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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Minors

  • Chemistry Minor [CHE]

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News

Bowers Hall Science Museum to Open Sept. 28

The collection includes rare items and focuses on local geologic history.

College Wins $1.6 Million National Science Foundation Grant

Funding will enhance education for STEM teachers of the future.

Admissions Program to Showcase Natural Sciences Majors

Prospective students interested in a career in the sciences can participate in SUNY Cortland’s Natural Sciences Department Showcase on Friday, Nov. 18.

Nov. 18 Event Showcases Natural Sciences Majors

The special campus visit experience invites prospective students interested in the College’s biology, chemistry, geology and physics departments.

Club Brings First Ever 3D Printer to SUNY Cortland

A team of intrepid students created a "waving cat" as their first product.

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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