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Academic Department

The Department of Chemistry provides a detailed curriculum and an interdisciplinary perspective, including faculty-student research and laboratory-based courses. Our programs place students at the cutting edge of modern science and thoroughly prepare them to make meaningful contributions to the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Our students enjoy a scientific basis that allows for a wide range of career opportunities, including industrial and academic positions. Their training could also lead to opportunities in interdisciplinary fields such as education, computational science, art conservation, technical writing, forensic science, patent law, biophysics or medicine.


Biochemistry (B.S.)

Our bachelor's degree in biochemistry allows students to expand their knowledge beyond the traditional fields of biology and chemistry yet still have a solid foundation in a major discipline. Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary program provides the practice knowledge and skills necessary for graduate study or admission to health-related programs.

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Chemistry (B.S., B.A., Minor)

Our bachelor's degree in chemistry engages students in challenging coursework while offering practical, hands-on experience through laboratory sessions. Our students have the unique opportunity to conduct independent research and learn about the dissemination of new knowledge firsthand - and often have their results published in scientific journals.

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Chemistry and Secondary Education (B.A.S.)

Our bachelor’s degree in chemistry and secondary education prepares students to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification for grades 7-12. While our program provides the foundation necessary to teach at the secondary level, we also ensure that our graduates are fully-trained chemists, capable of working in a range of technical positions outside of education.

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Engineering (3+2 Dual Degree)

Our partnership with Washington University in St. Louis offers a dual-degree program in which students complete three years of pre-engineering study in chemistry at Salve Regina, followed by two years in Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Pharmacy (3+3 Dual Degree)

Our partnership with the University of Saint Joseph offers a pathway for students to earn their Doctor of Pharmacy in six years. Students complete three years of study in biology or biochemistry at Salve Regina, followed by three years in Saint Joseph’s Pharm.D. program.

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