48 months
7522 USD/year
7522 USD/year
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The Chemistry BA program offered at San Francisco State University is particularly well-suited for those students whose career goals involve the integration of chemistry with other fields. 


The Chemistry BA program offered at San Francisco State University can be combined with another degree or minor to develop the unique synthesis of experience needed for careers in health professions, forensic science, environmental science, regulatory affairs, chemical engineering, patent law, management, sales, marketing, technical writing, scientific journalism, library science, and art restoration.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts and an ability to solve problems in the five chemistry sub-disciplines: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry.
  • Perform basic chemistry laboratory procedures, including the use of modern instrumentation, for the synthesis, separation, isolation, analysis and characterization of molecules.
  • Effectively communicate the results of scientific experiments in oral reports, technical graphics and written reports.
  • Demonstrate the retention and synthesis of prior learning in advanced classes.
  • Search the chemical literature for published work relevant to a project of interest, read and understand technical literature related to the discipline.
  • Draw on classroom knowledge to contribute to solutions of problems encountered in a laboratory.
  • Articulate an understanding of the relationship between chemistry and related disciplines such as biological science, materials science and environmental science.
  • Contribute to solving problems encountered in chemistry as part of a team.
  • Understand the key experiments that led to the development of chemical theories and models.

Career paths

This program also provides excellent preparation for high school science teachers. Students planning to become K–12 chemistry or science teachers should note that additional preparation beyond the major is required to meet the breadth requirements and should consult with the credential advisor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to review the state-mandated requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Physical Chemistry
  • Quantitative Chemical Analysis
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit the CSU Application
  • Students will be required to submit official, original or certified/attested copies of all original academic documents in the original language of issue
  • Applicants who are presently attending a college or university in the United States must, in addition to their international records, submit official transcripts of all work completed and in progress
  • Applicants must be qualified to enter a university in their home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school
  • All applicants for admission to the University must pay a $55.00 application fee
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7522 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7522 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7522 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7522 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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