College of Life Sciences


Bachelor of Science


East Falls


On Campus


124 - 125


4 Years

Learn chemistry in the context of global issues and participate in research early on in the BS in Chemistry program. Faculty members incorporate real-world data in the classroom, giving students a crucial combination of research and laboratory skills.

Application Process & Deadlines

NOVEMBER 1 - Early Action
MARCH 1 - Regular Decision
JUNE 1 - Transfer Applicants

Application Requirements & Instructions

Program Overview

You will be a sought-after candidate for scientific careers or graduate programs, thanks to professional research and presentation experience, and close faculty mentorship.

This active and collaborative program will prepare you for what’s next. You start collecting chemical knowledge and skills through core courses and shadowing faculty and upper-level student researchers. As a sophomore, you will start helping with authentic, real-world research projects – experience many biochemistry students don’t get until graduate programs. This is possible thanks to the individual attention you get in our small classes and our well-equipped research laboratories.


  • Small classes with one-on-one faculty guidance
  • Intensive, real-world research experience
  • Unique, faculty-designed experiments
  • Experience presenting before scientific community
  • Access to top internships, nationwide
  • Preparation for graduate school or careers in the non-profit, industrial, governmental, or medical realms

You will actively engage in real-world learning and research experiences that teach you to think critically, scientifically and innovatively.  You will be guided through semester-long research projects, rather than “cookbook” experiments, thoughtfully conceived by faculty members who are experts in the chemical sciences.

Your evolution as a researcher culminates with your senior research project, a year-long exploration into a pressing scientific issue that encapsulates the scientific process – with final presentation at a scientific conference, where you get valuable feedback from peers and professionals in the scientific community. 

In our rigorous program, our faculty will help you become a sought-after candidate for whatever plans you may have. Jefferson alumni work in top-ranked pharmaceutical companies, continue education in national and international graduate programs, and become published and patent-receiving researchers.  As a Jefferson chemistry graduate, any career in the chemical field is right at your fingertips.


Learn chemical knowledge and skills through core courses, shadow faculty and upper-level student researchers, help with real-world research projects, all while enjoying small class sizes.


You will gain experience in research beginning as early as sophomore year, present findings at scientific conferences, and potentially publish your own work in scientific journals.