Are you considering majoring or minoring in chemistry?
The Department of Chemistry offers the following degrees: bachelor of science, bachelor of arts and bachelor of arts: chemistry teacher.
- The bachelor of science is the most rigorous course of study and is intended for students whose careers will be as chemists, including those planning further study in graduate school in chemistry or biochemistry.
- The bachelor of arts degree is advised for prehealth professionals, as it leaves time to pursue the necessary course work in biology required for professional programs. Students interested in medical or other professional schools are strongly advised to discuss their plans with the campus pre-professional adviser Dr. Steven Silbering.
- Students who are interested in teaching high school after graduation are advised to explore the bachelor of arts: chemistry teacher, as it leaves time to pursue course work in education.
Before you declare your major or minor, have a look at the specific degree requirements, given below:
- Degree Planner for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
- Degree Planner for the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
- Degree Planner for the Minor in Chemistry
- Degree Planner for the Minor in Biochemistry
A full description of each course can be found in the Brooklyn College Bulletin. After reviewing the information, please see the undergraduate adviser, Assistant Professor Emilio Gallicchio, below to declare your major.
If you are a transfer student and need to have credits evaluated, please bring a copy of your transcript, the syllabi and descriptions of the courses you wish to have evaluated, and the Brooklyn College Office of the Registrar's Transfer Evaluation Credit form to the undergraduate adviser, Assistant Professor Emilio Gallicchio, for evaluation.
Chemistry Undergraduate Advisers
The general undergraduate adviser for the department of Chemistry is Assistant Professor Emilio Gallicchio:
- Set up an appointment by e-mailing Assistant Professor Gallicchio.
Assistant Professor Gallicchio is best contacted by e-mail. Indicate your name and CUNYfirst EMPLID number, if available, to set up an in-person appointment or ask a question.
For advisement and registration assistance for specific courses, please contact:
- General Chemistry: Professor Joann Mathias
- Organic Chemistry: Professor Gail Horowitz
- Biochemistry: Professor Terry Dowd
Again, advisers are best contacted by e-mail. Indicate your name and CUNYfirst EMPLID number, if available, to set up an in-person appointment or ask a question.
Careers in Chemistry
Are you wondering about the value of a chemistry degree for postgraduate education and in the professional job market?
General information about the chemistry degree:
For medical professions:
For scientific professions:
For legal and business professions:
Contact the chemistry undergraduate adviser and the prehealth professionals adviser Dr. Steven Silbering to learn more about how a degree in chemistry can help you stand out in the professional world.
For Undergraduate Students
- Chemistry Dept. David Davidson Memorial Summer Research Award - application form
- Chemistry Dept. Arnold and Ruth T. Kaufman Undergraduate Chemistry Research Award - application form
- CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Awards
- CUNY Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) summer research support
- Cancer research opportunities at Dana Farber and John Hopkins. Available to Brooklyn College Students. Both provide funding of up to $7,500 for students, which is provided by a Brooklyn College alumnus and his wife (Bernie and Ethel Garil). Deadline to apply for either is February 22.
- Stacey Garil Womack Memorial Summer Internship Award For Students Considering a Career in Cancer Research.
- Michael Garil Memorial Summer Internship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for Students Considering Careers in Cancer Research.
- Paid summer externship list and database at the Magner Career Center.
- MARC Program. For students wishing to enter Ph.D. programs for careers in research (other than clinical medicine).
- The CASE program at Brooklyn College
- American Chemical Society Nichols Award for summer research
- NSF Summer undergraduate research awards
- Barry Goldwater scholarships
- Hertz Fellowships (Physical, Biological, Engineering Sciences)
- Soros Fellowships for New Americans
- Fulbright U.S. Student Award Program