Department of Chemistry - Undergraduate Information
Welcome to the Chemistry Undergraduate Page!
The Chemistry Department currently offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in chemistry. Annually, there are 90 -100 undergraduate and 30 -40 M.S. students majoring in Chemistry.
During the last eight academic years, an average of 10 Chemistry majors per year received the B.S. degree and met the certification requirements of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Additionally, during the same period of time, an average of 10 students per year received a non-ACS certified B.S. degree in Chemistry. The non-ACS certified degree program incorporates much of the ACS certified program, but allows the incorporation of many Life Sciences courses, which should be of value for anyone entering Medical or Dental School. A high percentage of our B.S. graduates who have achieved academic success in their studies have been accepted to Medical and Dental Schools. A significant number of our B.S. graduates enter graduate or professional studies. The most common advanced studies include Chemistry, Health Professions, Law and Business.
This page will provide links to information that we hope you will find important and interesting as a Wright State University Chemistry student. Links are provided on the right navigation bar as to where and when faculty and graduate teaching assistants (GTA) are readily available. More detailed information can be found through links to professors' websites on the faculty pages. Click on the the professor's url as a gateway to a professor's courses and research.
A Chemistry Help Room is also available for undergraduate students seeking assistance with coursework.
Scholarship information for students pursuing a chemistry degree is provided on a separate page.
Are you interested in undergraduate research? Undergraduate opportunities are available through many of the chemistry faculty. Undergraduate research allows a student the opportunity to share in the excitement of exploratory research, to hone experimental skills, use state-of-the-art instrumentation, utilize the chemical literature, and last, but not least, learn how to approach problem solving. In short, participation in a research project can be one of the most valuable experiences in an undergraduate's career. No other course ties together so many diverse aspects of chemistry. Continue for more undergraduate research information.
Frequently many of our students have been presented with awards for their efforts in the classroom and research. View the latest Chemistry Department Award Winners.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) provides a very interesting and informative periodic table. Just follow this link offsite ACS Interactive Periodic Table.