Bowling Green's proud tradition of excellence in chemistry begins with a dedicated faculty providing a wide range of courses, including sequences in biochemistry, analytical, organic, physical, inorganic chemistry, and opportunities in materials science. Courses are supported with excellent laboratory facilities and state of the art instrumentation. Chemistry has been central to the development of an interdisciplinary program in materials science and is an important part of BGSU's program in scientific computing.
Along with a B.S. in Chemistry, the Department also offers a M.S. degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Photochemical Sciences. The Center for Photochemical Sciences and the Department of Chemistry have developed a uniquely focused Ph.D. program in the photochemical sciences, designed for students with backgrounds in physics, biological sciences or chemistry. The coursework prepares students in the area of photochemistry and photophysics, and examines applications in fundamental areas of chemistry, materials science, biological sciences, physics, and spectroscopy and/or photopolymer science.
Graduates of the Bowling Green chemistry program are sought after by graduate schools, medical and dental schools, by the chemical industry, and in many allied research entities around the United States. The University has had a long-standing commitment to public education in the State of Ohio, and many of the finest chemistry teachers in the State are counted among Bowling Green's nearly 100,000 living alumni. Graduate students and post-doctoral research associates come to the university from many states and a number of foreign countries to study in specific research programs directed by Bowling Green's chemistry professors.
February 27, 2017
"Photoresponsive materials come to light in BGSU laboratory"
January 12, 2017
Dr. Alexis Ostrowski named "Emerging Investigator"
April 6, 2016
Grad student Liubov Lifshits awarded University Teaching award
December 8, 2015
Alumnus, faculty scholar connect to answer biochemical questions
September 15, 2015
BGSU to host 2015 Ohio Inorganic Weekend
March 20, 2015
Graduate student Mary Bauman receives the university's 2014-2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award
January 29, 2015
Students from Ostrowski lab make photoresponsive materials
August 28, 2014
BGSU undergrads make strides in photochemical sciences
April 28, 2014
Photochemical Sciences graduate student Sergey Matveev receives the 2014 McMaster Graduate research Fellowship
December 6, 2013
Center for Photochemical Sciences searches for new director
December 2, 2013
Students grasp concepts with online 'Constructive Chemistry"
September 26, 2013
New organic chemistry lab hosts open house
March 25, 2013
Forensic science specialization to be offered at BGSU
January 28, 2013
Alumni honors Dr. Tom Kinstle for fueling his energy research
January 15, 2013
SPIE highlights Doug Neckers as a pioneer in stereolithography
All seminars will be held in Overman Hall 123 at 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
September 13, 2017
John Protasiewicz - Case Western
Title "Conjugated Luminescent Materials Featuring Multiply Bonded Phosphorous Atoms"
September 20, 2017
Thomas Bitterwolf - University of Idaho
October 6, 2017
Alexis Ostrowski - BGSU
October 11, 2017
Sarah Sobeck - College of Wooster
October 18, 2017
Linda Shimizu - Univeristy of South Carolina
October 25, 2017
Chris Richards - University of Kentucky
November 1, 2017
Scott Reid - Marquette University