Your program

Chemistry at HAN gives you the science and much more. Intercultural awareness. Communication skills. And lots of practice in the lab.

Chemistry: program in brief

The BSc in Chemistry at HAN gives you the fundamentals of chemistry. You also follow subjects like analytical chemistry, organic chemistry and polymer chemistry.  

Dive straight into practice in the chemistry lab. From day 1. Work on group projects. Solve real-life problems. Boost your problem-solving skills. And fine-tune your communication skills.  

Finally, you gain valuable professional experience. In short, a BSc in Chemistry at HAN opens doors to a rewarding international career. 

Solid foundation

In the 1st semester of the BSc in Chemistry you follow a joint program with Life Sciences students. It includes all the fundamentals of chemistry. Attend lectures and group meetings. And work in the lab 1 day a week.


Subjects in the 1st year include analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, mathematics and laboratory calculations.

Academic calendar

The academic year runs from September to August. In that time you have 42 weeks of education. The rest of the time you have holidays.

Online and on-campus

Due to the corona crisis a great deal of education has moved online. Meeting in person is also important, especially as a new 1st-year student. So, you'll get 1 day on campus per week, around 7 to 8 hours of classes. And you'll get 12 hours of online classes per week. You'll study and work on assignments at home. Once government measures are relaxed, you'll get even more time on campus.


Are you missing home? Are your classes too challenging? Want advice about your internship? Your study coach is there to help you with such issues. They help you find effective ways to study. Support you in making choices about your future career. And guide you in your personal development. 

In-depth knowledge

In the 2nd year of your BSc in Chemistry, you delve deeper into analytical and organic chemistry subjects. Both in theory and in practice. In fact, you now spend 10 hours a week in the lab! That’s 5 hours a week of lab work for analytical chemistry, and 5 hours for organic chemistry. Other specialist topics are covered as well.


Learn about analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and much more.

Specialize in analytical chemistry

During your 3rd year, you further specialize in analytical chemistry. You also gain practical experience during an internship.


Subjects in the 3rd year focus on your major: analytical chemistry.


This is the year when you embark on your internship at a company or institute. Where is up to you. Analytical chemistry has a broad range of applications: food, pharmaceuticals, the environment or forensics. Gain valuable professional experience working in one of these exciting chemistry fields! A preparation program in the 2nd year gives you all the ins and outs of the internship. 

Experience it for yourself!

Want to discover whether Chemistry at HAN is the right choice for you? Experience it for yourself at the Online Open Day on 14 November. Our students and staff look forward to meeting you there!

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Graduation year

The final year of your BSc in Chemistry. First, choose a subject for your minor. Want to broaden your knowledge? Or go deeper into a specific chemistry subject? The choice is yours during this elective semester. Next, choose your graduation project. That means doing chemistry research for a company or organization.


HAN offers a minor in BioRefinery at the HAN Biocenter. Or what about a minor in bionanotechnology or life sciences? You can also enroll in an exchange course or pre-masters Chemistry program at another university in the Netherlands or abroad. A great option to broaden your experiences even further. 

Graduation project

Your graduation project: the final step in your BSc in Chemistry. The project focuses on a major issue in the field of analytical chemistry. To conclude, you give a professional presentation of the results. Your aim? To show you can conduct independent chemistry research. Complete the project at a company, university, research institute or hospital. In the Netherlands or abroad.

Bachelor of Science

After 4 years of study you have earned your Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Congratulations! You’re now a specialist in analytical chemistry. Where are you going to put your skills to work? 

Bachelor of Science

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Learn about job opportunities in the field of chemistry. Read about the experiences of alumni. And find out about options for further study. 

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