The Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate Program

Chemistry is the basic science that deals with the composition and transformation of matter. Modern chemistry is a highly abstract subject whose study presents great intellectual challenges and rewards. It is also a practical field at the hub of man’s future. The chemist works with the biologist to understand life processes, with the physician in the design of new drugs and medicines, with the physicist and geologist in the probe of outer and inner space, with the ecologist to improve the environment, and with the engineer and the technical manager to provide the materials and energy for a better life.  Undergraduate students at the University at Buffalo can specialize in the areas of analytical, inorganic, medicinal, organic, and physical chemistry. More than half go on to attend graduate or professional schools. Graduates with a bachelor's degree in chemistry often work as bench chemists in industry, hospitals and government labs. Chemistry is also a very good pre-med, pre-law or pre-business program. Also, an increasingly popular career choice for chemistry majors is teaching in secondary schools by completing a minor in Teacher Education through the Teacher Education Institute in the Graduate School of Education.

We encourage you to navigate through the links in the left-hand column to obtain details about our undergraduate degree programs.  If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mailing Address
Chemistry Undergraduate Program Office
Attention: Mrs. Connie Carlino
Secretary to Undergraduate Director
Department of Chemistry
363 Natural Sciences Complex
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY 14260-3000
USA

Tel: (716) 645-6626
Fax: (716) 645-6963
Email: chemug@buffalo.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Jerome B. Keister
Tel: (716) 645-4205
Fax: (716) 645-6963

Secretary to Undergraduate Director:
Mrs. Connie Carlino
Tel: (716) 645-6626
Email: chemug@buffalo.edu

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The Department of Chemistry