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Chemistry - Chemical Research Emphasis, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Irvine, CA, United States
After delving into the Chemistry core, examine quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular orbital theory, symmetry, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, and philosophical/scientific implications of quantum mechanics through focused courses and lab work. 


The study of Chemistry endeavors to develop students who possess high-level numerical, computational, experimental, and analytical abilities seeking to prepare you to formulate, investigate, analyze, and articulate solutions to major scientific, technological, environmental, and health problems in chemical context. In concert with the Great Commission, the study of Chemistry embraces the idea that its curricula should actively encourage and prepare you to develop theologically sound and scientifically solid connections between the Christian faith and the discipline.

Studying Chemistry at Concordia University Irvine will allow you to :

  • Prepare for future vocations in the medical sciences, chemical research, and education.
  • Understand the philosophy and foundation of scientific thought.
  • Delve into the relationship between faith and science.
  • Describe and utilize key facts and concepts in chemistry.
  • Read and critique peer-reviewed scientific literature.
  • Apply scientific methods to investigate, formulate, analyze, and solve problems involving chemistry.
  • Articulate and validate strategies and processes necessary to solve numerical and logical problems.
  • Construct a written cogent and logical scientific argument that adheres to an appropriate scientific style.
  • Use multiple tools (e.g., graphs, numerical data, and mathematical/symbolic notation) to represent chemical ideas.
  • Give a succinct oral presentation on a topic in chemistry.
  • Identify and develop theologically sound and scientifically rigorous connections between the Christian faith and chemistry.
  • Collaborate on chemistry-themed, community service projects.

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:
  • Physical Chemistry 1 
  • Calculus 1 
  • Physics I 
  • Calculus-based Physics I 
  • Molecular Spectroscopy 
  • Physical Chemistry II 
  • Research in Chemistry 
  • History and Philosophy of Science 

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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

  • Application
  • Official High School Transcript

Official transcripts must be sent directly from the high school in a sealed envelope or hand-carried to Concordia University Irvine.

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores

All freshman applicants must submit official scores from SAT and/or ACT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17995 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17995 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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