Chemistry Department

Hartwick student and faculty in lab

Chemistry Overview

The Hartwick College Department of Chemistry strives to contribute to the overall mission of the College as a Liberal Arts in Practice institution by:

  • Training knowledgeable and skilled chemists and biochemists to practice their profession in an ethical way that contributes to a sustainable society,
  • Educating all Hartwick students about chemistry as “the central science” and its profound importance to their everyday lives, and
  • Actively contributing our scientific knowledge and expertise through collaboration and participation with campus and local communities.

Exciting Student Outcomes

Hartwick chemistry students complete research and internships and are well-prepared for employment or graduate school.

Internships
Microbial Friends and Foes Research Experience for Undergraduates, Cornell University
Sarah Thompson ’17

Graduate School
Chemistry Ph.D. Program
University of New Hamphsire 
Samantha Gillingham ’16

Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D. Program
Vanderbilt University
Megan van der Horst ’16

Biochemistry Ph.D. Program
Pennsylvania State University
Calvin Yeager ’16

Employment
Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage Oneonta, NY
Megan Douglass ’16

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Andover, MA
Ryan Desmond ’15


Chemistry Degree Options

The department offers five degree options, a chemistry minor, and a pre-engineering program. 

Learn about our degree options.


 

Chemistry Requirements

Ready to consider a chemistry major? See what it takes.

Chemistry Majors & Minors


Chemistry Courses

Courses are offered in chemistry, biochemistry and environmental chemistry to allow students to complete degree requirements for the degree option of their choice. 

Check out our course offerings.


Special Opportunities

Hartwick chemistry and biochemistry students partner directly with faculty to perform a wide variety of ongoing independent research projects. Students present their research at national conferences, and regional symposiums. Many are awarded Hartwick’s Freedman Prize for student-faculty collaborative work.

More about special opportunities


Chemistry Faculty

At Hartwick, undergraduates get full professor attention. Each chemistry professor has an active research and publishing program and participates in national meetings of the American Chemical Society, the Geological Society of American, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Meet our Chemistry Faculty


Still have questions?

Contact the Chemistry Department

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