Our programs can open many doors for you!

*Our department's pre-med advisor is Dr. Thomas Gray

ChemistryPrograms in Chemistry, offered through the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, are available to students matriculated at Russell Sage College and Sage College of Albany. A Chemistry minor is also available. A major in chemistry can lead to a rewarding career in industry, research or teaching. Many graduates pursue advanced degrees in the subject. Students may choose the certified degree program, which is approved by the American Chemical Society. The ACS-Certified major may be tailored to meet the requirements for entrance into medical, dental or veterinary schools. Eligible students may complete their senior research project at INVEST. Students associated with INVEST can combine the study of Chemistry with Business and Entrepreneurship through choice of minor, or through completion of the Master's in Business Administration at Sage. Another program, which is non-certified, is more flexible and may be suitable for students interested in non-research oriented careers. Accelerated completion of the non-certified major is possible, with courses taken in the senior year counting toward both the B.S. and a graduate degree through Sage Graduate School (such as the Doctor of Physical Therapy or the MBA). Follow the Program Requirements link at the top right for further information about the certified and non-certified major, the accelerated programs, and the Chemistry Minor; including the course sequence and links to course descriptions.

For information about admission procedures and/or financial aid, see the Admissions Office Web page.

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National Chemistry Day

Chemistry and Biochemistry majors performing demonstrations for children and their parents at National Chemistry Day, New York State Museum, October 15, 2011



The Incubator for New Ventures in Emerging Sciences and Technologies (INVEST) at Sage, is a national first for women in science. Find out more about this great opportunity:

Science majors interested in senior research in chemistry or biochemistry or laboratory based internship opportunities with any of INVEST's chemistry or biochemistry based companies, must either major in Chemistry or Biochemistry, or have a rigorous chemistry and biochemistry background unless otherwise noted by the Director and Academic Liaison of INVEST. Applicants must be in excellent academic standing and be a good fit with the company's culture and needs.

Students interested in an internship with an INVEST company should contact Dr. Tom Keane, Director and Academic Liaison, at (518) 244-2299 or [email protected]

Chemistry Faculty