Chemistry at SSU

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Department of Natural Sciences

Phone: (740) 351-3456
Massie Hall, Room 315

We have the resources to help you succeed.

Shawnee State has facilities with state of the art instrumentation, including a Bruker Fourier 300 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, an HP gas-chromatograph–mass-spectrometer, and a suite of computers running computational chemistry software.

Shawnee State faculty members offer research opportunities for every student enrolled in our program, and work one-on-one with them in a dedicated research lab space.

  • Three faculty members with Ph.D.'s in chemistry.
  • Hands-on access to all instrumentation in the department, including NMR, FTIR, GC, GC-MS, UV-VIS, AA, and a bomb calorimeter.
  • Undergraduate research opportunities every semester.
  • Upper-division classes are small, with class sizes typically around 10 students.
  • A teaching licensure option is available with our BS Natural Sciences degree.
  • Graduates have been admitted to graduate, medical, and pharmacy schools at: The Ohio State University, Ohio University, and the University of Cincinnati.
  • Chemistry students have been accepted into prestigious summer research programs at the University of California, Irvine; The University of North Dakota, and The University of Cincinnati.
  • We have an active chemistry club that invites speakers to campus, gets involved in our community, and organizes social activities.

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