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Official Name of Program


Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BS - Bachelor of Science



NYSED Program Code

35585 - CHEM-BS

CIP Code


The Chemistry Program has career perspectives for students:

  • to prepare Chemistry majors for careers in chemistry or related areas such as medicine, dentistry or the health professions;

  • to provide students in other disciplines with the required chemistry courses for their programs; and

  • to provide non-science majors with an opportunity to acquire knowledge of our natural and technological environment as explained through chemical principles.

Chemistry Program Mission Statement

The Chemistry major provides students with a sound foundation in the theoretical and experimental principles of chemistry. The course of study includes the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical chemistry and biochemistry. The major prepares students to analyze chemical problems, apply modern theories of chemistry and conduct experiments to solve real-world problems through critical thinking. The graduates can apply for advanced studies in graduate school, professional programs in medicine and dentistry, and careers in teaching, industry, and government that require a bachelor's degree in chemistry.

Chemistry Major Program Goals

  1. Students will learn modern concepts of chemical structures, properties, physical changes, chemical transformation, kinetics, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics.

  2. Students will solve chemical problems through critical reasoning and the scientific method.

  3. Students will safely conduct scientific experiments using modern research techniques and computational tools.

B.S. with Honors in Chemistry

Eligibility: A 300-level Chemistry course and a 3.0 average in all Chemistry courses. Approval by the Faculty of the Chemistry Department.

Requirements for Graduation with Honors:

1. Successful completion of 6 credits of 400-level courses in the Chemistry Department consisting of independent research under the supervision of a faculty member and successful presentation of a thesis to the faculty members of the Chemistry Department.

2. Certification by the Faculty of the Chemistry Department.