Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Combined Degree in Chemistry
The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- One year general chemistry, one year organic chemistry. One semester analytical chemistry, and one semester physical chemistry are desired. Students with different background in Chemistry will be placed on the level appropriate to their BS degree and/or prior background.+*
- Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- 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.
Students with no prior BS degree will be admitted to School of Graduate Studies upon completion of 120 credits.
Students in this program are not a priority for Departmental financial support through Teaching/Research Assistantship and/or tuition waiver.
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):
- Twelve (12) credits of graduate chemistry.
- Eighteen (18) elective credits.+ May include up to three undergraduate foundation courses, as Scholarly Tools.*
- One (1) credit of CHEM 509 Graduate Seminar .
- A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution, subject to faculty evaluation on the case-by-case basis.
- One (1) credit 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.
- A written Comprehensive Examination (usually an ACS Standardized Test determined by the Advisory Committee) will be taken while in residence. Students will be required to pass the exam.
- Required Courses:
- One (1) CHEM 509 Graduate Seminar.
- One (1) credit 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.
- Eight (8) credit hours of classwork (except the required CHEM 509 and CHEM 997 above) may be replaced with the following Co-op track
Co-op Track CHEM 537 Graduate Cooperative Education 8
- Twelve (12) credits of graduate chemistry. May include up to three 400-level courses from the list provided below.
CHEM 441 Instrumental Analysis I - Spectroscopy 2 CHEM 442 Instrumental Analysis II - Electrochemistry 2 CHEM 443 Instrumental Analysis III - Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry 2 CHEM 455 Spectroscopy and Structure 3 CHEM 463 Advanced Synthesis Laboratory 3 CHEM 470 Thermodynamics & Kinetics 3 CHEM 471 Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy 3 CHEM 475 Materials Chemistry 3 CHEM 510 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 3 CHEM 511 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 CHEM 512 Organometallic Chemistry 3 CHEM 520 Advanced Organic Chemistry I 3 CHEM 521 Advanced Organic Chemistry II 3 CHEM 522 Advanced Organic Chemistry III 3 CHEM 530 Chemical Thermodynamics 3 CHEM 531 Chemical Dynamics 3 CHEM 532 Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry 3 CHEM 541 Analytical Spectroscopy 3 CHEM 542 Electrochemical Methods 3 CHEM 543 Chromatography 3
- Eighteen (18) elective credits May include up to three undergraduate foundation courses as Scholarly Tools.*+
The following undergraduate foundation courses are eligible for inclusion on graduate programs of study (as Scholarly Tools) 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 333 Analytical Chemistry; CHEM 361 Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry I; CHEM 362 Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 454 Inorganic Chemistry II; CHEM 455 Spectroscopy and Structure; CHEM 463 Advanced Synthesis Laboratory; CHEM 466 Fundamentals of Physical and Biophysical Chemistry CHEM 470 Thermodynamics & Kinetics; and CHEM 471 Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy. See the Undergraduate catalog for course descriptions.
Nine (9) elective credits may come from departments other than Chemistry, but this requires prior approval of student’s committee.