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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Chemistry program of Loyola Marymount University is approved by the Committee on Professional Training (CPT) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). With the addition of one course, the BS degree in Biochemistry can be certified by the ACS.
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Student learning outcomes for the chemistry and biochemistry majors:

  • Students understand essential concepts in chemistry and biochemistry.
  • Students exhibit competence in the chemistry/biochemistry laboratory.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to think critically in analyzing scientific information and problem solving.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Students are knowledgeable about career opportunities in the chemical sciences.
  • Students appreciate the value of science to society.

There are two tracks available in the Chemistry program of Loyola Marymount University, ACS-certified track and General track.

The Bachelor of Science degree program, approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS), ACS-certified track in Chemistry, is designed to prepare the student not only for immediate entry into the profession of chemistry at the Bachelor's level but also for graduate study toward advanced degrees.

The Bachelor of Science degree program, General track in Chemistry, provides the student with a flexible program that builds upon a solid fundamental knowledge in chemistry. Students work with their advisors/chairperson to select upper division elective courses in emphasis areas like health sciences - which include but are not limited to medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry - and areas such as forensics, environmental chemistry, education, etc.

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:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • World of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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