Catalog 2010-2012

Combined B.A./M.S. Program

The B.A./M.S. degree program is a five-year program offered on the thesis option only, leading to both the B.A. and M.S. degrees in chemistry. This program prepares students for doctoral graduate studies in chemistry and it provides training for work as a chemist in industrial and government laboratories. Students interested in this program can declare their intent by the end of the junior year, provided they have completed 860:141 and have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or above. An Application for Admission to Graduate Study should be completed and the student's interest in the Combined B.A./M.S. Program in Chemistry indicated on the application itself. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

Once admitted to the program, undergraduate students (who are classified as seniors) may register for a maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit as a senior, with the approval of the student's advisor, the instructor of the course(s), and the head(s) of the department(s) offering the course(s).  See policies and procedures on pages xxx, xxx. Graduate credit completed on the early admission basis will not be counted toward the undergraduate degree. Students must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry upon transition from undergraduate to graduate status at the end of the senior year. Actual admission to graduate study and classification as a graduate student commences the term after the student has completed the baccalaureate.

Refer to the M.S. Chemistry major on page xxx for program requirements.