37 days
3220 USD/full
3220 USD/full
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The General Chemistry course of Boston University is the first semester of a two-semester sequence of introductory chemistry.


Highlights of this course

The General Chemistry course of Boston University is designed for science majors who require a two-semester general chemistry sequence (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, premedical/dental concentrations).

Prereq: two years of high school algebra. For science majors and minors who require a two-semester general chemistry course, but have little prior experience with chemistry.

Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • Atoms and molecules
  • Quantum theory and atomic structure, chemical periodicity
  • Bonding in diatomic and polyatomic molecule
  • Stoichiometry and introduction to reactions in aqueous solutions
  • Properties of gases
  • Thermochemistry and the first law of thermodynamics. 
Laboratory exercises include basic training in lab safety and handling of chemicals and experiments complementing the lectures, such as investigations of the size of an atom, gas laws, thermochemistry, and quantum aspects.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 37 days

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Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and only completed applications are reviewed.






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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BU Alert phone number
This number is used to notify you of a University-wide emergency. You can update your Alert Number on the Student Link, “Personal” tab, under the “Address and Phone” option.
  • Financial obligation
Students are required to settle their Student Account by the payment deadlines set for each academic term. A hold will be placed on accounts that are not settled, which will prevent future registration activity until the payment is made.
  • Immunization
Massachusetts law requires all full-time students and all international students to be immunized against a number of diseases in order to attend the University. Students must obtain these immunizations to remain in compliance.
  • Local address
In order to comply with the safety regulations of the City of Boston, students must provide a current local address. You can view and update your local address on the Student Link, “Personal” tab, “Address and Phone” option.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3220 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3220 USD for the full programme during 37 days.
  • National

    3220 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3220 USD for the full programme during 37 days.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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