Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry

Embark on a transformative journey of scientific exploration with our dynamic four-year “Honours” degree in Chemistry. Our program values breadth of knowledge, transferable skills, and academic excellence, leading to a coveted B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry degree. The first two years provide a solid foundation in the principles of science and essential skills. The final two years focus on a strong “major” in Chemistry, culminating in a captivating capstone research project. As you master the art of Chemistry, you’ll also discover a world of opportunities. Our program equips you with the skills and knowledge to excel in a wide range of career paths, and it’s the perfect stepping stone for future Ph.D. opportunities. Join us to unlock the mysteries of matter and shape your future in science!

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates



4 Years

Course Modules

Year 1 - Semester 1

General and Physical Chemistry I

Chemistry Practicum I

Mechanics and Energetics

Introduction to Biology

Introduction to Mathematics

Information Technology

English Writing

Year 1 - Semester 2

General and Physical Chemistry II

Chemistry Practicum II

History and Philosophy of Science

Chemistry and Society

Introduction to Business Management

Introduction to Statistics

English Literature

Year 2 - Semester 1

Organic Chemistry I

Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

Chemistry Practicum III

Cell Biology

Mathematics for Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry I

Introduction to Microeconomics

Year 2 - Semester 2

Organic Chemistry II

Introduction to Biochemistry

Chemistry Practicum IV

Physical Chemistry I

Basic Electronics

Elective course in social science / business management

Material Science

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Year 3 - Semester 1

Inorganic Chemistry II

Physical Chemistry II

Organic Reaction Mechanisms

Natural Products Chemistry

Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Chemistry Practicum V

Year 3 - Semester 2

Inorganic Chemistry III

Physical Chemistry III

Organic Spectroscopy


Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Chemistry Practicum VI

Year 4 - Semester 1

Introduction to Molecular Biology Food Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry

Advanced Physical Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Chemistry Seminar

Research Project / Internship

Year 4 - Semester 2

Computational Chemistry & Molecular Modelling

Enzymology Colloids, Nanochemistry and Nanotechnology

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry

Research Project / Internship

Entry Requirements

Three (3) simple passes (S) in Biological science stream or Physical science stream in one and the same sitting at the G.C.E (Advanced Level) Examination conducted by the Department of Examinations of Sri Lanka or equivalent qualification.