Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University (KU)

Bachelor of Science Chemistry

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 4 years

Course Overview


Chemistry is part of physical science and studies composition, properties, structure and changes that matter goes through.

Chemistry also covers composition, properties, structure and reactions of molecules, atoms and systems that include the two.

Graduates of chemistry degrees develop skills that lead them to employment in engineering, science, toxicology, pharma and other fields.

Minimum Entry Requirements

A student wishing to study Chemistry must satisfy the minimum University requirements and School of Pure and Applied Sciences regulations.

A student intending to major in Chemistry must study Mathematics as a subject in the first and second years of study.

Candidates must have passed Mathematics in the KSCE at a minimum grade of B-.  In addition, a candidate must have passed any two subjects from the following alternatives at the grades shown:

  • Alternative A:    Chemistry B, Biology B-, Physics B-, Geography B-.
  • Alternative B:    Physical Sciences B, Biological Sciences B, Geography B-

Course Program

There are three options:

  1. Major – 8 units in Chemistry, 4 units in another Department.
    Regular – 6 units in Chemistry, 6 units in another Department.
    Minor – 4 units in Chemistry, 8 units in another Department.
  2. Major – 8 units in Chemistry, 4 units in another Department in the third year and  12 in Chemistry in the fourth year.
  3. Major – 12 units in Chemistry both in the third and fourth year (offered at the  discretion of the Department).
  • A student should not register for a course before he/she has taken the prerequisite course.  Minors and regulars must choose their courses from the core units offered first before taking the electives.  For a students to graduate he/she must have passed all the required units.

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