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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Chemistry, with specializations in Petrochemical Industry, Clinical Chemistry, and Food Chemistry (B.S.)


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The chemistry program covers the five main branches of chemistry, namely organic, biochemistry, inorganic, physical and analytical. In addition students may specialize in clinical analysis, industrial chemistry, or food chemistry. In all cases theoretical and applied knowledge are both reinforced and supplemented by a diverse selection of experimental work, a necessary facet of chemistry.
 

Bachelor of Science

The objective of the Bachelor of Science in chemistry is to train students in both theory and practice of the major branches of chemistry. It prepares students for careers in diverse fields such as industries (chemical, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, metal and metal finishing, cement, petrochemicals, textiles, paints); environmental monitoring and protection; quality control and quality assurance; clinical analysis; diagnostics; marketing and sales for chemicals and specialty chemicals; education; academic and industrial research. The Bachelor of Science in chemistry also prepares students for medical school.

A student who intends to major in chemistry must complete CHEM 1005  and CHEM 1015  with a minimum of a B average, or if declaring the major before the completion of these two courses, should have obtained a minimum of 80% in Thanawia Amma science or equivalent in other certificates.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree is accredited by both the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) and the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities.

A total of 131 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in chemistry:

Core Curriculum (33 credits)


The remaining 7 credit hours required to satisfy the Core are fulfilled by the concentration Science/lab (4 crs) and the capstone project coursesCHEM 4980  and  CHEM 4981  (total 3 crs).

Electives (12 credits)


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