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Chemistry is vital for students interested in medical and health-related careers, which are based on knowledge of the chemical sciences. It is also ideal for students interested in a broad, liberal arts education, with an emphasis on understanding the nature and interactions of the chemicals that make up the world.

The Yeshiva College Chemistry Club is affiliated with the American Chemical Society. The club organizes numerous activities for chemistry majors, including seminars, lectures, and field trips to academic and industrial research laboratories.

The department encourages students to participate in research projects with faculty members at both Yeshiva College, and, through the Roth Scholar Summer Fellowships, at Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

The field of chemistry can lead to careers in research and teaching, medicine and health sciences, and industry and private service. The chemical and pharmaceutical industries provide opportunities for applied chemical research. Medicine and health-science fields emphasize the biologic aspects of advances in chemistry.

Public service-minded individuals with a solid science education may find their niche in environmental protection agencies, consumer advocacy groups, and government offices. In education, there is a nationwide shortage of elementary and high school science teachers.

Students interested in a career in chemical engineering may consider the combined engineering program with Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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