Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Combined Degree in Chemistry

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Completed the junior year (95 semester credits) in a Chemistry baccalaureate program with cumulative and chemistry GPAs of 3.0 or better in upper division courses in an American Chemical Society (ACS) certified program.+ International degrees will be evaluated for ACS certification equivalency.
  2. One year general chemistry, one year organic chemistry, one semester analytical chemistry, and one semester physical chemistry.
  3. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
  4. International applicants who have received their bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States or English-speaking Canada are not required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS.
  5. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a chemistry faculty member.
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    Students will be admitted to School of Graduate Studies upon completion of 125 credits.

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    Applicants being considered for Graduate Teaching Assistantships must achieve these minimum TOEFL scores, but have a minimum score of 26/30 on the Speaking subtest.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science combined with the Master of Science (Non-Thesis Option) Degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Chemistry Department.

Non-Thesis Option (32 credits total):

  1. Twelve (12) credits of graduate chemistry from area of specialization. May include one 400-level course from the list below.*+
  2. Nine (9) elective credits (may come from departments other than chemistry).+
  3. One (1) credit of CHEM 509 Graduate Seminar or CHEM 488 Undergraduate Seminar (taken for graduate credit).
  4. Eight (8) credits from either Co-op track or Research Track.
  5. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  6. Two (2) credits of CHEM 997 Independent Study. Preparation of a written independent study and oral presentation of results to the advisor and interested faculty are required for successful completion of this course.
  7. A written Comprehensive Examination in area of chemistry specialization will be taken while in residence. Students will be required to pass the nationally normalized ACS exam in their area of specialization at a proficient level.
  8. Required Courses:
    1. One (1) CHEM 509 Graduate Seminar or CHEM 488 Undergraduate Seminar (taken for graduate credit)
    2. Two (2) credits of CHEM 997 Independent Study. Preparation of a written independent study and oral presentation of results to advisor and interested faculty are required for successful completion of this course.
    3. Eight (8) credit hours from either Co-op tract or Research Track
    4. Co-op Track
      CHEM 537Graduate Coopertive Education6
      CHEM 599Research2
      Research Track
      CHEM 599Research8
    5. Twelve (12) credits of graduate chemistry from area of specialization. May include one 400-level course.
    6. Analytical
      CHEM 541Analytical Spectroscopy3
      CHEM 542Electrochemical Methods3
      CHEM 543Chromatography3
      CHEM 441Instrumental Analysis I - Spectroscopy2
      CHEM 442Instrumental Analysis II - Electrochemistry2
      CHEM 443Instrumental Analysis III - Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry2
      Inorganic
      CHEM 510Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry3
      CHEM 511Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
      CHEM 512Organometallic Chemistry3
      CHEM 454Inorganic Chemistry II3
      CHEM 455Spectroscopy and Structure3
      CHEM 463Advanced Synthesis Laboratory3
      Organic
      CHEM 520Advanced Organic Chemistry I3
      CHEM 521Advanced Organic Chemistry II3
      CHEM 522Advanced Organic Chemistry III3
      CHEM 455Spectroscopy and Structure3
      CHEM 463Advanced Synthesis Laboratory3
      Physical
      CHEM 530Chemical Thermodynamics3
      CHEM 531Chemical Dynamics3
      CHEM 532Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry3
      CHEM 470Thermodynamics & Kinetics3
      CHEM 471Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy3
    7. Nine (9) elective credits (may come from departments other than chemistry).+
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      The following undergraduate courses are eligible for inclusion on graduate programs of study as long as they are NOT required for the B.S. degree. Additional assignments and higher standards of accomplishment are required of students taking these courses for graduate credit: CHEM 441 Instrumental Analysis I - Spectroscopy; CHEM 442 Instrumental Analysis II - Electrochemistry; CHEM 443 Instrumental Analysis III - Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry; CHEM 454 Inorganic Chemistry II; CHEM 455 Spectroscopy and Structure; CHEM 463 Advanced Synthesis Laboratory; CHEM 470 Thermodynamics & Kinetics; and CHEM 471 Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy. See the Undergraduate catalog for course descriptions.

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      Requires prior approval of student’s committee.

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