Health Professions

Chemistry is essential to understanding the many complicated processes that occur in the human body, as well as creating medications. It’s also the foundation for selecting appropriate nutrients, vitamins and minerals required for good health.


The Health Professions Committee advises students pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy or other health professions at the beginning of their freshman year. An information center and bulletin board are always available for students interested in a health care career.

At the Brooklyn Campus, an articulation agreement with SUNY Downstate Medical Center allows for minority students to participate in six-week summer programs, which educates students on a variety of medical-related professions and prepares participants for acceptance into the medical school.


When students are invited for an interview with a health profession institution, the Health Professions Committee conducts a mock interview to discuss the protocol and probable questions.

An official letter of recommendation for each student is prepared by the adviser and approved by all members of the committee. This letter, kept on file even after graduation, is submitted to all health professional institutions selected by the student.

Some of the professional schools attended by our chemistry graduates include:

Medicine and Health Professions

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine
  • New York Medical College
  • New York University
  • Ross School of Medicine
  • St. Louis University
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY Downstate
  • SUNY Upstate at Syracuse
  • University at Buffalo
  • University College of Dublin
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh

Graduate Schools

  • Case Western Reserve
  • CUNY Brooklyn College
  • CUNY Hunter College
  • CUNY John Jay College
  • CUNY Queens College
  • Long Island University
  • McGill University
  • Polytechnic Institute of NYU
  • Purdue University
  • St. John’s University
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Notre Dame


  • Columbia University
  • New York University
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of Pennsylvania

Physical Therapy

  • Creighton University
  • Mercy College
  • University of Pennsylvania