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. 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.+*
  2. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
  3. 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.

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.
  2. Eighteen (18) elective credits.+ May include up to three undergraduate foundation courses, as Scholarly Tools.*
  3. One (1) credit of CHEM 509 Graduate Seminar .
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Required Courses:
    1. One (1) CHEM 509 Graduate Seminar.
    2. 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.
    3. Eight (8) credit hours of classwork (except the required CHEM 509 and CHEM 997 above) may be replaced with the following Co-op track
    4. Co-op Track
      CHEM 537Graduate Cooperative Education8
    5. Twelve (12) credits of graduate chemistry. May include up to three 400-level courses from the list provided below.
    6. CHEM 441Instrumental Analysis I - Spectroscopy2
      CHEM 442Instrumental Analysis II - Electrochemistry2
      CHEM 443Instrumental Analysis III - Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry2
      CHEM 455Spectroscopy and Structure3
      CHEM 463Advanced Synthesis Laboratory3
      CHEM 470Thermodynamics & Kinetics3
      CHEM 471Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy3
      CHEM 475Materials Chemistry3
      CHEM 510Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry3
      CHEM 511Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
      CHEM 512Organometallic Chemistry3
      CHEM 520Advanced Organic Chemistry I3
      CHEM 521Advanced Organic Chemistry II3
      CHEM 522Advanced Organic Chemistry III3
      CHEM 530Chemical Thermodynamics3
      CHEM 531Chemical Dynamics3
      CHEM 532Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry3
      CHEM 541Analytical Spectroscopy3
      CHEM 542Electrochemical Methods3
      CHEM 543Chromatography3
    7. Eighteen (18) elective credits May include up to three undergraduate foundation courses as Scholarly Tools.*+