Chemistry programs

Northwestern’s chemistry department is recognized by Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges as a top program that attracts top students. Whether you’re thinking about research, science teaching, medicine or another career, studying chemistry at Northwestern will prepare you to bring your faith to the complex research and ethical questions facing today’s scientists.

Chemistry Major

Chemistry elective 4
CHE 211 - Quantitative Analysis
CHE 321 - Organic Chemistry
CHE 322 - Organic Chemistry
CHE 433WIx - Introductory Physical Chemistry
Choose one sequence: 8
CHE 101 - College Chemistry
CHE 102 - College Chemistry
CHE 111 - General Chemistry *
CHE 112 - General Chemistry
Cognate requirements
MAT 112QR - Calculus I
MAT 211 - Calculus II
PHY 211 - Classical Physics I
PHY 212 - Classical Physics II
Total credits required: 44


*Recommended option

For those students intending to pursue professional careers in chemistry, the following courses are strongly recommended:

CHE 315 - Instrumental Analysis
CHE 326x - Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism
CHE 436x - Intermediate Physical Chemistry
CSC 151 - Office Application Programming
CSC 171QR - Computer Science I
MAT 212 - Calculus III
MAT 312 - Differential Equations