Chemistry careers offer employment that truly affects our daily lives. The foods we eat, the air we breathe, all of the chemicals and fuels we use, and even the clothes we wear are the concern of chemists. Chemists influence public issues, such as genetic modification of plants and animals, and the handling of chemical and radioactive wastes.
Chemists work in the pharmaceutical, paper, oil, biotechnology and consumer product industries. Chemists can concentrate on specific areas of chemistry, such as forensic science, genetic engineering, environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or chemical education. Many of these careers require a bachelor's degree while others require a master's degree or a doctorate. For more information about careers in chemistry, see one of the chemistry faculty members or go to the American Chemical Society web site at: www.acs.org.
Students interested in chemistry as a major should have good communication, mathematics and computer technology skills.
The Chemistry program at College of DuPage offers courses for liberal arts and health science students, engineers, and chemistry, biology and physics majors. The program has several entry-level courses plus classes in organic chemistry and introductory biochemistry.
Please consult a faculty member listed below before beginning your coursework.
If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty member in this field. To send an email, click on the name of the faculty member you wish to reach:
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3327, (630) 942-2761
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3335, (630) 942-2110
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3333, (630) 942-2451
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3331, (630) 942-4066
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3341, (630) 942-2486
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3339, (630) 942-2488
Math and Natural Sciences Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-3210
2013-2014 Outstanding Faculty Award Winner
Lubna Haque, associate professor of Chemistry at COD, has been named the Overall Outstanding Faculty Member for 2013-2014.
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“To be given the freedom and opportunity to have my own space and equipment was very new and different. By the end of the internship, I felt like an actual working scientist. I always tell people that they should go to College of DuPage for their first two years. I would argue that you get a better education at COD because the class sizes are smaller and you get that individualized attention. A close-knit classroom is better for learning.”Read Spotlight
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