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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a program leading to the B.S. degree with a major in chemistry and a choice of four emphases, each of which requires courses in calculus, physics and certain core courses in chemistry.

Emphases 1 (Chemistry) and 2 (Biochemistry) are for students either planning to pursue advanced degrees in chemistry or biochemistry, or planning careers as professional chemists or biochemists. With proper electives, either emphasis would be appropriate for students interested in forensic science. Emphasis 3 (Secondary Teaching) is for those who want to teach in middle school and high school. Emphasis 4 (Chemistry for Pre‐Professional Students) is designed for students who plan to enter medical or pharmacy school. In general, all students take General, Organic, Analytical, Physical, Inorganic and Biological Chemistry.

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Northern Illinois University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Faraday Hall, Room 319
DeKalb, IL  60115

(815) 753‐1131

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