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Phone: 516.572.7580
Location: Life Sciences Building
Chairperson: Dr. Rakhi Agarwal


Students studying chemistry may elect to pursue the A.A. or A.S. degrees. Graduates may work toward careers in education, industry, government, environmental science, and the health sciences-medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or 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 with less than three years of high school mathematics should select mathematics by advisement. Students may not enroll in any chemistry courses while taking remedial mathematics courses. Curriculum and program selections should be made in consultation with a departmental advisor. Consumer Chemistry, CHE 108, is for non-science students.

All chemistry courses may be applied toward the College's laboratory science degree requirements. Facilities on campus include the Chemistry Department Learning Center with tutorial support located in C-115.


Chemistry Learning Centers

The Chemistry Learning Center is an inviting and comfortable place for students to learn chemistry. The Center staff provides an environment designed to help students who are either working on assigned homework or asking questions about unfamiliar chemistry concepts.

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Course Descriptions

View the Chemistry department's course descriptions in the current College Catalog.
Chemistry (CHE)


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