Chemistry and Biochemistry Department


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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to have moved to the new, $60 million Fredonia Science Center. We have a wonderful department whose strengths include outstanding teaching and mentoring, in addition to planet-changing research which students play a critical role in as early as their freshmen year. Undergraduate research opportunities are the hallmark of every Fredonia science education!

"Since leaving Fredonia, I finished my 3-2 Co-op engineering program over the next three semesters at UB (The University at Buffalo). When heading up to UB, I was concerned that everything would be more difficult at 'the research university'. I'm glad to tell you, I was mistaken. Fredonia's chemistry program was definitely more rigorous than my time at UB. The entire chemistry faculty should be proud of Fredonia's program."

- Alumnus Larry Heverley (B.S., Chemistry, 2006)


New Fredonia Science Center

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Office

221 Science Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3281