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BS Chemistry

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Overview

Chemistry is the science of the structure, properties, and reactions of matter. It is both a basic science, fundamental to an understanding of the world we live in, and a practical science with an enormous number and variety of important applications. Knowledge of chemistry is fundamental to an understanding of biology and biochemistry and of certain aspects of geology, astronomy, physics, and engineering. The most important motivation for concentration in Chemistry is an intrinsic interest in the subject. The Degree and Courses offered in Chemistry designed according to the scheme of studies approved by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan so as to meet the national and international standards.

Courses offered at the department of chemistry have the benefit of a flexible curricular program capable of preparing them for advance studies in Chemistry as well as careers in teaching and research institutes. Research is the key to success in this dynamic world today. The department encourages the students to participate in the research projects, and provide them with possible facilities and guidance. Students will involve for full-time research both at UMT and other research institutes. Such research activities would result in students presenting their findings at professional conferences and/or co-authoring articles in valued journals. In addition, they will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of different university societies, attend departmental seminars, and contribute to the departmental governance.

The Goals

The aim of the BS program in Chemistry is to provide an uplifting nurturing environment that facilitates and stimulate the active and explorative learning of Chemistry for the students. This environment encourages creative thinking and thus contributes to the continuous personal and academic growth of the students. The main objectives of chemistry curriculum are:

  1. The attainment of chemical knowledge and laboratory skills required for a professional chemist.
  2. Understanding of the principles of analytical, inorganic, organic, applied and physical chemistry.
  3. The development of laboratory skills leading to practical proficiency in chemical synthesis, instrumental methods, quantitative measurement, and statistical data analysis.
  4. The development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. The ability to apply such skills to the solution of chemical problems.
  5. Competence in technical writing and in the communication of scientific information. Proficiency in the use of computer technology (word processing, spreadsheet, and chemical structure drawing software and in chemical information retrieval).

Why Degree in Chemistry

We live in a chemical world. Our lives, our environment, our energy, our food, and our products are all impacted and/or provided by the activities of chemists and chemical engineers. Making new organic, inorganic and nano materials; developing new drugs and methods for delivery; developing new synthetic procedures; understanding fundamental elements of chemical structure, bonding and reactions; exploring chemical biology, the chemical basis of biological processes; producing sustainable energy through biofuels and photovoltaics; and improving our environment through green chemical processes—all depend critically upon chemistry and chemical engineering. This BS Chemistry program is being offered to develop, coordinate and manage a national system of innovation that will develop human capital, and ensure sustainable economic growth and improve quality of life.

Career Opportunities

Chemistry is a stepping stone to a wide variety of job opportunities. The ability of chemist to manipulate atoms and molecules into complex shapes gives chemistry an artistic aspect almost unique among the sciences. This is chemistry today; a foundation stone of modern science. While looking for a widespread and interesting career, chemistry is at the heart of all the important fields such as:

  • Textile
  • Paint
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Dyes
  • Fertilizers
  • Cement Industry
  • Nuclear science
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Genomics
  • Forensics
  • Petroleum & Petrochemicals
  • Metallurgy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Alternate energy resources
  • Waste management
  • Irrigation & Agriculture
  • Education
  • Research & Development

Program Summary

Duration 04 years

Semesters 08

Credit Hours 130

Admission Requirements

12 years of formal education A Level/FSc or

equivalent with Chemistry

Matric 50% Marks

Intermediate 50% Marks

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