Chemistry and biochemistry majors do hands-on work with chemical instrumentation and use computers in both software and hardware applications. The faculty prides itself on working closely with its students on undergraduate research projects, directed studies, and undergraduate teaching assistantships. In addition, chemistry/biochemistry majors are encouraged to complete summer research internships at university and industrial labs or at other research facilities, locally and nationally.
Study in chemistry is the prerequisite for many preprofessional programs at UMM. Students who also do work in the Division of Education can obtain licensure in secondary education. More than sixty percent of UMM's chemistry/biochemistry majors pursue postgraduate work toward a doctoral degree--most of them in chemistry/biochemistry, many in medicine, but also in other health-related fields, such as veterinary medicine, pharmacy and dentistry; in biological fields related to chemistry; and in a variety of other fields. The others enter the job market upon graduation, primarily in the chemical industry or in secondary education.The UMM chemistry program is approved to offer American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified Degrees. "ACS promotes excellence in chemistry education for undergraduate students through approval of baccalaureate chemistry programs. ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals." (from ACS CPT guide)
Coursework in chemistry spans the four traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Students may also pursue a degree in chemistry with a biochemistry subfield, involving significant coursework in biology. All majors must study beginning physics and calculus. Students may also design an interdisciplinary area of concentration in chemistry-related fields. Beginning chemistry courses satisfy the physical sciences component of the general education requirements.The chemistry discipline is designed to:
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
To apply, your high school transcript should include the following:
*Applicants missing this requirement will not be denied admission if they are otherwise admissible.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.