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Bachelor of Chemistry

Career opportunities

 Further study

  • research or professional master’s degree
  • selection by written application for certain engineering schools


  • primary school teaching
  • public service administration
  • high school teaching
  • technician or assistant engineer after the L3 of a vocational bachelor’s.


The course is organized into semesters, but all core papers offered in the first semesters of L2 and L3 are repeated in the  second semesters (except for the vocational bachelors papers).

Chemistry program

The program covers the principal fields of contemporary chemistry, such as physical chemistry, molecular chemistry, organic chemistry and materials chemistry.

- L2 (2nd year level)
7 compulsory chemistry papers (42 ECTS), 1 compulsory mathematics paper (6 ECTS), 1 paper to be chosen from another specialization (6 ECTS), 1 general or scientific culture paper (3 ECTS), 1 language paper (3 ECTS).

- L3 (3rd year level)
11 compulsory chemistry papers (48 ECTS), 1 chemistry specialization paper to be chosen from 4 options (6
ECTS), 1 careers paper (3 ECTS) and 1 language paper (3 ECTS).


Physics and chemistry program
The program gives solid foundations in both chemistry and physics, and aims to blur the boundaries between the two disciplines.

- L2 (2nd year level)
6 compulsory chemistry papers (33 ECTS), 4 compulsory physics papers (24 ECTS), 1 language paper (3 ECTS).

- L3 (3rd year level)
3 compulsory chemistry papers (18 ECTS), 3 compulsory physics papers (18 ECTS), 2 compulsory general papers (12 ECTS), 1 internship paper (6 ECTS), 1 careers paper (3 ECTS) and 1 language paper (3 ECTS).


- L2 (2nd year level)

Students who have successfully completed the integration cycle (physics-chemistry-mechanics-electronics (PCME) or biology-geology-physics-chemistry (BGPC)), or equivalent.

- L3 (3rd year level)

Students having successfully completed the L2 in chemistry, or equivalent (BTS, DUT, CPGE, foreign diplomas, etc.).


Enrolment applications for bachelor’s degrees can be made from mid-April. After administrative enrolment, enrolment in specific programs/papers within the course must be completed with the teaching staff.

For the vocational bachelors courses,

February-April: request for and return of completed application forms

June: selection and interview

July: admission

Contact Informations

Contact Informations

Administrative Manager
SACHON Emmanuelle

Tour 54/55
1er étage, porte 109
4 place Jussieu
75005 Paris

SACHON Emmanuelle
(00) 33 (0)1 44 27 30 78

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