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Chemistry, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Berea, KY, United States
The Chemistry program of Berea College offers a full set of courses designed to prepare students for: graduate study, medical school, secondary education and to work in the chemical industry.
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This coursework includes a foundational two-year program with associated labs in:

  • General,
  • Organic and
  • Quantitative chemistry

After this, students continue by taking intensive junior/senior lab courses alongside advanced courses in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical, inorganic and organic chemistry

All our majors assemble a Chemistry Portfolio over their junior and senior years. These insure each student has:

  • Conducted experiments in all areas of chemistry
  • Has achieved proficiency in all major areas of instrumentation
  • Attended and given seminars both inside and outside of Berea College.

Problem solving using both practical and quantitative reasoning skills indoctrinate our courses. The department strongly believes students should conduct research as part of their undergraduate curriculum. All of our Faculty administer undergraduate research with our students. Faculty members also send some students to undergraduate research programs at other institutions.

The Chemistry program of Berea College aims to prepare students to address chemical problems dominating today’s news headlines. These topics range from nuclear to biomedical issues and everything between.

Our students have gone on to work in many fields including:

  • Chemical industrial research
  • Medicine (including doctors, physician assistants, and pharmacists)
  • Teaching (both college and secondary)

Chemistry Major Requirements

  • B.A. Degree with a Major in Chemistry, General Concentration This is the program that is most appropriate for students who want to go on to medical, dental, pharmacy, or other kinds of allied health programs.
  • B.A. Degree with a Major in Chemistry, Professional Concentration This is the program that is most appropriate for students who want to work as a laboratory technician or researcher, likely after doing advanced graduate studies.
  • B.A. Degree with a Major in Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration This is the program that is most appropriate for students who may want to have a greater emphasis on biological issues in chemistry, either through graduate work or other professional programs.

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:

  • General Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Thermochemistry

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 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.

  • 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

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 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

  • International Application for Admission and Scholarship form.
  • International Personal Essay and Essay Cover Sheet.
  • Copy of official secondary school records.
  • Personal Statement of Financial Circumstances.
  • International Financial Questionnaire (IFQ).
  • International Financial Recommendation Form.
  • Two (2) Admission Recommendation forms, at least one of which should be written by a current or former teacher.
  • Copy of official scores from at least one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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