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About This Program

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.

Why Utica College

The chemistry major at UC gives students a solid theoretical and practical 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.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

(315) 792-3006

General Information


  • Major


  • B.S.


  • Utica Campus
Utica Excellence, Utica Value

Chemistry at Utica

Median salary for chemists and materials scientists:


Projected job growth by 2028:


Career Opportunities

Utica College's chemistry major prepares you for a myriad of career opportunities, including:
    • Environmental Management and Technology
    • Industrial Research and Production
    • Teaching
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Approved by the American Chemical Society

ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.
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Cutting Edge

UC is one of 3 schools in the country to use cutting-edge, professional medicinal pharmaceutical software - the same used by industry leaders.

What You'll Learn

The chemistry major offers four concentration options:

• General
• Biochemistry
• Environmental
• Professional

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.

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Chemistry Faculty

Chemistry at Utica College

A Degree That Works

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:


  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Unisys Corporation
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Henkel
  • Reheis, Inc.
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Spotlight: Lab Technology

In recent years the College has added more than $350,000 in new instrumentation available for use by students in the program.

Spotlight: Lab Technology
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The Choice is Yours

The major in Chemistry offers 4 concentration options that lead to careers in all areas of the scientific field:

  • General
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental
  • Professional

Cool Tools - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer

A look at Utica College's recently installed nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, hosted by Professor and Chair of Chemistry Curtis Pulliam Ph.D.

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