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Ashland Biology faculty and students conduct summer research

Ashland University’s Dr. Mason Posner, professor and chairperson of the Department of Biology and Toxicology, recently received a $305,000 research grant from the National Institutes… Read more

Ashland microbiology professor teaches this summer in Taiwan

Paul Hyman, Associate Professor of Biology, is spending five weeks this summer teaching in Taiwan as part of the ONPS Summer School, an independent Chinese… Read more

Ashland Biology in Costa Rica

Boat trip for snorkeling on the Pacific coast Ashland University has hosted a foreign languages summer program in Costa Rica for many years. But this… Read more

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Anna Falls Biochemistry Student Ashland University
Anna Falls, a Fall 2013 graduate of Ashland University’s biochemistry program, graduated salutatorian at the December commencement ceremony. During Anna’s time...Read more

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At Ashland University, our programs in chemistry, biochemistry, geology and physics emphasize close faculty/student interactions and hands-on experience with modern equipment.  Our majors have the opportunity to work side by side with experts in the laboratory and the field.  Students are prepared for careers including industry, government and education as well as further professional and graduate-level training. 

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry, Geology & Physics

  • Our students work closely with their professors and participate actively in all of their classes.  They gain hands-on experience with the latest equipment and instrumentation. 
  • Classes and labs are small:  25-35 students for entry-level courses and generally less than 15 students in upper-level courses. 
  • Our majors have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty mentors, and they regularly present their results at professional scientific meetings.
  • The foundation of all other sciences, physics, is concerned with everything from the largest galaxies to the tiniest subatomic particles.  Physics majors and minors receive a great deal of personal attention. 
  • Ashland's Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society.  Majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry provide an outstanding background for a future in laboratory research, science teaching and many other careers including medicine and forensics.
  • The Geology program has a very large collection of rocks, fossils, minerals and maps.  Regional field experiences are incorporated into multiple courses, and a major field trip to sites such as the Adirondack Mountains or the Canadian Shield is offered every other year.  Our new major in Geoscience Technology and Management provides students with the science as well as the business aspects of the geoscience industry.
  • Our teacher-training program is highly regarded, and graduates from our science education programs are sought after by Ohio school districts.