Accelerated B.S./M.S. in Chemistry
This accelerated curriculum is designed for highly motivated students with a GPA of 3.5 or above who wish to obtain both an ACS approved B.S. in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Science/Chemistry degree. The student must complete all requirements for each degree separately. The graduate credits earned as an undergraduate can not be applied toward the B.S. degree. That is, no credits for either program can be applied to the other. A student must complete all requirements for the B.S. degree before entering the graduate program. According to Morgan policy, students in good standing can take up to six credits of graduate in their senior year. Upon completion of their B.S. and acceptance into the graduate program the 6 graduate credits will be transferred to their graduate record. The remaining 28 credits will be obtained during the summer, fall, and spring semesters of the ensuing year.
A major component of this course of study is that students begin research on their proposed master's thesis area while they are still undergraduates. Ideally they would begin laboratory work as a sophomore, but no later than their junior year.