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Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in Chemistry



What will I learn?

Chemistry is the science of change. By studying the basic properties of substances and the many transformations they undergo, the chemist finds solutions to scientific challenges and contributes to the development of new technologies. Discoveries in of new life saving drugs, solutions to environmental problems, new products to benefit consumers--all result from the work of chemists. At Illinois Wesleyan University, your chemistry program will begin with a series of introductory courses designed to give you an understanding of the basic principles of the field. Then you'll select classes in specializing areas of interest, such as analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry. If you choose, you may take the course work necessary for certification by the American Chemical Society. You will also have ample opportunities to engage in research under the supervision of an IWU faculty. In addition, you'll benefit from our university-wide emphasis on the liberal arts. Writing and discussion play an important part in every class, and you will come to understand, not just memorize, the concepts you need to know. You'll also take General Education courses from disciplines outside your major English, a foreign language, the fine arts, etc. allowing you to develop the diverse array of interests necessary for professional and personal success.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$49,284.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


College of Liberal Arts

1312 Park Street,



61701, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must showing a secondary school/college background that would indicate a high probability of success at Illinois Wesleyan both in terms of grades received and types of courses completed. Other English language requirements: A minimum score of 500 on paper-based TOEFL.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students have to complete secondary school/college equivalent to U.S.

English Language Requirements:

Students with a test score of TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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