Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaScience
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


Chemistry is the study of matter, and its properties and transformations. It is also of fundamental importance to many other subjects, including the environmental, material, cultural, and biological sciences. It is responsible for the taste and smell of our food, drinks, and perfume we wear; it is responsible for the comfort and practicality of our clothes and shoes, the appearance of the world which surrounds us, the tyres and paint on a Ferrari, the wax we apply to skis, and much more. Chemistry gives us energy to heat our houses, drive our automobiles, and conduct our daily lives. It affects and governs every aspect of our existence, our environment and our world, and helps us to understand the processes and phenomena which occur inside and around us. The knowledge of chemistry and its applications has a great technological impact because it allows us to discover new substances and develop innovative materials. The fact that chemistry will continue to play a leading role in the future economic and social development of all people guarantees that graduates in the field will always find interesting and rewarding careers in industry, services, and the environment.

Course content

The First-Cycle degree in Chemistry aims at providing a solid grounding in the theoretical and experimental aspects of chemistry, as well as the knowledge of the scientific method and of its application to real problems. This training will allow chemistry graduates to successfully pursue studies at second-cycle level or to find gainful employment. In the first two years all students take the same courses. During their third year they can select from among several optional modules in order to specialize in a particular area of their choice. Students can also choose whether to do an internship in a firm, public body, or in a research laboratory. Neither the optional modules nor the internship will preclude students to apply for the second-cycle degree course in Chemical Sciences offered by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia or by other italian universities.

Career options

The First-Cycle degree program in Chemistry produces graduates with a solid knowledge of all sectors of chemistry, both from a theoretical, as well as an experimental approach. Chemistry graduates will be trained to apply the technical principles of chemical investigations to solve standard problems as well as to operate with a good degree of self-sufficiency and in team. The First-Cycle degree program in Chemistry prepares graduates to be capable of performing professional activities in the industrial sector, and in research, quality control, and analysis laboratories. Graduates with a First-Cycle degree in Chemistry can work as self-employed professionals. Additionally, a solid scientific foundation and the ability to understand productive processes form an excellent base for the training of future entrepreneurs. The opportunity to choose between a preparation leading to further studies or a professional training curriculum, guarantees a flexible program designed to meet the specific needs of individuals.

After the degree

The First-Cycle degree in Chemistry allows to enter into the second- cycle degree programme in Chemical Sciences offered by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia or by other italian universities as well as other scientific or technological master's degrees. It is also possible for graduates to access first level university masters.

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Course Director
prof. Gianantonio Battistuzzi
prof. Gianantonio Battistuzzi

The course is managed by the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences