Greetings from Dr. David Hunt, Chairperson
On behalf of the Department of Chemistry at The College of New Jersey, I’d like to welcome you to our website. The Department of Chemistry, situated in the modern School of Science Complex which encompasses the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics/Statistics, includes eleven full-time faculty members and three support staff members which accomodate approximately 25-30 chemistry majors a year. Class sizes are small, averaging 48 students in the lower division courses and 15-20 students in upper division courses. The Department prides itself on faculty accessibility with regard not only to advising, but with assistance for class work as well.
All members of the chemistry faculty are true teacher-scholars, actively involved in scholarly research in addition to teaching. The Department is well-equipped, utilizing an array of modern state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation necessary to support research programs in the five primary sub-disciplines of chemistry. Several faculty and students also participate in collaborations with colleagues from other departments, institutions, and industry. Many students present their work in a variety of forums, ranging from national and international research symposia and professional society meetings to publications in leading scientific journals.
Our graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce pursuing both industrial and educational endeavors, with many TCNJ chemistry graduates pursuing advanced degrees in analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, or biochemistry at leading graduate programs throughout the country. Some of the graduate programs into which our students have recently been accepted include Harvard, California (Berkeley), Scripps Institute, Princeton, Illinois, Penn, Notre Dame, Yale, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, UCLA, and Emory to name a few. In addition, our graduates also fare quite well with regard to admission to medical and law schools across the nation.
Please take the time and browse our site, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Should you ever visit the campus, feel free to stop in and look around.
Dr. David A. Hunt