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Chemistry and Physics

Old Westbury's Chemistry and Physics Department takes a broad approach to science education that stresses the connections between chemistry, biology and physics and their application in the worlds of research, medicine and industry.

Also central to the experience of undergraduate students in this department is the opportunity to participate first-hand in cutting edge research - an opportunity limited to graduate students on most other campuses.

The Chemistry and Physics Department at SUNY College at Old Westbury offers 3 undergraduate degrees:

  • B.S. in Chemistry which includes an option whereby students can choose to study towards an extended degree that has received certification from the American Chemical Society.
  • B.A. in Chemistry
  • B.A. in Biochemistry


The department also offers two graduate degrees:

  • M.A.T. in Adolescence Education: Chemistry (7-12)

  • M.S. in Adolesence Education: Chemistry (7-12)


    Student Support Resources
    A large number of students within the Chemistry and Physics program have access to career counseling, tutoring, MCAT, DAT and GRE exam preparation through funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the New York State Education Department and the National Science Foundation. These programs also provide tuition assistance and internship opportunities for eligible students.

 


Did You Know?

Maryann De Leo, a 1977 graduate of the Media & Communications program within the American Studies Department, was honored with an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 76th Annual Academy Awards for her work as producer and director of "Chernobyl Heart," a film about the effects of radiation on the children of Belarus, Russia, 16 years after the infamous nuclear reactor accident at Chernobyl.

More than 22% percent of Old Westbury's professors have earned among SUNY's highest honors - the rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor, Distinguished Service Professor or Chancellor's Award for Excellence in teaching and service.

Among SUNY's comprehensive colleges, Old Westbury ranks among the highest in science and engineering funding to support competitive scientific research. Funding for research is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the New York State Department of Education.

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