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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Because of the diversity of interests of students in chemistry and the increasing interdisciplinary impact of chemistry in other areas, Illinois Tech offers optional degree programs in chemistry. Each degree program maintains the five basic core areas of chemistry while at the same time providing options to prepare students to enter an operationally well-recognized career path.

Students can elect to pursue a co-terminal degree providing an opportunity for students to gain greater knowledge in specialized areas while completing a smaller number of credit hours with better scheduling flexibility than completion of the two degrees separately. Co-terminal degrees offered in chemistry include:

Learn more about co-terminal degrees at Illinois Tech »

Program Requirements 

Required Courses

CHEM 100 Introduction to the Profession 2 Credits
CHEM 124 Principles of Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHEM 125 Principles of Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHEM 239 Organic Chemistry II 3 Credits
CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 Credits
CHEM 247 Analytical Chemistry 3 Credits
CHEM 321 Instrument Analysis 4 Credits
CHEM 343 Physical Chemistry I 3 Credits
CHEM 344 Physical Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHEM 415 Inorganic Chemistry 3 Credits
CHEM 416 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 3 Credits
CHEM 434 Spectroscopic Methods 4 Credits
CHEM 451 Modern Techniques in Chem Literature 3 Credits
CHEM 485 Chemistry Colloquium (to be taken twice) 1 Credit
  Chemistry Electives (2x) 3 Credits
BIOL 401
BIOL 403
Introductory Biochemistry
3 Credits
4 Credits
BIOL 107
BIOL 115
General Biology Lectures
Human Biology Lectures
3 Credits 
PHYS 123 General Physics I 4 Credits
PHYS 221 General Physics II 4 Credits
MATH 151 Calculus I 5 Credits
MATH 152 Calculus II 5 Credits
MATH 251 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 4 Credits
MATH 252 Introduction to Differential Equations 4 Credits
General Education    
IPRO 497 Interprofessional Project (2 Semesters) 6 Credits
CS 105
CS 110
Intro to Computer Programming
Computing Principles
2 Credits
  Humanities and Social Science 21 Credits
  Technical Electives 12 Credits
  Total Hours 127/128