Hofstra University's Chemistry department provides a nurturing environment where students can explore and discover science through coursework and research. Our curriculum for B.S. Biochemistry and B.S. Chemistry programs are accredited by the American Chemical Society, and require research, plus provide flexibility to choose from an array of advanced chemistry course topics.
Our recently renovated facilities are designed to promote hands-on learning and close interaction between faculty and students. Our majors become familiar with all of the instrumentation housed in our laboratories including Hofstra's 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance(NMR) spectrometer; high performance liquid and gas chromatographs (HPLC and GC) interfaced with mass spectrometers (LCMS and GC-MSD), capillary electrophoresis (CE), differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), UV-Vis spectrophotometers, fluorimeters, and Fourier-transform infrared spectrophotometers.
Every month during the academic year, the student chapter of the American Chemical Society brings in speakers from industry, government or graduate school to discuss their research and careers.
Students in the Department of Chemistry also have access to the American Chemical Society (ACS) journals, the world's largest professional scientific organization chartered by Congress. Many research students present their results at ACS meetings.
Hofstra University's Forensic Science program is part of the Department of Chemistry. Its multi-disciplinary approach means students take classes across many departments and schools, including the Maurice A. Deane School of Law. Internships give students the chance to apply the techniques they are learning in the classroom in actual investigative environments, including police departments, government crime labs and medical examiners' offices.