Mission Statement

The Chemistry Department at State University of New York Cortland is committed to providing a comprehensive curriculum in chemistry and chemical education. We provide our students with diversified coursework and research opportunities, as well as the opportunity to interact with leading scientists. We seek to create and further a climate of student research by exposing students to topics, techniques and state of the art instrumentation currently being used by professionals in the field. The department is committed to diverse teaching and research of its full and part time faculty, an American Chemical Society approved program of study, and a program of study leading to certification in chemistry education. Our students will develop the necessary scientific literacy to become contributing members of an increasingly technological society. Our graduates will have the breadth and depth of knowledge required for careers in the chemical sciences and related fields or admission to graduate and professional studies.