New Paltz chemistry students emerge from their studies with excellent employment potential in industry, teaching, research, government and other fields. 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.


All Majors Welcome!
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For Prospective Students 

A Virtual Introduction to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors

This presentation describes opportunities available to Chemistry and Biochemistry majors, the courses you would take as a major, and the kinds of jobs or graduate programs that our students enter after they graduate.

An Informal Tour of the Chemistry Department with Dr. Megan Ferguson

Alumni Profiles: Jack Goho '77, '81g (Chemistry)

Aircraft Failure Analysis, Gideon Analytical Labs, Highland, NY

Jack Goho, a graduate of the SUNY New Paltz Chemistry program, is one of the most respected Aircraft Failure Analysts in the country.


Read more about Jack