Undergraduate Admissions

Students interested in majoring in chemistry have two degree programs from which to choose. They are the Specialized Curriculum in Chemistry and the Sciences and Letters, Chemistry Major Curriculum.  There are differences in the general education, math, chemistry and foreign language degree completion requirements depending on the program. 

Harker fountain on the north east corner of the main quad at the University of IllinoisPlease use the links below to explore the different curricula and to discover what a major in chemistry has to offer.

High School and transfer students interested in obtaining information about the University of Illinois, UC application process should visit:


Are you feeling lost in the application process?  Current SCS students have been there too and are happy to help you with your application essay! Fill out this survey and you will be paired with a current SCS student who can provide essay feedback and serve as a mentor through the application process. (Note that we will only be able to support the first 40 survey respondents) 


Declaring Chemistry Major

LAS guidelines for declaring or changing a curriculum or major

For more information contact the School of Chemical Sciences Academic Advising Office