Welcome to the Chemistry Program
The curriculum for the undergraduate major in Chemistry provides a strong background in the basic concepts of analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Laboratory courses provide hands-on experience in the operation of a number of modern scientific instruments. Upon graduation, the student is prepared for employment in government and industrial laboratories in a variety of entry-level positions. The program provides the necessary preparation for graduate work at the M.S. or Ph.D. level in chemistry and meets all requirements for admission to the M.S. in Analytical Chemistry at Governors State University.
American Chemical Society Certification
The B.S. in Chemistry at Governors State University is approved by the American Chemical Society. The American Chemical Society approves professional programs designed to meet guidelines that define high quality undergraduate education. Students qualify for certification by completing the degree requirements below, including at least six hours of advanced courses and sufficient laboratory course work for a total of 500 laboratory hours. All qualified graduates will receive certification by the American Chemical Society. Certified graduates are eligible for full membership in the American Chemical Society immediately upon graduation.
Program Fact Sheet
To view the program fact sheet, please go to BS in Chemistry Fact Sheet
Since GSU is an upper-division and graduate institution, our students are all transfer students. Therefore, we have developed articulation agreements
to aid in the seamless transition from the area community college to GSU. The articulation/transfer guides can be found