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Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Saint Louis University offers you the opportunity to not only earn a degree but also pursue research projects, use specialized equipment and get involved on campus.

A chemistry degree paves the way for you to work in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, chemical agencies, the government, or further your education. Our undergraduate degrees also set the groundwork for graduates to go on to professional schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary or law. All bachelor of science degrees in the chemistry department have received continuous certification by the American Chemical Society since 1946.

As a chemistry major, you will have the opportunity to get involved in research projects under the close mentorship of a full-time faculty member. Students in the graduate program work closely with our faculty on research projects in the areas of synthesis and materials chemistry, and chemical analysis and physical characterization.

You will use a variety of specialized equipment and computers in instructional and research laboratories. Some undergraduate students will work as laboratory assistants. Plus, SLU's chemistry club sponsors events throughout the year, including tours of local industries, guest speakers and activities in the community during National Chemistry Week.

Chemistry Aptitude Test

If you plan to take General Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1130) at Saint Louis University, you will need to take the SLU Chemistry Aptitude Test. 

Chemistry Aptitude Test