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Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences - Secondary Education Chemistry


What will I learn?

This degree provides a broad foundation in astronomy, chemistry, earth science and physics. This interdisciplinary program can be tailored to match your interests. A major in physical sciences is ideal if you want to teach chemistry, physics, or physical science at the high school level.

In today’s dynamic world, we face numerous problems that require broad knowledge and skills in the physical sciences. Our program allows you to tailor your education to address these problems head on. You will gain hands-on expertise that can be applied to solve complex, interdisciplinary challenges.

As a physical sciences student, you’ll work with your advisor and the department chair to create a specific curriculum during your first semester. We’ll determine specific core classes based on the focus of the approved coursework.


In the physical sciences program, you can blend a broad mixture of courses together to create a unique plan of study. This empowers you to focus on your specific interests and pursue a career of your own design.

Career Paths

With your tailored expertise, you can pursue a wide range of career paths, including:

High school science teacher
Science writer
Planetarium director

This programme focuses on Secondary Education Chemistry.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,469.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2023

Start date

9 January 2023


Purdue University Northwest

Hammond Campus,

2200 169th Street,



46323, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed high school or equivalent.

For international students

Applicants must have official high school transcript(s) or GED test score report.

Test scores: Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) - 79 or higher; IELTS with a score of at least 6.5 or higher; British O-Level English Language Exam with a Grade of A or B on Ordinary Level of GCE/GCSE/IGCSE. PNW Undergraduate Admissions accepts a 100-110 Duolingo English Test score band.

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


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