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What will I learn?

The degree Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry is designed to provide a thorough foundation in the various fields of chemistry and the related sciences, as well as a proper educational balance in the liberal arts. The program is intended for students planning careers in the chemical industries or in governmental laboratories and for those planning graduate study in chemistry. The Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry has been accredited by the American Chemical Society.

The completion of one or more semesters of independent research (Chemistry 400H or 420) is strongly recommended for students in this program.

One of the following courses (3 to 5 credits):

  • BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology
  • BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BS 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology
  • ENT 205 Pests, Society and Environment
  • LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology
  • LB 145 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • MMG 201 Fundamentals to Microbiology
  • PLB 105 Plant Biology
  • PSL 250 Introductory Physiology
  • ZOL 141 Introductory Human Genetics

Which department am I in?

College of Natural Science

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$42,226.00 per year

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


College of Natural Science

Natural Science Building,

288 Farm Lane,



48824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

For international students

MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

Minimum English requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test: score of 79 with no sub score below 17; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Regular admission: Score of 6.5 or higher; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) - Minimum score of 53; minimum sub score requirement of 48.

Application submission deadline: Regular Admission: February 1.

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


About Michigan State University

International students can enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, a multicultural student population representing more than 140 countries.

  • Top 100 global university
  • No. 32 among public universities in the country
  • Based in East Lansing, one of America’s friendliest cities
  • Over 200 inspiring programs from 17 degree-granting colleges

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