The Department of Chemistry offers a rigorous training in the chemical sciences to its majors, many of which go on to pursue advanced degrees in the field or elsewhere such as medical school, dental school and pharmacy programs. Students will have the opportunity to work on research projects with faculty members, enhancing their undergraduate education.

Students may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. The Bachelor of Science degree program offers four concentrations:

  • Analytical/Physical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry/Medical Chemistry
  • Synthetic Chemistry
  • Standard Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry also offers a Chemistry minor for students majoring in a different subject.

For students interested in pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering, DePaul offers a joint-program in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where students will earn a B.S. degree in Chemistry from DePaul and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from IIT.