Students majoring in chemistry at Saint Louis University pursue an education that goes beyond textbooks.
As a student in the Department of Chemistry, you’ll be mentored by expert faculty who will guide you toward research opportunities aligned with your intellectual aspirations. Our facilities and equipment will transform your education through hands-on understanding of the concepts learned in the classroom. By graduation, you will be ready to enter the workforce or pursue graduate studies.
Saint Louis University’s Department of Chemistry offers a variety of degrees at multiple academic levels, each of which combines classroom instruction with laboratory research.
Bachelor's Degrees in Chemistry
- Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry or Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
You can get either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at Saint Louis University. 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.
- Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry or Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Biochemistry examines the role of chemistry in the life sciences. Students who study biochemistry as undergraduates at SLU have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree.
- Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology and Pharmacology
You can get Bachelor of Science degree in chemical biology and pharmacology at Saint Louis University. This is an interdisciplinary degree in which you will gain a strong foundation in chemistry, biology and pharmacology. The degree is customizable to align with your interests in medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, or molecular biology. You'll have ample opportunity to pursue research projects under the close mentorship of a full-time faculty member and to use specialized equipment.
Accelerated and Duel Degree Programs
- Biochemistry, B.S. to Chemical Biology, M.S. Accelerated Program
- Chemistry, B.A. and Chemical Engineering, B.S. (Washington University) Dual Degree
Graduate Degrees in Chemistry
- Master of Arts in Chemistry, Master of Science in Chemistry or Ph.D. in Chemistry
Saint Louis University’s Department of Chemistry offers two master’s programs, Master of Arts and Master of Science, and a doctoral program in chemistry. Each offers specializations, including traditional areas of analytical, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry, as well as cross-disciplinary areas of materials and biological chemistry
- Master of Arts in Chemical Biology or Master of Science in Chemical Biology
A master’s degree in chemical biology will provide advanced instruction and training in synthetic organic chemistry, biology and pharmacology. This degree can be tailored to match your particular interests within the field of chemical biology.
There are options to pursue a M.A. as a part-time student or a research thesis-based M.S. degree. The master’s degree in chemical biology would provide excellent preparation for further studies towards a Ph.D. or transitioning to a professional career in the life sciences industry.