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. 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

Millikin Water Supply Research
Academic | Campus | Chemistry
Millikin student and professor improving local water
August 3, 2018, 11:45am
Student and professor working together to decrease phosphorus levels in wastewater Millikin University's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program pairs a student with a faculty...
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Millikin Chemistry Camp
Academic | Campus | Chemistry
Students research Lyme Disease during Millikin Chemistry Camp
June 15, 2018, 10:30am
Students look into Lyme Disease preventatives, diagnosis and treatments Future Millikin University student Victoria Mineo, of Naperville, Ill., is looking forward to the many hands-on...
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Jacob Hamilton
Academic | Campus | Chemistry
This is MyMillikin: Jacob Hamilton '19
May 9, 2018, 2:15pm
Millikin chemistry student crafts instrument to study climate change, global warming Jacob Hamilton's early exposure to scientific research at Millikin University helped him discover...
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