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Chemistry Department


Chemistry is frequently called “the central science,” since chemists study the molecular nature of the world around them.  Further, chemistry shares close ties to physics, astronomy, biology, environmental science, geology and other sciences. 

At Queens, the Chemistry Department offers challenging majors in general chemistry and biochemistry, both leading to a versatile Bachelor of Science degree. Minors are offered in chemistry, environmental chemistry, and in three tracks in the physical sciences.

Research is an important part of the curriculum, and all students learn to design and carry out independent research projects as part of the analytical chemistry course sequence.

Internships help you explore your intended career and are also strongly encouraged.  Our students have held prestigious internships with a variety of employers, including the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the UNC-Chapel Hill Biomedical Lab, the Medical University of South Carolina, and GlaxoSmithKline’s pharmaceutical research unit.

Chemistry provides limitless options

Queens Chemistry majors have been accepted to graduate schools such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Medical College of Georgia, Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Auburn University.

Although many chemistry majors pursue laboratory work or one of the many fields in medicine, others find their career paths in technical writing, education, management, forensic science, veterinary science, non-profits, dental technology and even aviation!

Department Contact:

Greg Pillar, Chair Environmental Science and Chemistry

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