48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers the Chemistry program of Rutgers University, a broad and comprehensive program of study.


The Chemistry program of Rutgers University may be completed in several ways. Various options permit students to select an area of concentration that reflects their particular interests and career goals. Course requirements for each of the majors are available through the list of options that appears below.

A bachelor's degree in chemistry and chemical biology provides a strong basis for a wide range of careers. A firm education in a physical science makes a student especially well qualified for direct employment or for graduate and professional studies in many areas of the basic and applied sciences.

Program Highlights

  • Capstone Courses: These courses are designed to make use of knowledge gained from the core curriculum in a way that fosters development of research and communication skills. They include Seminar in Chemistry, Internship in Chemistry, Senior Research Project and Honors Research in Chemistry.
  • Honors in Chemistry: The Department offers a Departmental Honors Program for seniors. Upon successful completion of the program, a special notation is added to the diploma. Candidates are expected to complete at least 3 credits per term in an independent research project, to write a paper on their research, and to make a presentation at the end of their senior year.
  • ACS Certification: The American Chemical Society, the major professional organization of chemists in the United States, certifies certain degree programs that meet its requirements. Three options for the Rutgers chemistry major (General ACS, Chemical Biology, and Environmental) lead to ACS certified degrees.
  • Rutgers Chemistry Society: The society is organized and run by undergraduate chemistry students. It promotes and develops education and career opportunities.
  • Undergraduate Research: Research provides realistic insights into the daily routines and working environment of a career chemist, and leads to close working relationships with faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. It provides the opportunity to obtain meaningful letters of recommendation that will carry significant weight with future employers or with graduate and professional schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Experimentation
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Experimental Physical Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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