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is a staple on the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) campus. Throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, the CAE staff and its peer tutors moved beyond the Center’s walls: first, by enlisting the USJ community to help reunite a military service dog with his veteran handler, and then by presenting

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