Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry, Geology & Physics
423, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5268
rcorbin@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5261
brodebac@ashland.edu

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Collaborating in Chemistry for Modern Advancements

New medicines, materials, cleaner fuels, innovative criminal lab procedures, and so much more of modern life depends on advancements in the diverse fields of Chemistry. So if you’re looking for an exciting and challenging scientific career, start by exploring the Chemistry and Biochemistry program...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, B.S.Ed

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BSED

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Educating a Scientific Youth

Do you have a passion for teaching and want to introduce young minds to the wonders of science? Ashland University’s teacher-training program is highly regarded as one of the best in Ohio. When you graduate with a degree in any of our science education majors, you’ll...

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Undergraduate Catalog

Department Course Rotations (CHEM, GEOL, PHYS)

2020-2021 Academic Year

Earth Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Geology
Biochemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Earth Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Environmental Science/Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Environmental Science/Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Environmental Science/Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Forensic Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Geoscience Technology & Management, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Integrated Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (General Physics Option) Four-Year Guide Physics
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (University Physics Option) Four-Year Guide Physics
Life Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Physical Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Physics, BS Four-Year Guide Physics

2019-2020 Academic Year

Integrated Science, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Life Science Education, BSEd. Four-Year Guide Science Education

2018-2019 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Earth Science Education Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Environmental Science/Geology Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Geology Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Geoscience Technology & Management., BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Geoscience Technology & Mgmt. Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Integrated Science Education Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Physics Four-Year Guide Physics

2017-2018 Academic Year

Integrated Science w. General Physics Four-Year Guide Geology
Integrated Science w. Univ. Physics Four-Year Guide Geology

2016-2017 Academic Year

Physical Science Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide Physics
Physics, B.S. Four-Year Guide Physics

Faculty

Dr. Robert Bergosh, Associate Professor
Dr. Robert Bergosh
Associate Professor of Chemistry
422 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5871 / rbergosh@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Nigel Brush, Professor of Geology
Dr. Nigel Brush
Professor of Geology
421 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5271 / nbrush@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics , Environmental Science Program
Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Professor of Chemistry, Chair, Chemistry, Geology and Physics Department
423 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5268 / rcorbin@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Perry Corbin, Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Perry Corbin
Professor of Chemistry
420 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5269 / pcorbin@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Nicholas Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Nicholas Johnson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
416, Kettering Science Center
419.207.4552 / njohnso9@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Rodney Michael, Associate Professor
Dr. Rodney Michael
Associate Professor of Physics
206 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5272 / rmichael@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Brian Mohney, Professor
Dr. Brian Mohney
Professor of Chemistry
417 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5962 / bmohney@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Trina Mohney, Professional Instructor
Trina Mohney
Professional Instructor
415 , Kettering Science Center
419.207.4526 / tmohney@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer, Professor
Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer
Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
419 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5281 / jweiden@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics , Environmental Science Program

Science Day

Mohican District Science Day is the district science fair for students in grades 5-12 in schools of Ashland, Richland, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Lorain, Huron, and Erie counties. Students who enter District Science Day must receive superior ratings at science fairs held locally at their own school, county, or school district. Projects that have followed Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) standards from students who come from schools where local science fairs are not held are also welcome providing you contact the Director for special permission. Students receiving superior ratings at the district level may then be selected to compete in the Ohio Academy of Science's State Science Fair at The Ohio State University on May 11, 2020.

Learn more about the Mohican District Science Day!

Science News

Dr. Nick Johnson recognized for teaching excellence

Dr. Nicholas Johnson, associate professor of Chemistry in the Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of AU’s 2021 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. He joins a growing list of Kettering faculty who have been recognized for their outstanding teaching by winning the Taylor Award, including Dr. Perry Corbin (Chemistry), Dr. Mason Posner (Biology), and Prof. Merrill Tawse (Biology). The Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award was endowed by the late Edward and Louaine Taylor as a way of supporting high quality teaching at Ashland University. All full-time faculty with a minimum of three years of teaching experience at AU are eligible for the award. The award committee selects the recipient after reviewing nominations from students, faculty and department chairs. This review also includes observing a class meeting of the finalist for the award. This award is one significant way in which the University recognizes faculty members in an ongoing manner for their commitment and excellent work for students. Johnson was nominated by AU freshman biology major Maddie Fish, a student in his fall semester General Chemistry class. “Although it was the most difficult class in terms of content, he taught in a way I had never experienced before,” Fish wrote in her nomination. “He taught in a manner so much different from any educator I have previously had. Not only does he care about his students learning the material, but he also cares about each of his students. “I could not tell you how many times I heard him ask someone how they are doing or how school is going for them. I knew from the very first day of classes that he was a special educator because he had us fill out a slip of paper about what we would like to achieve with...Read more

Ashland Alumna named director of Office of Emergency Management at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Alumna Mary Brown (Ashland ’13, Forensic Biology) has recently been named director of the Office of Emergency Management at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Mary served as interim director prior to being named director, and as interim director Mary oversaw the Johns Hopkins Hospital Incident Command structure and was deeply involved in pandemic response activities, including the launch of the COVID-19 testing tent and COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Prior to that, she served as emergency management specialist, responding to more than 30 emergencies. Following her time at Ashland, Mary served as a Postbaccalaureate Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, and then earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. How did your time at Ashland prepare you for the future? “I believe every step taken, including my time at Ashland University, plays a part in my success today as Director of Emergency Management at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. One of the most influential opportunities I took part of at Ashland was undergraduate research in the Department of Biology. The individualized training I received by the Posner Lab helped develop the skills needed to excel in a competitive research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health post-graduation, which then further opened doors as my career progressed. I am thankful for my time at Ashland University to help build the solid foundation for where I am today.” What was the best part of your Ashland University experience? “The best part of my undergraduate experience has to be the life-long friendships I made while at Ashland University. From the friends made through the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, the Center of Religious Life, the Rec Center, and everywhere else in between – I really cherish those friendships gained during my time...Read more

AU Science Community mourns the passing of Alumnus and Long-time Science Teacher Norman Dria

 Norm Dria (’72, Physics and Mathematics) passed away on February 21, 2021. After his graduation from Ashland, Norm earned a M.S. in Physics from the University of Akron, and began a career teaching in the Black River School District in Medina County, where he taught for forty years. Norm had a passion for teaching and received numerous recognitions for his contributions, including the Raymond W. Bixler Award from Ashland University recognizing his excellence in education, and the Acker Outstanding Science Teacher Award from the Mohican District Science Council. Norm served on the Mohican District Science Council for 45 years. Several of his children and their spouses still serve as judges at the Mohican District Science Fair every year. Norm leaves behind Janet, his wife of 48 years, nine children, 18 grandchildren, a large extended family – and a legacy of inspiring students to study and pursue careers in science.

...Read more

AU Trustees Approve Reduction of Academic Programs

The Ashland University Board of Trustees recently voted to “sunset” twenty undergraduate degree programs. Sunsetting means that current and incoming students will have the opportunity to fully complete their majors, but students will no longer be accepted into these programs after the current incoming fall class. Information about this decision can be found on the AU website and Facebook page. This post is intended to provide some clarity regarding the impact on programs housed within the Kettering Science Center. The Bachelor of Science with majors in Geology, Geoscience Technology & Management, and Physics will be sunsetted, in addition to the minor in Physics. The Geology minor will continue to be offered, as will the geology and physics courses that are required by other programs. All majors within the Department of Biology/Toxicology will remain. Likewise, the Bachelor of Science with majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Forensic Chemistry will continue. The Environmental Science Program will also remain. The potential for a revised EVS/Geochemistry track has received support from the administration. In science education, the two BSEd majors in grades 7-12 Integrated Science and Life Science will continue, as will the science concentration for the middle grades major. The BSEd programs in Chemistry Education, Earth Science Education, and Physical Science Education will be sunsetted. The news of the discontinuation of academic programs is personally and professionally disappointing to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Ashland University Sciences. Feel free to contact me at if you have questions. My colleagues and I are working to create the safest and best possible experience for our new and returning students this fall. We hope to see you or hear from you in the coming year. As always, thank you for the support. Dr. Rebecca CorbinChair of the Department of Chemistry/Geology/Physics...Read more

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry, Geology & Physics
423, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5268
rcorbin@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5261
brodebac@ashland.edu

Programs

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Collaborating in Chemistry for Modern Advancements

New medicines, materials, cleaner fuels, innovative criminal lab procedures, and so much more of modern life depends on advancements in the diverse fields of Chemistry. So if you’re looking for an exciting and challenging scientific career, start by exploring the Chemistry and Biochemistry program...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, B.S.Ed

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BSED

AFTER THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS
Educating a Scientific Youth

Do you have a passion for teaching and want to introduce young minds to the wonders of science? Ashland University’s teacher-training program is highly regarded as one of the best in Ohio. When you graduate with a degree in any of our science education majors, you’ll...

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Undergraduate Catalog

Department Course Rotations (CHEM, GEOL, PHYS)

2020-2021 Academic Year

Earth Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Geology
Biochemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Earth Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Environmental Science/Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Environmental Science/Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Environmental Science/Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Forensic Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Geology, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Geoscience Technology & Management, BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Integrated Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (General Physics Option) Four-Year Guide Physics
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (University Physics Option) Four-Year Guide Physics
Life Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Physical Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Physics, BS Four-Year Guide Physics

2019-2020 Academic Year

Integrated Science, BSEd Four-Year Guide Science Education
Life Science Education, BSEd. Four-Year Guide Science Education

2018-2019 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Earth Science Education Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Environmental Science/Geology Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Geology Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Geoscience Technology & Management., BS Four-Year Guide Geology
Geoscience Technology & Mgmt. Four-Year Guide Geoscience Technology and Management
Integrated Science Education Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide Chemistry, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry
Physics Four-Year Guide Physics

2017-2018 Academic Year

Integrated Science w. General Physics Four-Year Guide Geology
Integrated Science w. Univ. Physics Four-Year Guide Geology

2016-2017 Academic Year

Physical Science Education, B.S.Ed. Four-Year Guide Physics
Physics, B.S. Four-Year Guide Physics

Faculty

Faculty

Dr. Robert Bergosh, Associate Professor
Dr. Robert Bergosh
Associate Professor of Chemistry
422 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5871 / rbergosh@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Nigel Brush, Professor of Geology
Dr. Nigel Brush
Professor of Geology
421 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5271 / nbrush@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics , Environmental Science Program
Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Dr. Rebecca Corbin
Professor of Chemistry, Chair, Chemistry, Geology and Physics Department
423 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5268 / rcorbin@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Perry Corbin, Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Perry Corbin
Professor of Chemistry
420 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5269 / pcorbin@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Nicholas Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Nicholas Johnson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
416, Kettering Science Center
419.207.4552 / njohnso9@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Rodney Michael, Associate Professor
Dr. Rodney Michael
Associate Professor of Physics
206 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5272 / rmichael@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Brian Mohney, Professor
Dr. Brian Mohney
Professor of Chemistry
417 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5962 / bmohney@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Trina Mohney, Professional Instructor
Trina Mohney
Professional Instructor
415 , Kettering Science Center
419.207.4526 / tmohney@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics
Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer, Professor
Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer
Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
419 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5281 / jweiden@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics , Environmental Science Program

Science Day

Science Day

Mohican District Science Day is the district science fair for students in grades 5-12 in schools of Ashland, Richland, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Lorain, Huron, and Erie counties. Students who enter District Science Day must receive superior ratings at science fairs held locally at their own school, county, or school district. Projects that have followed Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) standards from students who come from schools where local science fairs are not held are also welcome providing you contact the Director for special permission. Students receiving superior ratings at the district level may then be selected to compete in the Ohio Academy of Science's State Science Fair at The Ohio State University on May 11, 2020.

Learn more about the Mohican District Science Day!

Science News

Science News

Dr. Nick Johnson recognized for teaching excellence

Dr. Nicholas Johnson, associate professor of Chemistry in the Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of AU’s 2021 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. He joins a growing list of Kettering faculty who have been recognized for their outstanding teaching by winning the Taylor Award, including Dr. Perry Corbin (Chemistry), Dr. Mason Posner (Biology), and Prof. Merrill Tawse (Biology). The Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award was endowed by the late Edward and Louaine Taylor as a way of supporting high quality teaching at Ashland University. All full-time faculty with a minimum of three years of teaching experience at AU are eligible for the award. The award committee selects the recipient after reviewing nominations from students, faculty and department chairs. This review also includes observing a class meeting of the finalist for the award. This award is one significant way in which the University recognizes faculty members in an ongoing manner for their commitment and excellent work for students. Johnson was nominated by AU freshman biology major Maddie Fish, a student in his fall semester General Chemistry class. “Although it was the most difficult class in terms of content, he taught in a way I had never experienced before,” Fish wrote in her nomination. “He taught in a manner so much different from any educator I have previously had. Not only does he care about his students learning the material, but he also cares about each of his students. “I could not tell you how many times I heard him ask someone how they are doing or how school is going for them. I knew from the very first day of classes that he was a special educator because he had us fill out a slip of paper about what we would like to achieve with...Read more

Ashland Alumna named director of Office of Emergency Management at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Alumna Mary Brown (Ashland ’13, Forensic Biology) has recently been named director of the Office of Emergency Management at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Mary served as interim director prior to being named director, and as interim director Mary oversaw the Johns Hopkins Hospital Incident Command structure and was deeply involved in pandemic response activities, including the launch of the COVID-19 testing tent and COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Prior to that, she served as emergency management specialist, responding to more than 30 emergencies. Following her time at Ashland, Mary served as a Postbaccalaureate Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, and then earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. How did your time at Ashland prepare you for the future? “I believe every step taken, including my time at Ashland University, plays a part in my success today as Director of Emergency Management at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. One of the most influential opportunities I took part of at Ashland was undergraduate research in the Department of Biology. The individualized training I received by the Posner Lab helped develop the skills needed to excel in a competitive research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health post-graduation, which then further opened doors as my career progressed. I am thankful for my time at Ashland University to help build the solid foundation for where I am today.” What was the best part of your Ashland University experience? “The best part of my undergraduate experience has to be the life-long friendships I made while at Ashland University. From the friends made through the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, the Center of Religious Life, the Rec Center, and everywhere else in between – I really cherish those friendships gained during my time...Read more

AU Science Community mourns the passing of Alumnus and Long-time Science Teacher Norman Dria

 Norm Dria (’72, Physics and Mathematics) passed away on February 21, 2021. After his graduation from Ashland, Norm earned a M.S. in Physics from the University of Akron, and began a career teaching in the Black River School District in Medina County, where he taught for forty years. Norm had a passion for teaching and received numerous recognitions for his contributions, including the Raymond W. Bixler Award from Ashland University recognizing his excellence in education, and the Acker Outstanding Science Teacher Award from the Mohican District Science Council. Norm served on the Mohican District Science Council for 45 years. Several of his children and their spouses still serve as judges at the Mohican District Science Fair every year. Norm leaves behind Janet, his wife of 48 years, nine children, 18 grandchildren, a large extended family – and a legacy of inspiring students to study and pursue careers in science.

...Read more

AU Trustees Approve Reduction of Academic Programs

The Ashland University Board of Trustees recently voted to “sunset” twenty undergraduate degree programs. Sunsetting means that current and incoming students will have the opportunity to fully complete their majors, but students will no longer be accepted into these programs after the current incoming fall class. Information about this decision can be found on the AU website and Facebook page. This post is intended to provide some clarity regarding the impact on programs housed within the Kettering Science Center. The Bachelor of Science with majors in Geology, Geoscience Technology & Management, and Physics will be sunsetted, in addition to the minor in Physics. The Geology minor will continue to be offered, as will the geology and physics courses that are required by other programs. All majors within the Department of Biology/Toxicology will remain. Likewise, the Bachelor of Science with majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Forensic Chemistry will continue. The Environmental Science Program will also remain. The potential for a revised EVS/Geochemistry track has received support from the administration. In science education, the two BSEd majors in grades 7-12 Integrated Science and Life Science will continue, as will the science concentration for the middle grades major. The BSEd programs in Chemistry Education, Earth Science Education, and Physical Science Education will be sunsetted. The news of the discontinuation of academic programs is personally and professionally disappointing to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Ashland University Sciences. Feel free to contact me at if you have questions. My colleagues and I are working to create the safest and best possible experience for our new and returning students this fall. We hope to see you or hear from you in the coming year. As always, thank you for the support. Dr. Rebecca CorbinChair of the Department of Chemistry/Geology/Physics...Read more

Studying Centralized Science

Explore the inner workings of the world in the Chemistry, Geology, and Physics Department at Ashland University.

Department Differentiators

All of Ashland University’s Chemistry, Geology, and Physics programs provide unique scientific experiences emphasized by close faculty and student interactions and hands-on experience with modern equipment.

When you choose a program within this department, you’ll:

  • Work side-by side with experts in the laboratory and field
  • Gain hands-on experience with the latest equipment and instrumentation
  • Prepare for a career in industry, government, and education or further professional and graduate-level training

Explore our many programs for one that best suits your career objective.

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Rec Center

Rec Center