B.Sc. On Campus


Chicago State University

48 months
619 USD/credit 18570 USD/year
619 USD/credit 18570 USD/year
312 USD/credit 9360 USD/year
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The Chemistry program is offered at Chicago State University.


Learning outcomes

The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry consists of four Options. For more information on each option please review the course catalog at Chicago State University.

  • General Chemistry: Students following this Option prepare for research, industrial, and governmental careers or for graduate study in chemistry or related fields. Students completing this Option will receive a degree certified by the American Chemical Society.
  • Industrial Chemistry: This Option serves students preparing for positions in science industries or in technical sales.
  • Biochemistry: Students who wish to prepare for careers in biomedical research or to gain admission to medical, dental, or pharmacy school usually follow this Option.
  • Secondary Teaching Option in Chemistry: Completion of the Secondary Teaching Option in Chemistry qualifies students for an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with an endorsement for teaching Science-Chemistry for grades 9-12 and a middle grade endorsement in general science and physical science for grades 6–8 provided that the program is completed and middle grade endorsements issued by January 31, 2018, when new middle grade endorsement rules will come into effect. Licensure requires the successful completion of the Illinois Licensure Tests of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or equivalent, Science-Chemistry Content Area test, and Assessment of Professional Teaching (Secondary 6-12). The Secondary Teaching Program is accredited by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and meets Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) standards in science education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Biochemistry 
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official High School transcript – Foreign transcripts not written in English must be translated into English by a nationally known credential translator. Applicants must meet a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation – Only accepted by Education Credential Evaluators or World Education Services
  • Official ACT or SAT scores – Must meet a minimum ACT composite of 18 or SAT composite of 960.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (Not required if English is the applicant’s country first language).
  • Personal essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • $30 (U.S.) non-refundable Application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 619 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    18570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 619 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 312 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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