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Chemistry (BA)

As a Chemistry major, you will learn the fundamentals of chemical theory and practice through scientific investigation, laboratory experience and research opportunities.

All Chemistry students will take core courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics.

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.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Chemistry is available for students who want a thorough, base knowledge of chemistry, and the ability to combine that education with a broader educational experience. To this end, students earning a BA in chemistry often complete a minor in another field of study. BA students must complete 192 hours of course work spread between the Liberal Studies Program, major field requirements, and open electives.