The Department of Chemistry at Western Illinois University offers the ACS approved B.S. degree program in chemistry, B.S with biochemistry emphasis, and a new B.S. degree program in forensic chemistry. The Department also offers a teacher certification option, pre-professional programs, and an M.S. degree program. The WIU Department of Chemistry maintains state-of-the-art instrumentation (FT-NMR, GC-MS, FT-IR, HPLC, UV-Vis, etc.) and electronic classrooms which provide great learning and research opportunities. There are 11 full-time faculty members who are active in student led research with funding from NIH, NSF, ACS, Research Corp, and others.WIU is a comprehensive public university offering 62 undergraduate degree programs, 36 graduate degree programs, and a doctorate degree. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1, WIU's 627 full-time faculty teach 93% percent of all undergraduate as well as graduate courses in addition to 13 pre-professional degree programs and 15 certificate programs. Western Illinois University is a member of the NCAA and competes at the Division I level. Recognized as one of the “Best in the Midwest Colleges” by The Princeton Review and selected as one of just 21 public universities ranked a Tier 1 Midwestern Masters Institution by U.S. News and World Report, Western Illinois University serves more than 13,000 students through its traditional, residential, four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its upper division, urban, commuter location in the Quad Cities/Moline.