B.A. in Chemistry

Chemistry | Rutgers University – Newark

Advising. All chemistry majors must meet with Dr. Huskey huskey@newark.rutgers.edu, the undergraduate advisor, before registration each semester.

Cheung and Senkowski Undergraduate Chemistry Scholarship Awards. The award competition is open to freshmen, sophomores and junior chemistry majors. Application forms are in the Chemistry office (room 232) or from Prof. Huskey (room 214). DEADLINE June 1.


Course Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

General Chemistry I,II 160:115,116
General Chemistry Laboratory I,II 160:113,114
Organic Chemistry I,II 160:335,336
Organic Chemistry Laboratory 160:331
Inorganic Chemistry I 160:313
Analytical Chemistry (Lecture) 160:223
Experimental Analytical Chemistry (Lab) 160:223
Physical Chemistry I,II 160:345,346
Inorganic Chemistry II 160:413
Writing and Presentation of Chemistry 160:350
Physical Chemistry Laboratory 160:427
Inorganic and Materials Chemistry Lab 160:448
Chemistry Seminar 160:453
Calculus II,III 640:136,252
Physics 750:203,204 or 750:213,214
Physics Laboratory  750:205,206

More detail about the major, including course prerequisites and course schedules, is available

in pdf format.


General Education Requirements

In addition to completing the major requirements, all students must meet the NCAS general education requirements , and have a total of at least 120 degree credits. For more information about graduation requirements and other details about undergraduate colleges at Rutgers-Newark, see the Rutgers-Newark Undergraduate Catalog

For first-year students starting at Rutgers Newark in Fall 2012 or later, the new general education requirements apply. These new requirements will apply to transfer students who start at Rutgers Newark in Fall 2014 or later.

To qualify for American Chemical Society certification, students must complete Biochemistry (160:581), one additional three-credit graduate chemistry course, and six credits of research (160:451,452), in addition to the requirements for the B.A. degree.



Chemical Research (160:451,452) is a course for Rutgers-Newark chemistry majors (usually juniors or seniors) doing independent research in a faculty research laboratory. Students must make special arrangements with a member of the faculty before registering for the course, and obtain a special permission number from Dr. Huskey. At the end of the semester, students must submit a report of their research progress.

The Minority Biomedical Research Program (MBRS) offers a broad range of research opportunities. Contact the MBRS office at 973-353-5772 for application information. Also check this MBRS news story for more details.

Every summer, the National Science Foundation sponsors undergraduate research universities (REU sites) throughout the U.S. Look out for postings in the early Spring semester. Students from Rutgers-Newark can apply to any of these programs. Most programs include a summer stipend and housing arrangements for student participants.

Additional undergraduate research opportunities my be found posted on the bulletin board near the elevator on the second floor of Olson Hall. These are usually posted in January and February.



The bulletin board on the second floor of Olson Hall has a selection of posters from various graduate programs in the US and Canada. In addition, Prof. Sheridan has many of the brochures and information on other programs in his office. Come by and take a look.

  1. ACS Directory of Graduate Research
  2. Petersons Guide: The Education and Career Center
  3. Chemistry Programs
  4. Welcome to the ETS Net (GRE Info)



  1. Rutgers College of Pharmacy
  2. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  3. List of Pharmacy Schools
  4. PharmWeb - Pharmacy Resources



The Career Development Center (CDC) in 313 Hill Hall (973-353-5311) is a valuable resource for Rutgers-Newark students seeking jobs or internships.

  1. ACS Careers Blog
  2. C&E News Job Ads
  3. Chemistry Job Openings Posted at CareerBuilder.com
  4. Rutgers-Newark Career Development Center



Rutgers-Newark students interested in careers in medicine should consult with the Pre-Health Advisor in room 306 of Hill Hall (973-353-5705).

  1. Rutgers-Newark Pre-Health Career Office
  2. American Association of Medical Colleges
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. American Dental Association