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Chemistry has impacted so many aspects of our lives including our electronic devices, life saving medications, and alternative energy sources! A chemistry major will lay the foundations for your path to become a scientist and make contributions to a number of fields like technology, medicine, energy, textiles, forensics, agriculture, and consumer products.


At completion of the program, students will understand the basics of chemistry and be prepared to further their scientific education upon transfer.*

  • Agricultural and Food Chemistry
  • Alternative Energy Research
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Cheminformatics
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Food and Flavor Chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Formulation Chemistry
  • High School Chemistry Teacher
  • Industrial Process Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Patent Law
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Research Scientist
  • Scientific Policy
  • Technical Sales and Marketing
  • Toxicology

*Some careers may require more specialized education

This program is designed for graduates to easily transfer into a 4-year institution within the same program/field.

Program Goals and Objectives
  • A course of study that enables graduates to transfer seamlessly into four-year baccalaureate programs in Chemistry or a Chemistry-related discipline.
  • A core of chemistry, calculus and physics courses suitable for continued coursework at the four-year level and in support of continued education or professional endeavors upon attainment of the baccalaureate degree.
  • Individualized advisement which will assist each student in developing their educational and career goals including transfer to an upper-division institution.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Lindsay Rose

Dr. Lindsay Rose has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cornell University. She teaches general and organic chemistry courses and coordinates the Chemistry, A.S. program. She is particularly interested in the impact that chemistry can have in the developments of novel medicines, especially when drawing inspiration from nature. Students should choose a Chemistry major at SUNY Niagara to begin their scientific training and build a foundation for further study at the bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate levels. She is also a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Lindsay Rose speaking with the Chancellor

Program Contact

Dr. Lindsay Rose
Program Coordinator
Phone: 716-614-6866
Location: C-271
Division Office: 716-614-6410