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

A minimum of 138 credits of coursework is required for the combined BS/MS degree; 112 credits from the undergraduate program and 26 credits from the graduate program. In addition, a minimum 3.0 major GPA is required at the end of the junior year.  Students should have taken at least three 300 level chemistry courses, including CHEM 341 at Montclair State University.  The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.  Students who have completed a BS in Chemistry are not eligible for this program.  Students who complete the program will be awarded both degrees at the end of five years. The undergraduate component includes all requirements for certification of the BS degree by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training.  The BS/MS program has more chemistry, mathematics and research requirements than the BS and MS degrees separately.  If pursued independently, these two degrees would require a total of 152 credits and would take six years to complete.  A student who decides not to complete the program can graduate with a BS degree by completing the requirements for the BS in Chemistry.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
CHEM 233Experimental Organic Chemistry II2
CHEM 310Analytical Chemistry5
CHEM 311Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 340Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 341Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 343Experimental Physical Chemistry2
CHEM 370Biochemistry I3
CHEM 495The Chemical Literature1
CHEM 499Undergraduate Research1
Elective Courses
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Biochemistry II
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Selected Topics in Chemistry
Collateral Courses - Math
MATH 122Calculus I4
MATH 221Calculus II4
STAT 330Fundamentals of Modern Statistics I3
or STAT 401 Applied Statistics for the Sciences
Collateral Courses - PHYS
PHYS 191University Physics I4
PHYS 192University Physics II4
Graduate Courses
As part of the combined BS/MS Chemistry program, select 9 credits from the following:9
Hazardous Materials Management
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Organic Synthesis
Biosynthesis of Natural Products
Separation and Analysis
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Theory and Practice
Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Chemical Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry
Chemical Spectroscopy
Chemical Kinetics
Organometallic Chemistry
Advanced Biochemistry
Protein Structure
Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms
Lipid Biochemistry
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques
Biomolecular Assay Development
Biochemical Pharmacology
Selected Topics-Advanced Chemistry
Graduate Research
Graduate Seminar
Total Credits74