According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition,1 employment opportunities for chemists and materials scientists are predicted to keep pace with those in other occupations through 2016. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms are expected to present the greatest potential in the chemical manufacturing industries. Those with advanced degrees — graduate or Ph.D. — will have the most opportunity. Chemistry majors who pursue medical school programs will enter career fields that are anticipated to grow by 14 percent between 2006 and 2016. LEARN MORE.
“I have been impressed by Ashland University’s science programs because I have been able to get hands-on lab experience beginning my first semester of my freshman year. And I like that the professors are in the lab with me for one-on-one interaction. I like the willingness of the professors to be hands-on and be available for help when I need it.” -- Karie Charlton, sophomore from Jelloway, Ohio, involved in the Habitat for Humanity spring break trip, Alpha Phi, Community Care, Geology Club vice president
“My internship at Corning Corporation was a great experience. I learned how important lab reports are and that the reports we are asked to do at Ashland are great learning experiences.” -- Danielle Wood from Strongsville, Ohio
“First semester of my freshman year we had our hands on analytical instruments that students at larger schools never even see. There is no replacement for hands-on learning.” --Matt Rainsberg, science alumnus, Forensic Chemist, Drug Enforcement Administration