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The Department

The department of Chemistry at Syracuse University is located in the Center for Science & Technology on the eastern edge of campus. CST houses modern research laboratories and office space for all of our faculty and students, as well as research support services and administration. Our teaching laboratories are in the new state of the art Life Sciences Complex. The department is well-equipped, with state-of-the-art research facilities, and an outstanding technical support staff. Available instrumentation includes NMR and X-ray crystallography facilities, an ultrafast laser laboratory, several high-resolution spectrophotometers and fluorimeters, electrochemical analyzers, HPLC systems, polarimeters, IR and Raman spectrometers, instrumentation for GC-MS and LC-MS measurements, to name a few. Other support services include the Chemistry Stores, and electronics and glass blowing shops, where highly specific research equipment is designed and fabricated. The Science & Technology Library offers an outstanding collection of scientific literature and electronic resources.

Campus Culture

Syracuse University is a beautiful, predominantly residential campus with buildings ranging from the historic to the contemporary. This private institution is situated on a hill overlooking downtown Syracuse, and has an enrollment of 10,700 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate and law students. The University is organized into 13 major academic units, offers over 200 undergraduate majors, and supports graduate studies in more than 150 subject areas. The Main Campus of Syracuse University consists of 170 buildings on 200 acres of beautifully kept grounds that overlook the City of Syracuse. Recent property acquisitions have extended the campus into the heart of downtown Syracuse, opening the way for more collaboration and interaction between University community members and Central New York residents, organizations, and businesses. From classic ivy-covered academic halls and landscaped stone walkways to a downtown arts complex and a planned high-tech environmental science laboratory, Syracuse University offers the best of both urban and traditional collegiate campuses.