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Hofstra University's Chemistry Department
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Chemistry Degrees and Courses

Hofstra University's Department of Chemistry offers four different degree programs to best fit each student.


Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in Chemistry
    The BA in Chemistry prepares students for positions as: high school educators, corporate chemistry reps (working with chemical testing and supplying companies), and as lab technicians. This undergraduate program also serves as a foundation for graduate and doctoral programs such as: Forensic Science, Chemical Engineering, Secondary Education, Chemistry, Materials Science, and medical or dental school.

Bachelor of Science

  • Major in Chemistry
    (Accredited by the American Chemical Society)
    The BS in Chemistry equips our graduates to work as lab technicians, and chemistry sales/technicians. It is also designed for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in patent law, chemistry, materials science and other fields.
  • Major in Biochemistry
    A BS in Biochemistry prepares students to pursue graduate and doctoral programs such as: forensic science, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, molecular Biology, as well as medical, dental and pharmacy school and physician assistant programs.
  • Major in Forensic Science
    Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, pursue careers such as forensic science technician, crime scene investigators, and evidence collection specialist. This program also prepares students for medical school, dental school or graduate studies in Forensic Science, and chemistry.

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