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 at Ashland University.

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

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

Biochemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (General Physics Option) Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (University Physics Option) Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide

2019-2020 Academic Year

Biochemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide

2018-2019 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science Education Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide

2017-2018 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. General Physics Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. Univ. Physics Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide

2016-2017 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. General Physics Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. Univ. Physics Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide

2015-2016 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. General Physics Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. Univ. Physics Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide

Dean's Scholarship

Dean's Scholarship for the College of Arts and Sciences

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences in the following disciplines: Computer Science/Cybersecurity, Journalism and Digital Media, and the Natural Sciences.

Benefits include a merit-based, renewable scholarship of up to $3,000 "stacked" on other merit awards received. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities created around engagement with faculty and a focus on career coaching and preparation.

To qualify, applicants must have a minimum high school or transfer GPA of 3.5. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship Sponsor: Dr. Becky Corbin (rcorbin@ashland.edu )

Minimum Required High School / Transfer GPA: 3.50

Scholarship Amount: Up to $3,000

Application Criteria: Formal application (the link to the application will be in your portal), essay and interview. Students must be admitted to the major with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher to qualify.

Renewal Criteria: AU GPA 3.00 or greater and maintain Natural Science Major

Application Deadline: The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all scholarships have been awarded. The deadline for priority consideration is April 1, 2021

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

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

Biochemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (General Physics Option) Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science Education, BSEd (University Physics Option) Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide

2019-2020 Academic Year

Biochemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry, BS Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education, BSEd Four-Year Guide

2018-2019 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science Education Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide

2017-2018 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. General Physics Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. Univ. Physics Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide

2016-2017 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. General Physics Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. Univ. Physics Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide

2015-2016 Academic Year

Biochemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry & ACS Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Chemistry Education Four-Year Guide
Environmental Science/Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Forensic Chemistry Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. General Physics Four-Year Guide
Integrated Science w. Univ. Physics Four-Year Guide
Physical Science Education Four-Year Guide

Dean's Scholarship

Dean's Scholarship

Dean's Scholarship for the College of Arts and Sciences

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences in the following disciplines: Computer Science/Cybersecurity, Journalism and Digital Media, and the Natural Sciences.

Benefits include a merit-based, renewable scholarship of up to $3,000 "stacked" on other merit awards received. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities created around engagement with faculty and a focus on career coaching and preparation.

To qualify, applicants must have a minimum high school or transfer GPA of 3.5. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship Sponsor: Dr. Becky Corbin (rcorbin@ashland.edu )

Minimum Required High School / Transfer GPA: 3.50

Scholarship Amount: Up to $3,000

Application Criteria: Formal application (the link to the application will be in your portal), essay and interview. Students must be admitted to the major with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher to qualify.

Renewal Criteria: AU GPA 3.00 or greater and maintain Natural Science Major

Application Deadline: The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all scholarships have been awarded. The deadline for priority consideration is April 1, 2021

Program Benefits

You’ll have hands-on experience to advance your skills as early as your freshman year. Our chemistry labs are well-equipped with the modern instrumentation that today’s chemists use. Many students undertake research with their professors, co-publish their findings, and present them at scientific meetings.

Other benefits include:

  • A strong pre-professional program
  • Access to leading faculty dedicated to providing you with individualized attention and mentorship throughout coursework and research projects
  • Small class sizes with 20-30 students in introductory courses and 10-15 in upper-level courses
  • Exciting internship opportunities
  • External research grants, which give you more opportunities to conduct hands-on research and present your findings at professional meetings

As a graduate of our Chemistry or Biochemistry programs, you can either obtain employment in an industrial laboratory or continue your education in graduate or other another professional school. Most of our students who attend graduate school do so on a full-tuition scholarship and teaching or research assistantships.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Career Outlook

Average Career Salary

$76,280

Average Career Growth

The growth rate for this field is 7 percent by 2026, as fast as the career average of other occupations.

Recent Employers

Ashland University chemistry/biochemistry graduates have secured positions with:

  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Ashland Chemical Company
  • Graduate programs in Chemistry and Medical and Professional schools

Research Results

Research done by students in our departments has identified problems with cadmium contamination of children’s jewelry and has resulted in several calls as well as legislation to restrict cadmium use.

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