Welcome to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Registration is open for Summer 2024 courses. All courses are open for self-registration. Come in-person to chemistry office, RE206 during regular business hours if you have difficulty registering for the courses due to pre-req issues or closed lab sections.
Fall 2024 Schedule and Department Pre-registration: Department pre-registration is during the week of April 3. Stay tuned and take advantage of the pre-registration. Class schedule and Pre-registration forms will be available in the chemistry office after March 20.

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 BS, BS/MS and MS degrees in Chemistry with specializations in Chemistry and in Biochemistry.  In conjunction with secondary education, we also offer BA in chemistry education leading to NY state 7-12 chemistry certification. 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.

Chemistry MS Program

The Chemistry MS program offers coursework and laboratory training for students preparing for careers in health, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, and computational areas, or who plan to pursue PhD programs. Financial support is available for qualified stude​nts through fellowships, or positions as teaching or research assistants.

Recent Publications

Chen Group


Choi Group
Hersh Group


Jang Group


Rotenberg Group


Pathak Group


Mirkin Group


Wang Group


Office Information

Chair: Dr. Jianbo Liu

Deputy Chair: Dr. Sanjai Pathak

Secretary: Ms. Elizabeth L. Zoiner

Office Assistant: Ms. Kelly Barth

Remsen 206

Tel: 718-997-4100, 4482​

Email: kelly.barth@qc.cuny.edu


Advising Hours

Advising Hours: In-person advising has resumed. Students can choose in-person or zoom advising on all days of the work week during the semester. Email kelly.barth@qc.cuny.edu to schedule appointment with advisor. Spring 2024 advising hours

Free Chemistry tutoring: Chemistry Honor Society and Queens College Learning Commons provide free tutoring services for chemistry students. Click here for Chem Honor Society Tutoring Information.


Department News and Events



  • LI- ACS Seminar  Mar 7, 2024 6:45 PM online link to register. Prof Jole Fiorito, NYIT. Title: “Optimizing the metabolic stability of phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors”
  • Department Seminar Feb 28 11:15 AM Remsen 105 –  Prof Guoqi Zhang, John Jay College. Title: “Molecular Earth-Abundant Metal Catalysts for Hydrogenation and Hydrofunctionalization”

Spring 2024 seminar schedule


  • Sixth Annual Reimagining Science and Technology Education Conference:  APRIL 19, 2024. Keynote Speaker is JR Harris, QC alumni, explorer, adventurer and author of “Way Out There“. Register for the event. We particularly welcome high school science teachers/students and administrators interested in science education.
  • The 27th annual Thomas Hayden Chemistry Demo Show is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday Jan 7, 2025. For more information, contact Prof. Pokay Ma (Pokay.Ma@qc.cuny.edu).