Bachelor of Arts

Chemistry

Be a part of the solution. Be a part of TU’s chemistry program. With extensive labs and analyses, our program teaches a wide array of topics ranging from organic to nuclear chemistry. Graduates earn a focused degree to prepare for a science-related career in teaching, business or healthcare.

The completion of a BA in this chemistry program will enable students to be admitted in professional graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary, physician’s assistant, or law programs. In addition, this major can be used to support students interested in teaching chemistry in high school to enable them to obtain state licensure to teach. Students who graduate with this degree can also work in careers in commercial and industrial laboratories, sales (involving technical and equipment service), and chemical patent lawyers.

Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a minimum of a 2.5 GPA at the completion of the 8- hours, course sequence of CHM131/CHM131Lab/CHM132/CHM132Lab, to continue in the major.


BIO210 General Biology I with BIO210L Lab     4 hours
BIO211 General Biology II with BIO211L Lab     4 hours
CHM131 General Chemistry I with CHM131L Lab     4 hours
CHM132 General Chemistry II with CHM132L Lab     4 hours
CHM281 Analytical Chemistry with CHM281L Lab     4 hours
CHM331 Organic Chemistry I with CHM331L Lab     4 hours
CHM332 Organic Chemistry II with CHM332L Lab     4 hours
CHM411 Biochemistry with CHM441L Lab     4 hours
CHM450 Physical Chemistry with CHM450L Lab     4 hours
CHM481 Instrumental Analysis with Lab     4 hours
MAT285 Calculus II     5 hours
PHY211 General Physics I with PHY211L Lab     4 hours
PHY212 General Physics II with PHY212L Lab     4 hours
SAS470 Internship     3 hours
Total     56 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

General Chemistry II (CHM132) - This second semester course includes topics on organic chemistry, solutions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, redox reactions, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Lab required.

Organic Chemistry I (CHM331) - The study of organic chemistry including the structure and nomenclature of organic compounds. Topics will consider both the theoretical and experimental approaches to organic compounds. Lab required.

Quantitative Analysis (CHM281) - This course will serve as an introduction to the basic concepts of analytical techniques. Students will be expected to apply concepts learned in General Chemistry. The techniques and skills developed in the required lab will be essential for CHM481.

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Faculty

Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.
Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.

Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.

GhoshS@tiffin.edu
419-448-3591

Professor of Science

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., Calcutta University, India
  • M.S., Calcutta University, India
  • M.E.S., Baylor University
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.

Dr. Ghosh joined Tiffin University in the fall of 2008 as Associate Professor of Science, after beginning her teaching career in India. Dr. Ghosh taught courses in physiology and electron microscopy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Later she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois working in toxicology at the Veterinary School of Medicine and a Postdoctoral Research associate at Tulane University Medical Center, where she worked in the area of prostate cancer and lung cancer. Dr. Ghosh has presented her research at various scientific meetings and has published over 12 papers in reputed scientific journals.

Since 2001, Dr. Ghosh has taught in area colleges and universities in Ohio teaching a variety of courses at Terra Community College in Fremont, The University of Findlay, both Heidelberg College and Tiffin University in Tiffin. She has also developed and taught a number of seated and online classes. While teaching at Tiffin University, her courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, and Oceanography at the undergraduate level and The History and Philosophy of Scientific Exploration at the graduate level.

In 2006 and 2008, Dr. Ghosh assisted with the organization and implementation of the highly successful India Study Abroad Program conducted by Tiffin University and The University of Findlay respectively. She has also served as a judge at various science fairs in Illinois and Ohio.

Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.
Professor of Science
Sushmita Ghosh, Ph.D.
Professor of Science
Dr. Mark Sabo, Ph.D.
Dr. Mark Sabo, Ph.D.

Mark Sabo, Ph.D.

SaboMS@tiffin.edu
419-448-5114

Professor of Forensic Science and Chemistry

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., University of South Florida
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University

Mark Sabo, Ph.D.

Dr. Sabo enjoys teaching at the college level and has over 20 years of experience in teaching traditional chemistry courses as well as non-traditional multidisciplinary courses such as Forensic Science, Caveman Chemistry, Consumer Applications of Chemistry, Marine Science, and Food Science.  He is very excited to be at Tiffin University and hopes his experience below will help students be empowered to value their education and become lifelong-learners, develop their maximum potential, and reach their career goals “ for productive and satisfying lives of excellence, leadership and service” (Tiffin University Mission).

Dr. Sabo joined Tiffin University in August of 2014. He holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida and a Ph. D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Michigan State University.  For sixteen years before coming to Tiffin University, Dr. Sabo was at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC where he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, the Swink Professor for Outstanding Classroom Teaching, and Director of the Catawba Analytical Research Laboratory (CARL).  While at Catawba, Dr. Sabo spent many summers as a Visiting Scientist in the Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in Quantico, VA.  He helped develop and improve instrumental techniques used by the FBI and teach courses for domestic and international crime lab personnel.  From 1994 – 1998, Dr. Sabo served Assistant to the Director of the Center for Chemistry Education and Visiting Associate Professor at Miami University where he was responsible for faculty enhancement, curriculum and materials development, student enrichment programs, networking, and program evaluation in the area of chemical technology. From 1990 – 1994 he worked at Quantum Chemical Corporation to develop new analytical methodologies to solve a variety of industrial problems. During his time at Quantum Chemical, he served as industrial mentor and instructor for Miami University’s Partners for Terrific Science industrial/academic program.

Mark Sabo, Ph.D.
Professor of Forensic Science and Chemistry
Mark Sabo, Ph.D.
Professor of Forensic Science and Chemistry
Dr. John Schupp
Dr. John Schupp

John Schupp, Ph.D.

SchuppJD@tiffin.edu
419-448-3507

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., Cleveland State University
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Cleveland State University

John Schupp, Ph.D.

Dr. Schupp has twenty-five years experience in the synthetic crystal industry, from 1980 to 2005. In which time he received four patents in the area being granted in 2002.
Dr. Schupp started a student veteran program at Cleveland State in Fall 2006, and since 2009, he has spoken to over 600 campuses nationwide regarding veteran education.
Dr. Schupp helped write, pass and fund legislation for a FIPSE grant in 2010 which provided $6M in grants to over twenty campuses nationwide for veteran education.
Dr. Schupp is the winner of the Zachary Fisher Humanitarian of the Year award from the Department of Defense.

John Schupp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
John Schupp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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