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For Immediate Release
December 11, 2009

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Nicholas Mascari
(585) 395-2754
nmascari@brockport.edu

New Major in Biochemistry for SP '10

New major meets student and employer demands

Brockport, NY – Beginning in January, The College at Brockport, State University of New York, will offer students the choice of a new major in biochemistry.

The new program was created in response to an increased emphasis on interdisciplinary studies from the American Chemical Society, federal funding agencies, potential employers, in addition to a growing interest in the major among students.

“The biochemistry major is an attractive option,” said Steve Godleski, PhD, professor of chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry, “especially for students interested in graduate studies, medical and dental school, and employment with biotech or pharmaceutical firms.” Godleski also noted that jobs related to biological and medicinal chemistry have increased according to information supplied by the New York State Department of Labor which reports the employment outlook in these areas is “favorable.”

“We need to offer students broader degree options so they can better compete for these types of opportunities,” he added.

The College at Brockport is one of 13 comprehensive university colleges within the 64-campus SUNY system. The major in biochemistry brings to 49 the number of undergraduate majors offered through The College at Brockport. In addition, the College also offers 41 graduate programs and 23 areas of teacher certification.

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