Chemistry at IIT: Where Can It Take You?
The chemistry program at IIT provides rigorous education in the fundamental areas of chemical theory and chemical experimentation. It roots you in the discipline and provides you with a firm foundation so that you can take many paths from here.
Our undergraduate degree is accredited by the American Chemical Society and is excellent preparation for a career in industry or for advanced degrees. Recent graduates have begun industry careers or are now in medical school, graduate school, and pharmacy programs. Dual-degree, major-plus-minor, combined bachelor’s / teaching certificate, combined bachelor’s/master’s, premedical and honors law options are also available. Explore Undergraduate Programs »
In addition to traditional Master’s and PhD programs, IIT Chemistry offers on-line Professional Master’s Degrees for working chemists. Explore Graduate Programs »
Sparking a Love of Chemistry
On December 5, 2014, chemistry lecturers Nosheen Gothard and Ben Zion and a team of undergraduate students presented chemistry demonstrations for an audience of IIT faculty and students in the Life Sciences auditorium.
A long tradition in chemistry departments, these shows can be sensational, with oozing liquids and whooshing explosions, but also serve an educational purpose.
The demonstrations were based on experiments from the current semester’s CHEM 122/124 curriculum and incendiary chemistry in general, which involves exploding methane, color flames, and dust fire. Demonstrations spanned topics such as excited states, combustion, wavelengths of light, thermal conduction, energy transformations, dehydration, and precipitation.
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