• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

A Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is typically completed in four years of full-time enrollment. Chemistry majors will take a wide range of chemistry classes including core classes in general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry. Additionally, they will take calculus, a year of physics, general education classes and upper level electives in chemistry. Course descriptions may be read in the academic catalog. Students are encouraged to follow their progress with a degree completion worksheet.

For students interested in pursuing a career in forensics after graduation, there is a customized chemistry degree to prepare students for work in a crime lab. The B.S. in Chemistry with Forensic Focus is a chemistry degree with additional course work in criminal justice, ethics and selected upper-level chemistry electives.  

Undergraduate Research 

Besides learning chemistry in a lecture class or lab class, research with a faculty mentor is an excellent way to gain experience working on real chemical problems. Especially for those students who plan further studies in graduate and professional schools, research experience is often an entrance requirement. If possible, students may be able to present their research at scientific meetings. Students interested in conducting research should contact a faculty member to learn more about research and funding opportunities. 

Careers in Chemistry

Information on career options in the chemical sciences can be found at the American Chemical Society's College to Career website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Organic Chem.
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Quant. Analysis Lab
  • Junior Seminar
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Phys. Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Senior Seminar
  • Environ. Chemistry
  • Environ. Chem. Lab
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Spectrometric
  • Identification of Organic Compounds
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biochemistry Lab.
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Intro Polymer Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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.

General Requirements

Transcripts

  • International applicants must also provide official copies of school transcripts or certificates of satisfactory study (such as "A" or "O" levels, baccalaureate, bachillerato, Abitur or other school certificates).

Sufficient Funding

  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive official documents (originals, not photocopies) that certify that the student will have sufficient funding to attend the University of South Carolina for one calendar year.

Credential Evaluation

  • Students who have attended post-secondary educational institutions, colleges or universities outside of the United States are required to submit a professional credential evaluation of all work completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11355 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5604 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

Financial aid programs at USC Upstate make it easier for many students to attend school who could not do so if left entirely to their own resources. The three general categories of federally-sponsored financial aid programs offered by the University to qualified undergraduate students include loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs.

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