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

The accelerated program in Chemistry provides the opportunity for a student with strong preparation in chemistry to complete a B.S. in Chemistry (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 Chemistry 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.S. in Chemistry/M.S. in Chemistry

A. GEC Component (36–37 semester hours)

See complete GEC requirements, available AP credit and CAR requirements.

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

See complete CAR requirements.

C. Chemistry Major (B.S.) Requirements (42 semester hours)

 

S.H.

1. CHE 111, 112, 114, CHE 115

 

2. CHE 242, 331, 333, 351, 352, 354, 372, 442, 461, 462, 463, 464

27

3. CHE 401, 402

1

4. CHE 481, 531, 533

6

Total semester hours

42

 

D. Related Requirements (23–25 semester hours)

1. MAT 191, 292, 293

9

2. PHY 291, 292

8

3. Science electives

6–8

Total semester hours

23–25

 

Total undergraduate requirements (maximum)

118

 

E. Other Undergraduate Electives

4

Total undergraduate semester hours

122

 

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

Senior Year (6 s.h.)

 

CHE 553, 601 (fall)

4

CHE 602, 632 (spring)

4

Summer (3 s.h.)

 

approved BIO or CHE elective

3

Graduate or 5th Year (19 s.h.)

 

CHE 641, 661, approved BIO or CHE elective

9

CHE 680, 699

6–12

Total M.S. semester hours

26–32