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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Lock Haven, PA, United States
The Chemistry program of Lock Haven University has an interactive, hands-on approach to teaching, offering smaller advanced courses and laboratories that allow for extensive one-on-one instruction. Virtually every graduate in our program gains employment or enters graduate school immediately upon graduation.
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Overview

What You'll Study

The Chemistry program of Lock Haven University will prepare you for a rewarding career as a chemist in industry, government, research institutes, technical sales, and for graduate studies in all fields of chemistry.  By completing a research project with a faculty member and earning at least a 2.7 GPA in your chemistry courses your degree will be certified by the American Chemical Society.

Program Highlights

Research: At LHU you’ll have the opportunity to experiment and actively participate in independent study projects with LHU faculty. Working closely with a faculty research advisor, you may begin to work on chemistry research projects as early as your second year. Many chemistry majors complete more than one research project, and often with more than one faculty mentor.

Careers: Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from LHU will prepare you for a career in a number of different industries including:

  • Industrial Research and Development Labs
  • Government Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical Laboratories
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensics

Virtually all chemistry majors seeking employment after graduation find jobs in the field of chemistry within a few months. Many are hired before they graduate. LHU students who pursue a graduate degree in chemistry have great success in gaining acceptance to prestigious institutions. Recent graduates report they are better prepared for advanced study than their peers from more expensive higher profile schools.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students: rolling admissions
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • Complete the online application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 (twenty five dollars U.S.) must be paid.
  • Submit official, English-translated copies of all secondary course work completed, including subjects listed and marks earned, secondary school certificates, diplomas and examinations results from all secondary, post-secondary, and university and/or professional schools.
  • All non-native speakers of English must submit an official language score report. To be considered "official," the scores must be sent directly from the sending institution (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • Copy of passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7716 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lock Haven

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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