Chemistry majors you have the unique opportunity to conduct high-level research in the laboratories of our faculty researchers.

Most majors who do research register for a research course for credit. Others volunteer the time they spend working in the lab. Together with their faculty mentor, they chose their research topic. Student researchers gain such valuable skills as how to design and conduct experiments, write research reports, and make oral and poster presentations at scientific meetings. 


Faculty and Staff

Browse through our faculty and staff profiles to find a mentor whose research best aligns with your interests. Set up an appointment by email.


Several centers and programs within the Chemistry department and Science Division offer research opportunities to undergraduates.

Research Opportunities in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3)
B3 (B cubed) stands for Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign. There is a critical mass of scientists at City College working in this field at both the CDI and the ASRC.  You can keep track of campus seminars and research activities related to Biochemistry,
Biophysics and Biodesign (B3) via the ASRC Strcutural Biology Initiative:
Research Experience for Undergraduates
The Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3) research experience for undergraduates (REU) is a National Science Foundation supported summer program at the City College of New York (CCNY). Check out
CCNY Opportunities in Research and Creative Arts (ORCA) (
CCNY STEM Community Summer Research Program (SCRP) (

Research Courses



Chem 30100, 30200, 30300
Chemistry majors can graduate "with Honors" by taking all courses of Honors Research, worth 3 credits each. Anyone with a 3.000 GPA or better in their Major subject is eligible.


Chem 31001, 31002, 31003, 31004
The credit values for the Independent Study courses are incremental; i.e., 31001 is 1 credit, 31002 is 2 credits, etc. You may take any combination of credits, with a maximum of 4 per semester, 9 in total. To register, a student must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater in Chemistry.

For complete information on research courses for credit, see the Guidelines for Research Studies.

To register, contact the Chemistry Department's Undergraduate Research Supervisor: Professor Urs Jans

Summer Research: ORCA

ORCA — Opportunities in Research and Creative Arts — is a CCNY program that seeks to engage students in cutting-edge research, scholarship, and creativity at City College. The program provides an opportunity to work closely with a member of the City College full-time faculty in a 10-week summer immersion program. ORCA does not provide course credit but does provide financial support in the form of a stipend and a supply budget.

Please follow this link for more details.


Last Updated: 05/30/2023 21:39