Chemistry is a valuable and accessible minor for students majoring in biology, allied health, sustainability, or elementary or secondary education, and for students anticipating graduate study in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry or other health professions.
The chemistry minor provides students with opportunities to learn the theory and practice of chemical science, which lies at the foundation of disciplines such as biological science, medicine, pharmacy, and sustainability studies. Students with advanced coursework in chemistry beyond that required for their major have a deeper understanding and a strong preparation for a variety of careers in industry, research and healthcare.
Roosevelt’s chemistry minor is one of the few programs that can be completed by working adult students as well as full-time students. We offer face-to-face classes including lectures and laboratories on a schedule that is convenient and that integrates well with a variety of major programs.
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Roosevelt students with advanced chemistry coursework are well positioned for direct employment upon completion of their bachelor’s degree. Roosevelt graduates find direct employment in metropolitan Chicago’s thriving biochemical, pharmaceutical, and food science industries.
The chemistry minor provides 25-26 semester hours of training in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and an advanced course in either analytical or organic chemistry, depending on the student’s preferences. Students who are in majors requiring general and organic chemistry (e.g., BA/BS Biology) may complete as little as one additional laboratory course to meet the minor requirements.
Graduates with advanced chemistry coursework enter local chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, including placements at: Valspar, Sherwin Williams, Rustoleum, Ball Corp, Safety-Kleen, Ecolab, Tradebe Environmental, ERM Environmental, Bisco, SDS North America, Navistar, Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Sara Lee, Honeywell, Pfizer, Baxter, Blistex, DSM Desotech, Tate and Lyle, Microtrace LLC, EPS Environmental Services, Earth Friendly Products, Fresnius Kabi, WJE Associates, Northland Labs, Sensient Technologies, SGS Pharmaceuticals, Avlon Industries, and more.
"As an organic/medicinal chemist, I view research and lab classes as teaching tools which helps bring organic chemistry alive. I help my students to apply literature concepts in their laboratory courses and research. I enjoy working with Roosevelt students because they are passionate about science. My main goal is to nurture this passion from the moment they step into my class or lab. I want my students to experience the fascinating world of organic/medicinal chemistry. Roosevelt University’s modern and well-equipped laboratories and infrastructure also provide an excellent environment for this to happen."