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 of intensive study.  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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
World Language 1 3
CHEM 120 General Chemistry I 4
MATH 122 Calculus I 4
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
World Language 2 3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry II 4
MATH 221 Calculus II 4
Second Year
CHEM 220 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I 2
CSIT 100 Introduction to Computer Concepts 3
PHYS 191 University Physics I 4
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 233 Experimental Organic Chemistry II 2
CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry 5
PHYS 192 University Physics II 4
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives 3
CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 370 Biochemistry I 3
CHEM 372 Experimental Biochemistry I 2
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
CHEM 311 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHEM 343 Experimental Physical Chemistry 2
Fourth Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
World Cultures 3
CHEM 499 Undergraduate Research 1
CHEM 530 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 560 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3
Free Elective 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
CHEM 495 The Chemical Literature 1
CHEM 499 Undergraduate Research 2
CHEM 520 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 540 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3
Free Elective 1
 Total Credits120
Plan of Study Grid
Fifth Year
Graduate Level CHEM Elective 3
Graduate Level CHEM Elective 3
Graduate Level CHEM Elective 3
CHEM 595 Graduate Research 1
Graduate Level CHEM Elective 3
Graduate Level CHEM Elective 3
CHEM 595 Graduate Research 1
CHEM 698 Master's Thesis 3
 Total Credits20