Impressive expertise. Infectious enthusiasm. That’s Northwestern’s chemistry professors, and they’re the ones you’ll study with—not graduate assistants. The personal attention you’ll receive will help you pursue the career or graduate school of your choice.

Academic programs

Northwestern’s chemistry department is recognized by Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges as a top program that attracts top students. Explore programs


Northwestern’s chemistry faculty will mentor you through tough courses, guide your lab and intellectual experimentation, and include you in their own research. Explore faculty


Northwestern’s chemistry labs and equipment are at your disposal for classes, your own experimentation and collaborating with professors. In addition, Northwestern science majors are very successful at landing paid summer research appointments in university labs. Explore research opportunities

Preparing to teach

This future high school chemistry and physics teacher is interested in teaching overseas as a missionary.

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Brushing up

Confident in the education he was receiving at Northwestern, Eddie Pantzlaff applied to the University of Iowa's top-tier dental program and was accepted during his senior year...

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