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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
The Chemistry program of The University of Akron deals with everything in the material world and with all living things at their most fundamental level, molecular and atomic.
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Overview

Chemistry Fundamentals

  • A thorough background is provided in the five branches of chemistry - analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry,
  • Theory taught in the classroom is applied in undergraduate laboratory classes and research projects.

Professional preparation

  • The coursework of the Chemistry program of The University of Akron prepares you for advanced study in chemistry or a career in industry or government.
  • A B.S. with Polymer Option is available to those who have an interest in polymer chemistry.
  • A B.A. in Chemistry is offered for those who plan to pursue careers that use chemistry - such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or education.

Our faculty

  • All have received federal and industrial support for their research projects
  • All regularly publish in scientific journals

Degrees and preparation

A degree in chemistry paves the way to careers in manufacturing industries and in research development and testing services for the government. Entry-level positions in chemistry require at least a bachelor’s degree; research positions typically require an M.S. or Ph.D. degree. Chemists with advanced degrees often hold faculty positions at colleges and universities.

Career outlook

  • Opportunities are expected to grow for chemists, especially in drug research, development, testing and manufacturing industries.
  • Graduates with experience in industry through academic laboratories, internships, fellowships or co-ops stand out among job seekers.

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:

  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Advanced Chemistry Laboratory
  • Elementary Classical Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    48

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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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