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The B.A. degree in Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is an intensive and comprehensive undergraduate program as identified by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training (ACS-CPT). 

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Overview

This program includes introductory and foundational course work in chemistry, in-depth course work in chemistry and a laboratory emphasis, including research experience that provides for the development of the professional skills needed to be an effective chemist.

Learning Objectives

  • General Chemistry – foundational courses that are also identified as service courses required by other degree programs. Foundational courses cover topics including but not limited to states of matter, atomic structure, electron configurations, formulas, nomenclature, periodic properties of the elements, mole concepts, molecular/formula mass, empirical and molecular formulas, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, intermolecular and intramolecular forces, balancing equations, stoichiometry, solution chemistry and reactions, gas laws, chemical equilibrium, acid – base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and electrochemistry. These topics make up the essential framework of all college level general chemistry courses for science and engineering majors. Outcome: Upon completion of these foundational courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of general chemistry.
  • Organic Chemistry – foundational and in-depth courses that are also identified as service courses required by other degree programs. Separate laboratory courses for chemistry majors provide the hands-on in-depth experiences with synthesis, chemical separations, measurement of chemical properties, and use of modern instrumentation. Topics include but are not limited to, atomic and electronic structure of carbon as it applies to the chemistry of various types of organic compounds such as aliphatic and aromatic compounds, alcohols, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, and carbohydrates among others. These studies include structures, nomenclatures, synthesis and reactions of each functional group, physical and chemical properties and applications of separation and purification as well as instrumental analytical techniques. These topics provide the foundational and some of the in-depth topics common to organic chemistry courses that are part of programs approved by the American Chemical Society. Outcome: Upon completion of these foundational and in-depth courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of organic chemistry.
  • Biochemistry – foundational course that is also identified as a service course required by other degree programs. This courses includes such topics as the structure and function of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, enzymes, cellular and specialized membranes, metabolism and metabolic (catabolic and anabolic) mechanisms, and metabolic regulatory mechanisms. Outcome: Upon completion of this foundational course, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of biochemistry.
  • Analytical Chemistry – a lecture and laboratory experience providing foundational and in-depth course topics such as gravimetric, titrimetric, complexometric, potentiometric, colorometric, chromatographic and spectroscopic methods. These and other topics are presented with emphasis upon chemical calculations including computational data analysis and modeling, and equilibrium considerations to prepare graduates to perform in a modern chemical laboratory. Outcome: Upon completion of these foundational and in-depth courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of analytical chemistry.
  • Physical and Inorganic Chemistry - a lecture and laboratory experience providing foundational and in-depth course topics such as thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, quantization, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, electronic structure, bond formation, molecular orbitals, crystal structures, symmetry, and computational methods in quantum chemistry. Outcome: Upon completion of these foundational and in-depth courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of physical and inorganic chemistry.
  • Instrumental Analysis – a lecture and laboratory experience providing in-depth course topics using traditional and modern instrumental theory and laboratory analytical techniques, including but not limited to spectroscopy, electrochemical methods, thermal analysis, computational data analysis, and modeling. Outcome: Upon completion of these in-depth courses, students will demonstrate an understanding of, and competence with the application of the topics listed above in their study of Instrumental Analysis.
  • Summary Outcomes: Upon completion of these foundational and in-depth courses, students should have mastered the vocabulary, concepts, and skills required to be a practicing chemist.

Career Possibilities

A B.A. degree in chemistry provides a wide variety of career opportunities in areas as diverse as the chemical industry, the petroleum industry, the food industry, pharmaceuticals, mining, environmental analysis, and cosmetics, as well as many others. It is also a solid stepping stone for admission to graduate schools in chemistry and related sciences, as well as professional schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry 
  • General Chemistry Laboratory 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Statistical Methods 
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers 
  • Laboratory Techniques of Organic Chemistry 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
44
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
61

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
44
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
61

Other requirements

General requirements

High School Transcript – 

  • Submit your high school transcript (includes all high school coursework and grades).
  • A certified translation is required for any transcript not written in English.
College/University Transcript(s)-
  • Submit your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities where college-level credits were earned (either while in high school or after graduating high school).
  • A certified evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) by a NACES member organization is required for all non-US college-level coursework.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25644 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25644 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    25644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25644 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9102 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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