What will I learn?

Chemistry will provide an excellent foundation for careers in Medicine and the Allied Health Sciences. In fact, a Chemistry undergraduate degree is proven to produce higher MCAT scores than Biology or Biochemistry degrees (Source: Association of American Medical Colleges).

Chemistry offers small and supportive class sections for our Majors that create a student-centered, friendly environment for learning. Class sizes are typically kept at forty or fewer students and are available for the Freshman year of General Chemistry, the Sophomore Year of Organic Chemistry, and upper-division courses, such as Chemical Biology I and II. These courses have been proven to support higher grades and enhanced understanding of the material.

Chemistry is one of a small number of college majors directly associated with a wide variety of fields including the traditional chemical industries of manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and analytical research. Chemistry majors also matriculate into related fields such as engineering, environmental science, art conservation, education, forensics, and national security.

Our Chemistry curriculum combines broad based training in the major areas of chemistry (Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical) with a firm foundation in mathematics and physics. Students considering graduate school in chemistry or related sciences are strongly encouraged to participate in undergraduate research over a summer or during the academic year. The Chemistry department at MSU has a broad range of research programs for undergraduates including:

Organic Synthesis

Polymer Synthesis and Characterization

Materials Chemistry

Organometallic Chemistry



Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (124 hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,900.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


Mississippi State University

Starkville Campus, 25 Old Main,

101 Montgomery Hall,



39762, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of Secondary school credentials and college credits from non-U.S. institutions.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of Diploma from secondary school or secondary leaving examination.

English Language Proficiency

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum band score of 6.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum 525 for paper-based test, 197 for computer-based test, and 71 for Internet-based test
  • English portion of the ACT: minimum 19.

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


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