Chemistry Department

Study chemistry at SUNY Cortland and you get the best of several worlds — a first-rate curriculum, small classes led by a young and energetic faculty and opportunities to become involved in research as early as your freshman year.

One of the best ways to learn chemistry is by doing chemistry, in a lab, side-by-side with a faculty member, using the same sophisticated tools that professional scientists use. That’s why student research is a signature strength of our chemistry program.

Nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, chemical biology and organic synthesis, groundwater contamination and molecular synthesis are just some of the areas student researchers have explored in recent years.

A Cortland chemistry degree opens many doors to your future. Our chemistry majors are engaged in rewarding careers in research, business and industry. They are readily accepted to medical schools or to graduate programs in chemistry and other fields.

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News

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The program is based on British Author J. K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter books.

Workshop Calls Young Girls to STEM Fields

The Tech Savvy event invites sixth- through ninth-graders Saturday, March 28.

Research Lab Named in Professor’s Memory

The Arden P. Zipp Student Research Laboratory is a tribute to the late professor.

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Six Students

These members of the interdisciplinary academic society really stood out.

College to Celebrate Bowers Renovation

A grand re-opening ceremony for Bowers Hall takes place Friday, April 25.

Clubs/Societies

The Chemistry Department has a student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society (Chem Club). This club, which is partially funded by student activity fees, provides a focus for students in all areas of chemistry to study together, to obtain tutoring services and to socialize. A special Chem Club office provides working areas and a place for joining in the clubs activities. Chem Club sponsors visiting speakers and each year takes a major trip to a scientific meeting or to a site of interest to the club members.



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