Welcome to the Chemistry Department

Chemistry at Millikin University offers over 100 years of success for its graduates. Chemistry prepares students for diverse fields, including medicine, biotechnology, the food industry, chemical engineering, research, education, business and more.

Chemistry students receive many opportunities for learning in and out of the classroom. Every chemistry student uses state-of-the-art equipment from the first course on. Each of our majors completes at least one semester of research in collaboration with a faculty member. Most of our majors complete industrial internships before they graduate, and many work as assistants in our lab courses. Chemistry students are active members of our award-winning ACS student chapter. Our majors also get exposure to interdisciplinary fields, such as green chemistry and nanoscience.

We encourage incoming freshman and transfer students to review the information about the chemistry degree and explore our website for details about student life and our department.

Chemistry News

Greta Jacobson Millikin University
Academic | Campus | Chemistry
Graduate-level research preps chemistry major for bright future
November 19, 2021, 11:45am
Make It Millikin: Greta Jacobson Greta Jacobson's chemistry research may not look like stereotypical chemistry to those outside her field of study. As a double major in chemistry and...
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Max Phillips Millikin University
Academic | Campus | Chemistry
How to prevent cola beverages from staining teeth long-term
August 6, 2021, 12:30pm
Millikin student's research looks at making teeth more susceptible to staining long-term As many of us have learned, what appeals to your taste buds is not always what's best for you or...
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Academic | Alumni & Friends | Campus
Oncologist trio advance Instrumentation in Millikin's Chemistry Department
May 11, 2021, 2:15pm
Donations help provide research-quality instruments On May 6th, three Decatur-based (Ill.) oncologists visited Millikin University's Chemistry Department to see first-hand how their...
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