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Department of
Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem), meaning "earth") is the science concerned with the reactions, transformations and aggregations of matter, as well as accompanying energy and entropy changes during such transformations.

Statement on Course Modality, Department of Chemistry:  We understand that this transitioned reopening may be confusing. This statement is meant to clarify how specific courses in the Department of Chemistry will meet. Please see Blackboard or contact your instructor or the department administrator if you have further questions.

At the present time, classes in the Department of Chemistry (Chem and PHS) will meet as follows. For Hybrid courses, this is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Class SectionCUNYFirst ListingHow to Meet
Chem 106EF and SS4OnlineSynchronous online
Chem 106NO and PQIn-PersonOn-Campus
Chem 107All SectionsHybridSynchronous online with in-person Testing
Chem 108B, M14, W14HybridSynchronous online with in-person Testing
Chem 108F16, R110OnlineSynchronous online with possible in-person Testing
Chem 109All SectionsHybrid50% On Campus, 50%  Online.
Chem 111B, M14, W14In-PersonOn-Campus
Chem 111S12, S3HybridSynchronous online with in-person Testing
Chem 112All SectionsHybrid50% On Campus, 50%  Online.
Chem 230All SectionsHybridOn-Campus
Chem 231All SectionsHybridOn-Campus
Chem 232All SectionsHybrid50% On Campus, 50%  Online.
Chem 233BHybridSynchronous online with in-person Testing
Chem 234All SectionsHybrid50% On Campus, 50%  Online.
Chem 235R4L1HybridOn-Campus
Chem 237W3In-PersonOn-Campus
Chem 241SSL5In-PersonOn-Campus
Chem 310NHybridSynchronous online with in-person Testing
Chem 321QHybridOn-Campus
Chem 341W6L1HybridMostly Online - see instructions from the professor in Blackboard
Chem 460PHybridOn-Campus
PHS 300NHybridMostly online - see instructions from the professor in Blackboard
PHS 350OHybridMostly online - see instructions from the professor in Blackboard
PHS 401HHybridSynchronous online with in-person Testing
PHS 502F16/F4L7HybridIn-Person
All other 500-level PHS coursesAll SectionsOnlineSynchronous online
Chem 490, PHS 480, PHS 508All SectionsTBATo be discussed with the instructor

Chemistry (BS)

Mission Statement

The Chemistry major provides students with a sound foundation in the theoretical and experimental principles of chemistry. The course of study includes the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical chemistry and biochemistry. The major prepares students to analyze chemical problems, apply modern theories of chemistry and conduct experiments to solve real-world problems through critical thinking. The graduates can apply for advanced studies in graduate school, professional programs in medicine and dentistry, and careers in teaching, industry, and government that require a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

Program Goals

  1. Students will learn modern concepts of chemical structures, properties, physical changes, chemical transformation, kinetics, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics.
  2. Students will solve chemical problems through critical reasoning and the scientific method.
  3. Students will safely conduct scientific experiments using modern research techniques and computational tools. 


Pharmaceutical Science (BS)

Mission Statement

The Pharmaceutical Sciences major provides students with the fundamental scientific and technical skills required to work in pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries or for post-graduate studies in pharmacy and related advanced professional trainings. In addition to the core competencies in organic, physical and analytical chemistry, biochemistry and instrumentation (common to the Chemistry major), the Pharmaceutical science major acquires specific competences and fundamental knowledge in pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical manufacturing, pharmacology and regulatory affairs over the course of their four-year plan.

Program Goals

  1. Students will acquire a solid foundation in general, organic, physical, medicinal and experimental chemistry.
  2. Students will obtain basic knowledge of the manufacturing processes and regulations involved in the preparation and marketing of pharmaceutical products.
  3. Students will acquire fundamental knowledge of pharmacokinetics principles and basic understanding of the mechanisms of action of the major classes of therapeutic drugs.


Pharmaceutical Science and Business (MS)

Mission Statement

The goal of the Masters in Pharmaceutical Science and Business program at York College is to prepare students for responsible positions in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry management. Opportunities for students, upon successfully completing the program, include careers with Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical companies, professional societies, and government/international agencies.

Program Goals

  1. Students will gain advanced concepts for the discovery and development of pharmaceutical drugs.
  2. Students will obtain advanced knowledge of the regulations involved in the preparation, marketing, and post marketing surveillance of pharmaceutical products.
  3. Students will acquire advanced knowledge of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles and pharmacogenomics.