Major in Chemistry

Our Chemistry Major Allows You To:

  • Prepare for a career in chemistry.
  • Be eligibile for certification from the American Chemical Society.
  • Meet pre-professional requirements for graduate study in medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Chemistry (89 credits)

The B.A. chemistry program provides you with a sound foundation in the basic areas of inorganic, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry. The core of 41 chemistry credits (including a required research experience, advanced writing and chemistry seminar), combined with 8 credits each of mathematics and physics prepares you for your future as a professional in the field of chemistry. Further, the B.A. allows for 30 to 40 credits of elective work, which can be used to complete a major or minor in a second field other than chemistry, as dictated by your personal goals. Environmental chemistry is among the more popular secondary areas of specialization. You may also select courses as pre-professional requirements for graduate study in medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry.

Elective hours may be selected through advisement to fulfill the American Chemical Society’s additional requirements for certification.


Program Requirements


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about chemistry at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Neil Buckley, Chairperson
Office: Hudson Hall 221
Phone: (518) 564-5165