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One of the first SUNY programs to be accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS), Oswego often leads all SUNY colleges in the number of ACS-accredited majors graduating per year, and frequently ranks nationally.


Graduates of SUNY Oswego’s chemistry programs have gone on to study at prestigious graduate schools, and have received national recognition as chemists, researchers, and educators. Outstanding labs in the Shineman Center, professors who are knowledgeable yet student-focused, active student organizations, and internships at home plus overseas in the Global Laboratory provide a first-class chemistry experience.


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Degrees

The BA degree combines a broad liberal arts education with enough emphasis on chemistry to allow you to continue in the field or pursue graduate or professional studies, while the BS — with tracks in chemistry and environmental chemistry as well as biochemistry — satisfies ACS certification requirements, and is ideal for a professional chemist.


Opportunities

Join the student affiliate of the American Chemical Society, which offers free tutoring and other services, and has often been cited as one of the most outstanding in the country. Excel and you may qualify for the chemistry honors program, which emphasizes independent study and research — or even the national honor societies Sigma Xi and Phi Kappa Phi. You can present your work at Sigma Xi and other conferences. A large network of internships and co-op opportunities, plus Global Laboratory placements solving pressing problems in other countries, are among the ingredients for future success.

Outcomes

Opportunities include

  • Chemistry teacher
  • Professional chemist or manager in biotechnology
  • Environmental science
  • Genetic engineering
  • Pharmaceutical development

Graduate studies may include

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Chiropractic
  • Engineering
  • Business

Facilities

Facilities and equipment in the new Shineman Center include a scanning electron microscope, 300 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, scintillation counter, analytical chromatographs, preparative gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer and many computing facilities.

“Dr. (Webe) Kadima and I are looking at what’s in these plants that makes them bioactive. My work has been to assist in quantifying trace metal contents like chromium. ... The reward I get out of this work is taking all my classes throughout my career at SUNY Oswego, putting them together and applying that learning toward something that the world can use.”

— Tyler Maxon ’11