The BS/MS Program in Chemistry makes it possible for students to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degree in approximately five years.
This program is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing a job in industry or government, as they graduate with the necessary academic credentials to take on the responsibility and leadership required by the chemical profession. Students in this program mature further academically, allowing them to better assess if a Chemistry doctorate is right for them as well as improve their chances of gaining acceptance in a doctoral, medical or other degree program.
EXPLORE THE PROGRAM
- Chemistry or Biochemistry major with junior academic status
- Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- GPA of 3.0 or higher in mathematics and sciences courses
- Enrollment in CHM 3412 and 3404 (Chemistry majors) or completion of CHM 4621 and 4603 (Biochemistry majors)
- Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (uploaded on the Academic History page)
- Statement of Goals:
- What are your personal and professional goals?
- Why are you seeking admission into the BS/MS program?
- Three letters of recommendation
- To begin graduate courses next fall: March 15
- APPLY NOW
Students admitted to the BS/MS program are not formally admitted to the graduate program until the completion of the fourth year. Courses taken during the fourth year are assigned the undergraduate tuition rate. The Chemistry Department currently hires undergraduate students as teaching assistants in undergraduate laboratory courses. Students accepted into the BS/MS program will be given priority for these positions in both semesters of their fourth year of study.
During the spring semester of their fourth year, students may apply for a graduate assistantship for the fifth year. The assistantship will include a tuition waiver for the fourth summer and the fifth year. To be eligible for a Graduate assistantship, students must earn at least a "B" grade in the three graduate courses taken during their fourth year and meet all other admission requirements.