Chemistry

Chemistry Senior Symposium Presenters

Chemistry Senior Symposium Presenters

American Chemical Society Award Recipients

American Chemical Society Award Recipients

Chemistry Graduates Have a Variety of Post Graduation Opportunities

Chemistry Graduates Have a Variety of Post Graduation Opportunities

The Chemistry (CHEM) program offerings are designed for students who want to become chemists, for those who would like to use chemistry to understand the behavior of living systems, and for those who wish to apply chemistry to problems in physics, geology, environmental studies or marine science.

It is also an appropriate degree program for students pursuing careers in engineering, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or science teaching at the secondary level.


About the Program

The program seeks to provide students an opportunity to acquire a sound foundation in chemistry, and to see its broader applications. Students are encouraged and expected to develop a comprehensive view of their subject as more than a simple sequence of courses. This requires attention to questions of methodology and intellectual style. Course offerings, laboratory experiments, seminars and independent study in the program are tailored to the background and goals of the individual student as much as possible. As the student progresses, emphasis shifts from relatively structured classroom and laboratory experiences to activities that require increasing independence and initiative on the student’s part. Undergraduate research is an integral part of the typical experience in the laboratory for juniors and seniors.

Program Coordinator:

Kristen A. Hallock-Waters
Associate Professor of Chemistry
609.652.4479 | USC - 315
Kristen.Hallock-Waters@stockton.edu 

 

Program Features

  • All lecture classes taught by Ph.D. level faculty members, not graduate students.
  • All instruments and equipment in the laboratories are available for undergraduate use
  • Advanced instrumentation often used in teaching laboratories
  • AllCHEMandBCMB majors complete a senior project
    • Research done in conjunction with a faculty mentor on campus or as an off-campus internship
    • Can span multiple semesters for credit of non-credit
    • Graduating seniors present research at Senior Research Symposium at the end of each semester

Curriculum

Chemistry provides an understanding of the behavior of living systems, and for those who wish to apply chemistry to problems in physics, geology, environmental science or marine science. It is also an appropriate degree program for students pursuing careers in engineering, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or science teaching at the secondary level.

The Chemistry program has multiple concentrations of study:

  1. B.A. degree, appropriate as a general introduction to the physical sciences and for employment in chemistry.
  2. B.S. degree, suitable for employment or graduate study in chemistry and for professional programs in health-related fields.
  3. B.S. degree with American Chemical Society (ACS) Certification, for those wishing a traditional, intensive background in chemistry. This curriculum of the Chemistry program meets the undergraduate criteria established by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is included in the ACS list of approved programs. Students who complete the ACS requirements will be certified to the Society upon graduation.
  4. B.S. degree: Environmental Chemistry Concentration, suitable for those interested in combining training in traditional chemistry with the ability to apply that knowledge to environmental problems. This concentration prepares students for employment or graduate study in this field.
  5. B.S. and B.S. Engineering Dual-Degree in Chemistry and Engineering, for those interested in chemical engineering. Stockton has established five-year dual-degree programs in liberal arts and engineering with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Rowan University, and Rutgers University. Under this option, chemistry majors will spend their first three years at Stockton and last two years at NJIT, Rowan, or Rutgers. The dual-degree program is described in more detail in the Engineering program guide.
  6. B.A. degree: Education Concentration, suitable for those wishing to pursue a career as a high school chemistry teacher. This concentration includes education and related courses necessary for certification in the State of New Jersey

 

Curriculum Worksheets

To see the curriculum for your area of interest you’ll use the web program, Degree Works. This program is accessible even if you are not currently a student with Stockton University.

  • If you are a current student at Stockton University, access your portal forDegree Works, then look for the “what if” option to explore the various paths towards degree completion.
  • Prospective freshman or transfer students use the button below: 

Check Current Curriculum & Transfer Equivalency


Instructions on How to Use Curriculum Tool

  • At the next page you are prompted with three (3) options. Select the one that says “continue without signing in.”

  • Respond to each prompt using the pull-down menu in the center of the page. [Please be patient. It may take a few seconds for the system to process your request. If you see a NO symbol, you need to wait a moment!]

Prompts include:

  • Enrollment dates (Choose intended semester attending)
  • Intended level (Choose“undergraduate”)
  • What degree you will pursue? (Choose “Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts”)
  • What is your intended major? (Choose “Chemistry”)
  • What is your intended concentration? (Choose “American Chemical Society”, “Dual Degree Engineering”, "Education", "Environmental Chemistry" or "General")
  • What is your intended minor? (Choose “none or select one - it is not required)
  • For prospective students, choose “I’m all done" button.
  • For transfer students, use the “class” button to see how courses already taken fit into the Stockton degree path.
  • You will see an overview of the degree you have selected, including all requirements.
  • At the bottom of the screen, you could save or print worksheet.

 

Minor

Students majoring in other fields may also be certified with a Minor in Chemistry by completing the following requirements (26 credits):

  • Chemistry I with laboratory
  • Chemistry II with laboratory
  • Chemistry III with laboratory
  • Chemistry IV with laboratory     

  • One (1) of the following upper-level courses:
    • Survey of Instrumentation
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Laboratory Methods I
    • Biochemical Laboratory Methods
    • Advanced Organic/Organic Techniques

  • One (1) additional, 4-credit Chemistry course at the 3000 or 4000 level


Note:  Please refer to the current Academic Bulletin for specific information on minors in Chemistry and additional information on the Chemistry program. For specific information on courses, please use the
Catalog of Courses.

Faculty

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Dmytro
Berbasov

Assistant Professor 
of Chemistry
609.626.3595 | USC2 - 203

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Erin E. 
Brown
(Podlesny)

Assistant Professor 
of Chemistry / BCMB
609.626.3426 | USC - 219

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Pamela
Cohn

Associate Professor 
of Chemistry
609.626.3547 | USC - 221

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Abioye
Fayiga

Visiting Assistant 
Professor of Chemistry
609.626.3127 | USC2 - 321.2
    

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Sarah
Gray

Assistant Professor 
of Chemistry
609.652.4464 | USC - 319

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Kristen A.
Hallock-Waters

Associate Professor 
of Chemistry
609.652.4479 | USC - 315

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Steve
Kalman

Assistant Professor 
of Chemistry
609.652.4946 | USC - 316

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Kelly A.
Keenan

Associate Professor 
of Chemistry / BCMB
609.652.4558 | USC - 217
    

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Wooseok
Ki

Assistant Professor 
of Chemistry
609.626.5519 | USC2 - 306

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Jennifer
Martin

Assistant Professor 
of Chemistry
609.626.3125 | USC2 - 218

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Robert J.
Olsen

Assistant Professor 
of Chemistry
609.626.5583 | USC2 - 208

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Barry
Pemberton

Assistant Professor 
of Chemistry
609.652.4611 | USC - 216
 

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Elizabeth
Pollock

Associate Professor of 
Chemistry / BCMB
609.626.3573 | USC - 215

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Shanthi
Rajaraman

Associate Professor of 
Chemistry / BCMB
609.652.4401 | USC - 220

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GorDan
Reeves

Assistant Professor
of Chemistry
609.626.3822 | USC - 317

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Marc L.
Richard

Associate Professor
of Chemistry
609.652.4368 | USC - 320
 

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Christine
Snyder

Assistant Professor
of Chemistry
609.626.6030 | USC - 321

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David
Teager

Visiting Assistant 
Professor of Chemistry
609.626.3184 | USC - 314.2

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Lori
Vermeulen

Professor
of Chemistry
609.652.4852 | USC2 - 206

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Aaron
Wolrab

Assistant Professor
of Chemistry
609.626.6848 | USC - 314

 

Doreen Goldberg
David Berrett

David Berrett, Chemistry Adjunct Faculty

LiaFaherty

LiaFaherty, Chemistry Adjunct Faculty

Victoria Hall

Victoria Hall, Chemistry Adjunct Faculty

Carisa Lautner

Carisa Lautner, Chemistry Adjunct Faculty

William McGuigan

William McGuigan, Chemistry Adjunct Faculty

Kimberly Raring

Kimberly Raring, Chemistry Adjunct Faculty

Adam Redding

Adam Redding, Assistant Director Academic Science Labs & Field Facilities /  Chemistry Adjunct Faculty

Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti, Chemistry Adjunct Faculty

 

Opportunities

Many Chemistry students choose to perform off campus work in a government, university or industrial laboratory, often as part of the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program. In addition, Stockton’s active Washington Internship program offers opportunities for placements in institutions like the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, or the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, located in the Washington, D.C. area. Academic credit will be granted for such experience, provided it contributes significantly to the student’s intellectual development. Credit will generally be contingent on a comprehensive report submitted after the experience is over. Students may choose to do some or all of their independent projects off campus.

Get Involved

The Chemistry Society is a Stockton student organization that fosters awareness of issues and concerns in the field of chemistry. This club is affiliated with the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is active in the South Jersey section of the ACS. 

Careers

Successful completion of a degree program in Chemistry may be considered the initial step toward employment in industrial- or public-sector positions, including chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, sales, testing and evaluation, regulation and basic or applied research. It can also serve as a foundation for advanced study in science, human or veterinary medicine or dentistry, and for teaching at the secondary school or college level. Graduates of Stockton’s Chemistry program have, in fact, been successful in all of these areas.

Sample list of potential careers:

Pharmacologist
Geochemist
Pharmacist
Chemical engineer
Toxicologist
Physical therapist
Forensic scientist
Water chemist
Radiologist
Analytical or physical chemist
Educator
Dental hygienist
Synthetic or organic chemist
Physician
Physician Assistant
Oceanographer
Veterinarian
 
Materials scientist
Dentist