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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

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Departmental Honors

Undergraduates may apply for admission to the departmental honors program after completion of an analytical, organic, and physical chemistry course but no sooner than the beginning of the junior year. Highly motivated and superior B.A. and B.S. students are admitted to the honors program. Honors in chemistry are awarded to students who have been admitted to the program and who have completed the following requirements with superior performance.

  1. CHEM 184 or CHEM 185, CHEM 188 or CHEM 189, CHEM 516, CHEM 517, CHEM 624 or CHEM 628, CHEM 625, CHEM 626 or CHEM 630, CHEM 627, CHEM 646, CHEM 648, CHEM 647, and at least 3 hours of courses in chemistry at the 700 level or CHEM 667.
  2. At least 2 semesters of CHEM 699 (4-8 hours total) resulting in a written thesis.
  3. Evaluation and approval of the thesis by a faculty advisory committee.
  4. Oral presentation of the thesis results at a special departmental seminar or other approved forum.

For an application form and further information, consult the department office.

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