|Description:||With a chemistry degree from our American Chemical Society certified program, you could end up working on a cure for cancer; monitoring pollutants in the local watershed; researching superior energy solutions (i.e., battery technology or solar panels); developing new textiles, cosmetics or pharmaceutical products; or creating the global supply of a new compound. 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. Graduates are skilled technicians.
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, participate in grant-funded research projects, present your research at regional and/or national conferences, and possibly even co-author an article for a professional/scientific journal. The opportunities open to you are truly incredible!