Why Study Chemistry?

Quick Facts

General Education Requirements:
37 – 41 hours
Required Courses: 61 hours
Advanced Laboratory Selective: 2 hours
Biology or Computer Science Selective:
3 hours
Advanced Selectives: 6 hours
Electives: 7 – 11 hours
Total: 120 hours

Full Program Requirements

The study of chemistry allows us to understand the world around us—it is known as the central science that connects all others. Governors State’s Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, approved by the American Chemical Society, equips students with foundational knowledge in the concepts of analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.

All qualified graduates will receive certification from the American Chemical Society. Students qualify for certification by completing the program's degree requirements, including at least 6 semester hours of advanced courses and 500 laboratory hours.

Reach your career goals.

Chemistry graduates are employed in a variety of fields, including manufacturing, research, testing, waste management, and government positions. As increased attention is focused in fields such as energy, transportation, and electronics, demand for chemists and material scientists is anticipated to grow by 7% over the next decade (Bureau of Labor Statistics). 

Academic Advisor:
Nichole Dalaly
708-534-4569
ndalaly@govst.edu

Full Program Requirements

Full Program Requirements

You can find the complete guide to graduation requirements for your degree in our catalog.

Program Faculty

Program Faculty

Our favorable faculty-student ratios ensure lots of individual attention from our dedicated faculty members.

How to Apply

How to Apply

If you are ready to take the next step, you can create an account and apply here, or simply request more information about the programs of your choice.

Cost and Financial Aid

Cost and Financial Aid

Our tuition estimator helps you calculate your cost of attendance. Our Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping you find ways to fund your education.

Scholarships

Scholarships

At GSU, many scholarships are available and can make your education even more affordable!

All Academic Programs

All Academic Programs

We offer many options for undergraduate degrees and minors, and even several 5-year programs that lead to completion of a Masters degree as well!

Student Life

Student Life

Student Clubs and Organizations at Governors State University enrich your educational experience, allowing you to gain and hone skills applicable to the classroom and life beyond. Click here to explore additional student resources.

On-campus Residence

On-campus Residence

Prairie Place, our on-campus housing, provides many options to accommodate the needs of our diverse student population.

Campus Location

Campus Location

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