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Chemistry Program Overview

Chemistry is an ancient field of study, but modern life depends on it. Chemists stand at the forefront of innovation tirelessly crafting new medicines, pioneering construction materials, refining cleaner fuels, enhancing criminal lab procedures and developing other vital advancements. You will quickly learn how challenging this work can be, but also what a significant impact you can have on the world.

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Delivery Format

In Person

Credit Hours


Time to Complete

4 years


Sample Curriculum

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The chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society.

Learn more about the chemistry curriculum by reviewing the Four-Year Curriculum Guide and Academic Catalog.

Other related programs include the forensic chemistry and biochemistry programs.

Also interested in Environmental Science? Check out our environmental science/chemistry double major designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Environmental Science or Chemistry with an emphasis in Environmental Science.


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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.

AU Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation. 

Ohio EPA Scholarship

These merit based, nonrenewable scholarships will be given to undergraduate students enrolled at an Ohio public or private college/university who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering. Students must be entering their Junior or Senior year. Awardees will be selected by the Academy appointed panel.

Graduate Outcomes

Our graduates gain employment in industrial laboratories or continue their education in graduate or professional school. Many students who pursue graduate school do so with a full-tuition scholarship and utilize teaching or research assistantships.

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Employers of Recent Graduates

  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Ashland Chemical Company
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Contact Information

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