Oswego's program was the first in SUNY accredited by the American Chemical Society and continues to place in the top three in the number of certified degrees award in New York. Faculty have received many awards including Distinguished Teaching Professorships, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the President's Award for Outstanding Research. These awards resulted from a strong commitment of the faculty to student learning.
Majors and Programs
The department houses graduate and undergraduate programs in chemistry, biochemistry, forensic science, and environmental chemistry. If you are interested in the undergraduate programs, please click here. For more information about our graduate program, please click here.
Oswego offers undergraduate research opportunities at all levels of student experience. Students have many opportunities to take advanced special-topics courses. A very active, Student Association-supported Chemistry Club hosts several events each year. Student can intern at W.R. Grace each summer or at any number of placements on or off campus. Faculty has 20-30 sponsored summer research oporunities for students who would like to increase their skills over the summer. Students have access to all instruments after a training and enjoy the ability to get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instruments, such as MALDI-TOF and ICP-MS. For more information on facilities, click here.
The department has ten full-time faculty that teach all majors courses and supervise undergraduate research students. Two professional staff members provide invaluable support for laboratory courses, equipment and student researchers. Student interaction with faculty and staff is outstanding, as recognized by a variety of awards.
Successful graduates of the program pursue employment in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields, attend graduate programs in education, chemistry and biochemistry, and attend medical/optometry programs. For more information on activities after life at Oswego and the department's newsletter, click here.