BS in Chemistry

James Madison University - ISC, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

May 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,875

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 6% scholarship
The Chemistry major focuses on the study of the composition and behavior of matter, emphasizing hands-on learning
Students take foundational lecture and laboratory courses in all sub-disciplines of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical. There are opportunities to take advanced courses in these areas, as well as courses in cross disciplinary areas such as environmental, materials, nuclear and polymers.

The undergraduate experience is further enhanced by participation in undergraduate research with a faculty member, using modern laboratories and state-of-the-art instrumentation. Conducting research and presenting results builds technical, critical thinking and communication skills that are highly valued by graduate and professional schools, as well as industry and government employers.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Undergraduate
International Year (3 semesters) Intensive English Program (IEP) (1 semester)

TOEFL (iBT) 45 overall
IELTS 4.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
Pearson Versant 41-42
Duolingo 65
Gao Kao English 75/120: 95/150
GPA: Undergraduate: 2.25 for International Year

Up to 28 credits toward degree

International Year (3 semesters)
TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
IELTS 5.0 overall
Pearson (PTE) 42
Pearson Versant 43-47
Duolingo 75
Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
GPA: Undergraduate: 2.25 for International Year

Up to 27 credits toward degree

International Year (2 semesters)
TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
IELTS 5.5 overall
Pearson (PTE) 45
Pearson Versant 48-54
Duolingo 85
Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
GPA: Undergraduate: 2.25 for International Year

Up to 27 credits toward degree

International Year (1 semester)
TOEFL (iBT) 80 overall OR SAT with minimum score in critical reading of 500 is accepted in place of qualifying IELTS or TOEFL score
IELTS 6.5 overall OR SAT with minimum score in critical reading of 500 is accepted in place of qualifying IELTS or TOEFL score
Pearson (PTE) 58
Pearson Versant 64 or higher
Duolingo 105
Gao Kao English 95/120: 115/150
GPA: Undergraduate: 2.25 for International Year

Up to 27 credits toward degree

Direct Admission
TOEFL (iBT) 80 overall OR SAT with minimum score in critical reading of 500 is accepted in place of qualifying IELTS or TOEFL score
IELTS 6.5 overall OR SAT with minimum score in critical reading of 500 is accepted in place of qualifying IELTS or TOEFL score
Pearson (PTE) 58
Pearson Versant 64 or higher
Duolingo 105
Gao Kao English Not Accepted
GPA: Undergraduate: 2.5 for Direct Admission

Core Requirements for all concentrations

CHEM 131. General Chemistry I [C3PP] 3.00
CHEM 132. General Chemistry II 3.00
CHEM 135L. Special General Chemistry Laboratory I 1.00 1
CHEM 136L. Special General Chemistry Laboratory II 2.00 1
CHEM 241. Organic Chemistry I 3.00
CHEM 242. Organic Chemistry II 3.00
CHEM 270. Inorganic Chemistry I 3.00
CHEM 287L. Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory I 2.00
CHEM 288L. Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory II 2.00
CHEM 331. Physical Chemistry I 3.00
CHEM 351. Analytical Chemistry 4.00
CHEM 361. Biochemistry I 3.00
CHEM 481. Literature and Seminar I 1.00
CHEM 482. Literature and Seminar II 1.00
Total: 34 Credit Hours

Required Cognate Courses for all Concentrations
MATH 235. Calculus I [C3QR] 4.00 and
MATH 236. Calculus II 4.00 (or MATH 231, 232 and 236)
PHYS 240. University Physics I [C3PP] 3.00
PHYS 250. University Physics II 3.00
PHYS 240L. University Physics Laboratory I [C3PP] 1.00
PHYS 250L. University Physics Laboratory II 1.00
Total: 16-18 Credit Hours
Footnote
1 CHEM 131L-132L may be substituted.

Electives
The well-prepared student is encouraged to take as many of the additional departmental offerings as possible as electives with attention being given to junior and/or senior research projects.
Three credits of undergraduate research (CHEM 390A/CHEM 390B/497A/499A) may be used to satisfy chemistry elective requirements if the research project is completed with the same faculty mentor over multiple semesters.

Courses
Students completing concentration V must complete the courses below in addition to core courses.

CHEM 336L. Applied Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2.00
CHEM 352. Instrumental Analysis 3.00
CHEM 352L. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 2.00
Upper division chemistry elective 3 Credit Hours
Total: 10 Credit Hours
Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year
CHEM 131. General Chemistry I [C3PP] 3.00
CHEM 132. General Chemistry II 3.00
CHEM 135L. Special General Chemistry Laboratory I 1.00
CHEM 136L. Special General Chemistry Laboratory II 2.00
or
CHEM 131L. General Chemistry Laboratory [C3PP] 1.00
CHEM 132L. General Chemistry Laboratory 1.00
MATH 235. Calculus I [C3QR] 4.00
MATH 236. Calculus II 4.00
BIO 140. Foundations of Biology I [C3NS] 4.00
General Education courses or electives 10 Credit Hours
Total: 30-31 Credit Hours

Second Year
CHEM 241. Organic Chemistry I 3.00
CHEM 242. Organic Chemistry II 3.00
CHEM 270. Inorganic Chemistry I 3.00
CHEM 287L. Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory I 2.00
CHEM 288L. Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory II 2.00
PHYS 240. University Physics I [C3PP] 3.00
PHYS 250. University Physics II 3.00
PHYS 240L. University Physics Laboratory I [C3PP] 1.00
PHYS 250L. University Physics Laboratory II 1.00
General Education courses or electives 9 Credit Hours
Total: 30 Credit Hours

Third Year
CHEM 331. Physical Chemistry I 3.00
CHEM 351. Analytical Chemistry 4.00
CHEM 352. Instrumental Analysis 3.00
CHEM 352L. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 2.00
CHEM 361. Biochemistry I 3.00
CHEM 481. Literature and Seminar I 1.00
CHEM 482. Literature and Seminar II 1.00
Courses in the concentration, General Education or electives 13 Credit Hours
Total: 30 Credit Hours

Fourth Year
Courses in the concentration, General Education or electives 29 Credit Hours

Total: 29 Credit Hours

Pricing* Undergraduate 

  • IEP (1 semester) International Year (3 semester) $42,385 
  • International Year (3 semester) $33,650 
  • International Year (2 semester) $24,150 
  • International Year (1 semester) $12,075 
  • Direct Admit $24,875 
  • Program Tuition Estimated Room, Board & Fees $17,048 - $17,470** 

*Pricing is subject to change.

 **2-semester estimate. 

  • Undergraduate Pathway Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $8,000 
  • Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $6,000 

*Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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