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
For more information and how to apply click here.

Recommended Course Schedule

Freshman Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 109 General Chemistry I 5
MTH 135 or
MTH 231
Pre-Calculus or
Calculus I
3 or
4
COL 150 Columba Seminar 4
PHY 101 General Physics I 4

Total

 

16-17


Freshman Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 110 General Chemistry II 5
MTH 231 or
MTH 232
Calculus I or
Calculus II
4
ENG 120 English Composition 3
PHY 102 General Physics I 4

Total

 

16


Sophomore Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 209 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 220 Organic Lab I 2
CS 201 Computer Science I 4
MTH 232,
MTH 233 or
MTH 302
Calculus II,
Calculus III or
Differential Equations
4
CHM 222 Analytical Chemistry 3

Total

 

16


Sophomore Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 210 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 221 Organic Lab II 2
CS 102 Computer Science II 4
MTH 233,
MTH 302 or
College Core
Calculus III,
Differential Equations or
College Core
4
or
3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

15-16


Junior Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 309 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHM 311 Physical Lab I 2
Strongly recommended:
CHM 321
Strongly recommended:
Biochemistry I
3
MTH 310 Discrete Mathematics 3
CS 600 Data Statistics 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

17


Junior Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 310 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHM 312 Physical Lab 2
Strongly recommended:
CHM 327
Strongly recommended:
Inorganic Chemistry
3
CS 610 Computer Organization 3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

17


Senior Year: Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 450 Seminar 2
CHM Elective* or
College Core
Chemistry Elective* or
College Core
3
CS 620 Database Systems 3
CS 650 Operating Systems 3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

17


Senior Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CHM 322 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHM 409 Computational Chemistry 3
CS 772 Parallel Computing 3
College Core College Core 3
College Core College Core 3

Total

 

15


Graduate Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CS 980 Computer Science Thesis 3
CS Graduate Electives Computer Science Graduate Electives 6
Total

 

9


Graduate Year: Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CS 981 Computer Science Thesis 3
CS Graduate Electives Computer Science Graduate Electives 6
Total

 

9


* CHM elective: CHM 321, 327, or any “Adv. CHM elective” listed under ACS major. ACS-certified major available by adding: 321, 327, 2 Advanced Chemistry electives.