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BA Molecular Engineering (Chemical and Soft Materials)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

76000 USD
76000 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
The Institute for Molecular Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)35
SAT (avg)600
ACT (avg)1500

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About this course

The Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) is founded on the principle of collaborative problem-solving, not rigid academic disciplines. It is at the forefront of an emerging field that has the potential to address fundamental problems of societal import. This exciting new field involves the incorporation of synthetic molecular building blocks into functional systems that will impact technologies from advanced medical therapies to quantum computing.

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Eligibility Criteria

The documents necessary for a valid application are mentioned in the "How to Apply" Section.

Transcripts, test scores, secondary school reports, and recommendations are considered official only if they come directly from your school, teachers, counselors, or other recommenders. Any of these materials submitted by the applicant are unofficial, and won’t count toward our application requirements.

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Course Modules

Summary of Requirements for the Major in Molecular Engineering: Chemical and Soft Materials Track


  • CHEM 10100 & 10200 Introductory General Chemistry I and Introductory General Chemistry II (or higher) 
  • One of the following sequences:
    MATH 13100-13200 Elementary Functions and Calculus I-II (requires a grade of A- or higher)
    MATH 15100-15200 Calculus I-II 
    MATH 16100-16200 Honors Calculus I-II
  • One of the following sequences: 
    BIOS 10602 & 10603 Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems I and Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems II
    BIOS 20186-20187 Fundamentals of Cell and Molecular Biology; Fundamentals of Genetics 
    BIOS 20234-20235 Molecular Biology of the Cell; Biological Systems 3

  • CHEM 11300 Comprehensive General Chemistry III (or higher) 
  • PHYS 13100-13200-13300 Mechanics; Electricity and Magnetism; Waves, Optics, and Heat (or higher)
  • One of the following sets of three courses:
    MATH 13300 Elementary Functions and Calculus III OR MATH 15300 Calculus III OR MATH 16300 Honors Calculus III OR MATH 19620 Linear Algebra, AND MATH 20000-20100 Mathematical Methods for Physical Sciences I-II 
    MATH 16300 Honors Calculus III, AND MATH 20500 Analysis in Rn III OR MATH 20900 Honors Analysis in Rn III, AND MATH 27300 Basic Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MENG 26010 Engineering Principles of Conservation 100
  • MENG 26030 Introduction to Engineering Analysis 100
  • MENG 26101-26102 Transport Phenomena I: Forces + Flows; Transport Phenomena II 200
  • MENG 26201-26202 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics I-II 200
  • MENG 29501 Undergraduate Research Colloquium 000
  • MENG 29500 Engineering Design 300
  • Three advanced electives selected in consultation with the advisor for the Chemical and Soft Materials Track.

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How to Apply

The following Application Materials are to be submitted by the student to be considered for Undergraduate Admission:

  • Application For Admission: UChicago accepts the Coalition Application, Universal Application, or Common Application
  • Application Fee ($75) or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Midyear Report (first-year applicants only)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only) (PBT: 600, IBT: 100, IELTS: 7.0)
  • College Official's Report and Transcript (transfer students only)

Optional Components

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Materials

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