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Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Studying Chemistry and Biochemistry at North Park

At North Park students don’t just learn chemistry, they experience chemistry. Students use superior analytical instrumentation, engage in novel research projects, and explore Chicago-based connections. Faculty teach green chemistry principles, lab safety, and digital technology.


Chemists study matter in its most basic forms and search for new ways to organize matter into life-saving medicine, space-age materials, and consumer products.

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Biochemistry is a rapidly expanding discipline that focuses on the study of chemical processes and transformations associated with living organisms.

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Laboratories are fully equipped with the LabQuest digital probeware system. We also have a wide variety of instrumentation for atomic and molecular analysis:

  • 300 MHz Bruker NMR
  • Shimadzu GC-MS
  • Perkin-Elmer ATR-FTIR
  • Ocean Optics CCD-array UV-Vis
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • HeNe and Nd:YAG lasers
  • Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence
  • Microwave Synthesis

Your Future in Chemistry

A degree in chemistry will prepare you for a wide range of professional opportunities:

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Government Researcher
  • Professor/Academia
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Successful Careers

Our graduates are diverse, talented, and accomplished. Select placements include:

  • Medical School, Penn State University
  • Chemistry Ph.D. program at University of Michigan and Indiana University
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
  • Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
  • Dental School, University of Illinois at Chicago

Location & Facilities

Students studying chemistry and biochemistry learn and experience science in our state-of-the-art Johnson Center. Light-filled modern classrooms equipped with the latest in instrumentation and technology provide a learning environment perfectly suited for the rigors of a STEM curriculum.


Meet the Faculty & Staff

Dr. Larraza is passionate about offering students research experience and access to state-of-the-art equipment that will prepare them for success in any graduate school or career.



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