Degree in chemistry


Program Description



The Degree in Chemistry Has as fundamental objective that the students acquire the knowledge that a chemist must have to reach a professional competences, by which the Professional Associations of Chemists are regulated (Decree of March 9, 1951, Order of January 10, 1952 and of 9 of December, 1961, Law 2/1974 of February 13, Law 7/1997 of April 14, Royal Decree-Law 6/2000 of June 23, Royal Decree 3428/2000 of December 15). Professional work of a Chemist.

Why study the degree

Chemistry is a broad science, which deals with the properties, changes and reactions of all types of compounds and materials: inorganic, organic and biological. Chemistry evolved into a core science, ranging from the world of atoms and molecules to the realm of the materials we use.

The future of chemistry has only begun, taking into account its infinite possibilities of development, which demand the continuous appearance of new chemical specialties.

In addition, it has a central participation in the progress and well-being that we enjoy, developing new products and technologies that affect all fields of society, thus becoming one of the pillars of a country's competitive capacity.

It also plays a fundamental role in protecting health and the environment, improving hygiene and sanitary conditions, obtaining more and better food, and making new materials to improve our quality of life.

What is learned

  • In this degree students will acquire a solid and balanced base of theoretical-practical chemical knowledge, including research into structures and mechanisms of chemical transformations and the synthesis of new species or substances.
  • They will learn to solve chemical problems effectively by developing constructive thinking and working collaboratively.
  • Likewise, they will develop the necessary skills and abilities to apply the acquired knowledge to the resolution of scientific-technical works and to exercise a critical scientific opinion both in the official languages ​​of our community and in English.
  • The students who attend this degree will be able to integrate into the labor market in any of the fields related to the degree.
  • Finally, they will appreciate the importance of research, innovation and technological development in the socio-economic and cultural advancement of society.

Structure of the Study

1st Course

  • Mathematics 1
  • Physics 1
  • biology
  • General Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry Laboratory 1
  • Mathematics 2
  • Physics 2
  • geology
  • General Chemistry 2
  • General Chemistry 3

2nd Course

  • Analytical Chemistry 1
  • Physical Chemistry 1
  • Inorganic Chemistry 1
  • Organic Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry, Information and Society
  • Analytical Chemistry 2
  • Physical Chemistry 2
  • Inorganic Chemistry 2
  • Organic Chemistry 2
  • Chemistry Laboratory 2

3rd Course

  • Analytical Chemistry Instrumental 1
  • Physical Chemistry 3
  • Inorganic Chemistry 3
  • Expansion of Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry Instrumental 2
  • Experimentation in Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry 4
  • Experimentation in Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry

4th Course

  • External Practices 1
  • Internships 2
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry and Chemometrics
  • Advanced Physics Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Science of Materials
  • Design, Drafting and Project Management in Chemistry
  • Environment and Quality
  • Laboautomatization
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Chemical Technology
  • Final Project

Professional and academic outputs

The possibilities of employment of the chemists are very broad, being able to be titled in any sector and in multitude of positions. Chemistry is considered one of the titles that at present has a potential of high labor insertion. Some of the possible jobs where chemicals are typically found are:

  • Pharmaceutical, food, electronics, plastics, synthetic fibers, rubber, etc.
  • Perfumery, cosmetics and personal care and cleaning products industry.
  • Rational and sustainable exploitation of natural resources (petrochemical, steel, metallurgical, lumber, paper, cement, ceramics, etc.).
  • Auxiliary products for industry (solvents, additives, catalysts, lubricants, paints, etc.).
  • Agrochemical industry (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.).
  • Radiochemical products.
  • Investigation.
  • Teaching Chemistry and Sciences in general.
  • Chemical and clinical analysis
  • Scientific police. Forensic Chemistry.
  • Biological chemistry, genomics and proteomics.
  • Quality Control, Audit and Accreditation.
  • Control, management, evaluation and environmental audit.
  • Projection, installation, direction, management and control of laboratories and plants.
  • Treatment, storage and / or disposal of waste. Water purification.
  • Transport of dangerous goods.

Common access requirements

In order to request a place, one of the following access requirements established in art. 2 of RD 1892/2008:

  • To be in possession of the title of Bachillerato, or equivalent, and to pass the Test of Access to the University (PAU)
  • Comply with the requirements for access to the university in the educational systems of member states of the European Union or other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in this area.
  • Have passed the University Access Test for over 25 years, or have it passed, in the University System of Galicia, according to previous regulations.
  • Have passed the university entrance test for those over 45 years.
  • Possess a title of superior technician of professional formation, teachings of plastic arts and design or superior technical technician, or equivalent titles.
  • Possess an official university degree, a degree from correspondents to the previous order of university education (graduate, graduate, engineer, etc.) or equivalent degrees.
  • To be able to access the university according to educational orders prior to that established by Royal Decree 1892/2008, of November 14, not contemplated in the previous sections.
Last updated Jul 2017

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