Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark


Chemistry is the inquisitive science in search of understanding the nature of reactions in our bodies and the world around us. Chemistry is entering the lives of each of us more intimately through alternative fuels, high temperature superconductors, and the search for a genetic switch to immortality. Tomorrow’s world is the world of chemistry.

A chemistry degree gives you the opportunity of studying a wide variety of specialized chemical fields, such as:

•   Biochemistry

•   Astrochemistry

•   Environmental chemistry

•   Forensic chemistry

•   Polymer chemistry

•   Quantum chemistry

Major Tracks

Bachelor of Science - 4-Year Plan

General Track

Bachelor of Science - 4-Year Plan

Pre-Professional Track

Science Education - 4-Year Plan

Chemistry Emphasis

A minor in chemistry and biochemistry is also offered.

Program Highlights

Research Opportunities

You’ll have the unique experience of working one-on-one with a faculty member on an original research project with the goal of publishing or presenting the outcome at several national, state and regional meetings, including the Sigma Zeta national conference.


Prior to graduation, you’ll have diverse opportunities to gain experience, while earning academic credit, through participation in internships with local companies and/or summer research fellowships.


Majors in chemistry are prepared for employment in chemical and biochemical technology upon graduation or for graduate school. The pre-professional track prepares students for professional studies in fields such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry or veterinary science.

Some of the companies that our recent graduates are working for include:

•   American Bottoms

•   Anheuser-Busch

•   Apath LLC

•   Forensic Lab of Missouri State Highway Patrol

•   Sigma-Aldrich Company

Meet the Faculty

Feza OzturkDr. Feza Ozturk

Professor of Chemistry
Voigt Science Hall 218
(618) 537-6935

Myron ReeseDr. Myron Reese

Professor of Chemistry
Voigt Science Hall 207
(618) 537-6814