Chemistry is the science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems. It is the basis of the technology for the large-scale production of chemicals and chemical materials that are useful to modern society. The study of chemistry helps people understand the physical world and its workings.
The Science/Chemistry Teacher Certification option is designed to prepare students to become certified to teach high school science with a specialization in chemistry.
- High School Chemistry/Science Teacher
Why Choose Chemistry at WIU?
Students develop the ability to work closely with other health care professionals, use complex and precise instruments, and gain a solid background in the sciences.
WIU's Chemistry degree research program allows students the opportunity to get involved with projects such as analytical chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, food chemistry, forensic chemistry, green chemistry, inorganic chemistry, material science, nanotechnology, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, physical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, polymer chemistry, and toxicological chemistry.