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BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry




What will I learn?

The BSc in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry programme is a four-year direct-honours programme emphasizing problem-solving, laboratory exercises, and project work.

Our curriculum meets the American Chemical Society (ACS) guidelines, ensuring that our students are qualified to be professional chemists or to enter graduate school in the chemical sciences. The programme begins with the fundamentals of modern chemistry, including organic and biological chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and forensic science. Students go on to study advanced and industrially-relevant topics including organ metallic chemistry, spectroscopy, green chemistry, and drug design. In each year of study, students have the opportunity to do a research project to hone their creativity and explore the frontiers of science.


Medicinal Chemistry

In this concentration, students explore the interface between chemistry and biology, including exciting topics such as synthetic chemistry, molecular modeling, computational biology, structural genomics, and pharmacology. These courses are applicable to the design and discovery of new pharmaceuticals, and are very useful for students intending to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Food Science and Technology

This concentration is intended for students interested in exploring the applications of chemistry in the food industry.

Career Prospects

In-depth knowledge of chemistry principles and methods is extremely useful in many areas of science and industry. Our Chemistry and Biological Chemistry programme equips students with the latest laboratory techniques, mastery of cutting-edge scientific instruments, as well as experience doing research at the scientific frontier and internship opportunities at a wide selection of local chemistry-related companies. Our graduates have been able to enter a wide range of fulfilling jobs, including research, technical, and managerial positions.


  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Food Science and Technology

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Annual fee - Subsidised tuition fee: SG $17,550; Non-Subsidised tuition fee (lab-based fee): SG $32,950; non lab-based fee: SG $31,970
Start date

Expected August 2023


College of Science

60 Nanyang Drive,


637551, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

You must have completed at least 12 years of general education or will be taking High School national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission.

International Baccalaureate Diploma holders

Applicants should have a pass in Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics at Higher Level.

Other qualifications (including international applicants)

Applicants should have a good grade in Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics at the senior high school level, equivalent to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level or International Baccalaureate.

Submission of IELTS (a minimum Overall 6, writing 6) or TOEFL (a minimum of 90) or SAT (a minimum of 1250 for SAT taken for March 2016 onwards) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) (a minimum of 55) or ACT with Writing (a minimum of composite score of 30 in ACT with Writing in one sitting) or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) are only compulsory for applicants

With PRC Gao Kao qualification (i.e. Applicants who will be taking Gao Kao in June 2020 and those who have already taken Gao Kao) OR

With Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) qualification OR

With South Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)/High School Diploma qualification OR

Who do not take up English language in Junior and Senior High School or taken English language only as a 2nd language.

For IELTS, TOEFL and PTE Academic, only scores obtained in the 2 years leading up to the application deadline will be considered. The validity period for SAT and ACT is 5 years.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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