Chemistry provides the basis for medicine, biomedical technology, ceramics, polymers, metallurgy, environmental and ecological sciences and many other fields. Students may pursue one of these fields or may choose a special interest in a specific area of chemistry such as analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, colloid and surface chemistry, polymer chemistry or biology.

For more information on the Chemistry program, please contact Department Chair Joy Branlund at 618-235-2700, ext. 7451 or

Career Opportunities

  • Pharmacologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Biochemist
  • Product Tester
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Person
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Toxicologist
  • Chemical Technician
  • Water Purification Chemist
  • Analytical Chemist