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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Decatur, TX, United States
Would you like to conduct independent research with state-of-the-art instrumentation on campus and at prestigious summer research programs in the U.S.? Use chemical modeling programs to investigate solutions for real-world problems such as cancer or water scarcity? The Chemistry program is offered by Agnes Scott College.
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  • Consider a major in chemistry at Agnes Scott College, where you can gain a comprehensive understanding of matter and energy in the visible world, at the molecular level and at the sub-atomic level. Approved by the American Chemical Society, our chemistry program provides you a thorough grounding in the principles and applications of modern chemistry, as well as extensive practical experience with research-quality instruments and experimental design.
Learn through Lively Classroom Interaction
  • At Agnes Scott, you’ll collaborate with professors and classmates to solve challenging problems through open dialogue. You’ll also enjoy one-on-one mentoring from your professors and fascinating lectures and demonstrations.
Study in State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • The 110,000-square-foot Mary Brown Bullock Science Center houses the chemistry, biology, psychology and physics departments. The building features multi-million-dollar scientific instrumentation, dedicated faculty-student research laboratories and independent student project laboratories.
Pursue Your Interests Through Research
  • While many larger institutions reserve research for graduate students, undergraduate majors who meet GPA requirements can propose and execute their own research projects and/or participate in the ongoing projects of our chemistry faculty. Agnes Scott students can also apply for summer research programs at both U.S. and international universities, summer and academic research fellowships with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as various internships. For example, our students have recently participated in National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, conducted summer research projects at Harvey Mudd College and University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and completed an internship at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.
  • These research opportunities ensure that our majors excel on campus and beyond. Hannah Peters ’09 presented her work at a National Science Foundation-sponsored conference at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayguez. Abena Frempong ’06 presented her research at the 231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in 2006, and she is now obtaining her masters in public health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.
Get Involved and Become a Leader
  • At Agnes Scott, you can join the American Chemical Society as a student affiliate. You’ll meet regularly during the academic year and organize events such as the chemistry open house during National Chemistry Week. You can also help lead workshops and provide tutoring for all math and science majors at the Resource Center for Mathematics and Science.

What You'll Learn

Chemistry program courses will help you understand the structure, properties, and reactivity of matter and to apply that understanding to important societal problems that require chemical knowledge. The curriculum for majors requires a strong foundation in all five subdisciplines of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry) while allowing students to tailor upper-level requirements to their individual interests.
  • A thorough and broad understanding of the principles, techniques, and applications of modern chemistry
  • Laboratory procedures and protocols and computational skills necessary to conduct research in chemistry
  • The ability to critically analyze the primary literature in the field and communicate scientific information clearly and persuasively

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 include:
  • Environmental Chemistry    
  • Introduction To Chemistry    
  • Introduction To Basic Chemical Laboratory Techniques  
  • Foundations Of Inorganic And Physical Chemistry   
  • Foundations Of Inorganic And Physical Chemistry Laboratory 
  • Analytical Chemistry I    
  • Organic Chemistry I   
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • An application for admission, via the Common Application, which includes:
  • Agnes Scott Supplement
  • Teacher Evaluation Form (teacher invitation sent via Common App)
  • Secondary School Report and International School Supplement from counselor or school official (invitation sent via Common App)
  • Official High School Transcript in English
  • Application fee of US $30
  • SAT/ACT Test Scores, evaluative interview with Agnes Scott admission counselor, InitialView Interview, or Duolingo English Proficiency Test
  • Agnes Scott's SAT school code is 5002; ACT school code is 0780.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Find details on our Admission Requirements page.
  • Agnes Scott's TOEFL school code is 5002.
  • International Student Certification of Finances (PDF)
  • Copy of Passport Biographical Page or National ID Card
  • Midyear Report (submit as soon as available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Decatur

  • 1072 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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