Degree Options: Major, Minor
Locations: Rose Hill
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We call it “the central science.”
Chemistry is the study of matter: its properties, structures, and changes. It’s the common link between virtually every science, including astronomy, physics, biology, and geology. If you think about it, everything involves chemistry. And we think about it with rigor and creativity here at the Department of Chemistry at Fordham, an American Chemical Society approved program.
You get a solid foundation in modern chemical theory through rigorous coursework and hands-on laboratory experience. You’ll use state-of-the-art instrumentations to understand organic, physical, analytical, inorganic, and biochemistry. You’ll join faculty mentors in ongoing research projects—and by junior and senior year, you'll be able to present and publish your research.
You will learn to work independently, develop scientific writing skills, engage in responsible and safe work habits, and get trained in the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation.
Get published as an undergraduate? It happens routinely in the chemistry department at Fordham. Research conducted in our department appears in peer-reviewed journals and at scientific conferences all over the U.S.
But you’ll learn more than chemistry. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, history, mathematics, languages, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education. We want you to excel in your field—and as a human being.