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Founded in 1964, the Department of Chemistry of the University of Illinois Chicago is an internationally recognized center of excellence both in research and teaching. Our department offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as a Bachelor of Arts option in Chemistry. All of the BS degrees are certified by the American Chemical Society. Our highly active graduate program, which is one of the largest in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, encompasses a broad range of research areas, including the traditional sub-disciplines (Analytical, Biological, Education, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry) as well as several new interdisciplinary areas, including chemical biology, nanotechnology, and neurochemistry.

Chemistry Department Facts and Figures

• 32 research active faculty across all disciplines mentor 145 PhD graduate students.
• Out of 243 Chemistry Departments nationwide, we are the 30th best in Federal Funding.
• We are the 39th highest ranked department in publication productivity (out of 243 nationwide).
• Developed Prezista (darunavir), which led to the most successful patent in U. of I. history.
• Currently funded by the NIH, NSF, US Army, American Chemical Society and many others.

The University of Illinois Chicago is:

• A Tier-1 Research University according to the Carnegie Foundation.
• The largest University in the U. of I. system with ~2,000 faculty, ~31,000 students, and a budget of $2.095 billion ($446 million for research in 2021).
• UIC currently has ~1000 active federal grants.
• One of two Tier-1 Research Universities in the nation designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution
• The University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine is the largest in the country.
• UIC is ranked 18th best in the world for universities under 50 years old.

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Dept. News and Upcoming Seminars Heading link

Dec 8 2022

Seminar with Professor Won Do Heo of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Biological Sciences

Thursday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
845 W. Taylor SES Room 138
Dec 13 2022

Seminar with Professor Kyle M. Lancaster, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology - Cornell University

Tuesday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
845 W. Taylor St. SES 138
Jan 19 2023

Professor Andrew Riley, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois, Chicago

Thursday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
845 W. Taylor St. Room SES 138
Jan 26 2023

Save the Date: Departmental Seminar

Thursday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
845 W. Taylor SES Room 138