The bachelor's degree in Chemistry program will provide you with the fundamentals of chemical theory and practice through scientific investigation, laboratory experience and research opportunities.
You will take a variety of courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics, including:
- Applied probability and statistics
- General chemistry
- Inorganic chemistry
- Organic chemistry
- Physical chemistry
- Quantum chemistry
The bachelor's degree in Chemistry program also requires you to complete a language requirement.
You may choose one of two concentrations: Standard or the Accelerated Program. 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).
Chemistry faculty members conduct research projects that are funded through government, foundation and industry grants, providing you with multiple opportunities to gain hands-on research experience. Being in Chicago also allows you to attend many scientific conferences hosted in the city throughout the year.
We also offer a combined bachelor's/master's degree program in Chemistry and a combined bachelor’s in Chemistry/master’s in Secondary Education Chemistry. Both programs allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years.