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Environmental Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #421 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
The only program of its kind in the Chicago area, the B.S. in Environmental Chemistry program at the Illinois Institute of Technology offers you a rigorous education in traditional chemistry and a structured, interdisciplinary training crossing chemistry and environmental science. 
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Overview

Majors in this Environmental Chemistry program at the Illinois Institute of Technology will learn and discover chemical solutions to environmental issues: pollution of air and water, waste and recycling, climate change, environmental protection and remediation, energy, green chemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, environmental instrumental analysis, environmental toxicology, and more.

You will have opportunities to conduct research with chemistry faculty in the areas of biosensor technology for monitoring of pollution, microscopic detection of viruses, green chemistry and organic photochemistry, energy storage materials, and catalysis for solar energy conversion.

You will gain the technical skills to work in environmental science, environmental analytical chemistry, hydrologic science, atmospheric science, environmental toxicology, or environmental health science. You also will be prepared to pursue a graduate degree in environmental chemistry or science.

Career opportunities

The program prepares students for jobs related to environmental instrumental analysis and environmental control, monitoring, remediation, toxicology in industry and in federal and state government, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), departments of Public Safety, and others.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Intro to Computer Programming
  • Computing Principles
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Profession
  • General Physics
  • General Biology Lectures
  • Human Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Academic requirements: Academic requirements: average GPA of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 U.S. scale)

  • SAT requirement: Varies depending on department, minimum 1100 with good scores in maths.
  • Letter of Recommendation is required
  • ACT Composite: 27+ (Must have 27+ in Math)
  • SAT Composite: 1240+ (Must have 630+ in Math)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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