48 months
47500 USD/year
47500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Chemistry at California Lutheran University, you analyze issues that influence every aspect of life on Earth.


At Chemistry at California Lutheran University, you will regularly work with the modern instruments in our campus laboratories. This equipment includes infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and atomic absorption spectrophotometers. Separations equipment includes capillary electrophoresis, gas chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography, and fast protein liquid chromatography equipment. Detectors range from mass spectrometers, electron capture, and flame ionization to rapid-scan UV-Vis spectrometers. You will also learn skills in computation and presentation of data.

Experiential learning and discovery

While the theoretical training you’ll receive in lectures is important, you will also be encouraged to explore, discover, and ask questions in your laboratory training. Through integrated research questions and hands-on exploration in courses, you will be involved in discovering and contributing new knowledge to the scientific community. 

Become a scientific researcher

Independent studies or full-time summer research is excellent preparation for real-world scientific or health-related work post-graduation. Explore the frontiers of chemistry with one of our research active faculty, stretch yourself with an internship in the Ventura County Crime Lab, Amgen, or a research experience off-campus.

You will gain exceptional experience, explore the thrill of discovery, and engage with the larger community of scientists at research conferences and the Cal Lutheran Festival of Scholars.

Our research labs are entirely staffed with student researchers to generate data that is published in international journals and presented at national conferences. Talk to us about whether there is an open project in our labs!

Your Future

The Chemistry program at California Lutheran University has a 100% placement record into graduate schools, many of them among the most respected in the nation.

Students not going on to graduate programs in chemistry often opt for health-related programs such as medical or pharmacy school, or physician’s assistant programs, while others seek out teaching credentials. Chemistry majors who enter the workplace after graduation begin their careers in fields such as environmental controls management, consumer product research, drug discovery, toxicology, and forensic chemistry.

Career paths:

  • AP Chemistry Teacher
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemist
  • Criminalist
  • Production Associate
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Supervisor, Veterinary Clinic

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry and the Environment
  • Chemistry and the Environment Lab
  • Chemistry
  • Supplemental Inst
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Your Application & Essay
  • Request Recommendation
  • Submit Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Optional Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    47500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47500 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for California

1570 - 2658 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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