Jun 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

Chemistry Major (B.A.)


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Major code BA3311

College of Arts and Sciences  
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department  
Clippinger Laboratories 136
Phone 740.593.1737
chemistry@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/chemistry

Lauren McMills, contact person
mcmillsl@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The B.A. degree program provides a sound science background along with emphasis on the humanities, social sciences and language. The program is for those students who do not plan on pursuing a graduate degree in chemistry, but wish to pursue a career that will incorporate their background in chemistry such as a laboratory setting, K-12 education (with additional credentialing), law, etc.

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 Patton College of Education.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change to Program Policy

Students wishing to change or add a chemistry major or minor at Ohio University should go to the Undergraduate Student Services Office in the College of Arts and Sciences located on the first floor of Wilson Hall (Main Green).

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students with a B.A. in chemistry can go on to a wide range of higher education and career opportunities such as laboratory work, K-12 education (with additional credentialing), business, marketing, law, etc. The Chemistry B.A. can also be complemented with the OHIO Entrepreneurship Certificate  or OHIO Law, Justice & Culture Certificate Program .

Examples of possible employers for those with chemistry degrees include, but are not limited to, the following: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, public health departments, institutions of higher education, the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and biotechnology industries, research organizations, etc.

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.

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other universitywide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  page.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the College and Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements .

Extradepartmental Courses


Complete the following courses:

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