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.
- Chemistry Education
- Chemical Engineering
- Environmental Chemistry
- Forensic Science
- Materials Science
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
- UC Irvine
- Pace U
- Lewis & Clark
- Rocky Vista
- U Texas Austin
- Penn State
- UC Davis
- U Washington
- Military Branches
The Chemistry B.S. program goal is to focus on four primary outcomes throughout the program.
- Core Knowledge: Students will be able to recall, integrate, and apply essential core information about the key components of Chemistry.
- Laboratory Skills: Students will demonstrate competency in basic laboratory techniques, laboratory safety, chemical synthesis, and measurement of chemical properties and phenomena.
- Communication Skills: Students will communicate ideas effectively orally and in writing.
- 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!