“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” -Socrates




Chemistry plays an important role in the shaping of our everyday lives. The applications of its concepts are the genesis of many modern-day objects and Chemistry forms the foundation of other scientific disciplines.useful materials. It is chemistry that forms the foundations of other scientific disciplines, such as pharmaceuticals, petroleum, petrochemical, biological sciences, polymer sciences and even automotive-catalysts.

The Chemistry Program at Mahidol University International College reflects and is built upon the changes that have occurred in the discipline over the last few decades. Chemistry majors are taught with full rigor the essential and key subjects such as General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. One trimester is allotted for mandatory Quantum Mechanics.

Reflecting the modern trends of chemistry, the students, by means of selecting appropriate elective courses, can choose physical chemistry, biochemistry or biological chemistry, industrial chemistry or advanced organic chemistry elective courses. The elective courses in the Chemistry Program offer Chemistry students the opportunity to shape their own track of preferred courses after completing the core and required chemistry courses. In the elective courses, we offer four different modules: biochemistry, chemistry, industrial chemistry and organic chemistry.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include lucrative positions with pharmaceutical companies and other related industries. There are many opportunities for chemists in governmental positions. In addition, chemists are engaged in a large number of related and sometime diverse fields that include medicine, dentistry, law, international secondary school education, administration, technical sales, scientific journalism, the illustrative arts and even banking. Chemists are also desirable in research positions in all fields of sciences.