Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) Major in Biochemistry (Early-Entry Program)

Qualified biochemistry majors completing their junior year of biochemistry courses who plan to pursue advanced studies in Biochemistry have the opportunity to complete both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree with two additional years (including summers) of course work and research in chemistry. 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 3380, CHEM 3381, 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.