The Catalyst is the official blog of the DePaul Department of Chemistry. The goal of The Catalyst is to foster a sense of community in the department, promote special events, and communicate noteworthy developments with alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
Before its online form, The Catalyst was a print newsletter. From 2005 to 2013, it was published by the department’s Development Committee. Before 2005, The Catalyst newsletter was produced and distributed by our student Chemistry Club. As a blog, the department continues the tradition of this newsletter in a medium that will reach a wider audience.
The mission of the Department of Chemistry is to educate students in the theory and ethical practice of chemistry within the framework of the scientific method and to provide students with a context for appreciating the history of chemistry and its applications within society.
We offer both undergraduate (BS and BA) and graduate (MS) degrees, as well as a combined BS/MS that is possible to complete in five years. There are four tracks for the BS degree, all of which are ACS-accredited: Analytical/Physical; Biochemistry/Medicinal; Synthetic; and Standard.
The department is housed in a state-of-the-art facility, equipped with a comprehensive list of modern analytical instrumentation, and its faculty are all research-active.
Learn more about the Department of Chemistry.