Welcome to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Registration is open for Summer/Fall 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.

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:  Email kelly.barth@qc.cuny.edu to schedule appointment with advisor.

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.

Major/Minor Forms: To declare a major/minor, Gen Chem 1 completion and department approval is required. Fill the online form (LINK) and send it to Kelly.Barth@qc.cuny.edu. Also, see program advisor during advising hours to plan your courses/career.  Dropping a major/minor DO NOT require department approval and students should submit the form to service help desk.

Department News and Events



    • Students Research Presentations May 13, 10:00 am RE105 – Schedule of presentations.
    • Department Spring 2024 graduation ceremony,  May 30, RE 101 after the main ceremony in the QUAD


  • 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).