Valedictorian Christine Muraco '17, Commencement Speaker Evelyn Wolfe, Interim President Timothy Houlihan and the Winter Commencement Class of 2017 made for an amazing day January 9, 2017 as they rang in the new year with almost 100 new graduates of St. Francis College.
Chemistry and Physics
Prepare for a Rewarding Career in the Natural Sciences
Chemistry and physics are fundamental to the understanding and exploration of the physical world. Professors in the Chemistry & Physics department at St. Francis College are proud to use a variety of methods to teach students complicated material; all in an effort to insure that each student masters the subject before moving on to the next topic.
It's a crucial point that helps SFC students understand modern science and technology, while preparing them for careers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as for medical school.
- Laboratory work
- and other science-related professions.
The College also offers a concentration in Information Technology that prepares students to collect, disseminate, and analyze observational or experimental data.
Students can also enroll in the Pre-Professional Physician Assistant Program conducted with the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. This is an increasingly popular field with a numerous career opportunities. Students study for two years at St. Francis College, then begin clinical training at Downstate Medical Center. The baccalaureate degree is awarded by SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Within the context of liberal education, the department provides courses to expose students to the information, knowledge, and methods that the physical sciences have to offer. In general, the purpose of the major is to prepare students for graduate and professional schools as well as for careers in the chemical, biotechnical or pharmaceutical industries. The department encourages Chemistry majors to fully explore the chemical sciences and allied fields through participation in research, seminars, and science-based clubs and activities. Department advisors assist students in exploring career possibilities and in devising a personalized plan of study that will best prepare them for their career goals.
It is with great sorrow that St. Francis College announces the passing of President Brendan J. Dugan, a graduate of the College class of 1968 on December 18, 2016. He was 69.
St. Francis College proudly launched a new honor society chapter on campus, Alpha Lambda Delta, on November 11, with the induction of more than 100 students who achieved academic excellence in their freshmen year at the College.
When prospective college students come to the St. Francis College Open House this Sunday, October 23 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, they'll be able to meet the professors and administrators that will be teaching and guiding them if they choose to attend. But for some, more importantly, they'll meet the students who will be their classmates; examples of all that's possible while studying at St. Francis College.
More academic accolades for St. Francis College, this time as Value Colleges ranked St. Francis 47 in the nation on the organization's Top 50 Best Value Colleges list.
In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, St. Francis made the list in seven categories: Best Regional Colleges, best value, Least Debt, Campus Ethnic Diversity, Best Colleges for Veterans, Economic Diversity, and international diversity.
- Provide the necessary background in chemistry and physics for students in programs such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-physician’s assistant, Biomedical Science, Medical Technology, Nursing, occupational therapy, diagnostic radiological science, and Biology.
- Engage in scientific inquiry including critical and logical thinking.
- Instruct students in correct laboratory procedures and assist them in developing an understanding of modern science and technology using state-of-the-art instrumentation.
- Provide non-science majors with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of materials and technology as explained through the physical sciences.