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Chemistry, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Worcester, MA, United States
Chemistry studies the structure and fundamental principles of matter. At Assumption College, students who declare a Chemistry major learn about organic, inorganic, physical, analytical chemistry and biochemistry and gain an understanding of the ways in which they interact. 
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The Testa Science Center provides outstanding laboratory facilities to test the complex and sophisticated scientific theories you discuss in the classroom.

Every summer and throughout the academic year, Assumption chemistry majors have opportunities to perform research with Assumption faculty and at renowned research laboratories. Natural sciences graduates have an 85 percent acceptance rate to medical schools, and an 83 percent acceptance rate to other types of graduate medical programs (dentistry and veterinary schools, etc.)

The Assumption College Chemistry major is certified by the American Chemical Society, one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. Students who pursue a Chemistry degree at Assumption take 12 required science courses and 2 elective science courses, one of which must include a lab. One internship or one independent study counts toward the chemistry elective requirement. 

Chemistry majors gain extensive laboratory experiences and develop a high degree of proficiency in the practical aspects of experimentation, instrumentation and discovery. Chemistry majors at Assumption are prepared for graduate study in chemistry, biochemistry or other science; employment in the industry, teaching or professional study in medicine, dentistry or other health sciences opportunities. 

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Deadlines:
    • Early Decision: November 1
    • Early Action: November 1
    • Early Action II: December 15
    • Regular Decision: February 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Concepts in Biology
  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Calculus I and II
  • Elementary Calculus I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • General Physics I and II
  • Physical Chemistry I and II
  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Inorganic 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.

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    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

  • Common Application
  • A personal statement or essay (part of the Common Application)
  • Official Educational Records from secondary schools
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, waived if applicable
  • Assumption College requires SAT or ACT scores if your language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Bank statement which must be officially certified or notarized indicating that the candidate has sufficient funds to study at Assumption College. 
  • $50 application fee made payable to Assumption College (You can pay this fee through the Common Application.) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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