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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #120 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
Welcome to the Chemistry department at Georgetown University! We offer two separate undergraduate majors - a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biochemistry. The department also offers a minor in Chemistry.
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Overview

The Program

In addition to receiving coursework in each of the fundamental areas of chemistry/biochemistry, our majors have abundant opportunities to participate in undergraduate research. Undergraduates are encouraged to get involved in research as early as possible via enrolling in research courses, the GU Research Opportunities Program (GUROP), or even on a volunteer basis. For those students who wish to make a more serious multi-term commitment to undergraduate research, Honors degrees culminating in a senior thesis are offered for both majors.

The Chemistry from Georgetown University is fully accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Students, who have earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry at Georgetown, are well-prepared for graduate study in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other closely related scientific fields at any U.S. university, for medical school and M.D.-Ph.D. programs, for careers in industry, government, academia and research, and for many other opportunities (see our Learning Goals). With the inclusion of introductory biology, the curriculum provides an excellent background and all of the necessary prerequisites for Medical School admissions. The Biochemistry major curriculum also provides rigorous training suitable for Medical School admissions, graduate study in Biochemistry or graduate studies in any of the basic medical sciences. It is particularly well suited for students aspiring to M.D.­Ph.D. programs. Some of our recent graduates have also gone on directly to industrial, academic, or research careers, or to law schools and graduate schools of business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry Lectures
  • Calculus
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Our application is conveniently located online for you to complete at your own pace. There is a $35, non-refundable fee. 
  • Submit an up-to-date version of your resume or CV.
  • Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this degree. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Your writing sample should be no longer than 500 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official High School transcripts of GED Certification
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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