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About our programs

  1. Students will be able to address a scientific problem and present a solution in a written and oral format to a scientific audience.
  2. Students will have the knowledge to succeed in graduate school, professional school or professional employment.
  3. Students will be able to apply modern lab techniques to the solution of chemical problems.
  4. Students will be able to succinctly define the term “Chemistry” and explain its significance a relevance to the modern world.

Provides a framework of scientific courses that serves as a preparation for a number of interdisciplinary professions. The traditional B.S. chemistry curriculum has been modified in the B.A. program, most notably in mathematics, physics and advanced chemistry. The program is sufficiently flexible to afford a wide selection of courses in the humanities while providing the science courses necessary for the many careers that either require or benefit from a substantial background in science (dentistry, medicine, patent law, pharmaceutical sales or veterinary medicine, to name a few).

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Follows a curriculum with requirements similar to those of the B.S. chemistry degree program, but with special emphasis on additional course work in biology and biochemistry that satisfies the needs of students who anticipate careers in the life sciences. A mark of distinction and rigor is the program's focus on research. Each student is encouraged to conduct a research project that normally includes a ten-week summer period following the junior year and culminates with the submission of a research thesis and the presentation of a seminar.

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Certified by the American Chemical Society for the training of professional chemists. Qualified students may participate in cooperative education following the completion of the sophomore year. Each student in the program is encouraged to conduct original research, which begins with selection of a research professor and project, usually during the second term of the junior year. The research project, conducted during the entire senior year, culminates in the final term with the submission of an acceptable thesis and presentation of a departmental seminar. With prior approval, cooperative education students may substitute work experience for research.

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Provides a solid foundation for careers in medicine, pharmacy and forensic science, and is especially appropriate for students with strong interests in drug design and compounds of pharmaceutical significance. Faculty-directed research projects are optional, but strongly encouraged. They are similar in design to those described for the B.S. degree in chemistry and ordinarily involve laboratory experiences in synthetic or analytical chemistry.

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Enables the pursuit of a master's degree with a focus in biochemistry, organic, inorganic, analytical or physical chemistry. With this flexibility comes opportunity. Our graduates are prepared to continue scholarly pursuits and enter a Ph.D. program. Many leverage the degree for professional growth. This program has a thesis and non thesis option.

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Allows academically gifted students the opportunity to obtain both a BS and MS degree in a shorter amount of time than would normally be required.

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Department of Chemistry

Science Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2357