The department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers education in basic chemistry and modern chemistry-related disciplines.

Our faculty carry out state-of-the-art research in a wide variety of experimental and theoretical fields, including bioanalysis, bio-organic and medicinal chemistry, biophysicsal chemistry, computational biology, nanomaterials, and proteomics. Northeastern University is an ideal place to meet the challenges that chemical professionals face daily through exciting co-op positions in local high-tech industries.


Graduate Degrees

The graduate programs offer opportunities for part-time and full-time study toward the Master of Science degree, and full-time study toward the Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry or an individually designed interdisciplinary program. An intellectually rigorous foundation of courses, plus research in a specialized area, prepares Ph.D. students for independent, original research and development in the chemical sciences.

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Undergraduate Degrees

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and, jointly with the Department of Biology, the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

The National Science Foundation has named the chemistry department a National REU site — Research Experiences for Undergraduates. The program allows undergraduate students to attend Northeastern University for 10 weeks over the summer and perform research in one of our professor’s laboratories.

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