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Accelerated Masters Program for Undergraduates—B.A. in Biology and M.S. in Chemistry

The accelerated program in Biology provides the opportunity for a student to complete a B.A. in Biology (122 s.h.) within a four-year period and to shorten the time required to finish the Master of Science degree in Chemistry.

Interested students should:

  • Have some Advanced Placement credit upon admission to UNCG in order to reduce the number of required undergraduate hours. See courses for which AP credit is available.
  • Identify themselves as potential accelerated candidates early in their academic careers in order to receive appropriate advising. Although formal admission to an accelerated program usually occurs in the junior year, careful selection of undergraduate courses beginning in the freshman year is essential. Students should talk with an advisor in the department of Biology as early as possible.
  • Plan to take the GRE in the spring of the junior year.
  • Seek admission to The Graduate School in the fall of the senior year.

 

Requirements for Combined Accelerated
B.A. in Biology/M.S. in Chemistry

A. GEC Component (36–37 semester hours)

See complete GEC requirements, available AP credit.

B. College of Arts & Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See complete CAR requirements.

C. Biology Major (B.A.) Requirements (38 semester hours)

 

S.H.

1. BIO 111, 112

8

2. Ecology: BIO 301

3

3. Cell Biology: BIO 355

3

4. Genetics: BIO 392

3

5. Diversity: one of BIO 322, 341, 354, 370

3–4

6. 17–18 additional s.h. above the 100 level
with no more than four s.h. at the 200 level

17–18

Total semester hours

38

 

D. Related Requirements (11 semester hours)

1. General Chemistry: CHE 111, 112, 114, 115

 

2. Mathematics: MAT 191

 

Total semester hours

11

 

Total undergraduate requirements (maximum)

127

 

E. Chemistry Prerequisites (27 semester hours)

1. General Physics: PHY 211 & 212

8

2. Organic Chemistry: CHE 351, 352, 354

8

3. Inorganic Chemistry: CHE 342

3

4. Analytical Chemistry: CHE 331, 333

4

5. Physical Chemistry: CHE 406

4

Total semester hours

27

Total undergraduate semester hours

125

 

F. Related Requirements for M.S. in Chemistry (26–32 semester hours)

Senior Year (8 s.h.)

 

CHE 601, 553 (fall)

4

CHE 602, 632 (spring)

4

Summer (3 s.h.)

 

Approved BIO or CHE elective

3

Graduate or 5th Year (15–21 s.h.)

 

CHE 641, 661, approved BIO or CHE elective (fall)

9

CHE 680, 699 (spring)

6–12

Total M.S. semester hours

26–32