At Saint Louis University, you can get either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of
Science degree in chemistry. No matter which you choose, you'll have ample opportunity
to pursue research projects under the close mentorship of a full-time faculty member
and to use specialized equipment and computers.
Major in Chemistry
The B.S. and B.A. tracks both include coursework in general chemistry, organic chemistry,
inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry and physical chemistry. The B.S. track provides more advanced laboratory work and research. If you want to
go on to graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry, or want to work directly for
a chemical company, the chemistry B.S. is recommended. SLU’s Bachelor of Science degree
in chemistry has been continuously certified by the American Chemical Society since
If you are in SLU’s pre-professional health studies program, pre-law program or are
interested in a double major, the chemistry B.A. might be for you.
Select undergraduate chemistry students at SLU work with faculty members as laboratory
Research and Networking
Undergraduates who study chemistry at SLU can attend professional meetings and present
their research results. In recent years, SLU students have presented numerous talks
and poster presentations at regional and national meetings of the American Chemical
Society and other scientific conferences.