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Chemistry Major

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As a chemistry major at Ohio State, you will be taught by internationally recognized faculty and trained in world-class research labs. Along the way, you will receive a first class education, be exposed to cutting edge science, and develop valuable critical thinking skills. For many students, this exposure to research opportunities will culminate in an Undergraduate Research Thesis. Today, the most important and challenging problems facing society require interdisciplinary solutions. Chemistry is sometimes referred to as the “central science” because it plays an important role in a wide range of fields.

When you graduate from Ohio State with a degree in chemistry, you will be positioned to pursue a variety of career paths. You may choose to seek job opportunities immediately upon graduation, enter a graduate program where you can pursue a PhD in chemistry or chemistry-related areas, or seek a professional degree in a field such as medicine, pharmacy, engineering, business, or law. With two paths to a degree, students have the flexability to choose the options that best fit into their future plans. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you realize your career aspirations.