The Department of Chemistry is one of the oldest at Forman Christian College. Its rich tradition as a leading institution of the discipline is reflected by the eminent scholars of chemistry who served it. A special mention must be made of Prof Dr Carter Speers (1940-1951), Head of the Department and Professor of Technical Chemistry at the University of the Punjab; Dr R F Tebbe, an eminent Organic Chemist and learned scholar. He served the Department as Professor and later as Principal of the College for twelve years; and Prof Khairat M Ibne Rasa, an internationally known chemist, who was Professor of Organic Chemistry and Head of the Department.
Opportunities of professional careers for Chemistry Graduates are available in education, R&D organizations, Research, and a wide range of industries such as pharmaceutical, fertilizers, cement, leather, textile, paints and dyes, petroleum, sugar, soap and detergents, and many more.
The Department of Chemistry at FCCU currently offers BS (4-year), MPhil (2-year) and PhD (3-year) programs. It offers a wide range of courses in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical chemistry and biochemistry and other interdisciplinary areas.