The Chemistry major at Caldwell University is designed to prepare students for immediate employment as a chemist or for entry into health professional careers and admission to graduate/professional schools. The University also offers a scholarship program for eligible students. Requirements for the various tracks are described below.
Caldwell University has designed a chemistry major with tracks to support a variety of student interests and career goals.
BENEFITS OF THE CHEMISTRY PROGRAM AT CALDWELL UNIVERSITY
- Personalized attention and small class size
- Caldwell Scholars Program
- Faculty mentoring
- Opportunity for faculty directed student research
The department offers a B.S. in Biology; a B.S. in Chemistry; a B.S. in Health Science; and a B.S. in Medical Technology. A pre-medical post-baccalaureate certificate program is also available to college graduates who wish to complete requirements for admission to medical and other health professional schools.
The chemistry major at Caldwell University has three objectives. Upon completion of the major, graduates will be able to:
- apply their knowledge and understanding of chemical principles to evaluate (analyze and draw
conclusions) complex chemical problems.
- compose a report incorporating literature or laboratory based research and course work theory.
- communicate the results of laboratory based projects to professional audiences effectively.
Recent research and presentations in chemistry by Caldwell University students and faculty include:
- “Quantitative Analysis of Caffeine and Aspirin in Medications”, presented in poster session format at ICFNJ at Liberty Science Center, March 2014, Luisi, Musz*, Ojeda and Scimone,
- “Synthesis and Melting Point Trends of Lauroyl, Myristoyl, and Palmitoyl Mixed Triesters of 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)ethane”, poster presentation at New Jersey Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Apr 2011, Loughnane, Phung*, Sinanan, Vander Valk, Casani, Scimone, and Scimone,
- “Reactivity of Activated Deineophiles in the Diels Alder Reaction” presentation at New Jersey Academy of Sciences annual meeting in April 2009 (Rutgers University) abstract published in The Bulletin, Nov. 2009, Abdulrahamn, Everett, Scimone.
- “A Green Chemistry Synthesis: Bleach Oxidation of Primary and Secondary Alcohols to Their Corresponding Aldehydes and Ketones” presentation at New Jersey Academy of Sciences annual meeting in April 2007 (Kean University) abstract published in The Bulletin, Nov. 2007, Bobbitt, Cordasco, Scimone.
Careers in Chemistry
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A CHEMISTRY MAJOR?
Chemistry is a central science. A degree in chemistry can open doors to career paths in many different fields such as:
- Drugs and Pharmaceutical industry
- Food and Agriculture
- Material Science and Technology
- Cosmetic Industry; Fragrance and Flavors manufacturers
- Environmental Science and Protection
- Patent Law
- Science Policy Experts in Government Agencies such as the FDA, EPA and OSHA
- Secondary Education as Chemistry Teachers
- College Professors and Administrators
- Graduate Study in many areas such as biochemistry, food science, forensic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and polymer chemistry.
- Admission to Health Professional Schools such as medical schools, dental schools and an array of health science graduate professional schools.
- and more …