Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Undergraduate Programs

‌The Chemistry Department offers three degree programs: BA in chemistry, BS in chemistry and the BS in biochemistry.  These programs follow prescribed professional guidelines. Loyola programs are unique because of the close contact between students and faculty, due to smaller class sizes in advanced classes. Chemistry faculty members spend significant time assisting students both in and out of the classroom.

The programs in chemistry lay a firm foundation for chemistry majors and give other students a cultural background in chemistry. The BS programs are intended explicitly for those undergraduates who have career goals in chemistry (i.e., an industrial or academic chemistry career most probably following graduate training for the MS and/or PhD degrees) but are also good preparation for careers in medicine, law, pharmacy and other professions.

The BA program is intended for those undergraduates who have career goals in fields other than chemistry, but for which a strong chemistry background is desirable (e.g., medicine, dentistry, technical sales, patent law).

Chemistry Majors can use the files below to track their progress through the major.

Study Abroad Options

Links to Related Programs

Please take a few minutes to investigate the exciting opportunities available for you at Loyola University's Department of Chemistry. If you would like to receive more information by mail, about Chemistry and the University itself, please contact Undergraduate Admissions.