Welcome to the University of Rio Grande Chemistry Program homepage. Our department offers two degree options -  the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and the Associate of Science in Chemistry. Both programs have been designed to provide students with a well-rounded background in Chemistry and to provide students with the tools necessary to pursue any number of post-graduation directions. In addition, we offer a minor in Chemistry to accompany a Bachelor's degree of a student's choosing.


Chemistry Academic Excellence Award

The University of Rio Grande Chemistry Program is again hosting the Chemistry Academic Excellence Award scholarship competition. Any entering freshman who is planning to major in chemistry at the University of Rio Grande is eligible to apply for the scholarship. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 1, 2014, for fall semester 2015 entry.

Prior to the application deadline, students must also complete the enrollment process at the University of Rio Grande as well as submit a current high school transcript and at least one letter of recommendation from a current or former chemistry teacher. Selected applicants will be contacted by phone to schedule an interview. The scholarship recipients must clearly demonstrate academic abilities. Financial need is not a primary factor in the selection process.

The online application for the Chemistry Academic Excellence Award can be completed by clicking here.

Students can complete the Rio Grande admissions application process by clicking here.


Chemistry Class of 2014

The Chemistry Program is proud to congratulate our second class of graduates. They are (from left) Jacob Dotson and Kristopher Kleski. Jacob will be entering chemical industry, while Kristopher will be continuing to study organic chemistry in graduate school. Congratulations to both of the graduates!


Rio Grande Students Present Research at State Meeting

Chemistry majors - Kristopher Kleski, Jacob Dotson, and Michael MacKnight - presented their research at the Ohio Academy of Science meeting at Walsh University recently. The junior Chemistry majors - Gavin James and Michael Parcell - also attended the meeting. Congratulations to all of you for a great meeting!


Chemistry Student Honored with School of Sciences Award

Senior Chemistry student Kris Kleski was honored during the fall semester with the School of Sciences NERD/D award. This award is given to School of Sciences students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship. Past Chemistry student awardees include Sheri Marcum, Andrea Merry, and Whitney Smith. See a copy of each of their award bios. Congratulations, Kris!