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    Jul 04, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry (BS)


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Offered by the Department of Chemistry , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program


Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale). The department counsels freshmen and transfer students, as well as declared chemistry majors.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 72 credit hours with grades of C or better

Course Requirements


Combined Chemistry (BS) and Chemistry (MS)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor’s/master’s programs:

  • Admission is open to undergraduates whose overall grade point average and grade point average in chemistry courses is 3.00 or higher. Applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. Students should discuss their interest in the program with members of the faculty before submitting a formal application. Interested students are encouraged to enroll in CHEM-490 Independent Study Project in Chemistry (1-6)  to conduct independent study research before applying
  • Undergraduate students may apply up to 9 credit hours of approved graduate-level coursework in chemistry and/or STAT-614 Statistical Methods (3)  to satisfy the requirements for both degrees

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