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:

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 the Spring 2016 semester is Assistant Professor Emilio Gallicchio:

  • Advising office hours: M 3PM-4PM and W 10AM-11AM, room 359NE
  • Set up an appointment by e-mailing Professor Gallicchio at

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:

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.

Awards and Fellowships Available to Chemistry Students

For Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students