Chemistry is a practical and theoretical science concerned with the composition, properties and structure of matter and the changes associated with chemical reactions. At Hudson Valley, members of the chemistry faculty are guided by the following mission:
  • To provide high quality education in chemistry to students at all levels and in all disciplines
  • To serve the college and the community through the combined talents and expertise found in this department.

As a distinct discipline within the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, we offer the Chemical Technician program leading to an associate's degree, and general education courses appropriate for transfer. Faculty members, including one Chancellor's Award winner, are personally dedicated to providing undergraduate education from a modern viewpoint. Some courses provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of chemistry.

Contact Information

Peter A. Schaefer, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Science Center, Suite 319
(518) 629-7453