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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.S., 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 LS124 (Life Sciences Building).

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The following curriculum is offered by this Department:

Chemical Technology (A.A.S.) - The Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) Degree in “Chemical Technology” strengthens and expands the community partnership with the pharmaceutical industry and other educational organizations. This program prepares students to work with chemists and chemical engineers in research, development, and production of pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, and plastics as well as in sales and technical writing. The undergraduate curriculum will train students not only for immediate employment but also will give a basic foundation for further professional growth including transferring to four-year institutions. Find more information about the program!

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Program of Study

Chemical Technology (AAS) degree prepare students for intermediate employments in industries or successful transfer to 4 year degree institutions/programs.

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Course Descriptions

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

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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Chemistry Education Links

American Chemical Society Education Resources

American Society of Safety Engineers

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

NCC EHS Sesources

Safety Resources Links

American Society of Safety Engineers

Long Island Chapter American Society of Safety Engineers

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

MSDS Resources at University of Vermont


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