2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Chemistry Department

Frank Rossi, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 342
Fax: 607-753-5928
Email: chemistry.department@cortland.edu     

School of Arts and Sciences

Student in a chemistry labratory


Karen Downey, Julius Green, Katherine Hicks, Gregory D. Phelan, Andrew Roering, Frank Rossi, Lynn Schmitt, Michael Von Tersch, Jeffrey Werner, Sarah Wolf

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Degrees and Minors

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Chemistry (7-12)
Minor in Chemistry

Concentration Offered

Environmental Science


Study of chemistry prepares students for laboratory, sales and management positions in industry; for advanced study in all fields related to chemistry; for teaching careers in chemistry and related sciences. Students use modern chemical instrumentation and are actively involved in research projects. Learning proceeds through a balance of theoretical (classroom) and practical (laboratory) experiences. The chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society.

Special Features

  • Small classes, personal attention
  • Student use of the most modern instruments and methods
  • Extensive laboratory experience
  • Opportunities to collaborate with faculty in original research
  • Excellent record of graduate school placements and fellowships


  1. Degree requirements  listed in this catalog apply to all of the majors offered by this department. 
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: B.A. – 90 credit hours;
    B.S. – 60 credit hours.