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Liberal Arts and Sciences with Advisement Area in Chemistry

The Degree

Associate in Science (A.S.) Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Outlook

A range of exciting careers is available to you upon completion of your baccalaureate degree. You could pursue a career in medicine, become a scientist solving some of the environmental issues facing the world today, or work on developing new medicines to tackle AIDS, cancer or other diseases, just as examples. Your options are almost limitless.

The Program

The chemistry program provides you with a strong science and mathematics foundation and the laboratory experiences that enhance your understanding and knowledge. You will leave Finger Lakes ready to successfully compete at the four-year college or university of your choice. Students transfer to SUNY institutions, Cornell, University of Rochester, RIT and colleges across the county.

Honors Courses: In addition, the College offers honors courses that provide enhanced educational experiences for students who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability. Enrollment in honors courses is open to qualified students enrolled in this degree program, as well as all other qualified FLCC students. Successful completion of honors courses or an Honors Certificate may increase student transfer options to four-year institutions.

The Experience

Finger Lakes features small classes and personal attention. Your faculty are genuinely interested in you and your success! Along with 20 or so classmates you will engage in active problem solving and creative thinking. You will bring theory to application and continue to expand your knowledge along the way. The college has all the tools you need, scientific models, preserved specimen, modern labs and technical equipment!

The Graduates

Graduates successfully transfer to such four-year institutions as the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Cornell University, SUNY Colleges at Brockport, Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, Buffalo, and Geneseo, in addition to Keuka and St. John Fisher Colleges.

The degree is recognized in transfer (articulation) agreements with a large number of public and private four-year institutions in New York State and across the nation.

The Scholarships

Scholarships are available to qualified student. All you need to know can be found at

The Faculty

Chemistry is to proud to have PhD and master level Chemistry professors, with extensive work in the field, teaching in the classroom. The department is the recipient of a number of National Science foundation grants.

Linda Hobart, Professor of Physical Science is a recipient of SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Director of the NYS High School Biology-Chemistry Professional Development Network. Professor Hobart is curriculum developer and workshop presenter for two National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants -- to design Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and POGIL-IC (IC, stands for "in contest") activities which are related to real life situations).

Dr. Robert O. Kalbach received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of South Florida in Tampa and has both a B.S. in Biology and an A.E. in Engineering Technology from The Pennsylvania State University. Professor Kalbach's research interests include understanding the reaction path of an electron transferred from one molecule to another by light energy - Photo-induced Electron Transfer (PET). PET reactions in plants produce atmospheric oxygen. Photoreactions are important invision, and may have provided the energy source for the synthesis of the first organic molecules before the existence of life. Bob is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Inter-American Photochemical Society, the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the program have received grants and awards, including the National Science Foundation Grant and the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.