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Chemistry and Biochemistry

We offer Chem371 during summer 2016. Call the department or visit course page for more details



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About Us

The Queens College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers American Chemical Society-certified courses in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Our undergraduate and graduate programs include existing BA, BA/MA and MA degrees in Chemistry with specializations in Chemistry and in Biochemistry, and pending thesis-based M.S. degrees in these disciplines.  We strive to offer an integrated, broad-based, challenging educational experience to imbue students with the intellectual, experimental, and on-line interactive skills necessary to perform effectively in any field related to the chemical and biochemical sciences. The educational goals and pre-professional training of our programs are designed to deepen a student’s molecular perspective of the natural world with modern, quantitative and mechanism-based approaches, and to equip the student with the skills needed to thrive in the workplace.

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Recent Awards:

Congratulations to Prof. Eric Block, 2016 recipient of ACS's Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products. Dr. Block, a Queens native and QC alumni is currently a distinguished professor at SUNY Albany.

Thomas Sangiorgi recognized as Dailynews' Hometown Hero in Education on Sep. 17, 2014

$2M grant from Senator Avella to renovate science lab

QC Students Win Gold Medals at the 2015 LI-ACS challenge

NSF Career Grants to Dr. Jianbo Liu and Dr. Seogjoo Jang



Queens College CUNY is a EO/AA employer ​


 Office Information

Chair: Susan Rotenberg
Dept. Office: Remsen 206
Phone: 718-997-4100, 4482 or 4191

General inquiries:
Ms. Linda Didomenick

PhD program in chemistry:
Undergraduate Program Advisors:
Profs. Yu Chen, Wilma Saffran, Gopal Subramaniam
Masters Program Advisors:
Profs. Wilma Saffran & Uri Samuni
Chemistry Stockroom: LINK
Workshop for advanced chem students: Spring2016 schedule
Free tutoring by CHS - Spring 2016 hours


 Graduate Center Ph.D. Program



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