Academic overview

Chemistry is about the nature of matter, how to make it, how to measure it, how to model it. In that sense chemistry really matters, it is essential to explaining the entire real world. It holds the key to making new drugs, creating new materials, and understanding and controlling material properties of all sorts. Traditionally, chemistry is divided into subdisciplines, such as organic, inorganic, physical, biological, theoretical, and analytical, but these distinctions blur as it is increasingly appreciated how all of science, let alone chemistry, is interconnected.

A deeper understanding of chemistry enables students to participate in research and studies involving biotechnology, nanotechnology, catalysis, human health, materials, earth and environmental sciences, and more.

Courses offered by the Department of Chemistry are listed under the subject code CHEM on the Student Handbook of the Dep. Chem.

The Department of Chemistry offers the following programs of study:

  • Undergraduate program
  • Master’s Program
  • D program

Bachelor programs

4 years

120 credits

36 credits

9 credits

60 credits

45 credits

15 credits

15 credits

General education courses

Core courses

Major courses

Compulsory courses

Elective courses

Free elective courses


Master programs

2 years

30 credits

3 credits

6 credits

9 credits

6 credits

3 credits

4 credits

9 credits

General education courses

Major courses

Compulsory courses

Departmental courses

Non departmental courses

Research

Master thesis


Doctoral program

3 years

60 credits

9 credits

15 credits

9 credits

6 credits

12 credits

24 credits

Major courses

Compulsory courses

Departmental courses

Non departmental courses

Research

Dissertation