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Kean University

What You Learn

  • Conduct research in state-of-the-art labs using the latest technology, discovering solutions to real-world problems
  • Think critically and creatively to adapt to changing social, economic and technological conditions
  • Prepare for a career in medicine, public health, research, technology, education and law
  • Develop the foundation needed to attend graduate school and earn a master’s or doctoral degree
  • Build a professional network through internships across the New York metropolitan area

The program is certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). You can pick one of several tracks that fit your career goals.

Program Options:

B.A. in Chemistry

B.A. in Chemistry | Preprofessional

B.S. in Chemistry | Expanded

B.S. in Chemistry | Chemical Instrumentation

B.S. in Chemistry | Forensic Option

B.A. in Chemistry | Teacher Certification

The chemistry program at Kean was exactly what I needed to succeed in a challenging field. I was hired at L’Oréal right before I graduated."

Abena Antwi
Lead Innovation Scientist, Burt's Bees
Abena Antwi '01, Lead Innovation Scientist

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to live on campus, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.


Kean students have the chance to conduct research with world-class faculty and present their findings at the annual Kean Research Days event.

Research days students at poster presentations. School and Clinical Psychology, LPC Qualification, Medical Technology

Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Kean students in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Northern Ireland 2023
Study Abroad

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs


Paul Belony, Ph.D., Lecturer Supratik Kar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
James Castiglione, Ph.D., Associate Professor Matthew Mongelli, D.Phil., Assistant Professor
Adriana Firooznia, Ph.D., Lecturer Heather Stokes-huby, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Jing Gao, Ph.D., Associate Professor Ity Sharma, D.Phil., Lecturer
Kenise Jefferson, Ph.D., Lecturer  

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New Jersey's national ranking by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

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