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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Golden, CO, United States
The Chemistry program of Colorado School of Mines focuses its efforts on understanding the behavior and properties of matter, the reactions and transformations that dictate chemical processes and the creation of new substances.
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Chemistry is often considered the central science, linking the physical sciences with engineering, medicine and life sciences. The subject of chemistry is typically organized into more focused subdisciplines, including organic chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and materials chemistry. The Chemistry program of Colorado School of Mines examines these topics to promote a fundamental understanding of the world and an application toward technological problems.

Professional chemists apply their knowledge in many different areas ranging from environmental and biochemical processes to the development of new materials. They work in academic environments, high-tech start-ups and research and development laboratories associated with practically every advanced technological field including medicine, energy, biotechnology, computing and agriculture.

Program Objectives

In addition to contributing toward achieving the educational objectives described in the Mines Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria, the BS curricula in chemistry are designed to:

  • Impart mastery of chemistry fundamentals
  • Develop ability to apply chemistry fundamentals in solving open-ended problems
  • Impart knowledge of and ability to use modern tools of chemical analysis and synthesis
  • Develop ability to locate and use pertinent information from the chemical literature
  • Develop ability to interpret and use experimental data for chemical systems
  • Develop ability to effectively communicate in both written and oral formats
  • Prepare students for entry to and success in professional careers
  • Prepare students for entry to and success in graduate programs
  • Prepare students for responsible contribution to society

Career Opportunities

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Research scientist

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 included:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry: a Molecular Perspective
  • Introduction to Undergraduate Research
  • Hass Mid-level Restricted Elective

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • We will accept unofficial copies of your high school transcript in English
  • Applicants whose native language is not English (identified by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs) must provide evidence of English language proficiency
  • Mines does not require SAT/ACT results for international students unless you are planning to play a NCAA sport
  • If you wish, you may submit a personal statement essay with your application to explain special circumstances in your life that have affected you or your education
  • Letters of recommendation are not required for admission to Mines as an undergraduate but can be included in support of your application for admission
  • Providing proof of financial resources is only required if you are admitted to Mines

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Golden

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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