Chemistry plays an essential role in many industries. A degree in Chemistry offers cross linking with the other fields of science, engineering, medicine, and policy making. There are many options and industries that would appeal to Chemistry professionals.
Undergraduate students are welcomed to be a part of faculty members’ research teams. By undertaking research opportunities students are exposed to the benefits of applied chemistry and they can see first hand how it is implemented in other fields.
With 14 different research ventures from the fulltime faculty members, students are exposed to a wealth of information extending from real life applications to complex theories.
While achieving the BS degree in Chemistry, the department delivers a strong theoretical course of study and practical training in the chemical science to assure the success of its students.
Throughout the three years, students are offered courses and analytical training within the fundamental areas of Chemistry. Students begin their first year by building a strong base in Chemistry and Mathematics to help prepare them for their upcoming focused training. During their second and third year, students concentrate on the four major areas of chemistry: organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry. Students will be disciplined in the essential facts, principles and theories within each of these areas.
Students approaching their final year have the opportunity to choose courses in advanced topics in chemistry based on their focus and their future goals and areas of interest.
Students completing 12 years of schooling and doing one of the following programs: High School Program, SAT program, AP program, IGCSE (O Levels), IB Certificate or any other school leaving certificate (other than Lebanese Baccalaureate) can apply to the freshman program at AUB.
The freshman program is a majorless year (2 regular semesters) whereby the student can take different courses and follow either a scientific track or a track in humanities. Once the student completes the freshman year, he/she gets to enroll in a specific major at the sophomore level based on his/her average or GPA.
To apply for regular admissions, the student needs to submit an undergraduate application along with the following documents:
a. SAT1 results
b. High school records during grades 10 and 11
c. Counselor/Teacher recommendation(s)/Extracurricular Activities/Other Achievements
Once the student is admitted, he/she will be required to present evidence of having successfully completed Grade 12 and show a level of proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum score of 573 on the paper based TOEFL OR 230 on the Computer Based TOEFL (OR 88 on Internet Based TOEFL), OR 500 on the University English Entrance Examination (EEE) OR 380 and above on the writing section of the OLD SATI (Jan 2016 or Earlier) OR 5.5 on IELTS (for IELTS we also requires an additional English Placement test to be done at AUB).
AUB’s Office of Financial Aid has devised several types of need-based assistance programs. These include grants based on the financial status of the student’s family, student loans at low interest rates and favorable repayment options, academic merit scholarships, work study programs that allow students to finance their education while acquiring professional skills at various offices in the University, and assistantships for graduate students.
The AUB scholarship program ensures that students who meet the University's academic standards will have the opportunity to receive an AUB education.
AUB has always been committed to educating students from different nationalities, religions, races, and political persuasions. We are working hard to make sure that economic background is not a factor in the admission process. The University's liberal arts curricular and educational philosophy rests on the principles of intellectual freedom, scientific reasoning, and exposure to a wide range of ideas. AUB encourages concentration in a field of study and seeks to cultivate morally conscious citizens.