Chemistry Across Continents
SLU-Madrid and the Department of Chemistry at Saint Louis University both offer the B.A. and B.S. degree programs. The B.A. program (2 years in Madrid + 2 years in St. Louis) is ideal for students in pre-professional health programs or those interested in pursuing a double major. The B.S. program (1.5 years in Madrid + 2.5 years in St. Louis) is certified by the American Chemical Society and places a heavy emphasis on coursework, lab work and research. SLU also offers programs in Biochemistry.
SLU-Madrid chemistry academic curricula are completely integrated with those of the College of Arts and Sciences of the St. Louis Campus. You can transfer between the two campuses over the course of your undergraduate degree program. If you begin the chemistry program in Madrid, you will be required to transfer to the St. Louis Campus to complete your degree. However, you can transfer the academic credits you earn while studying in Madrid to other U.S. universities, should you wish to.
In keeping with the Jesuit tradition of promoting the development of the whole person, the chemistry programs require the Core Curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences. This Core provides a framework for acquiring a broad foundation of knowledge in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. At the same time, the Core fosters intellectual inquiry, ethical decision-making, and effective communication across the disciplines.
The courses are offered in English at the Madrid Campus. Spanish and international students normally enroll in our intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program during their first year of study.
Find out more about SLU's Chemistry Department in St. Louis.
Study Abroad for Chemistry Students
Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus offers a study abroad experience for science students in their sophomore or junior years for up to two semesters. All courses are taught in English. In addition to these courses, students may enroll in a variety of other classes. The University boasts of four fully-equipped computer labs, as well as physics, biology, chemistry and engineering labs. Students have access to a small campus reference library and to public and private libraries in Madrid.
For the complete current listing of courses, visit our Study Abroad Web >>
What can I do with a degree in chemistry?
Career options for graduates with degrees in chemistry or biochemistry include, but are not limited to:
- teaching at the university or high school level
- chemical research and development in industry or government laboratories
- pharmaceutical research
- drug discovery and drug development
- environmental research
- management and administration in the chemical industry
- chemical and pharmaceutical sales
- patent law and environmental law
- opportunities in the public health sector
A degree in chemistry or biochemistry is good preparation for students wishing to continue their post-graduate education in graduate schools of chemistry, biochemistry, health related areas such as pharmacology and toxicology.