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International Accreditation


is accredited by “the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,”


The mission of the chemistry program is to prepare competitive professionals for local, national and international demands who are able to:

  • Research, analyze, evaluate and solve industrial problems related to chemistry and similar disciplines.
  • Promote the generation, application and transmission of knowledge, and the development of techonology in the industry of chemistry.
  • Have ethical values and environmental awareness in order to serve society.

Graduation Profile

The Bachelor in Chemistry (LQ in Spanish) has an integral formation in the area of chemistry and related fields: analytical, organic, environmental, mining and metallurgical, industrial microbiology, forensic, and inorganic that allows them to apply their abilities and expertise, promoting their performance at the chemical industry, chemical analysis services, graduate school or at small scientific research groups, working in national or international multidisciplinary environments, with a high compromise in ethics, serving the society and protecting the environment.

At the industrial sector, the graduate in Bachelor in Chemistry is the expert in chemical analysis, which allows assessing the quality assurance of both raw materials and finished product, the optimal performance of the stages of a process, and the control of pollutant emissions. The LQ is the specialist in the synthesis of chemicals oriented to satisfy the needs of people, businesses or governments, which implies the generation of a plethora of products such as: new pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics, polymers, and specific chemical precursors.

The LQ manages financial and material resources of a laboratory, and laboratory personnel to optimize and promote the performance of chemical laboratories: private, customs, academy or research, choosing the adequate instruments and equipments for analysis, synthesis and research with state-of-the-art technology, entrepreneurship, and ability to innovate, contributing to the best use of natural and human resources.

Program Educational Objectives

The Chemistry program at Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi has been structured so that students, through an integral training, can pursue their professional goals and, after a few years of graduation, will be able to:

  1. Optimize chemical methodologies with national and international standards in order to take decisions to solve problems related to the improvement of the quality of life in society.
  2. Manage human, economic and material resources with professional ethics in order to optimize laboratories or chemical processes´ performance.
  3. Plan, lead and execute research, from the recognition of the problem and the generation of new ideas to the evaluation and assessment of the results.
  4. Innovate industrial processes, from raw materials to products, assuring quality control and reducing pollutant emissions.
Learning outcomes and competences of students
A An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and applied chemistry.
B An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
C An ability to formulate or design chemical methodologies, processes or programs, to meet societal needs related to Chemistry.
D An ability to function on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
E An ability to identify and solve applied chemistry problems.
F Work with professional and ethical responsibility.Works professional and ethical responsibility.
G An ability to communicate effectively.
H An ability to apply knowledge in order to understand the global and societal impacts of the decisions taken.
I A commitment for and an ability to learn something new every single day.
J A commitment to be aware of contemporary scientific, technological, societal and environmental issues.
K An ability to apply methodologies, techniques and modern scientific and technical tools to solve problems related to chemistry.