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Major in Chemistry!

New Paltz chemistry students emerge from their studies with excellent employment potential in industry, teaching, research, and government. Students have access to a variety of state-of-the-art instruments used in laboratory instruction and research projects, led by exceptional faculty with expertise in many areas of chemistry including environmental, nanoscience, and biochemistry. Our graduates have gone on to pursue Ph.D.’s in chemistry, attend medical school, and work in various teaching and hands-on laboratory positions. The chemistry major at New Paltz offers three tracks: chemistry; American Chemical Society-certified chemistry; and chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry.

Contact Information

Coykendall Science Building (CSB) 105
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443

Phone: (845) 257-3790
Fax: (845) 257-3791

Chemistry News

Study Abroad for a Semester

Ilana Heckler, junior Chemsitry major

This semester, junior Chemistry major Ilana Heckler is studying chemistry at Kingston University in London. Ilana says, "I am having a great time here in London! The remarkable similarities between my science classes here to those in the U.S. give me a great appreciation of how truly universal science is."  

Ilana is part of the Global Scholars Program at SUNY New Paltz. Learn more about the Study Abroad program at SUNY New Paltz to find out if it's something you'd like to pursue.


Interested in volunteering?

Contact the Chemistry Club (Raul Castillo: or Pamela St. John: