Computer Science and Chemistry

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


What is Computer Science and Chemistry?

This is a flexible program for students who plan to pursue technical or professional careers in Chemistry. Technology continues to enhance and change the study of chemistry. With this program, you will gain a deep understanding of both chemistry and computer applications. You’ll equip yourself to calculate structures and properties of molecules and design new drugs and materials. You will be able to identify new compounds, study the properties of atoms, molecules, and chemical reactions. These studies will help you make more efficient and productive processes. As a result, you will learn to create safer, more effective medicines and energies.

Career Options

  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemical sales
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Research

Post-Graduation Success1

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Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Calculus preferred (if available at high school)
  • Interest in Chemistry in addition to Computer Science

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

3.9 years to degree

97% first-year retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,976
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $41,126


  • Tuition: $39,736
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $63,226


  • Tuition: $42,868
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $66,358