Chemical compounds,
vital parts of a living system

Chemistry evolved with civilization. In ancient time, potters found beautiful glazes to decorate and preserve their ware. Brewers found a way to make cheese, beer and wine by fermentation. Lye collected from wood ash was used to make soap. Plant extracts and ointments were the main source of food and medicine. Scientists have discovered methods to identify and synthesize these materials in laboratories, which we consume in our everyday life now. If you are curious about the different natures of chemical compounds and their application in real life, major in chemistry!

The chemistry program here at Ozarks is dedicated to equip students with fundamental concepts of molecular science that are central to physical, chemical, and biological nature. The chemistry program offers students the concepts that prepare them to choose career paths in different fields including health, pharmacy, research and development, and academia.

Our goal is to provide conceptual knowledge in classroom followed by hands on experience in laboratory and undergraduate research projects, where students have opportunities to work directly with their professors.


President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.

Chlorine is a deadly poison gas employed on European battlefields in World War I. Sodium is a corrosive metal which burns upon contact with water. Together they make a placid and unpoisonous material, table salt. Why each of these substances has the properties it does is a subject called Chemistry.

Carl Sagan, 1934 – 1996