Degree Types: PhD

The Department of Chemistry focuses on graduate teaching and research at the forefront of the discipline, and prepares students for research positions in industry or academia.

Advanced courses, seminars, and research opportunities are offered in inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. We also promote the interdisciplinary research areas of materials chemistry, environmental chemistry, and the chemistry of life processes.

Our students and faculty collaborate with campus research centers including the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), the Center for Catalysis and Surface Science, the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN), the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP), Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD), and the Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES). 

See Chemistry Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.

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