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What will I learn?

In this full-time, four-year program, you will gain a broad foundational knowledge of chemistry in topics such as organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, and stereochemistry.

As a chemistry student, you will have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research opportunities on campus and in local laboratories, where you'll work alongside industry experts and develop a fuller understanding of the field. You will also gain experience in biotechnology techniques and learn the principles of drug design, as well as the mechanisms of drug actions. And as a senior, you will participate in a synthetic capstone experience as part of a pharmaceutical chemistry course.

You will graduate ready to successfully continue on to a career in the chemical, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industries.

Program Goals

  • To provide an opportunity for students to earn a BS in Chemistry in 4 years or a BS in chemistry/MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 5 years, with a strong knowledge base in the general principles of chemistry as well as concepts and applications in pharmaceutical chemistry.
  • To provide opportunities for the development and demonstration of communication, critical thinking, information literacy, and research design skills.
  • To provide curricular and experiential opportunities for students to explore the wide range of career options or graduate training options within and related to chemistry.
  • To provide individualized academic advising and career mentoring for all majors from the point of entry into the program through graduation.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$33,600.00 per year
USD $1,235 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 January 2021, 2 September 2021


MCPHS University

Boston Campus,

179 Longwood Avenue,



2115, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants who are in final year of secondary school or have recently graduated but not yet completed any university courses are eligible to apply for admission.

Language Proficiency: MCPHS on-campus EPE – 57; TOEFL iBT – 79; TOEFL ITP – 550; IELTS - 6.5; iTEP - 4.0; PTE Academic – 58.

The Admission Office accepts applications from international students on a rolling basis with priority filing dates of November 1 (Early Action I), December 1 (Early Action II), and February 1 (Regular Decision).

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


About this uni

Recognized by the Institute of International Education as a distinguished host and destination for international students.

  • Ranked #1 highest graduate salaries in the region
  • Ranked #1 most transformative college in the U.S.
  • Ranked #1 college in the country for value
  • Ranked #9 in the U.S. for hosting international students