About the Department
Welcome to the UIS Department of Chemistry!
The UIS Chemistry Program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
The study of chemistry can lead to rewarding experiences and careers. By completing a degree in chemistry at UIS, students learn not only the necessary facts but also get to use state of the art equipment through the courses they take.
With this knowledge, our B.S. graduates are prepared for direct entry into chemical professions or for more advanced training in graduate or professional schools.
Some recent employers of UIS Chemistry graduates include, but are not limited to:
- Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
- Illinois State Police Forensics Laboratory
- Tampico Beverages
- TMI Analytical Services
- Perten Instruments Inc
- Prairie Analytical Systems, Inc.
- Continental Cement Company
- Tate & Lyle
- Archer Daniels Midland Corporation
Many students go on to earn advanced degrees in Chemistry from institutions such as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Tennessee, University of Houston, and Purdue University.
Many students have enrolled in professional schools, recent examples include Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Midwestern College of Pharmacy, SIUE School of Pharmacy, SIU School of Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine, and SIU School of Dentistry.