Chemistry Department.


Chemistry Department

Program Overview

Drew’s chemistry majors share a love of science and apply their passion to many different areas: from biochemistry and medicines to the environment and synthesizing new materials. They use Drew’s state-of-the-art labs to study chemistry, and all students conduct research mentored by a faculty member or RISE Fellow. With our curriculum approved by the American Chemical Society, Drew’s graduates have great success in research, medicine, teaching and industry.  

State-of-the-Art Labs and Instruments

In addition to modern teaching labs, the chemistry department has over 1,500 square feet of laboratory space dedicated to faculty mentored student research and full suite of modern chemical instrumentation.

For those in the know, we have a 400 MHz NMR, LC-MS-MS, GC-MS, ICP-OES, and several FTIRs, UV-Vis and GCs and HPLCs.

If you don’t understand this alphabet soup, don’t worry — our chemistry majors not only learn what these acronyms stand for, they can also tell potential employers that they have hands-on experience with all these modern instruments.

Get Involved

The Drew University Chemistry Society (DUCS) welcomes all students interested in chemistry.

Throughout the year, DUCS members tie-dye lab coats, perform demos for preschoolers, give away the periodic table in cupcakes and make liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Congratulations to DUCS — they won acclaim for their forensics mystery, “Who Stole Ducky?” at the Liberty Science Center ChemExpo in October 2016.