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Beyond the Classroom

Geneseo's Chemistry and Biochemistry programs offer rich co-curricular opportunities, with a multiple opportunities to engage outside of the classroom.

Student presenting at ACS national meeting

Our students present their research at local, regional and national conferences.

Mole day hosted by chemistry club

Chemistry Club hosts an annual Mole Day event for the local community.

Class of 2024 Mixer

The Department sponsors social events to build community and relationships among students, faculty, and staff.

Bringing Theory to Practice

In addition to coursework, Geneseo's Chemistry Department provides students opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research with faculty mentors in a variety of fields. A newly funded program in the Department provides research experiences to all chemistry majors beginning in their first-year.


Study Abroad

Geneseo Study Abroad in Japan

 Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience during your college years. Whether you're interested in a short-term, semester- or year-long program, Study Abroad can connect you to interesting and varied opportunities around the world. Chemistry faculty specifically sponsor trips in Mona, Jamaica and Japan. Contact Prof. Ruel McKnight or Prof. Kazu Yokoyama for more information.

Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships

The College provides support for students applying to over 20 different research fellowships at both the undergraduate and graduate level. For more information about fellowships, and scholarships, please contact Dr. Michael Mills, SUNY Geneseo Director of National Scholarships and Fellowships, or visit his office in Erwin 116

The following sites dedicated to scholarships and fellowships will allow you to narrow your search by interest area and/or major:

Clubs and Honors Societies

There are several student-run clubs on campus for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors, including the Chem Club and the Biochem Club. Students are eligible to participate in a number of national honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa and Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the national Chemistry Honor Society.