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ACS certification

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training and thus meets high standards.

Students may be certified by the ACS in Chemistry as shown below. For details on the specific courses and graduation requirements other than courses, please see the chemistry section of the university catalog. Italics emphasize differences between the normal Chemistry Major and the ACS Certified Chemistry Major.

ACS Certified Major

  

Standard Chemistry Major

 

Chemistry 170 Stoichiometric Calculations

0.25

Chemistry 170 Stoichiometric Calculations

0.25

Chemistry 120 Structure & Properties of Organic Molecules

1.0

Chemistry 120 Structure & Properties of Organic Molecules

1.0

Chemistry 130 Structure & Properties of Inorganic Compounds

1.0

Chemistry 130 Structure & Properties of Inorganic Compounds

1.0

Chemistry 240 Structure & Function of Biomolecules

1.0

Chemistry 240 Structure & Function of Biomolecules

1.0

Chemistry 260 Thermodynamics, Kinetics & Equlibria

1.0

Chemistry 260 Thermodynamics, Kinetics & Equlibria

1.0

Chemical Reactivity Courses*

2.0

Chemical Reactivity Courses

1.5

Chemical Analysis Courses

1.5

Chemical Analysis Courses

1.5

Theoretical & Computational Courses

2.0

Theoretical & Computational Courses

1.5

Electives - none required
per se

 

Electives

0.5

Chemistry 405 Thesis^

0.25

   

Total

10.00

Total

9.25

*Chemistry 332, Inorganic Synthesis, and Chemistry 320, Organic Mechanisms and Synthesis must be both be taken.

^ Students must complete a significant research project and write a thesis for ACS Certification. The research may occur on or off campus, during the academic year or over the summer.