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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (QS) Potsdam, NY, United States
What is the structure of a superconductor? How do we clean polluted water and remove fog from airports? These two questions illustrate how Chemistry affects our daily lives. Chemistry is the science of the elements, what they are made of, how they are built, what characteristics they have, and how they interact to form compounds with new properties.
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Chemists like to unravel mysteries. They enjoy the challenge of discovering the secrets behind life. Did you know that our ideas, thoughts, moods, and mental stability involve electrochemical processes? Studies at the molecular level are helping us to understand the brain and life itself.

Why Study Chemistry at Clarkson?

Nearly every college and university offers a major in Chemistry. Some prepare secondary school teachers, others researchers. You will discover that Clarkson's program in Chemistry is special and exciting. The unique position of Clarkson University is the major reason we feel so strongly about our Chemistry program. Clarkson is a relatively small institution, about 2,800 students. Yet, we are one of the major research institutions in the Northeast. Many of our professors are internationally recognized. Just as important as our faculty's scientific credentials, however, is the fact that they care about teaching. They give personal attention to each student.

What kinds of facilities are available?

As a major research institution, we have instructional and research facilities that are state-of-the-art. At Clarkson, you will learn about technologies by using them, gaining hands-on experience in large-scale computing, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, infrared, visible, and ultraviolet spectrophotometry, relaxation spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, photometry, x-ray analysis, polarography, and many other exciting laboratory techniques.


Clarkson University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank course levels and areas of studies matrix below for further details. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical and Colloid Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

International students:

  • Common Application
  • Official secondary school transcript, mark sheets, and national exam scores (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • SAT or ACT score reports
  • Clarkson SAT code: 2084
  • Clarkson ACT code: 2698
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports, if English is not your first language
  • Certification of Finances Form (PDF)
  • Copy of your current passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    64018 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 64018 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    64018 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 64018 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Potsdam

  • 892 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


  • Fellowship Scholarship (3.3 GPA, 550 GMAT) - $10,000
  • Dean's Scholarship (3.5 GPA, 600 GMAT) - $15,000
  • Presidential Scholarship (3.7 GPA, 650 GMAT) - $25,000
  • Trustees Scholarship (3.9 GPA, 700 GMAT) - $50,000

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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