With a chemistry degree from our American Chemical Society-accredited department, you could end up working on a cure for cancer; monitoring the ozone layer that protects us from the sun; researching superior energy solutions (i.e., battery technology or solar panels); developing new textiles, cosmetics or pharmaceutical products; or solving water-pollution problems. Additionally, Ohio Northern offers a closely related degree in biochemistry, a field that focuses on the chemical reactions that occur in living systems.
Our program combines rigorous academics with extensive opportunities for research and work in the lab. You’ll gain a solid foundation in the math and the physical sciences while developing your critical-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership skills. These skills are in demand in today’s workforce.
Large institutions just can’t provide the individualized attention you’ll find here. Even as a freshman, you’ll have the opportunity to be in the lab working with real professors – not graduate assistants or lab instructors. Throughout your four years, you’ll have the chance to design and conduct your own experiments, work on independent projects, assist professors with grant-funded research, present your research at regional and/or national conferences, and possibly even co-author an article for an international chemistry journal. The opportunities open to you are truly incredible!
Here, you won’t get lost in the crowd. You’ll be an elite chemistry student – part of our family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships. Our dedicated professors will get to know you. They will support you in your coursework, research, internships, co-ops, and post-graduate or career preparations. They will become personally invested in your success – in college and beyond.
Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to make important scientific contributions. You’ll be armed with the knowledge, hands-on experience and critical-thinking skills needed for success – no matter where your path leads you.