The courses within the study program "Chemistry" of the undergraduate academic studies which characterize its structure and content are divided into several groups. The first group includes the courses which broaden students’ knowledge of the most important natural sciences (primarily physics and physical chemistry) and of mathematics. The second group includes fundamental chemistry courses in the fields of general, inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry of natural products, applied (industrial) chemistry and environmental chemistry. With the theoretical foundation provided by these two groups of courses, students take courses within which they acquire a higher level of knowledge in the most important fields of chemistry (organic syntheses, stereochemistry, structural instrumental methods, modern instrumental methods, mechanisms of inorganic reactions, coordination chemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry, etc.). A specialized English language course (an ESP course designed to suit the needs of chemistry students) enables students to keep up with the latest scientific literature. With the knowledge gained in all these courses, students start to write up the bachelor’s thesis and while working on the thesis, they learn how to solve the assigned task independently.
The planned methods of teaching and instruction are lectures, laboratory/experimental classes (laboratory work) and practical classes. Bearing in mind the characteristics of this study program, independent work is planned within laboratory classes, which includes the use of the latest instruments and equipment. The Faculty of Chemistry possesses the latest instruments and students of the study program "Chemistry" use them during their studies. Most of the courses within the higher years of the studies include the use of computers for processing the data obtained by experiments and searching various databases (including finding data in relevant literature).
Our teaching staff, who have high level of pedagogic skills and outstanding scientific achievements, work directly with students, constantly revise the material covered in their courses and check students’ progress and knowledge, which leads to the creation of a high-grade educational process with a high number of students who successfully complete the courses.
Completed four-year secondary education and successfully passed entrance exam.
Study programme goals
The final goal of the study program "Chemistry" within the undergraduate academic studies is forming experts who have a high level of fundamental and applied knowledge in the various fields of chemistry and a developed ability to "think in a chemical way", which includes the ability to notice, understand and successfully solve complex chemical problems which they are bound to face in their future work within fundamental research, innovation and development projects and in the laboratories for research and development, quality control, standardization, process monitoring, etc.
Upon completing the study program Chemistry, the candidate is awarded the title "BSc in Chemistry".
By completing the study program "Chemistry" within the undergraduate academic studies, a student acquires fundamental and practical knowledge in the various fields of chemistry, which enables him to understand chemical processes and to actively participate in scientific research work in the field of fundamental and applied research. During their studies, students learn in detail about the mechanisms of chemical reactions, master the modern synthesis techniques and instrumental methods and are trained to use computational methods for data analysis.
A student who completes the studies within the study program "Chemistry" of the undergraduate academic studies is able to do creative and independent work in chemical laboratories of various profiles and purposes (research and development, quality control, standardization, process monitoring, etc.). Apart from this, a student who has completed this study program is also qualified to participate in fundamental research and development projects and assignments.
Access to further studies
Diploma holders are entitled to apply for master academic studies (which have the workload of 60 ECTS).
Students who have successfully completed the study program "Chemist":
- Understand and apply fundamental and practical knowledge from various fields of chemistry (general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, applied chemistry and biochemistry).
- Understand chemical processes and can actively participate in scientific research work in the field of fundamental and applied research.
- Have a detailed knowledge of the mechanisms of chemical reactions and have mastered the modern synthesis techniques and instrumental methods and can apply them in their work.
- Are able to independently conduct measurements and process the obtained data.
- Are capable of doing creative and independent work in chemical laboratories of various profiles and purposes (research and development, quality control, standardization, process monitoring, etc.).
- Are qualified to participate in fundamental research and development projects and assignments, both independently and as members of a team which consists of experts of various profiles.
- Have professional and ethical responsibility.
- Can further improve their knowledge and keep up with the development of technology and their profession throughout their professional lives (lifelong learning).
Weekly number of classes for each course is shown as: lectures + practical classes + laboratory classes or as: (active teaching + independent work).
- Selected Chapters of Mathematics (002A2)
- Selected Chapters of Physics (012A2)
- Ecology (051S2)
- Fundamentals of Geometric Crystallography (131A2)
- Data Analysis (311A2)
- Fundamentals of Coordination Chemistry (121A2)
- Chemical Nomenclature (233A2)
- Analytical Process Basics (318A2)
- Introduction to Biochemistry (408A2)
- Chemistry of Bioelements (132A2)
- Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms (133A2)
- Applied Organic Chemistry (234A2)
- Organic Reaction Mechanisms (244A2)
- Separation Methods (312A2)
- Bioanalytical Chemistry (341A2)
- Biocatalysis and Metabolic Ingeneering (436B2)
- Selected Chapters of Inorganic Chemistry (149A2)
- Basic Molecular Modelling and Cheminformatics (235H2)
- Chemistry of Macromolecules (243H2)
- Modern Instrumental Methods in Analytical Chemistry (313H2)
- Analysis of Real Samples (314H2)
- Food Analysis (315H2)
- Analytical Chemistry in Forensics (316H2)
- Methods for Synthesis and Characterization of Inorganic Compounds (134A2)
- Selected Chapters of Structural Instrumental Methods (222A2)
- Fundamentals of Supramolecular Chemistry (236A2)
- Selected Chapters of Organic Chemistry (249A2)
- Selected Chapters of Analytical Chemistry (349A2)
- Selected Chapters of Applied Chemistry (549A2)
- Modelling Systems with Transitional Metals (135H2)
- Chemistry of Coordination Polymers (136H2)
- Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry (137H2)
- Fundamentals of Nanochemistry (240H2)
- Bioorganic Mechanisms (245H2)
- Flow Methods in Analytical Chemistry (317H2)
- Introduction to Scientific Research (321H2)
- Preparative Biochemistry with Industrial Catalysis (416H2)
The courses which are compulsory within other study programs of the same level of study can also be elective courses for the students of this study program.