Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Bachelor’s Degree of Science, major in Chemistry


The development of any field of society demands scientific knowledge, therefore, the Bachelor of Science, major in Chemistry program offers advanced training in the area, to lead important basic and applied research, both in chemical analysis and in obtaining new products, with a solid scientific preparation and with the technological and innovative seal of the USM.

  • Professional Degree: Bachelor of Science, major in Chemistry
  • Academic Degree: Bachelor of Science, major in Chemistry
  • Duration: 4.5 years (9 academic semesters)
  • Study regime: Daytime
  • Location: Main Campus, Valparaiso
  • Visit the website of the Chemistry Department


1st Semestre
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Mathematics l
  • Physical Education l
  • Chemistry and Society

2nd Semestre
  • General Physics l
  • Humanistic Course l
  • Mathematics ll
  • Physical Education ll
  • Programming
3rd Semester
  • General Physics ll
  • General Chemistry ll
  • Mathematics lll
  • Scientific and Technological English l
  • General Chemistry l
  • Humanistic Course ll
4th Semester
  • General Physics lll
  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Mathematics lV
  • Inorganic Chemistry l
  • Physical Chemistry l
  • Scientific and Technological English ll
5th Semester
  • General Physics lV
  • Quantitative Analytical Chemistry l
  • Physical Chemistry ll
  • Organic Chemistry l
  • Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory l
  • Sports
6th Semester
  • Physical Chemistry lll
  • Organic Chemistry ll
  •  Organic Chemistry Laboratory l
  • Humanistic Course lll
  • Quantitative Analytical Chemistry ll
7th Semester
  • Instrumental Chemical Analysis l
  • Probabilities and Statistics
  • Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory ll
  • Inorganic Chemistry ll
8th Semester
  • Instrumental Chemical Analysis ll
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory ll
  • Elective course l
9th Semester
  • Research Units
  • lective course ll
  • Elective course lll
  • Elective course lV

This study program does not have direct admission via University Transition Test. Admission is through the Civil Engineering Common Curriculum or through the Civil Chemical Engineering study program.

In addition, the Department offers:

      • 1. Master of Science, Major in Chemistry.
      • 2. Doctorate in Biotechnology in cooperation with the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. Areas of specialization:
      • 3. Doctorate in Sciences, major in Chemistry in cooperation with the Universidad de Valparaiso.

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