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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
A Chemistry degree from Rockhurst University leads to success, whether you plan to continue your education in graduate school or go directly into one of the many careers for chemists.
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Students earning one of RU’s many science degrees have access to seven high-standard instructional laboratories, including two devoted entirely to advanced instrumentation and two student-faculty research laboratories. You can expect opportunities for interdisciplinary research as well. 

Our Chemistry degree program at Rockhurst University is accredited by ACS, signifying that this science degree program meets or exceeds national and international chemical education standards. It also differentiates you when looking for chemistry degree jobs because employers typically find graduates of ACS-approved programs to be better prepared for technical employment.

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates who earn a chemistry degree from RU will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills and communicating results.
  • Analyze chemical problems and develop solutions to those problems.
  • Predict how matter interacts with itself and with energy using basic chemical principles.
  • Use, critically evaluate and present scientific literature.
  • Demonstrate and understand the importance of ethics in scientific work.


RU’s chemistry department is accredited by ACS (American Chemical Society), and its science degrees offer a broad spectrum of courses – from organic chemistry to physical chemistry to biochemistry – designed to meet your specific needs and desired vocational objectives.

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: 

  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory 
  • General Chemistry 
  • General Chemistry Laboratory 
  • Honors General Chemistry 

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 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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