Explore the inner workings of the world with us! All of Ashland University’s Chemistry and Physics programs provide unique scientific experiences, close faculty and student interactions and hands-on experience with modern equipment.

You will:

  • Work side-by side with experts, both in the laboratory and field
  • Gain hands-on experience with the latest equipment and instrumentation
  • Prepare for a career in industry, government or education or graduate-level education
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Choose Ohio First - Ashland University has been awarded a grant from the state of Ohio to provide Choose Ohio First Scholarships to outstanding students with interests in the natural and physical sciences. These scholarships support academically strong students who plan to continue to graduate school, health-related professional programs or employment in STEM industries after completing a bachelor’s degree.

Students can receive $3,000 per academic year for four years.


  • ACT score of 25 or higher
  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Maintain a major in Biochemistry, Biology (including Forensic Biology), Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Chemistry, Physics or Toxicology
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA by the end of the first year to maintain scholarship
  • Attend three STEM-related lectures or events each semester

AU also provides a peer mentoring program for new students. We encourage students to participate in research projects, professional internships and STEM-related career fairs as well.

If you have questions about the Choose Ohio First scholarship program, contact Mason Posner at mposner@ashland.edu or 419-289-5691.

Science Scholars Program - The National Science Foundation funds the Science Scholars Program that provides renewable scholarships of $4,000 to $10,000 annually, as well as academic support to students pursuing undergraduate degrees in natural science disciplines.


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Contact Information

Rebecca Corbin, Ph.D.
Chair of the Chemistry and Physics Department and Professor of Chemistry
423 Kettering Science Center

Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221 Kettering Science Center