Chemistry Major | Chemistry | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences

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Chemistry is all around us

It impacts everything we can see, touch, smell and taste. The programs of the Department will prepare you to understand,investigate and apply the principles of chemistry to a wide variety of careers from the study of the environment, to solving criminal cases, to working in a chemically related business, to using chemistry to understand biological systems and processes, to preparing for a career as a research chemist.

For those wishing to prepare for advanced study in chemistry we offer both Master's and Doctoral Programs in all major fields of Chemistry.

Our faculty provide teaching and research expertise in all major areas of Chemistry


We are deeply saddened by the loss of  Dr. Russell Trimble Jr., a long time faculty member in the Department (1954-1993), who passed away on April 28, 2020 at home in Carbondale.                              


Weekly Seminar

The Department offers weekly seminars by faculty from departments throughout the United States and beyond describing the latest advances in their fields. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Departmental Seminars are held online through Zoom at 4:00 pm on Fridays unless otherwise indicated.




Materials Technology Center Seminar Series