Chemistry, Biochemistry & Physics

In Their Own Words: Jeremy Madden ('07)
Jermy Madden

"the last thing I would have pictured myself working as would have been an engineer at Intel…I know I would not have been able to succeed..without the invaluable opportunities provided at Marist... Research was embraced..each professor encouraged us to both present at national conferences and to publish in well-known journals."

Chemistry, the central science, deals with the fundamental properties of substances andthe transformations they undergo. Biochemistry links chemistry to life processes. Together, these laboratory sciences explain much of what goes on around and inside you, and form the foundation for many industries and advances in health care.

Marist offers degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, but not in Physics. We offer Physics courses in support of students majoring in other disciplines.  Find more information about our degree programs, the chemistry minor, and preparation for medical school or other schools of the health professions here.


Student Outcomes

 Chemistry graduate outcomes


Graduate Schools: 49% of our graduates continued to graduate schools including fully-funded doctoral programs at Columbia, Yale, Cornell, and Carnegie-Mellon.

Professional Schools: 19% of our graduates continued to schools in the health professions including Stony Brook Dental School, Wilkes University (Pharmacy), New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and New York Medical College.

Industry: 19% of graduates took positions in industry at companies such as Bayer Healthcare, Penwest Pharmaceuticals, Genzyme, and InvaGen Pharmaceuticals.

Honors and Awards: Our recent graduates include two Goldwater Scholars, two National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows, and Marist College Valedictorian, Salutatorian and General Excellence winners.

(updated April 2013)