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Chemistry, B.A./ B.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (ARWU) Fairbanks, AK, United States
Our Chemistry programs at University of Alaska Fairbanks prepare students for employment as research chemists in federal, state, municipal, academic or industrial laboratories, and in premedicine as laboratory technicians, industry supervisors and technical sales personnel. 
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Overview

Our programs also provide a technical base for chemistry teachers. Graduates in Chemistry at University of Alaska Fairbanks also find positions in the environmental sciences, oceanography and related interdisciplinary fields. Many chemistry graduates elect to pursue advanced M.S., Ph.D., pharmacology or MD degrees.

Key Features 

  • The chemistry curriculum meets the American Chemical Society standards covering the basics of general, organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry, and biochemistry. 
  • Undergraduate research leading to publications is strongly encouraged, and many of the laboratory-based courses have a research component built into them.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • The B.S. and B.A. programs may be completed without an optional concentration, or students can opt for an additional focus in biochemistry, environmental chemistry or forensic chemistry. The B.S. programs generally prepare students for a career in chemistry or biochemistry, or for professional school. The B.S. in chemistry is an ACS-approved degree program. 
  • The environmental chemistry concentration provides courses that help students study the chemistry of the natural environment by adding geology, biology or atmospheric courses, and it prepares students for graduate studies and/or careers in the environmental industry. 
  • The biochemistry concentration provides an enhanced curriculum in biological chemistry for students seeking advanced careers in biochemistry, medicine or health sciences. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

Option 1:

  • Have a high school diploma
  • Pass the 16-credit high school core curriculum with at least a 2.5 and
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Submit ACT or SAT test scores
Option 2:
  • Have a high school diploma, and
  • Pass the 16-credit high school core curriculum with at least a 2.5 and
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and
  • Submit ACT test scores of at least 18 or SAT test scores of 970

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13320 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13320 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4485 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairbanks

  • 1450 - 2000 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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