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BS in Chemistry/ MS in Computer Science (5 Year Program)

This program will allow students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Computer Science in a five year format. One specific objective of the program is to prepare students to enter the field of Computational Chemistry. In general, the program would allow students to acquire expertise in two distinct knowledge bases so that they will possess the capability of managing technological applications and innovations across the two disciplines. Graduates will be prepared to pursue advanced degrees or to enter industry. 

We offer two tracks in this five year program:

  1. ACS certified BS in CHM/MS in CS, and
  2. BS in CHM/MS in CS

Requirements 

Courses that fulfill both college core options and major requirements

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 109  & 110

General Chemistry I & II

10

MTH 231

Calculus I

4

CS 201

Computer Science I

4

Total

 

18


Required courses from outside the department

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

MTH 232

Calculus II

4

MTH 233 or 302

Calculus III or Differential Equations

4-3

MTH 310

Discrete Math

3

PHY 101 & 102

Physics I & II

8

CS 202

Computer Science II

4

Ten CS Grad Courses

CS 600, 610, 650, 772, 620, 630, 981 CS elective #1, #2, #3

30

Total

 

52-53


Required departmental courses

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

CHM 209 & 210

Organic Chemistry I & II

6

CHM 220

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2

CHM 222

Analytical Chemistry

3

CHM 309 & 310

Physical Chemistry I & II

6

CHM 311 & 312

Physical Chemistry Lab I & II

4

CHM 320

Chemical Synthesis Laboratory

2

CHM 322

Instrumental Analysis

3

CHM 327

Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

3

CHM 409

Computational Chemistry

3

CHM 421

Biochemistry I

3

CHM 441 or 442

Research I or II

2

CHM 450

Chemistry Seminar

2

 

Advanced Elective #1

2-3

Total

 

41-42

Choice of Advanced Electives: CHM 400, CHM 401, CHM 427, CHM 441, CHM 442, PHY 323, PHY 324
Students may choose a non ACS-certified BS in CHM/MS in CS, in which case they may take two free elective courses in replacement of CHM 320, CHM 421, CHM 327, CHM Advanced Elective.