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Science, Sustainability, and Environment


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus
Molecule models at the front of a lecture gives by professor Stacey Lowery Bretz

Study the Properties of Matter

In Chemistry, you’ll study the composition, structure, and properties of substances and the changes they undergo. Chemists help develop new products and adding new knowledge to fields as diverse as nanotechnology, materials science, polymer chemistry, energy production, and biomedical engineering.

Contact Info

Anne Hagerman, Ph.D. / Heeyoung Tai, Ph.D.

Lead Departmental Advisors

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Hughes Laboratories 160, 701 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

The courses you choose will open up a wealth of career opportunities — not lock you into one occupation. You’ll extend your education way beyond the classroom to every area of your life.

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Many graduates in chemistry go on to graduate school in chemistry, or related areas such as polymer chemistry, chemical engineering or environmental science. Other students elect professional schools in the health sciences including medical school, dental school, or pharmacy school. Some students may pursue law school, teacher certification, or training in data analytics and informatics.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Ellen Yezierski
  • I want people to be focused on students; how they learn, what’s best for them, what’s best for understanding chemistry, and then use that to weave together a classroom that stimulates growth in understanding chemical ideas.

    Ellen Yezierski
    Professor of Chemistry and Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

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This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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