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From the Beginning

Chemistry is the science of change. By studying the basic properties of substances and the many transformations they undergo, chemists find solutions to scientific challenges and contributes to the development of new technologies. Discoveries include new life saving drugs, solutions to environmental problems, new products to benefit consumers--all result from the work of chemists. Biochemistry is the study of the physical and chemical mechanisms underlying biological systems. 

Both Chemistry and Biochemistry majors at Illinois Wesleyan have the opportunity to participate in hands-on research. In fact, 80% of our majors participate in lab research before graduation.