Dr. Janet Rogers
The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is intended for those who expect to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry or a related science or to enter business or industry as a chemist. It also serves as an excellent pre-medical program.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry prepares students to become a part of the rapidly expanding biotechnology industries or to pursue further study in biochemistry.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry - Forensic Science is intended for those who seek entry level positions with FBI, state police or crime laboratories. Graduates also qualify for positions as trace evidence technicians with various law enforcement agencies. There is evidence that laboratories dealing with the investigation of criminal acts are moving toward hiring employees who are trained more as scientists than as police investigators. There is a large employment opportunity for individuals who have the appropriate training.
The Bachelor of Science in Fermentation Science is a chemistry program designed to offer students a firm understanding of food science from a biochemical perspective. The program emphasizes practical methods for the production of fermented products including, but not limited to: beer, wine, fermented foods, and chemicals produced through the fermentation process. Graduating students will have experience producing and assessing the quality of fermented products, and practical experience provided through an optional internship with a local business.
The pre-pharmacy program provides the first two years of study toward a doctor of pharmacy degree. The curriculum was designed in cooperation with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), but is appropriate for transfer to most colleges of pharmacy. Because certain schools of pharmacy may require slight variations from the curriculum, early contact with your pre-pharmacy advisor and your chosen pharmacy school is recommended. Students meeting certain selective admission requirements may be accepted directly into an accelerated curriculum at LECOM.
The pre-pharmacy program provides the first two/three years of study toward a doctor of pharmacy degree. The curriculum was designed with the requirements for admission to numerous pharmacy schools in mind. Because certain schools of pharmacy may require slight variations from the curriculum, early contact with your pre-pharmacy advisor and your chosen pharmacy school is recommended.
The minor in chemistry provides a broad background in chemical principles including quantitative analysis. As an addition to a major in another science field it may make a student a better candidate for acceptance into graduate or professional programs, or employment in a chemistry-related field such as environmental science or quality assurance.