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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Hammond, LA, United States
The Chemistry program at Southeastern Louisiana University is a rigorous study of quantitative physical science. It requires advanced mathematics and elementary physics for technical students as well as advanced courses in inorganic, analytical, organic, and physical chemistry and biochemistry.


Chemistry is the study of the composition and interaction of all substances. Areas of study range from chemical and instrumental analysis of mixtures to synthesis and characterization of polymers to molecular modeling to the chemistry of the human body and to computational chemistry. 

The degree program in Chemistry at Southeastern Louisiana University is designed to offer the student comprehensive training in modern chemical principles in preparation for a career in industry or the health professions or for graduate study in chemistry or related fields. The study of chemistry is also important for fostering the scientific literacy of students in other disciplines, such as environmental science, law, education, and business.

A Major in Chemistry will be granted upon satisfactory completion of 36-51 credit hours of chemistry.

Career options:

  • Chemists
  • Chemical engineers
  • Materials engineers
  • Science technicians
  • Academia
  • Agricultural and food science
  • Biological science
  • Chemical industry
  • Environmental science
  • Forensics/genetics
  • Medicinal and pharmaceutical science
  • Medical science
  • Research laboratories

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

A Minor in Chemistry will be granted upon satisfactory completion of 21-22 semester hours of chemistry consisting of the following courses: Chemistry 121-123, Chemistry 122-124, Chemistry 251-254 or Chemistry 481-482, Chemistry 265-267, and Chemistry 266- 68.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

To be eligible for full admission to Southeastern, international beginning freshmen students must meet ALL of the following criteria:Must have completed a recognized secondary school program with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.35.Must have taken the TOEFL or IELTS *:

  • Minimum IELTS score required - 6.0 overall band
  • Minimum TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, and 61 internet based
  • Minimum TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, and 61 internet based 
Must have taken the ACT or SAT:
  • Minimum Verbal SAT of 450 or minimum 460 in Math (old format)
  • Minimum Writing and Language of 25 or 500 in Math (new format
  • Minimum English ACT of 18 or minimum Math ACT of 19

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10089 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10089 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3850 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hammond

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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