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What You Learn

  • Conduct real-world experiments in a state-of-the-art research environment
  • Earn your Bachelor of Science in chemistry in the first four years and a Master of Arts in instruction and curriculum in the fifth year
  • Gain research experience, as early as your freshman year, through the Research First Initiative
  • Pioneer chemical innovations in the laboratory and instructional advances within the classroom

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

Chemistry - STEM Teacher Education - 5-year B.S./M.A.

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.

Research First Initiative

Freshman honors students choose a research track, join a faculty-led research team and conduct real-world experimental research as part of their STEM education.

Kelly Bachovchin STEM student
Research First Initiative

Group Summer Scholars Research Program (GSSRP)

This six-week research experience pairs high school students with a faculty mentor to conduct scientific research

Group Summer Research Program
Group Summer Scholars Research Program (GSSRP)

The Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship

An incubator and accelerator for regional startup biotechnology companies doubles as a powerhouse for Kean students looking to launch biotech careers.

Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship student
The Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship


Job placement rate for STEM students after graduation


Options for Research First Initiatives


Median STEM salary compared to median U.S. annual income of $70,784

STEM student in 3d CAVE


The School of Integrative Science and Technology is home to a 3D Virtual Reality Computer Assisted Visual Enhancement (CAVE ™) system used in research projects and classroom activities. Wearing special goggles, participants experience an immersive 3D environment.

Generously funded by a National Science Foundation grant, Kean University was one of the first to offer access to this technology in the NY-NJ metropolitan area. Students working on CAVE ™ projects adapt game theory and programming to scientific problems.


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Kean's Teacher Education programs are nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  

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