Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Welcome to the Department of 
Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides rigorous undergraduate and master’s-level educational programs that prepare graduates for success in medical, industrial and academic careers. The department offers American Chemical Society (ACS)-certified Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Chemistry. Other students may add a minor in Chemistry to their existing degree. We also offer research-based Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. All of our graduate students and a significant number of our undergraduates conduct research with faculty, often resulting in coauthored research publications and presentations at local, regional, national or international meetings.

Upcoming Events

July 10 - Aug 20 Summer session #3
Aug 16 and 19 ACS exams for graduate students
Aug 20 New graduate student orientation
Aug 24 First day of classes for the fall semester
Sept 2 Labor Day holiday - campus closed


More News

June 15, 2024

Dr Abrol is awarded a 1-year NSF POSE grant

Dr Abrol has been awarded a NSF grant, titled “POSE: Phase I: Pathway to iCn3D-based Open-Source Ecosystem ...

June 1, 2024

Dr Abrol is awarded an NIH SuRE grant

Dr Abrol has been awarded an NIH SuRE grant (R16), to help continue work that he accomplished on his previous...

May 18, 2024

Chem/Biochem grads and award winners honored

This afternoon, before the formal college commencement ceremony, we held our department celebration with stud...


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B.A. Chemistry

The B.A. degree in Chemistry is designed for students who desire: (1) a strong chemistry background for careers in the health field (see advisor concerning additional necessary courses), (2) careers in industry, including textile chemistry, technical sales, government laboratories, patent law, library fields, etc., or (3) a single subject teaching credential (science, chemistry).

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B.S. Chemistry

The B.S. degree in Chemistry is designed to prepare students who desire to (1) pursue graduate work in chemistry, (2) work in industry or government laboratories, or (3) work in the fields of technical sales, hazardous materials testing and handling, chemical literature, or chemical patents. The curriculum for the B.S. degree in Chemistry has been …

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B.S. Biochemistry

The B.S. degree in Biochemistry is designed for students who desire: (a) pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, or pre-veterinary preparation, (b) graduate study in biochemistry, or (c) careers in the life sciences that require an understanding of biological phenomena at the molecular level. The curriculum for the B.S. degree in Biochemistry has been reviewed by the American …

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Minor in Chemistry

The minor in Chemistry allows students explore various aspects of chemistry.

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M.S. Chemistry

The M.S. degree in Chemistry is designed to prepare students for research-oriented careers in the chemical industry, for entry into doctoral programs at other institutions, or for teaching chemistry at institutions such as community colleges.

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M.S. Biochemistry

The M.S. in Biochemistry allows specialization in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology or bioorganic chemistry. The degree is intended for students desiring research-oriented careers in the chemical, biochemical or biotech industry; postsecondary chemistry/biochemistry teaching; or entry into Ph.D. programs.

Department Office

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Eucalyptus Hall, Room 2102
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8262

  • Phone: (818) 677-3381

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Business Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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