Undergraduate programs

In the Department of Chemistry, we offer the Bachelor of Science degree program with a set of core courses and a list of electives in Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical chemistry, and Biochemistry. We have provided the fundamental knowledge, essential problem solving skills and strategies in various chemistry related areas.

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In the Department of Chemistry, we offer the Bachelor of Science degree program with a set of core courses and a list of electives in Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical chemistry, and Biochemistry. We have provided the fundamental knowledge, essential problem solving skills and strategies in various chemistry related areas. 

Requirements

English Language Requirements

IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score) or TOEFL IBT – 79-93 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21) or TOEFL PBT** – 574-599

Academic Requirements

– Minimum requirements for graduates or students of the final year of secondary school, colleges, UK Foundation program and graduates of the A-level program

SAT Reasoning Test ** or ACT SAT Reasoning Test – 1240 Essay is required, no minimum score OR ACT – 27 composite score. Writing part is required, no minimum score

SAT Subject Test – 600 for each subject (Biology and Chemistry or Physics and Math)

– Minimum requirements for graduates and holders of NIS Grade 12 Certificate*

NIS 12 Grade Certificate – A B B (any subjects)

– Minimum requirements for graduates and holders of IВ Diploma Program***

IB DP 30 total score and 4, 4, 5 for 3 subjects of HL

*NIS Grade 12 Certificate holders can also participate in the competition in the “Graduates of secondary schools” category with IELTS and SAT results (see the minimum requirements for this category above).

** The Nazarbayev University applies the Superscoring for SAT scores.

***IB DP holders can also participate in the competition in the “Graduates of secondary schools” category with IELTS and SAT results (see the minimum requirements for this category above).

Duration

4 years

Work after graduation

In future you will have a chance to prosper your career in petroleum/oil industry, geology industry, pharmaceutical industry or work in government sector. Industries where the major can be applied:

Research and experimental development in natural sciences and engineering (NSE)
Hazardous waste management
Water Resource management
Manufacture, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel
Pharmacy

Program outline

4 year Full-Time program. As per NU policy and Bologna guidelines, the undergraduate degree program requires a minimum of 240 total ECTS credits. Apart from Chemical and Biological courses, students have to take couple courses from other disciplines from 1t to 3rd years of study like Kazakh language and History of Kazakhstan courses, Calculus, Programming for Scienctists and Engineers course etc. Full program outline can be found on School’s website. Some courses may change from year to year.