SUNY Oneonta

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Professors: Armstrong, Chiang, Schaumloffel, Vining (Chair); Associate Professors: Bennett, Gallagher; Assistant Professors: Geisler, Green, Odago, Thomas-Smith; Lecturers: Bishop, Harris, Kalikanda, Lippolis, Tiwari


The department offers courses in the five major areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical. The department offers a degree approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. There is also a biochemistry track in the chemistry major and a chemistry track in the Environmental Science Program. Students completing the undergraduate degree program are well-prepared to begin a career or advanced study in chemistry or related disciplines. In addition to serving chemistry majors, the department offers courses for students in premedicine, predentistry, biology, dietetics, earth sciences, physics, education, and cooperative engineering programs. Introductory courses also present the principles and applications of chemistry to non-science majors.


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Chemistry, Biochemistry Track

Adolescence Education, Chemistry



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Requirements for the Major

42 s.h. in chemistry are required including 8 s.h. in each of general, organic, analytical, and physical, one hour of seminar, and at least 3 s.h. from a selection of chemistry courses. 8 s.h. of calculus, 8 s.h. of physics, and 3 s.h. in biology, earth science, or astronomy are also required.

Requirements for the Minor

8 s.h. of general chemistry plus a selection (by advisement) of at least 10 s.h. of 200- and 300-level chemistry courses from the approved list.

Other Programs

Major in Chemistry with American Chemical Society Certification: requirements include the s.h. and courses required for the major, plus CHEM 241, 242, 342, 353, and two approved advanced electives.

Program with Upstate Medical University(Syracuse)

4-3 Physical Therapy

Programs with The Sage Colleges (Troy)

4-2 Occupational Therapy

4-3 Physical Therapy

3-2 Engineering Program

Students who are interested in Chemical Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering should contact the Department. Also see the "Academic Programs and Degrees" section for more information.

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