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Chemistry, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
In addition to preparing students to graduate with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Biosciences from our department, we also provide undergraduate instruction to many students who need training in chemistry or biochemistry. Chemistry programme is offered at the University of Oklahoma.
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Around one half of University of Oklahoma undergraduates take at least one course in Chemistry.

In our general chemistry courses we provide students with the theoretical tools to understand the role of chemistry in nature. We also provide laboratory experiences that teach how to observe and extract data from experiments, how to process experimental data, reach scientific conclusions and how to put those conclusions into the broad context of understanding how the natural world changes.

Our advanced courses in Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry provide deeper insights and understanding in these specialized fields. 

Most of these courses provide advanced laboratory experience to deepen understanding of the field and to provide practical skills that are needed to prepare students for research work or as practitioners upon graduation. The undergraduate coursework culminates with capstone experiences. We offer capstone courses in advanced techniques of biochemistry, nanotechnology, proteomics, medicinal chemistry and research thesis options.

We recognize from personal experience and through feedback from our undergraduates that participating in undergraduate research is one of the most fulfilling and important components of undergraduate training. Our department offers tremendous opportunities for undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored research starting with a First Year Research Experience (FYRE) on through to a senior thesis. Additional information is on our Undergraduate Research web pages.

The Chemistry Minor from University of Oklahoma is available to students majoring in other subjects. It can be attained by completing 15 major credit hours of upper-division Chemistry. No more than three of these credit hours may be completed through independent study.

 At least 6 hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by Arts and Sciences standards (i.e. excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination credit). Students who are interested in obtaining a chemistry minor should contact their advising college.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Topics covered: 

  • basic measurement
  • atomic theory
  • electron configuration
  • periodicity
  • chemical reactivity and energetics
  • stoichiometry
  • gas laws and changes in state
  • bonding and molecular structure

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

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).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • If you are interested in our graduate program, complete the PRELIMINARY APPLICATION FORM or directly apply for admission to the Graduate College. 
  • You should make arrangements to take the General Graduate Record Examination (General GRE) and have the scores reported directly to the admissions committee at the address shown below. 
  • The General GRE score is REQUIRED. The advanced GRE test in Chemistry is optional.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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