Department Information

Chair:
Gregory Phelan
Bowers Hall, Room 342
Phone: 607-753-4323
Fax: 607-753-5928
Email:
chemistry.department@
cortland.edu

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Majors/Minors

Adolescence Education: Chemistry (7-12) [ACM]

This major in the Chemistry Department leads to New York state certification to teach chemistry in grades 7-12.

Students will be accepted to the program after 45 credit hours have been completed. At that time students must have an overall grade point average of 2.5, a grade point average of 2.5 in chemistry and related areas, and a grade point average of 3.0 in the professional preparation courses.

Program Details for Adolescence Education: Chemistry (7-12) [ACM]

Biochemistry [BCH]

A major in biochemistry provides a strong foundation for post-graduate study in the field, and prepares students for health-science related careers including medicine, dentistry, allied health and pharmacy. Students with biochemistry degrees also go onto careers in business, forensics, and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. For more information about this program, contact the Chemistry Department.

Career Potential

  • Industrial chemist
  • Health professions
  • Research scientist
  • Consultant
  • Law enforcement
  • Patent attorney
  • State and federal agency scientist and policymaker

Program Details for Biochemistry [BCH]

Chemistry [CHM]

The chemistry major provides a solid foundation in chemistry, physics and mathematics. Students in this major can pursue many career pathways including employment, government positions or electing to continue their studies in a wide variety of graduate programs.

Career Potential

  • Industrial Chemist
  • Health professions
  • Research scientist
  • Consultant
  • Patent Attorney
  • State and Federal Agency scientist and policy maker

Program Details for Chemistry [CHM]

Chemistry leading to the 3 + 2 Engineering Program [CEN]

This program in the Chemistry Department leads to the award of the bachelor of science in chemistry from SUNY Cortland and the bachelor of science in engineering from a cooperating institution.

Program Details for Chemistry leading to the 3 + 2 Engineering Program [CEN]

Chemistry Minor [CHE]

Chemistry Department
Bowers Hall, Room 38
607-753-4323

Program Details for Chemistry Minor [CHE]

Chemistry: Concentration in Environmental Science [CHM/ENVS]

This program in the Chemistry Department is designed to familiarize the student with the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems. In addition to the College’s General Education requirement for the bachelor of science or bachelor of arts, the following courses are required.

Program Details for Chemistry: Concentration in Environmental Science [CHM/ENVS]