2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2021  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Chemistry Department

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Gregory D. Phelan, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 342
Fax: 607-753-5928
Email: chemistry.department@cortland.edu     

School of Arts and Sciences

Student in a chemistry labratory


Gail Buckenmeyer, Karen Downey, Timothy Halter, Katherine Hicks, Gregory D. Phelan, Andrew Roering, Frank Rossi, Maureen Smith, Michael Von Tersch, Jeffrey Werner

Adjunct Faculty

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

Degrees and Minors

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Chemistry (7-12)
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry leading to the 3+2 Engineering Program
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.




      Adolescence EducationChemistryScience, GeneralAdolescence Education CHE

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