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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1156 (BCR) Los Angeles, CA, United States
The B.S. degree in Chemistry at California State University Northridge is designed to prepare students who desire to (1) pursue graduate work in chemistry, (2) work in industry or government laboratories, or (3) work in the fields of technical sales, hazardous materials testing and handling, chemical literature or chemical patents.

Overview

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University Northridge is committed to providing quality undergraduate and master’s-level education that prepares our graduates for success in medical, industrial and academic careers. Our department offers ACS-certified Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. We also offer research-based Master of Science degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. All of our graduate students and a significant number of our undergraduates conduct research with faculty, often resulting in coauthored research publications. For more information, please visit the Chemistry and Biochemistry department website.

About the Department

Chemistry is often called the central science for its role in connecting the physical sciences. Chemistry and biochemistry provide the molecular mechanisms behind the function of all living things, the structure of materials that make up the Earth, and the framework with which the rules of matter and energy can be studied. Chemistry is critical to every aspect of our daily lives, and biochemistry has become a vital tool of medicine and public health.

The department’s faculty are engaged in all areas of the field: analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and biochemistry. The department offers small classes, individualized attention and hands-on learning using state-of-the-art instrumentation. Familiarity with modern instrumentation gives graduates an edge in the marketplace, and personalized research experience provides an advantage in graduate and professional school applications. The B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry are accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and all of the department’s degrees (B.A., B.S. and M.S.) are pathways into professional, medical and academic careers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National Students: 30 November for fall admission

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemical Analysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Synthesis
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Directed Undergraduate Research
  • Independent Study

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the “International Online Application”
  • A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable application fee
  • All  secondary-school records 
  • Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S.institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18852 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18852 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6792 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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If you are not a resident of California, add $396 per unit.

Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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