Chemistry at UMSL

Chemistry and Biochemistry Programs

  •  BA Chemistry
  •  BS Chemistry
  •  MS Chemistry
  •  PhD Chemistry

Career Opportunities

  •  Biochemist
  •  Molecular Biologist
  •  Research
  •  Pharmaceutical Development

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Programs at the University of Missouri–St. Louis makes research and teaching excellence its top priorities alongside a highly supportive environment for its students.

Chemistry and biochemistry students at UMSL are actively involved in research, helping to develop their scientific skills and making them more attractive to employers or graduate and professional schools. Students involved in research gain experience with a range of state-of-the-art analytical facilities and play prominent roles in faculty members’ research groups.

What UMSL has to offer

The department has a research-active faculty who publish in internationally recognized journals and who receive significant research funding from federal agencies and other sources. Students are assigned their own individual faculty adviser to meet with every semester to help guide their academic program.

The UMSL Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers chemistry classes both day and night in order to accommodate working students and even makes it possible to complete your entire degree in the evening. Class sizes are small enough to allow each student significant personal attention and interaction with our incredible faculty.

St. Louis is an active center of the chemical and life science industries, and the placement of UMSL graduates in local industry has been excellent.

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UMSL At A Glance

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Founded in 1963, we enroll nearly 17,000 students, and we are home to more than 1,400 faculty members.

47 UMSL offers 47 undergraduate degrees from our five colleges.
6We have six 
pre-professional degree tracks.
400+We partner with more than 400 companies and organizations for our internship programs, and nearly 40 different employers conduct on-campus interviews to help you jump-start your career.
St. Louis: Something For Everyone
UMSL is a vital part of St. Louis, and the city and surrounding areas make up the most culturally vibrant region in Missouri. That means we offer you more than a top-ranked learning environment.
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