With the help of our expert faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, students at Binghamton University are prepared to be the chemists and researchers of tomorrow.
We encourage students to select areas of focus to create their individualized courses of study, while also promoting a strong foundation of general concepts. Crossing between subjects is common also, as many areas of overlap provide exciting chances for collaboration and innovation. The main branches are the following:
• Analytical Chemistry
• Biological Chemistry
• Environmental Chemistry
• Inorganic Chemistry
• Materials Chemistry
• Organic Chemistry
• Physical Chemistry
Members of our faculty are skilled researchers as well as dedicated educators. Professors have a wide variety of interests and experience, including the development of new techniques to store solar energy, and the study of biodegradable plastics. Other projects at Binghamton include the development of sensors that can detect and identify engineered nanoparticles, and microsensor technology that has applications to disease detection and health services advancements. Meanwhile, other teams are using laser technology to trigger transport processes of proteins in the brain, or studying the roles that chemicals in cancer cells play in how the diseases operate.
Binghamton wants you to be an active and dynamic scholar, and we encourage students to follow current research through the Chemistry Department’s weekly colloquia. You can connect with experts from around the country who visit Binghamton to share their recent research results.
The Master of Arts in Chemistry is a non-thesis degree for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry primarily through coursework. The degree can usually completed in one year.
The M.S. degree culminates in a thesis, and is meant to solidify the student’s skills in a chosen area of chemistry. The degree prepares students or future doctoral work, as well as for employment in industry.
The Ph.D. degree requires coursework, cumulative exams, and a significant research project. It prepares students for high-level work in the field, as well as for education.
We invite you to visit our website to explore our faculty profiles and learn more about what Chemistry at Binghamton University can offer you!
SUNY Binghamton is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.