Major in Chemistry

Become a chemist • Learn laboratory techniques • Impact your community

Get the lab experience you need.

You will be intentionally mentored by faculty in the chemistry major and have access to state-of-the-art labs to help you conduct and publish your research. At JBU you will receive the training in lab equipment and safety you need to enter the workforce, and practice problem-solving and interacting with scientific research.

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Get hands-on experience

Chemistry students learn to use and are certified on industry-standard lab equipment throughout their education.

Experience mentorship

JBU students in the chemistry major are strategically mentored by faculty from their freshman semester.

Write a thesis

Chemistry majors are required to publish a thesis from their undergraduate research. Some of our students are published in major journals!

Not sure which degree to choose?

Students interested in chemistry have several degree options based on future plans.

  • The B.S. in Biochemistry is an excellent option for students planning a professional health career and/or preparing for graduate work.
  • The B.A. in Chemistry is perfect for students who plan to enter the workforce immediately after completing the degree rather than attending a graduate or professional program.
  • The B.S. in Chemistry is the preferred option for students planning a professional health career in a field such as pharmacy or students preparing for graduate work.
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What to expect as a chemistry student at JBU


Get hands-on lab experience

Chemistry students receive extensive safety training of chemical handling and hazardous waste while working in a hands-on environment from their first semester.


Publish research

Work with faculty on their research initiatives or conduct your own undergraduate research projects to ultimately publish findings in national scientific journals.


Prepare for graduate school

Many chemistry students choose to continue their study in a particular field of interest with an advanced degree.



The future you starts here.

Equip yourself for a successful career and a life of purpose.