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Chemistry - ACS Certification, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Knowledge of Chemistry - ACS Certification from Saint Joseph's University is central to understanding disciplines as diverse as biology, materials science, geology, medicine and physics. Many chemists research why substances differ in their properties, while others use this knowledge to create new substances with useful properties.
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Chemistry - ACS Certification from Saint Joseph's University students have many opportunities to become involved in faculty-directed independent research that investigates problems of current interest. These experiences help you develop a chemist’s analytical skills, critical thinking, creativity and the ability to work as a team. 

Chemistry majors at Saint Joseph’s regularly publish their findings in scientific journals and make presentations at regional and national meetings, where many have received recognition and won awards. The American Chemical Society certifies the Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry, and special advisory options are offered for majors interested in the premedical, predental and chemistry and business curriculums.


The chemistry program prepares students to choose from a wide range of career paths. Our majors pursue graduate study in chemistry or biochemistry, professional degrees in medicine, the health sciences and pharmacology, graduate studies in other fields, including business, government and law, and direct employment after graduation.

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:
  • General Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Physical Chemistry 
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Inorganic Chemistry 
  • Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 
  • Chemistry of the Earth
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry 

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

We require a high school diploma or recognized equivalent for admission to Saint Joseph’s University. Standard secondary school coursework includes the following core subject areas:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics
  • 2 years of history
  • 2 years of a laboratory science
  • 2 years of a world language

Competitive applicants typically exceed the minimum requirements and have taken four years in all five core subject areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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