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 advisors 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 advisor listed below before beginning your coursework.
- Chemistry, Associate in Science
If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty advisor in this field. To send an email, click on the name of the advisor 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
W. Gary Roby
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3329, (630) 942-2420
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 3339, (630) 942-2488
If you are unable to contact an advisor, messages may be left with the Health and Sciences Division, HSC 1220, (630) 942-8331.
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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“My ultimate goal is to get an in-depth understanding as to how different chemicals affect people. I wish to know as much as possible to be able to prevent harmful side-effects and long-term consequences of drug misuse. For that reason, I feel that advancing my knowledge in chemistry, especially organic and biochemistry, is the right path to pursue.”Read Spotlight
“Knowing how things work on a molecular level, which affects everything in our life, is fascinating. Not only organic but everything in the world has to be associated with chemistry. Even in outer space, the true facts don’t change. College of DuPage is a big community college that provided me with excellent teachers and academic courses. I am excited about where my education will take me.”Read Spotlight
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