Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

(Division of Science)

Professor Stephen O’Brien, Chair • Department Office: MR 1024 • Tel: 212-650-8402

General Information

The City College offers the following Master’s Degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry:


5-Year BS/MS in Chemistry (see UG Bulletin)

"4 + 1" Accelerated Master’s Degree, Biochemistry, M.S.

Programs and Objectives

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, established in 1849, offers rigorous and up-to-date graduate level instruction and research training in the following areas:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

The M.S. curricula are flexible, and programs of study are available for students planning to go into industry, governmental service, the health-oriented professions, and secondary school education.

For students wishing to pursue advanced studies in the above areas, the Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered by The City University of New York in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and many other fields. The offices of the Ph.D. programs are located at The City University of New York Graduate Center (CUNY GC), 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016