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Information for Current Chemistry Majors

Undergraduate Research

In addition to normal classroom and laboratory instruction, students perform cutting-edge research. Students at all levels are encouraged to become involved with research, and two out of three students do so before their senior year. All seniors must perform an independent research project. Students commonly present their research results at local and even national scientific meetings.

Research Opportunities


Course and Program Info

Additional Options for Undergrads

  • Chemistry Minor
    Open to students who have taken one year of both general chemistry (with lab) and organic chemistry (with lab)
  • The ESF Honors Program
    Open to juniors who have completed at least 60 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • Advising for Preprofessional Programs
    Interested in professional careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and law?
  • The Alchemist Society
    Chemistry students have social events, and travel to schools and museums to show off the magic of chemistry to young people.


Awards for Chemistry Students

Jahn Laboratory

The Chemistry department’s home is the 71,000 square foot, Edwin C. Jahn Laboratory, which was completed in October, 1997.

Contact Us

Department of Chemistry
Jahn Laboratory
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-470-6856 (fax)

Ivan Gitsov, Chair

David J. Kieber, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Laboratories

Theodore S. Dibble, Associate Chair for Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

Mark Teece, Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator

Chemistry undergrad in antarctica website

Chemistry Undergrad in Antarctica

Chemistry Professor David Kieber researched chemical and biological transformations in Antarctica, along with grad students George Westby and Jordan Brinkley, and undergrad John Bisgrove. Read more!