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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Selected Chemistry Web Resources
From the Yale University Science Libraries.
American Chemical Society Journals
American Chemical Society Journals provided by Yeshiva College Library.
A search tool offered by the Chemical Abstracts Service of the American Chemical Society.
The NIST Chemistry Webbook
Contains useful chemical information, including formulae, structures, thermodynamic data, and spectra (MS, IR, etc.).
Spectral Database of Organic Compounds, SDBS
A database with information on organic compounds.
Extensive database about various chemicals, offering searches by name, formula, molecular weight, CAS registry number or structure.
An online periodic table.
From the American Chemical Society. Includes internships and fellowships, summer jobs, and more.
From the University of California, Santa Barbara, Career Services office.
Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences
List of REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) programs by discipline.
Directory of Graduate Research
Offers information on faculty members and research programs at all U.S. graduate schools in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and biochemistry.
American Chemical Society Career Search
From the world’s largest scientific society.
Career Planning Resources in Chemistry
From the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.
Why Major in Chemistry?
From Louisiana Tech University.
Careers in Chemistry
From the University of West Florida.
News and Organizations
From the New York Times
American Chemical Society
The world’s largest scientific society.
Chemistry Societies, Groups and Organizations
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