Chemistry Lab

Bachelor of Arts

Chemistry

Program of Study

The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry program is a combined major and minor sequence consisting of 55 credits. With courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics, the curriculum is designed to give you the tools to think analytically, solve problems and create novel materials.

You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge to undergraduate research with a faculty mentor through the Honors College. If accepted, you can complete an independent study in a specific area, gaining experience in the methods and techniques of modern chemistry.


Mathematics Courses

  • Algebra and Calculus II or Calculus I
  • Calculus II


Physics Courses

  • Physics I: Mechanics
  • Physics Lab I
  • Physics II: Electromagnetism
  • Physics Lab II

Chemistry Courses

  • General Chemistry I or Advanced General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II or Advanced General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis Lab
  • Physical Chemistry Lab
  • Advanced Synthesis Laboratory
  • Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Instrumental Analysis Lab
  • Biophysical Chemistry I
  • 3 credits in advanced chemistry


See the Undergraduate Bulletin for details.

For more information, contact Professor Li Niu at 518-591-8819 or lniu@albany.edu, or Brian A. Gabriel at 518-442-4648 or bgabriel@albany.edu.

Content

Career Outcomes

With a BA in Chemistry you will have a strong foundation to pursue graduate school or a position in health care, industrial or governmental laboratories. Potential job titles include:

  • Forensic chemist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Forensic pathologist
  • Technical sales
  • Toxicologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Health administrator
  • Patent lawyer
  • Food analyst
  • Chemical engineer
  • Research scientist

 

 

Student Learning Objectives

Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.

Bachelor of Arts
  • Development of analytical problem solving skills in the major areas of chemical study.
  • Understanding of the underlying theoretical principles that explain chemical behavior at the atomic, molecular, and macroscopic levels.
  • Development of laboratory skills, including preparative techniques, methods for the disposal and handling of toxic compounds, and usage of modern instrumentation.
  • Preparation for employment in the chemical industry or related areas or advanced study in allied fields, such as medicine, dental science, pharmacy, environmental areas, etc. Not generally appropriate for advanced study in chemistry.

What Makes The University at Albany Great

student move in day

Living-Learning Communities

Live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.

student abroad visiting a monument

Study Abroad

Become a global citizen: international experience is crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy.

Undergraduate Research

Research, scholarship, and creative activities at the University at Albany is an option for all students, across all academic disciplines. You will be able to learn more about a specific academic field or career path all while building a long-lasting mentoring relationship with a faculty member or principal investigator.

Explore Minors

Build competency in a passion or strengthen your resume.

A minor consists of 18–24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits of advanced coursework at or above the 300 level. Most undergraduate degrees require completing a minor and it has to have a different title from your major.

Full List of Minors
  • Acting
  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Broadcast Meteorology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Documentary Studies
  • Economics
  • Educational Studies
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Financial Market Regulation
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Globalization Studies
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Informatics
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese Studies
  • Journalism
  • Judaic Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Law and Philosophy
  • Leadership
  • Legal Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Russian and Eastern European Studies
  • Social Welfare Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Theatre
  • Theatrical Design/Technology
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • U.S. Latino Studies
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies