Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at UIS is designed to prepare students for direct entry into the chemical profession or for further studies in graduate or professional programs.

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The department is accredited by the American Chemical Society's Committee on Professional Training.

Breaking News

June 22, 2016

The Illinois Board of Higher Education has approved our new Biochemistry major! We will begin enrolling students in this major Fall 2016 (in just a couple months). Look for more details on the Chemistry Department web page soon.

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Student Focus

Hilary Rikli, graduate of the UIS Chemistry program receives UIS Master’s Thesis Award. Story about Master’s Thesis Award Winner – Hilary Rikli


Faculty Focus

  • Read a recent (2016) article published in Peptides by Dr. Stephen Johnson.

A reexamination of poneratoxin from the venom of the bullet ant Paraponera clavata

  • Dr. Keenan Dungey (along with Dr. Michael Lemke from Biology) have written a chapter titled “Mike and Keenan’s Excellent Emiquon Adventure” in the book Chemistry for the Curious: Why Study Chemistry. published in 2016 from The Curious Academic Publishing Co., Canberra (AU).