Admitted Students

Admitted Students SCS Majors at the University of Illinoiswoman chemist

Admitted students interested in majoring in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois should accept their admission to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS).

Degree Programs Offered:

Chemistry Chemical Engineering
Science & Letters Chemistry Chemical Engineering Concentration
Science & Letters with Secondary Ed Minor Biomolecular Engineering Concentration
Specialized Chemistry (ACS Certified)
Computer Science+Chemistry

Why Illinois & SCS?

Who are our students?

Fall 2017 Enrollment:

  • 688 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Majors
  • 573 Chemistry Majors
    • 299 Science and Letters Majors
    • 232 Specialized Chemistry Majors
    • 46 Computer Science+CHEM Majors
    • 3 Science and Letters Majors with a Secondary Education Minor

History and Ranking

The School of Chemical Science has had 11 Nobel Peace Prize winners who were either former students or faculty at Illinois. Chemistry & Chemical Engineering are annually among the top-ranked in the nation in their respective disciplines.


Research and Internships

Students have a chance to participate in ground-breaking research under world-renowned professors in their major and across the other STEM fields on campus.

  • 30% Students who graduate were involved in undergraduate research
  • 65% of SCS Undergraduates completed an internship or related off-campus work experience
  • Many students are also involved with research off campus through internships, co-ops and study abroad.

Study Abroad

SCS Students are able to study abroad around the world including England, Ireland, Sweden, Turkey, China, Korea, Australia, and more.

Post-Graduation Career and Graduate Level Statistics

Class of 2017 Reported Post-Graduation Statistics

  • ChBE
    • 15% go to Graduate School
    • 76% go to Industry Jobs
    • 4% to Government Jobs
  • Chemistry
    • 31% go to Science Graduate School
    • 22% go to Pre-Health Graduate School
    • 8% go to Other Graduate School (Law, Engineering, MBA, etc.)
    • 26% go to Industry/Government Jobs
    • 5% go to Education Jobs

New Student Resources:

Campus Facts:

  • 32,000+ Undergraduate students, and 1,300+ CHEM and ChBE Majors!


  • Register for an Admitted Student Day or a Campus Visit
  • Find events near you
  • Accept your admission to Illinois!
  • Sign-up for your Summer Advising Appointment (On-Campus and Virtual available)

Illinois Admissions Blog:

  • Hear more about campus life, academics, opportunities, etc.- from current students!

SCS Advising Ambassadors Blog:

  • Get the Inside Scoop from our Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Advising Ambassadors blog about their experiences and share insights into facilitating academic, personal and career success.

Accept your Admission to the University of Illinois & SCS!