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Chemistry (BA)

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

As a chemistry major 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 those pursuing a BA or BS in Chemistry to attend many scientific conferences hosted in the city throughout the year.

In addition to a variety of combined degree programs, we offer a combined bachelor’s + master’s degree in Chemistry and Secondary Education Chemistry, allowing you to complete a bachelor’s and a graduate degree in as few as five years.

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).

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.



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


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

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