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Chemistry ACS Certified Chemistry Track, Major

University of South Alabama
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Chemistry ACS Certified Chemistry Track, Major

The Department of Chemistry at the University of South Alabama is an exciting place to study and explore the world of chemistry. The Department offers quality instruction from an outstanding faculty for those interested in finding out "what chemistry is all about" to those interested in pursuing a career in chemistry through a Baccalaureate degree in an American Chemical Society Approved Chemistry Program.

Covering inorganic, organic, analytical, physical, and biological chemistry, our courses prepare students for graduate school, industry, and biomedical research. The Department takes great pride in the close student-faculty relationships that develop during undergraduate study at the University. In fact, all chemistry students get an opportunity to participate in undergraduate research with faculty mentors and many are able to present their research work at national meetings.

We invite you to consider the study of chemistry as a viable option for your future, as it continues to present many exciting career opportunities in industry and academics.

Why Chemistry

You can get paid to do something interesting, challenging, creative and relevant with a degree in Chemistry! Chemists can eradicate diseases by developing new drugs and vaccines, make drug development faster, safer, and cheaper, or even help make animal testing obsolete. Chemists can protect the planet by making things more energy efficient, durable, reusable, and/or biodegradable. Chemists can also boost the economy by developing new consumer products that make life easier, more fun, efficient, and appealing. The possibilities are endless!

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Admission requirements

Documents Required

  • Official high school transcript reflecting a minimum 2.50 GPA
  • Official ACT or SAT scores: a minimum ACT superscore of 19 OR a minimum SAT (critical reading + math only) score of 900 (if taken prior to March 2016) OR a minimum SAT (Evidence-based reading and writing + math only) score of 990 (if take March 2016 or after)

At this time, the University of South Alabama is accepting self-reported information that will be considered with your application for admission. All the information will be verified and your admission will be contingent on receipt of official documents.

Required Academic Core Courses:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of social science
  • 3 years of Math- Must include Algebra I and two higher level math courses (for example: Algebra II, Algebra w/ Finance, Algebraic Connections, Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or other higher level math courses will be considered)
  • 3 years of science (At least two of the sciences must include labs)
  • 3 years of advanced electives (Courses chosen from any of the four core areas above and may include foreign language)

The Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Endorsement meets all University of South Alabama core requirements. The Credit Based Diploma awarded by Alabama High Schools is accepted; however, students must meet all high school core requirements listed above.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Two basic curricula are offered for chemistry majors:

  1. The American Chemical Society (ACS) certified degree program in Chemistry is available for those students seeking technical positions in chemistry, as well as for those planning to attend graduate school, or
  2. A Biochemistry track is available for students strongly interested in the interface of chemistry and biomedical or biological sciences, especially for students anticipating going to graduate school in medical sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, or other life sciences.

Students pursuing a degree in Chemistry must also have a minor in another discipline.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • In-State: 329.00 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State: 658.00 per credit hour

Career opportunities

Chemistry offers choice and flexibility. Chemistry career opportunities include the following professional areas:

  • Research
  • Industry
  • Instrument Design
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Development
  • Quality Control
  • Teaching & Academia
  • Forensics
  • Regulatory Work
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Government (EPA, FDA, DOE, NIST, etc.)

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University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global research and teaching university that provides our students with an exceptional education in business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care. Located in Mobile, Alabama on the...

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Why study at University of South Alabama

State-of-the-art labs and classrooms, small class sizes, international accreditation, scholarships, proximity to the beach, affordability

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University of South Alabama

555 N. University Blvd
36688 Mobile Alabama
United States of America

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