Environmental Chemistry Major

Environmental chemistry gets you into the field.

Geology Field

Where degrees in environmental chemistry can take you.

Hartwick environmental chemistry majors get prepared to enter the field, whether in the lab, the field, or further study at top-notch graduate programs in chemistry, medicine, and many more.

Approved by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Professional Training, Hartwick offers a bachelor of arts in chemistry, a bachelor of science in chemistry, a bachelor of science in biochemistry, and a bachelor of science in environmental chemistry.

Typically, graduates pursue careers as:

  • Water Systems and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
  • Chemical Technicians
  • Lab Technicians
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists

Putting environmental chemistry to work

Hartwick alumni at work.

Hartwick environmental chemistry graduates go on to rewarding careers. They work for many national and international organizations:

  • Albany Molecular Research
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Chobani
  • Norwich Pharmaceuticals
  • Earth Tech Environmental Services
  • Merck Pharmaceuticals
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Rochester General Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins

Alumni in graduate school.

Our alumni study at some of the top graduate schools in the nation:

  • University of Virginia
  • Tufts University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Cal Tech
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Beyond the basic.

Like all Hartwick students, environmental chemistry students put their learning to work. They do original research (sometimes alongside faculty) and they present their findings at regional and national conferences. For instance, Hartwick students presented at the National Experimental Biology Meeting in Anaheim, CA, and at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

A closer look.

With individual attention from faculty and direct access to state-of-the-art chemical instrumentation, you’ll gain hands-on knowledge of theoretical principles through experimentation and independent research. Hartwick faculty understand that experimental work and research are central to the development of productive scientists.


Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad

Associate Professor of Geology & Coordinator of Environment, Sustainability & Society

John Dudek

Professor of Chemistry

Mark S. Erickson

Professor of Chemistry

Wayne McMahon

Professor of Practice in Chemistry

Andrew J. Piefer

Professor and Chair of Chemistry

Sheeba Siddiqi

Technical Specialist in Chemistry