Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides curricula for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees. By any measure one may apply, Chemistry and Biochemistry are among the strongest academic programs at The Ohio State University, and in the state of Ohio.

The Ohio State University leads the country in education and research due to its vast resources, cutting-edge facilities, and outstanding faculty. Consequently, the university is consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation by the National Research Council and others. The faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry include members of the National Academy of Sciences, Royal Society of Chemistry, Ohio Eminent Scholars, Sloan Fellows, Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar awardees, and fellows of the American Physical Society, the American Ceramic Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Several faculty hold major national awards from the American Chemical Society and have distinguished themselves numerous times with research.

The State of Ohio and the university have awarded the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with recognition as a Center of Excellence and for two of its Ohio Eminent Scholars. In addition, funds from national agencies and industries average about 9 million dollars annually. Ohio State ranks eighth in the nation, first in the Big Ten, and first in the Midwest in federal funding of chemistry projects.

Chemistry

Undergraduate students can pursue either a BS or BA degree with a major or minor in chemistry through a well-defined series of prerequisite and core courses.

Biochemistry

Undergraduate students can pursue either a BS or BA degree with a major or minor in biochemistry through a well-defined series of prerequisite and core courses.

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