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OFFICE: Life Science Building, Room 220, 516.572.7580

CHAIRPERSON: Rakhi Agarwal,

FACULTY: R. Agarwal, T. Black, C. Hicks, A. Mellace, D. Resch, Q. Wang


Students studying chemistry may elect to pursue the A.A. or A.S. degree. Graduates pursue careers in education, industry, government, environmental science, health sciences, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The Department operates an experimental complex consisting of six teaching laboratories and support facilities, including equipment required for instrumental analysis and medical laboratory analysis. Chemistry students who enter the College with less than three years of high school mathematics should select mathematics by advisement. Students may not enroll in any chemistry courses while taking any remedial courses. Curriculum and program selections should be made in consultation with a departmental advisor. All chemistry courses, except CHE 109 (Contemporary Topics in Chemistry), satisfy the college's laboratory science requirement. CHE 109 satisfies the college's non-laboratory science requirement.

Facilities on campus include the Chemistry Department Learning Center with tutorial support is located in C-115.

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