What will I learn?

Chemicals are everywhere.

Anything you touch, smell or see contains natural or man-made chemicals. Chemists study these chemicals – and they invent new ones – to create new medicines, build stronger and safer materials, find new sources of energy, and much more.

In this program, you will gain an understanding the properties of chemicals and other substances, how they interact with each other, the changes they undergo, and the natural laws that cause these changes. You will develop strong research skills and learn how to apply your chemistry knowledge to solve problems in areas like medicine, energy, national security, food production and preservation, the environment and manufacturing.

In addition to the general program, the degree options are available in forensic science, pre-med, and professional. The professional option is accredited by the American Chemical Society and is intended for students who want to work directly in the field of chemistry or pursue graduate study in the field.

Chemistry students also pursue careers in education, medicine, private industry and forensic science.

This degree could be a good fit if you:

  • Have an inquisitive mind
  • Are interested in the physical sciences
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Are curious about how things work
  • Enjoy research

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Research and development chemist
  • Industrial process chemist
  • Technical manager
  • Science teacher
  • Forensic scientist
  • Analyst in mining and the oil industry
  • Policy maker in government
  • Environmental consultant
  • Lab technician
  • Art restoration expert
  • Atmospheric scientist
  • Winemaker
  • Chemist in pharmaceutical, mining, food and oil industries

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,840.00 per year
Start date

16 May 2022, 22 August 2022


University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,



83844, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A 2.5 on a 4.0 Grade Point Average scale is required from your secondary school. You must meet criteria for admission to university-level study in your home country.

For international students

Students must have 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale is required from secondary school. They must meet criteria for admission to university level study in home country. They should also satisfy the following English language requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 525 on the paper test or 70 on the Internet-based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic score of 48
  • ELS Language Centers, pass of Level 112
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), pass
  • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), pass
  • Cambridge International "O" Levels, pass
  • English proficiency demonstration is waived for any applicant who has a previous degree at an accredited U.S. institution

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


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