Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry is designed to provide a thorough foundation in the various fields of chemistry and the related sciences. The program is for students planning careers in the chemical industries or governmental laboratories, or who intend to do graduate work in chemistry. The degree satisfies requirements for professional recognition by the American Chemical Society.

A majority of students earning the BS degree in chemistry continue with a Ph.D. program. Students planning to apply to graduate schools in chemistry should contact the undergraduate office for information about National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships.

All Students in the Bachelor of Science program are strongly encouraged to take the Chemical Safety Course (CEM 444) and complete two or more semesters of undergraduate research (CEM 420), usually during the junior or senior year. Contact your advisor or the undergraduate office for details.

All new majors in chemistry should schedule an appointment with the Chemistry Undergraduate Director for an overview of the program and assignment of an advisor. To schedule appointments, phone the undergraduate coordinator, Steve Poulios, at (517) 353-1134.

Important announcements and course information are communicated to chemistry majors through electronic mail. Periodically your email for messages.

Course Requirements for a BS in Chemistry:

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Michigan State University you must satisfy university, college, and departmental level requirements. The requirements are as follows:

Please note: These guidelines are presented for planning purposes only. Students MUST consult a Chemistry Department advisor for reliable and exact determination of an individual's course requirements.

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