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Why Major in Chemistry at EIU?

  1. Small classes taught by professors. Graduate-level (MS) teaching assistants only work in some freshman- and sophomore-level laboratory sections. Even then, they are under the direct supervision of a faculty member and the pre-lab lecture is given by the professor.)
  2. Faculty have active research programs representing a wide variety of interests AND involving undergraduate research students.
  3. Modern instrumentation that undergraduate majors use in laboratory courses. Facilities include a computer lab maintained exclusively for chemistry students.)
  4. Four academic tracks (concentrations) to choose from.
  5. Nationally recognized chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. Most chemistry majors are members of this professional, service-oriented, really fun organization!