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BS in Chemistry

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - ISC, United States Ranked #18 in North America


Next enrollment cycle

June 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 15,210

Course Accredited By


  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship
The chemistry faculty seeks to provide a high-quality educational experience for students majoring in chemistry in preparation for industrial or government positions, for graduate study, and for entry to medical or dental schools.

The program is also designed for those planning to teach chemistry or physics at the 7-12 level, or who need chemical knowledge and skills relevant to future studies in the sciences.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of chemical concepts
  • Analyze and interpret a variety of chemical data
  • Communicate chemical information effectively at the undergraduate level, in oral and written form, with appropriate use of technology

The student who wishes to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry may do so by following one of the four curriculum plans referred to as Concentrations. The options include general, environmental, biochemistry, and physical science education concentrations. Students who are pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, or pre-veterinary medicine may follow the biochemistry concentration. In addition, the biochemistry concentration offers an option that would allow students to pursue certification in clinical chemistry while obtaining their bachelor's in Chemistry.

A prospective 7-12 physical science (chemistry or physics) teacher could obtain a BS in Chemistry while following the physical science education concentration. Details on the requirements for the physical science education concentration and for obtaining a teaching certificate are in the College of Science and Engineering: Science, Mathematics and Technology Education section of this catalog.

The BS in Chemistry requires at least 120 semester hours with a university required minimum number of 45 upper-division hours. Students may have to take additional hours to meet university general education requirements such as First-Year Seminar courses. The major consists of at least 52 semester hours (24 upper-division), some of which may be designated courses outside of chemistry. Every candidate for the BS in Chemistry following the general, environmental, or biochemistry concentration must complete the course CHEM 4085 - Major Field Test in Chemistry during their senior year, prior to graduation. The details of the general, environmental, and biochemistry concentrations follow

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2023
  • August 2023

Entry requirements


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

  • TOEFL (iBT) 45 overall
  • IELTS 4.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 38
  • Pearson Versant 41-42
  • Duolingo 65
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 31 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 Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 28 credits toward degree

International Year (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45
  • Pearson Versant 48-63
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 25 credits toward degree

International Year (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant 64 or higher
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 15 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not accepted
  • Pearson Versant Not accepted
  • Duolingo 105
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year

*Semester= 4Months
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University Core Curriculum (Common Across Majors)
Comm 1311 Foundation Of Communication 3 Hr
Engl 1302 Writing And Rhetoric 3hr
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3hr 
Hist 1301 Us History I 3hr 
Hist 1302 Us History II 3hr 
Pols 2305 Us Govt 3hr 
Pols 2306 Tx Govt 3hr 

University Core Curriculum Specific To This Major (See Note Below)
Math 2413 Calculus I 3hr 
Chem 1411 General Chemistry I 3hr
Chem 1412 General Chemistry Ii 3hr
Cao Option 1 Labs From Chem 1411,1412, Math 2413 3hr
Cao Option 2 Math 2414 3hr

Chemistry Foundations
Chemistry General Emphasis
Chemistry Environmental Emphasis
Chemistry Biochemistry Emphasis


Undergraduate Program 

  • Intensive English Program (1 semester) International Year (3 semesters) $31141
  • International Year (3 semesters) $23738
  • International Year (2 semesters) $15826
  • International Year (1 semester) $7913
  • Direct Admit (2 semesters 12 credits each) $15210 (varies by program)
  • Estimated Room & Board $15,029 - $20,004

Undergraduate Direct Admission 

  • Scholarship Scholarship Available - Upto $4,000

*Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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