Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (B.S./M.S.) Major in Chemistry (Early-Entry Combined program)

Minimum required: 150 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Students may be admitted to the M.S. program without entrance qualification exams if they have a 3.00 GPA or higher in all chemistry and biochemistry courses, have completed CHEM 3381, CHEM 3380, and two semesters of CHEM 4299, have taken the Graduate Record Exam, and have been accepted by a graduate thesis advisor. Applicants will be evaluated by the Graduate Evaluation Committee to determine their suitability to enter the program. The application process is the same as for other graduate applicants to The Graduate College. Graduate status is provisional until the B.S. degree is awarded. The B.S. degree will be certified as approved by the American Chemical Society for students completing CHEM 3341 (fall only course) as an advanced elective.

General Requirements

  1. The graduate-level courses taken in the senior year are CHEM 5110, CHEM 5395, CHEM 5399A, and a 3-hour elective approved by the graduate advisor. After admission to The Graduate College, 20 additional graduate hours (including a research thesis) and successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required for the M.S. degree
  2. Students completing 120 semester hours will be eligible for graduation with the B.S. degree. The M.S. degree will be awarded only after the completion of all required courses and the successful defense of a research thesis.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421 
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423 
US 11001MATH 24714 
ENG 13103ENG 13203 
POSI 23103HIST 13103 
PHIL 1305 or 13203  
 14 14
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CHEM 21411CHEM 21421 
CHEM 23413CHEM 23423 
MATH 24724PHYS 24254 
PHYS 14304Select one of the following:3 
English Literature13  
 COMM 13103 
 15 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 33303CHEM 33403Summer I: 
CHEM 34104CHEM 32452HIST 13203
CHEM 42992CHEM 42992Electives2,33
Electives2,33Social and Behavioral Sciences13Summer II: 
Minor Advanced Elective2,43Minor Advanced Elective2,43POSI 23203
 15 15 12
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CHEM 33413CHEM 43413 
CHEM 43313CHEM 42412 
CHEM 42312CHEM 5399A3 
CHEM 43753Graduate Level CHEM Elective3 
CHEM 51101Minor Advanced Elective3 
CHEM 53953  
 15 14
Fifth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CHEM 51101CHEM 51101 
Graduate level CHEM Electives6Graduate level CHEM Electives6 
CHEM 53703CHEM 5399B3 
 10 10
Total Hours: 150

See the Academic Services section of this catalog for general education core curriculum requirements.


A minimum of 9 writing intensive hours and a total of 36 advanced hours are required for the B.S. degree. An advanced course is one that is numbered above 3000 and below 5000.

If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level 

Students should consult a departmental or academic advisor before selecting an undergraduate minor or electives.