Chemistry (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.S. Chemistry)

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.


Program Requirements

Students in this program must complete the requirements for:

Chemistry Major (B.S.)

Chemistry (M.S.)

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

CHEM 520Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 530Advanced Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 540Advanced Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 560Advanced Analytical Chemistry3
Total Credits12

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3
World Language 13World Language 23
CHEM 1204CHEM 1214
MATH 1224MATH 2214
 15 17
Second Year
CHEM 2203GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3
CHEM 2303CHEM 2313
CHEM 2322CHEM 2332
CSIT 1003CHEM 3104
PHYS 1914PHYS 1924
 15 16
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives3GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1
CHEM 3403CHEM 3413
CHEM 3703CHEM 3432
CHEM 3722CHEM 4105
 14 14
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3
World Cultures3CHEM 4951
CHEM 4991CHEM 4992
CHEM 5303CHEM 5203
CHEM 5603CHEM 5403
Free Elective3Free Elective1
 16 13
Total Credits 120
Fifth Year
Graduate Level CHEM Elective3Graduate Level CHEM Elective3
Graduate Level CHEM Elective3Graduate Level CHEM Elective3
Graduate Level CHEM Elective3CHEM 5951
CHEM 5951CHEM 6983
 10 10
Total Credits 20