2017-18 University Bulletin 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2017-18 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Brian Stockman, Chair
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w – chemistry.adelphi.edu



Stephen Z. Goldberg
Maria Nagan

Associate Professors

David Parkin
Brian J. Stockman
Melissa A. VanAlstine-Parris
Justyna Widera

Assistant Professors

Ivan Fabe Dempsey Hyatt
Daniel L. Silverio


Samantha Kovener
Radhika Kumar
Timothy Sonbuchner

Adjunct Faculty

James Adamski
Sonna Allen
Vicky Kanellis
Andrew Lichtman
Buddhadeb Mallik
Robert Porter
Mark Schnittman
Edward Shenal
Lawrence Silver
Nicholas Sisti

Professors Emeriti

Joseph Landesberg
Sung Moon
Stanley Windwer

Chemistry is the branch of the physical sciences that deals with material substances. Its purview includes the elements, the combination of elements and formation of compounds, the phenomena that arise from exposure of substances to different physical conditions and reactions between substances. The undergraduate study of chemistry at Adelphi is based on the principle of progression: a progression from the simplest to the more difficult concepts. This progression starts with general chemistry, which introduces basic concepts, followed by surveys of the different branches of chemistry, these being organic, analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry, and biochemistry.

As a sign of the department’s belief in the importance of the laboratory experience, and in contrast to the prevailing practice at many universities, laboratory classes at Adelphi are all taught by faculty. In addition, juniors and seniors have the opportunity to undertake research in the department’s laboratories under the guidance of faculty.

The department offers two degree programs, each with its own requirements:

  • The B.A. and B.S. in chemistry are flexible programs that provide excellent preparation for careers in chemistry and a variety of other areas including medicine;
  • The B.S. in biochemistry is for those planning careers in the pharmaceutical industry, or in agricultural chemistry and food science, and serves those whose aim is an advanced degree in biochemistry, biophysics, medicine, dentistry, or optometry.

Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP)

The Chemistry Department in association with the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education offers a unique combined baccalaureate/master’s five year program (B.A. or B.S./MA) which allows a student to major in Chemistry and also fulfill courses in education that will lead to New York State teaching certification. See The Master of Arts Programs in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies Education, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education .

Joint Degree/Early Assurance Programs

The Chemistry Department, along with other departments, offers the following joint degree/early assurance programs:

  • Dentistry
    Adelphi University/New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), 3–4 B.S./D.D.S.
    Early Assurance Program
    Note: This program is open to students in any major.
  • Engineering
    (with the Departments of Biology, Mathematics, and Physics) Adelphi University/Columbia University, 3–2 B.A./ B.S. or 4–2 Combined Plan M.S.

Please see the section on Pre-Professional Preparation  in this Bulletin for information about these and other joint degree/early assurance programs.


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