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Kean University has developed a comprehensive Climb Higher Restart Plan for the Spring 2021 semester. Please visit the Return to Campus page to find details and contact information for student services, admissions and more.

What You Learn

Work with the latest technology to prepare for a career as a chemist or a teacher upon graduation.

  • Conduct research in state-of-the-art labs, 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 chemistry major 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 Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology buildings

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 ’01
Lead Innovation Scientist
Abena Antwi '01, Lead Innovation Scientist

The Classroom and Beyond

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

After Kean

Alumni from our chemistry program are  employed in various industries throughout the United States. Sample job titles include:

Chemical engineer

Chemistry teacher

Chemical technician

Forensic scientist


Research scientist

#3 Pharmaceutical Hub

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

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