The institute's chemistry branch is responsible for the following study programs with several hundreds of students. Bachelor programs are three year programs and finish with a bachelor thesis, master programs run for two years with a six-month master thesis usually done in the last term.
The chemistry programs provide an in-depth classical chemistry education combining practical and theoretical work with a large selection of courses to choose from in particular in the master program.
The institute is responsible for the chemistry part in the programs of teacher education. The chemistry education unit also provides courses focusing on concepts how to teach chemistry. The bachelor thesis is usually devoted to a chemistry research project, while the master thesis is didactics-oriented.
The polymer science master program is situated at the interface of polymer chemistry and polymer physics and is jointly operated by Humboldt University Berlin, Technical University Berlin, Free University Berlin and the University of Potsdam.