BA/MS or BS/MS Program in Chemistry and BA/MS in Chemical Biology
The combined BA/MS or BS/MS program is designed for a student who is majoring in chemistry or chemical biology and who wishes to pursue a MS degree in chemistry. 9 credits of graduate coursework can be counted toward both the BA/BS and MS degrees as indicated below. A student in the dual degree program may still use an undergraduate scholarship for the 4th year of college.
MS Program Requirements
|Graduate Courses||27 total required for MS degree|
|graded graduate courses||18 or more|
|CHEM 507, 508 or CHEM 601||3|
|CHEM 300 courses, CHEM 507, 508, 601, 605||6 or fewer|
|Graduate Courses counted for both degrees||– 9|
|18 additional credits for MS degree|
The typical combined degree program of study includes 12 credits of 400 level courses and 9 credits of CHEM 601 for a total of 21 credits of graduate courses. 6 credits of advanced undergraduate courses (CHEM 300 courses) contribute the remaining 6 credits for the MS degree.
The student must also acquire 8 points on the PhD Cumulative Examinations.
Applying to the Program
A student must apply for admission to the BS/MS or BA/MS Program in Chemistry by the 2nd semester of the junior year (between 75 and 90 credits). Before applying, a student must complete the general education requirements: SAGES courses except Capstone and 2 semesters of Physical Education. For details of the application process, please see the School of Graduate Studies website. The student must also apply to the Chemistry Graduate Program.