Chemistry (BS)

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

The Standard Chemistry concentration provides you with a broad range of knowledge in chemistry. You will take courses in all areas of chemistry, including analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical. Students will also have the opportunity to take elective courses of interest, including such options as atmospheric chemistry, chemical biology, computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organometallic chemistry, polymer science and others. These courses will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge if you are interested in pursuing graduate school in chemistry or a career in the chemical industry, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary science, nutrition or food science.

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.

DePaul offers a combined bachelor’s/master's degree program in Chemistry and a joint-program in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where you will earn a BS degree in Chemistry from DePaul and a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • Advanced Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
  • Applied Spectroscopy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Drugs and Toxicology
  • Experimental and Physical Chemistry
  • Kinetics and Molecular Dynamics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Synthesis

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Standard Chemistry

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%

100 percent of 2016 Chemistry graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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