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Chemistry Major

Chemistry Major

The SJC Long Island chemistry major can be characterized by individual mentoring and academic excellence.

Offered on both campuses, chemistry majors can choose to add a concentration in biochemistry, business or adolescence education. Students study in small classes, and work directly with faculty to gain hands-on laboratory experience. The laboratory facilities are equipped with instrumentation used in industrial and medical laboratories. Students apply their laboratory skills to original research in organic chemistry, biochemistry and physical chemistry, leading to a senior thesis and presentation.

B.S. in Chemistry

Chemistry undergraduates are encouraged to become involved in professional activities. They work as laboratory assistants and as instructors in outreach programs for children and youth, and participate in summer internships at research universities. They attend conferences sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Chemical Society and present experimental work at the ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium.