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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S. to M.S. - Accelerated

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Chemistry, B.S.  
Chemistry, M.S. - Online  


Motivated students who are accepted into this program will begin taking graduate-level Chemistry courses during their senior year in order to complete their B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry in five years.

About USJ’s Accelerated Master of Science in Chemistry program:

  • You will complete six credits of graduate work prior to graduating with your B.S. degree. These graduate credits CANNOT be counted toward the 120 credits needed for the B.S. degree.
  • Upon completion of the B.S. degree, you may apply for matriculation into the Chemistry graduate program.
  • During the summer following completion of the B.S. degree, a six- to nine-credit internship must be completed. The remaining 12-15 credits are completed as coursework and research during the summer, fall and spring of the fifth year.
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive exam is also required for this accelerated M.S. degree.
  • By successfully completing this program, you will enhance your potential for acceptance into doctoral programs and for careers in teaching, industry, and business.

Program requirements

  • Overall GPA of 3.25 or higher at the end of the junior year
  • Grades of B- or better in all Chemistry, Math and Physics courses
  • Review of application by the Chemistry faculty
  • An interview with the Chemistry department chair