Minor Spotlight: Communication Minor

The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill in today’s society. The Communication minor equips students with this essential skill that employers most desire. Students learn how to communicate effectively to form relationships and influence others, and how to use mass communication and communication technologies to craft messages that improve our work and civic life. Students also learn how advertising can be used strategically to create the most positive impact.

There is one prerequisite course and 4 required minor courses.  All are available online, 100% at a distance, each and every semester including Summer term.  None of the courses have prerequisite requirements and all could be taken concurrently if desired.

Students do not need to meet with a School of Communication advisor to declare the minor.  Interested students just need to plan to complete the required courses and their major advisor can declare the minor.  Any deviations or proposed course substitutions to the minor requirements must be approved by petition to the Chair of the Undergraduate Program Committee in the School of Communication.  Substitution requests can be submitted via email to butte.1@osu.edu.


There are also five more-specific Communication minors, including the Health, Environment, Risk, & Science Communication Minor, which may be of interest to CBC students.

ASC Student Well-Being Resources

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of changes. There is a lot to adjust to and it can be a bit overwhelming. Various units in the College of Arts and Sciences have put together a list of resources to help students navigate various aspects of their health, housing, and economic well-being.

View the list here: ASC Student Well-Being Resources

Course Spotlight: CHEM 5240 – Intro to Protein Modeling

Offered in Spring 2020.
MWF 1:50 – 2:45pm
Dr. Richard Spinney

Students will have an opportunity to explore the theories and methods of molecular modeling and computational chemistry in CHEM 5240: Introduction to Protein Modeling.

The course allows students to get hands-on experience with computational chemistry software, using molecular mechanics, and modeling dynamic systems (molecular dynamics) as applied to large biological molecules such as proteins. The course focuses on the application of modern modeling techniques, rather than the mathematical formulation, used to solve current problems in biochemistry and pharmacology. The course runs like a workshop with extensive computer time using modern protein modeling software.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 2520 (Organic Chemistry II)

Course Spotlight: CHEM 5520 – Nanochemistry

Offered in Spring 2020.
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:35am – 10:55am
Dr. Josh Goldberger

Nanoscale materials are materials with nm size dimensions, with properties that exist in the border between molecules and solids. Due to the unique properties that emerge in this regime, these materials have already impacted numerous industries including electronics, energy generation and storage, and medicine. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to nanoscale materials, their synthesis, their unique properties, and applications.

Prerequisites: Students should have completed General Chemistry II (Chem 1220, 1620, 1920H) and will need instructor permission.

Course Spotlight: CHEM 5430 – Carbohydrate Chemistry

Offered in Spring 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:35am – 10:55am
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Callam
Prereqs: CHEM 2520 or 2620 or 2920

The main objective of CHEM 5430 is for students to gain a better understanding of glycol-science. Students will develop a working knowledge of the synthesis, conformation, and biological importance of carbohydrates and oligosaccharides, including nomenclature, protecting groups, glycoside synthesis, biosynthesis and biology, and NMR methods.

This course is designed to help develop scientific problem solving skills and application of organic and biochemistry to new situations.

Click here to learn more.

Walk-In Advising Hours

Did you know that the CBC Advisors designate times each weekday for walk-in appointments? Walk-in appointments allow you to get quick questions answered. Regularly checking in with an advisor helps ensure you are on the right track to achieve your academic and personal goals and are getting the most out of your CBC degree.  Check in at the front desk of 110 Celeste Lab to see an advisor during the following times during the 2018-2019 Academic Year:

  • Mondays 9:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Tuesdays 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 9:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 PM

*The walk-in hours schedule is subject to change, and additional walk-in hours may be added to accommodate Friday deadlines.  The Undergraduate Studies Office may be closed on national holidays, so walk-ins would be cancelled and no advising appointments would be available. 

If the hours above are not convenient for your quick questions, you are welcome to schedule an appointment. Note: Walk-in hours are not appropriate for complex questions, graduate applications, etc. To make an appointment or inquire about the walk-in hours of a specific advisor, call us at (614) 292-6009.

Course Spotlight: Biochem 5613

*New* Biochem 5613 will be offered in Autumn 2018!

What: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology I

Description: An introductory course in biochemistry and molecular biology developing in three semesters the molecular basis of structure and function of living cells.

Pre-req or concur: Chem 2520 (253), 2620, or 2920H, and one semester in Biological Sciences. Not open to students with credit for 613 or 4511 (511).

When: Tu Th 12:45-2:05 PM
Where: Pomerene Hall 150
Who: Dr. Kotaro Nakanishi 

Biochem 5613 has been previously only offered in the spring, but Biochemistry is a growing major and new requirement for many pre-health professions. Many professional schools including medical school require a Biochemistry course. Students may take Biochem 4511, Introduction to Biological Chemistry, or they can take Biochem 5613 and Biochem 5614 to get the content of Biochem 4511 in a more in-depth format.

Biochem 5614 is currently only offered in the autumn semester. However, depending on the enrollment in this new offering of Biochem 5613 in Autumn 2018 and student interest in pursuing a two-semester sequence, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will consider an additional offering of Biochem 5614 in Spring ’19.

If you are interested in declaring Biochemistry as a major or a minor or have any questions, please call the undergraduate advising office in Celeste 110 to schedule an appointment at (614) 292-1204.

Med School Q and A Sessions

Every semester the OSU College of Medicine offers Q and A sessions to address questions and concerns held by current pre-med students here at OSU. Each session is held as an informal discussion, where students can come and ask any questions they have, about any step in the daunting Medical School process! In previous sessions they have discussed a wide array of topics, such as gap years, personal statements, the MCAT, the application process, the review of applicants, and any other questions you can imagine.

This semester, starting in September, the Q and A sessions will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 8:00am to 9:00am, and the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Meetings will always be held in Meiling Hall Room 233.

Questions? Refer to this flyer for general information, and email medicine@osu.edu with further questions. Register here to claim a spot at one of these info sessions!

 

 

 

 

CBC Undergraduate Scholarships – Apply Now!

Through generous donor support, department scholarships are awarded to students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry each year.

The CBC Scholarships are a family of scholarships that each support students with a variety of goals, interests, and backgrounds. For example, the ACS-Hach scholarship supports students whose future goals include K-12 education, and the Wilber Waight Canaga Memorial Fund is awarded to students interested in Biochemistry.  View the full list of scholarships and their donors here. Applicants are considered for all of the CBC Scholarships through one simple application. The 2017-2018 Scholarship Application is open until 5:00 PM on Monday, February 6th 2017.

Review the eligibility requirements and apply today!