The nature of today’s economy requires that a
responsible member of society appreciate the inherent globalization of
businesses on all levels. As such,
students of any discipline should embrace this trend and actively seek opportunities to learn about other cultures.
Winthrop’s Study Abroad program is an excellent way to prepare for work and
citizenship in a diverse society and an increasingly globalized world. The Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geology supports student
participation in a semester long study abroad program during their
undergraduate careers. Historically, approximately 10% of Winthrop chemistry
majors have completed an academic term or summer abroad. Study abroad is
particularly important preparation for students interested in seeking
professional opportunities in one of the many international chemical industries.
Due to the demands of the degree tracks, chemistry majors need to complete the
following courses with grades of C or above prior to considering a semester
Organic Chemistry I & II
Calculus I & II
Physics I & II
Physical Chemistry I
For students planning to graduate in four years and interested in medical or dental school, the department
does not recommend a term abroad. A full
four years at Winthrop are required to complete the academic
curriculum, sufficiently prepare and take the national MCAT/DAT examination
and obtain the necessary clinical experience to be competitive for
health professional schools.
Each study abroad destination offers a unique set of
courses to choose from. Based on chemistry degree criteria, only General Education courses should be pursued during the
term abroad. Courses that fall into the
following categories are the most general and easiest to find at the various
Recommended Plans of Study:
The ACS B.S. degree program (for any of the ACS certified
programs) – MAT and MAT5 students should follow this degree track.
The B.S. degree program.
University of Cairo (Egypt)Edge Hill
of the Sunshine Coast (Australia)Florida
State University Panama Campus (Panama)Universidad
de Sevilla or Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Spain)