You’re interested in a career path that includes everything from nuclear chemistry to drug design to astronomy. You want to understand the world at the molecular level and gain skills that apply to all scientific fields. You’re analytical by nature and enjoy solving complex problems. Chemistry might be the major for you.
This is our clarion call, which urges us all to never be complacent, to always keep moving forward, to lead with confidence and reach high. It embodies our commitment to the future, to innovation and discovery, and to dancing in-step with an ever-changing world.
The chemistry major at UC gives students a solid theoretical and foundation in the study of matter on both the macroscopic and atomic levels. Supported by exceptional faculty and advanced instrumentation, chemistry students study composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter with emphasis on atomic and molecular systems. The chemistry department at Utica College is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the major is designed to meet the needs of students whose principal interest is in chemistry, biochemistry, or medicine.
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The chemistry major offers four concentration
Chemistry majors have rich opportunities to perform and present original research of their own, to engage in a culture and tradition of inquiry that is simultaneously rigorous and rewarding, and to take part in a variety of collaborations with the faculty.
Over the last decade the College has added more than $250,000 in new instrumentation to the program with substantial help from the National Science Foundation and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.
UC's chemistry major prepares you for career opportunities in environmental management and technology, industrial research and production, teaching, as well as graduate study. Graduates of the chemistry program have taken leadership positions at:
Four concentration options that lead to careers in all areas of the scientific field.