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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #551 (QS) Bethlehem, PA, United States
Our BS Chemistry program at Lehigh University begins with an introductory freshman course, Chemistry 40 & 41, enhanced by an integrated, advanced laboratory, including extensive workstation-based molecular modeling and computer-interfaced experiments.
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This Chemistry program at Lehigh University, which averages 30 students, is designed specifically for those considering the pursuit of chemistry-oriented degrees. The course work in the first three years offers an introduction to the breadth of the classical areas of chemistry. The fourth year is largely open for specialization in topics that may be integrated with graduate level course work or courses outside chemistry, such as business. 

Senior undergraduates typically join research groups, but highly motivated students may begin research earlier, even in their freshman year. The Chemistry Department participates in the existing university Co-op Program, and study abroad is best done in the junior year. Degrees in chemistry are offered in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Applied Science, while biochemistry degrees are offered in Arts and Sciences only. 

Some students with significant advanced placement have completed B.S./M.S. programs in four years, including two summers. The environment and opportunities at Lehigh combine to produce successful chemists who are well-prepared to start satisfying careers.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts, Models and Experiments
  • Introduction to Chemical Principles
  • Chemical Equilibria in Aqueous Systems
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Analytical Chemistry 
  • Technical Writing
  • Chemistry Seminar
  • Advanced Inorganic 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.

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • $70 Application Fee
  • Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website is accepted and encouraged.
  • Lehigh University will adopt a test optional policy for the SAT or ACT during the 2020-21 year.
  • Transcripts must have the high school seal and/or official signature and be from a high school with a CEEB code.
  • All non-US citizens are required to submit the Certificate of Finances form filled out for all four years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bethlehem

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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