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Chemistry moves the world…one element at a time

Chemistry moves the world…one element at a time

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Chemistry moves the world…one element at a time

A faculty composed of Ph.D. chemists; senior students to mentor and support you; research and internship opportunities to match your interests. Iona is a great choice for aspiring scientists who are curious about the natural world and eager to make an impact.

Chemistry degree programs: Academically challenging, career oriented

The Chemistry Department offers BS degrees in Biochemistry, Chemistry, ACS-certified Chemistry and ACS-certified Chemistry with a Biochemistry concentration. Our department also offers prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM DESIRE scholarships for student who qualify.

Interested in Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Medicine/Dental, or Pre-PA preparation?  We designed several degree programs to help you earn a BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry and also complete the required course of study for professional programs. We have several partnerships with nearby institutions for admission of our students into medical, dental, and pharmacy programs.

Aspiring to be an educator? We offer an accelerated five-year BS in Chemistry/MST in Education program that leads to New York State certification for secondary physical science.

At Iona, you’ll explore the science of chemistry in an environment that is intellectually demanding but designed for your success. Chemistry majors are advised and mentored by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields and are invested in helping you achieve your goals.

Undergraduate research experiences with a high degree of faculty support

Our program meets the rigorous requirements for certification by the American Chemical Society, the premier organization for professional chemists in the U.S.

All chemistry and biochemistry majors have the opportunity to participate in scientific research with a faculty mentor. Support for on-campus summer research experiences for chemistry and biochemistry students comes from the CBL Scholars Program, the NSF DESIRE Scholars Program, Iona Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) grants, and individual faculty research awards.

Supported by our expert faculty and tight-knit student body, you will graduate with the experience and technical knowledge you need to take the next step, whether that means immediate employment or acceptance into the most competitive graduate programs. Our recent graduates have earned admission into an impressive array of post-graduate degree programs.

Chemistry Careers and Networking

Our Careers in Science at Iona (CSI) program offers you a chance to explore a range of career pathways in the sciences by meeting with accomplished professionals to network and discuss opportunities in their fields.

A chemistry degree from Iona leads to success in many different fields, including:

  • Scientific research
  • Industrial science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Teaching
  • Higher education
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Public health
  • Food chemistry

National Science Foundation S-STEM Program

Iona College has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to recruit, support and retain undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry and Computer Science. The award will support economically disadvantaged students with high academic aptitude, for scholarships in Chemistry and Computer Science, through the Iona College Development of Excellence in Science through Intervention, Resilience, and Enrichment (DESIRE) Program.
Learn about the program

Clare Boothe Luce Program

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Since its first grants in 1989, the Clare Boothe Luce Program (CBL) has become the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering. Clare Boothe Luce, the widow of Henry R. Luce, was a playwright, journalist, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and the first woman elected to Congress from Connecticut. In her bequest establishing this program, she sought "to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in science, mathematics and engineering." See more information on the national program.