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Chemistry (Professional Concentration), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
The Professional Chemistry curriculum offers a choice of two tracks-one with a biomolecular emphasis and one with a materials science emphasis-that differ starting in the junior year. Some courses are offered only one semester each year, and others are offered in alternative years, so please consult early and often with your advisor to plan your schedule
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A study of the composition and properties of matter, chemistry exists at the crossroads of geology, physics, and biology. That makes a chemistry degree a natural choice for any student who possesses a general love of science—pretty much wherever you look, there's chemistry to be done! Study at MTSU includes traditional areas—analytical, biochemistry, organic, inorganic, and physical—as well as computational, polymer, medicinal, and environmental chemistry.

To study chemistry is to prepare for any number of careers, many of which do not necessarily involve lab coats and flasks. Examples include :
  • Agricultural scientist
  • College professor
  • Crime lab analyst
  • Environmental health specialist
  • Food scientist technician
  • Forensic chemist
  • Hydrologist
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Product tester
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Science lab technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Water purification chemist

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Recommended Curriculum: Chemistry, Professional (Biomolecular Track)
  • CHEM 4500 - Biochemistry I 3 credit hours
  • CHEM 4510 - Biochemistry II 3 credit hours
  • CHEM 4530 - Biochemical Techniques 2 credit hours

  • CHEM 3000 - Careers in Chemistry and Biochemistry 1 credit hour credit hours

  • CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation 3 credit hours

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication 3 credit hours (Comm)

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (2 rubrics) 6 credit hours

Recommended Curriculum: Chemistry, Professional (Materials Track)
  • CHEM 3530 - Principles of Biochemistry 4 credit hours AND
  • CHEM 3531 - Principles of Biochemistry Lab 0 credit hours
  • CHEM 3880 - Undergraduate Research II 1 to 4 credit hours OR
  • CHEM 3970 - Cooperative Education 3 credit hours OR
  • CHEM 4780 - Polymer and Materials Chemistry Laboratory 2 credit hours
  • CHEM 4400 - Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry Aq: Aqueous and Bio-inorganic Chemistry 3 credit hours OR
  • CHEM 4410 - Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry B: Structure, Bonding, Metallic, and Organometallic Chemistry 3 credit hours

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

General requirements for international applicants
  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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