Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Why Choose Chemistry at WIU?

  • Student training by faculty on modern instrumentation used in industry, academia, and government laboratories
  • Individualized research experience provides students with relevant work experience
  • Over 100 students have in recent years published research articles as coauthors with chemistry faculty
  • Build an impressive resume necessary for successful job placement and acceptance to graduate, pharmacy, dental, and medical schools
  • Potential for travel to state, regional, national, and international conferences to present research, establishing career networks with leading academic, government and industry laboratories
  • Specialize in chemistry, biochemistry or pharmacy and be prepared plan for a career in chemical, biotechnological, biomedical, clinical, food, agricultural, environmental, or pharmacology
  • The best Forensic Chemistry program in the State of Illinois with the most comprehensive degree program encompassing all aspects of forensic chemistry including crime scene investigation (CSI)
  • Hands on research experience available for each individual student provides relevant  work experience by the time of graduation, and establishes an important network for career success.
  • Develop cutting edge laboratory skills that will provide employment opportunities in crime labs as well as the ability to pursue biotechnological, chemical, clinical, food, environmental, and pharmaceutical careers

Program Availability

  • Macomb

Job Placements of WIU Graduates

    • PharmD Program UIC, Rockford, IL
    • SigmaAldrich, St. Louis, MO
    • Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL
    • Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, Kirksville, MO
    • PhD placements at Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Michigan State University and University of Illinois