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Chemistry at OSU has an outstanding record of placing its graduates. In the last four years, an average of 86% of the chemistry graduates were placed at the time of graduation. On average, 42% have gone on to graduate or professional schools and 44% into the workforce or government.

Chemistry awards the Track One B.S. with American Chemical Society accreditation in

  • Advanced Chemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry

And offers Track Two B.S. degree choices from among eight options.

  • Biochemistry
  • Business
  • Chemistry Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Materials Science
  • Premed

The B.A. degree in Chemistry is also available.

Over the past several years, Chemistry graduates have gone on to do graduate work at:

  • UC Berkeley
  • U North Carolina
  • Colorado State
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • Arizona
  • Pennsylvania
  • UC Irvine
  • Pace U
  • UCLA
  • Lewis & Clark
  • Rocky Vista
  • U Texas Austin
  • Penn State
  • Harvard
  • UC Davis
  • UBC
  • Utah
  • U Washington
  • CSLA
  • USC
  • OHSU
  • Military Branches












Programmatic Outcomes

The Chemistry B.S. program goal is to focus on four primary outcomes throughout the program. 

  1. Core Knowledge:  Students will be able to recall, integrate, and apply essential core information about the key components of Chemistry.
  2. Laboratory Skills:  Students will demonstrate competency in basic laboratory techniques, laboratory safety, chemical synthesis, and measurement of chemical properties and phenomena.
  3. Communication Skills:  Students will communicate ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  4. Analysis and Synthesis:  Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze data, access information and integrate information from various sources in order to solve problems.

What can I do with a Chemistry degree?

An undergraduate degree in Chemistry opens a gateway to many professions or further studies in graduate school or professional schools, like medical school.  A Chemistry degree provides a solid foundation for many professions including teaching, forensics, biotechnology, medicine, materials science and nanotechnology, chemical processing, electronics, agricultural and food science, oceanography, and environmental science.  At OSU, we provide a very flexible curriculum that can be tuned to your interests.  Check out the options we have for you!

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