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Upon completing the requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in chemistry, you are eligible for professional status in the American Chemical Society. Completion of a B.A. degree in chemistry does not qualify you for certification.

Due to changes in standards for teacher licensure in the State of Ohio, the current program in chemistry is subject to change. If you are interested in becoming licensed to teach chemistry at the secondary level, contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education.

Foreign language requirements should be met with German or Russian. Graduate schools generally require a reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages, with German and/or Russian recommended. Details of Ohio University’s M.S. and Ph.D. programs are given in the Graduate Catalog.

Chemistry Major
A BS or BA chemistry major is chosen by students planning to enter a graduate program in chemistry or work in the chemical industry.

Biochemistry Major
This program serves students who have an interest in biological applications of chemistry as a biochemist or health scientist in medicine industry or research.
Environmental Chemistry Major
The environmental chemistry major is similar to other chemistry majors with its focus on organic and inorganic chemistry, but what sets it apart is its suggested electives, geology, pollution, ecology, and environmental analysis.

Forensic Major
The forensic chemistry degree focuses on mixing chemistry and other related sciences to aid in criminal investigations. The program prepares students for work in modern crime laboratories and other law enforcement agencies, FDA, OSHA, and EPA. Additional information on forensic chemistry and course work may be found here.

Predentistry Major
This degree program will prepare students for admission to dental school as well as give them a strong foundation in chemistry.

Prepharmacy Major
This degree program will prepare students for admission to into doctor of pharmacy program as well as give them a strong foundation in chemistry.

Premedicine Major
This degree program will prepare students for admission to medical school as well as give them a strong foundation in chemistry.

Chemistry Minor
A chemistry minor will prepare students with an understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry as well as giving them experience with organic, inorganic, physical, and biochemistry.

The Honors Program
The Honors Program in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio University.