About the Major

SUNY Oneonta’s Chemistry program has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for more than 40 years.

We offer two degree options. The Chemistry B.S. degree affords certification by the American Chemical Society and includes coursework in the five primary disciplines in chemistry (inorganic, organic, analytical, physical and biochemistry). The Chemistry B.A. degree is intended for students who plan on a career related to the chemical sciences but not involved in performing chemical research.


As a chemistry major at Oneonta, you'll get plenty of personal attention and many opportunities for hands-on learning. Classes are small, with most upper-level labs having fewer than 18 students. Your labs will be taught by faculty members in newly renovated laboratories using state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Many students work on research projects with faculty and successfully apply each year for competitive campus grants to fund independent research supplies and travel to regional and national scientific meetings. Students frequently obtain paid research internships during summer, either on campus or at major universities or in the chemical industry.

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Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
249A Physical Science Building
Phone: 607-436-3193


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