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Chemistry (B.S.)

Chemistry is the study of atoms and molecules. Chemists analyze the structure chemicals, discover forces governing chemical changes, and invent chemical reactions to create new molecules and materials.

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Illinois Tech's undergraduate program in chemistry provides rigorous education in the fundamental areas of chemical theory and chemical experimentation. Undergraduate training provides a solid foundation in all of the five basic areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry.

The opportunities to participate in original research projects provides experiences for entrance into graduate school in one of the chemical sciences. The undergraduate program in chemistry also provides excellent pre-professional training for careers in medicine, law, business, and other areas of science and health care. Learn not only the basic science of chemistry, but also the practical aspects of the discipline and its numerous applications.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree is approved by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training.

Program Overview

Learn the basic science of chemistry, as well as the practical aspects of the discipline and its numerous applications. Opportunities to participate in original research projects provide experiences for entrance into graduate school or training for chemistry-related careers.

Career Opportunities

Through Illinois Tech’s undergraduate chemistry degree program, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to become well-trained for industrial careers in research and development, chemical analysis, or chemical manufacturing and marketing.

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Health care scientist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research scientist

Admission to Illinois Tech is required to enroll in the B.S. in chemistry program. Consult your academic adviser to transfer into this program.