Top 10 Reasons To Major in Chemistry at CSU

  1. Chicago State University is accredited by American Chemical Society (ACS, the largest scientific organization in the world) and offers an ACS accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. This is the most comprehensive chemistry Bachelor’s degree that you can receive in the United States
  2. Small faculty-to-student ratios.  Most classes have fewer than 25 students.
  3. Placement in medical, pharmacy, and graduate schools. Recent graduates are attending:Multiple opportunities to secure internships or conduct research on or off-campus.  Students have worked at L’Oreal, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Alabama, Merck Pharmaceuticals, and many more.
    • University of Michigan Dental School
    • Illinois Institute of Technology
    • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Purdue University School of Pharmacy
    • Southern Illinois University
    • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  4. Modern instrumentation including NMR, HPLC, GC-Mass Spectrometer, Mercury Analyzer, and Raman Spectrometers.
  5. Every student gets to use the instrumentation.  For example, as early as general chemistry I (your first course in chemistry), you’ll use state-of-the-art spectrometers.
  6. Student organizations including a chemistry club, a pre-pharmacy club, and the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) allow you to interact with other undergraduates interested in science.
  7. On-line access to all American Chemical Society and American Physical Society journals.
  8. Ph.D. chemists and physicists teach all major courses
  9. IL-AMP and MBRS programs provide lots of scholarships and networking opportunities.