Launch Your Career in Science

Chemistry students at Rider have challenging and engaging experiences in the five areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, physical chemistry and biochemistry. Learn in a stimulating classroom environment that encourages student, faculty collaboration and hands-on learning starting your first-year.


Admission Requirements

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How to apply

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A Formula for Your Career

Rider’s education in chemistry serves as a solid stepping stone for pursuing careers in academia, government, medicine, health care and research. Our graduates are qualified to go into medical school, dental school or other health related training programs. They can also delve right into research programs in graduate or Ph.D. programs across the country.

Where can a degree in chemistry lead you? 

  • Graduate schools including: Harvard, Yale, Princeton University, Cornell University, University of Indiana, University of Illinois, Purdue University, Rutgers, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University and more!
  • Alumni are working in companies such as Bristol Myers-Squib, Merck, Exxon-Mobil, Colgate and Firmenich
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Major Requirements

Chemistry students have the flexibility to customize their educational experience. Select from our bachelor of arts (B.A.) or our more intensive bachelor of science (B.S.) program. 

Our B.S. program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and students who graduate with this degree will be certified and recognized by the ACS.

Take Matter Into Your Own Hands

Understand the nature of science and the scientific method with Rider’s abundant opportunities for research. Take on hands-on learning outside the classroom through lab and fieldwork and uncover new discoveries by completing research projects alongside our leading faculty.

How to Apply

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Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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Transferring to Rider

Interested in transferring to Rider for chemistry?

Visit the Community College Agreements page to see the community colleges Rider partners with and the courses that transfer for each major.


Chemistry (B.A./B.S.)

Alexander Grushow

Professor, Department Chair

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grushow [at]


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