The Chemistry Department’s Mission and What it Means to You 

As a Wright State University, Chemistry major you will benefit from an innovative and inclusive classroom environment that meets the high certification standards of the American Chemical Society.  Through our programming, you will have hands-on access to the analytical instrumentation used in most industrial laboratories. You will learn how you can improve the quality of life in your community through sustainable chemistry practices that promote clean energy, new medicines and materials, and a healthy environment with our Green Chemistry Commitment. You will have opportunities to tackle society’s most critical scientific challenges through research with our professors and internships at area industries, including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.   Green Chemistry Commitment -

Green Chemistry Commitment

Wright State University’s chemistry department is committed to serving our society through employing methods and chemicals that are benign for human health and the environment and contribute to global sustainability. We are a member of the Green Chemistry Commitment community, which requires dedication to these principles in both our curriculum and our research. 

Degrees and Programs

Success Stories

“I am pursuing an honors degree in chemistry with a pre-med emphasis. After graduation, I hope to go to medical school and become a pediatrician. I enjoy volunteering at a free clinic and working with kids. I am in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Dean’s Circle.”

Kara Geremia recently completed her master’s degree in computational chemistry from Wright State. She describes computational chemistry as using computers to solve chemical problems that cannot be computed by hand, then shaping a hypothesis based on the solutions.

“I am a non-traditional student who decided I wanted to pursue a career path in chemistry. Ever since I got my first microscope at age 7, I knew I wanted to be a scientist.”

Department News

Latest ‘gem’ of a team takes gold

Students on Wright State's iGEM research team earn top honors at international competition
A team of 11 Wright State students won a gold medal at the iGEM Grand Jamboree for their research detecting dangerous manganese in drinking water and soil.

Sixth annual Runkle Woods Symposium to celebrate Wright State University woods

The Runkle Woods Symposium on Nov. 17 will feature a keynote address on bird watching in the Wright State University woods and a presentation on pawpaws, the state fruit of Ohio.

New cohort chosen for Wright Leader Academy

The 2023–24 Wright Leader Academy cohort includes 16 faculty and staff members seeking to take their leadership journey at Wright State to the next level.

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