B.Sc. in Chemistry

Chemistry Major Curriculum (Applicable to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter)

CUHK B.Sc. students (JUPAS code: JS4601) can declare chemistry major through the Science Broad-based Admission Scheme. Students will study chemistry in general areas including analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry. Specialised areas including bioinorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and polymer chemistry will also be covered. Students will be required to take the faculty package as well. Under the 4-year curriculum, CUHK B.Sc. students can choose to declare major in one of the following Chemistry streams:

General Study Scheme (Details)

1st year
  • Faculty Package
  • Fundamentals in Physical Chemistry
2nd year
  • Student Oriented Teaching
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Main Group Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Spectroscopic Analysis
  • Organic Functional Groups: Structure and Reactivity
  • Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics and Chemical Equilibrium
  • Integrated laboratory courses
3rd year
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Transition Metal Chemistry
  • Organic Reactions: Reactivity and Selectivity
  • Chemistry Kinetics
  • Main theme laboratory courses
  • Conjugated Molecules and Synthetic Polymers / Materials Chemistry (choose 1)
  • 1 CHEM elective
4th year
  • Problem-based learning (PBL) or Thesis
  • 3 CHEM electives (4000 level)
Main Stream
1st year-Faculty Package
-Fundamentals in Physical Chemistry
2nd year-Student Oriented Teaching
-Analytical Chemistry
-Main Group Chemistry
-Fundamentals of Spectroscopic Analysis
-Organic Functional Groups: Structure and Reactivity
-Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
-Thermodynamics and Chemical Equilibrium
-Integrated laboratory courses
3rd year-Conjugated Molecules and Synthetic Polymers / Materials Chemistry (choose 1)
-1 CHEM elective (4000 level)
4th year-Problem-based learning (PBL)
-3 CHEM electives (4000 level)