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Chemistry, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Reading, OH, United States
If you’re interested in studying chemistry, chances are you already understand how essential chemicals are to our lives, and how important the contributions of chemistry are to society. Chemicals – both those that occur naturally and those that are manufactured – are essential to life.
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The job of a chemist is to study the composition, structure, properties and reactions of matter, making the study of chemistry fundamental to understanding many other scientific disciplines. Chemists are credited with the development of important vaccines and medicines, the discovery of radioactivity, the explanation of the atomic theory and many other important accomplishments that affect people all over the world.
Chemistry students at Alvernia learn more than what is contained in textbooks. You’ll experience “real-world learning” that will enable you to link your classroom experiences to the larger community and, indeed, the world. Scientists have the potential to influence positive change in the world. At Alvernia, you’ll develop an appreciation for and knowledge of the fundamental skills, principles and techniques that enable you to do just that.
Chemistry courses are taught in the two-story O’Pake Science Center, which is equipped with the latest in educational technology. Students use a variety of laboratory materials and equipment for use in performing chemical synthesis, exploring physical and chemical properties of chemical compounds, examining chemical structure and reactivity.
The application of modern analytical tools to chemical, biochemical and forensic investigations is facilitated by a variety of instrumentation, including an atomic absorption spectrometer with flame and graphite furnace capabilities, an infrared spectrometer with an ATR (attenuated total reflectance) attachment, a high-pressure liquid chromatograph (HPLC), a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS), a laser laboratory with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) capabilities and much more.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
  • Analytical Chemistry w/Lab
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Senior Seminar
  • Internship in Math or Science  
  • Research I   
  • Research II

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 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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Students seeking admission to Alvernia University may apply any time after

completion of the junior year in high school. All candidates should submit the


  • 1. Application for admission
  • 2. $25 non-refundable application fee
  • 3. Official secondary school transcripts or record of equivalency
  • 4. Official SAT or ACT scores
  • 5. Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • National

    32840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32840 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Full-Time (12-17 credits/semester)- 2017-2018 Tuition

Living costs for Reading

  • 1015 - 1680 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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