Chemistry provides the solutions to many of the world’s most significant environmental, medical, and manufacturing problems. Chemists are scientists who study the structure, properties, and behavior of atoms and molecules. Chemists create new molecules and use instrumentation to characterize the chemical and physical properties these novel materials exhibit. Chemists receive rigorous training in mathematics and physics to connect their studies in theory to their experimental results.

Suffolk University's chemistry major offers an intensive, laboratory-based curriculum paired with opportunities for independent research on campus funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA. The sciences are housed in Suffolk’s newest building, the Samia Academic Center, featuring dedicated teaching labs and shared research facilities. At Suffolk, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re interested in biochemistry, marine biogeochemistry, or pharmacology and toxicology. Our faculty conduct research in a number of areas including computational chemistryelucidating reaction mechanismsenvironmental sciencebiochemistry, or analytical chemistry.

Suffolk's biochemistry major positions you well for careers in rapidly developing fields in the life sciences. More than half of recent graduates go on to work as lab technicians and research assistants in academic, biotech/pharma, and hospital labs. Many other alumni go on to health professional schools to become nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, and doctors or to a variety of graduate programs in biochemistry, food science, and pharmacology.

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Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

From analyzing complex compounds to connecting with National Science Foundation fellowships, you'll advance your scientific knowledge in our chemistry and biochemistry programs.

College of Arts & Sciences

The College offers a wide variety of programs, ranging from traditional majors such as Biology and Journalism, to new interdisciplinary programs such as Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Expand your mind and gain hands-on experience.

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Suffolk University’s College of Arts & Sciences will help you prepare for your future whether you decide to explore career options or continue your education and professional development.

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