growth for chemists will be three times greater in Illinois than nationally
from 2008 to 2018. Median salary levels for chemists were twice as high in
Illinois than nationally in 2008. National Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of
Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections. State Data Source: Illinois Department
of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis Division and Illinois
chemists make qualitative and quantitative determinations about structure, composition
and nature of materials by identifying and measuring their components.
develop analytical techniques, study relationships and interactions and
identify the presence and concentration of chemical pollutants.
a student in the M.S. in Analytical Chemistry program, you receive valuable
hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation, procedures and
will learn to recognize the importance of future biotechnology and the
analytical techniques that will be needed to support it. You will have an
opportunity to choose between a thesis, project or internship option. Graduates
work as analytical chemists in laboratories specializing in the application of
wet chemical and instrumental procedures in problem-solving, and in the pharmaceutical
industry. You are also prepared to pursue a Ph.D. in the various chemistry disciplines.
will work with highly
qualified and engaged faculty. Faculty research interests include
photochemistry, spectrochemistry, trace analysis of organic pesticides, chromatography
and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, electro-chemistry, analysis of metals
in the environment, water analysis, biochemistry, computational chemistry,
equations of state, bio-organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and
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