Accelerated Bachelor of Science and Master in Science Degrees in Chemistry
The Chemistry Department is pleased to announce the recent approval of a new track which will allow students to earn both their B.S. and M.S. degrees in five years. This track is for full time students who meet the requirements laid out below. (The traditional M.S. track that the Chemistry Department offers for part-time students is still available.)
Students who are interested in this program should be undergraduate chemistry majors. During their junior year, they should submit an application to the program. If accepted, students would be required to start graduate courses as well as thesis research during their senior year (in addition to the normal requirements for a B.S. degree). During their fifth year, they would complete their course work as well as a second year of research to complete their M.S. thesis. In order to apply to the program, students must have (and maintain) a minimum 3.0 GPA.
(starting point: math placement in Precalculus*)
requirements and cognates
Physical Chemistry I & II (CHE 370/371/372/373 - fall/spring)
Fourth YearInorganic Chemistry (CHE 435/436 - fall/spring)
M. S. Thesis (CHE 590/591 - fall/spring)
Students formally apply to the program during their junior year. Applications will generally be due by the Friday before spring break. The application deadline for the 2015-2016 academic year is Friday, March 18, 2016.
In order to apply to the program, the student must:
- be an SCSU chemistry major and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- complete an online application form at the School of Graduate Studies website and pay the $50 application fee. As part
of this application form, all undergraduate transcripts for any institution where
the student has taken undergraduate courses must be forwarded to the School of Graduate
- submit a personal statement, and
- submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member indicating that they will be willing to supervise the student's research.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Ericka C. Barnes
Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: Academic Science Building 342