Future Students

Why Pursue a Degree in Chemistry?

  • Preparation for a wide variety of post-baccalaureate experiences:
    • Graduate studies in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, etc.
    • Professional Studies in Pharmacy, Medicine, Law, etc.
  • Immediate employment in a variety of laboratory fields, including research and industry
  • U.S. Department of Labor projects an increase in job opportunities for chemists over the next 10 years
  • Payscale.com lists chemistry and chemical engineering positions among the top of starting salary pay scales
  • Chemistry majors are well prepared for the MCAT
  • Please visit the American Chemical Society's College to Career website to find out more about jobs in chemistry.

Why Study Chemistry @ Rio Grande?

  • Small class sizes; therefore, more personalized attention
  • Among the lowest tuition for a four year private education in the state
  • Cutting edge curriculum; a number of courses use POGIL pedagogy (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning)
  • Integrated upper level laboratory during the third year prepares students for senior year research
  • Senior research fosters independent thinking and is strongly favored by many graduate and professional schools


Frequently Asked Questions


Where Have Rio Grande Graduates Been Accepted or Gone to Graduate or Professional School?

  • Louisiana State University
  • Marshall University
  • Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale
  • Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy
  • The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine
  • Wingate University School of Pharmacy
  • University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Carolina

Where Have Rio Grande Graduates Been Hired?

  • Battelle
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Laboratories
  • Calgon Carbon Corporation
  • Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood
  • Gallipolis City Schools
  • Holzer Medical Center
  • Jackson City Schools
  • Lancaster City Schools
  • M & G Polymers
  • Ohio Precious Metals
  • Ohio Valley Electric Corporation - Kyger Creek Plant
  • The Scotts Company
  • Shell Oil Company
  • TCCI Laboratories
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • United States Enrichment Corporation - Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
  • Velocys