Chemistry (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry program will provide you with the fundamentals of chemical theory and practice through scientific investigation, laboratory experience and research opportunities.

You will have multiple opportunities to gain hands-on research experience working with chemistry faculty members conducting research projects funded through government, foundation and industry grants. Being in Chicago also allows you to attend many scientific conferences hosted in the city throughout the year.

The Accelerated Program is only for qualified Chemistry (BA) majors who have been accepted into the 3+4 College of Science and Health pre-professional program in pharmacy in conjunction with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS).

DePaul offers a combined bachelor’s in Chemistry/master’s in Secondary Education Chemistry, allowing you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.


Sample Courses:

  • Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Calculus
  • General Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Quantum Chemistry

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Standard
  • Accelerated Program

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Biochemical analysis and testing
  • Education
  • Environmental remediation
  • Forensics
  • Industrial health and safety administration
  • Medical school
  • Patent law
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Research


100 percent of 2015 Chemistry graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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