BS Chemistry/MFS with a Concentration in Forensic Chemistry

The BS Chemistry/MFS with a Concentration in Forensic Chemistry is a combined degree program that allows students to complete a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's degree with a concentration in forensic chemistry by counting of credits for several courses towards both programs. The combined degrees are typically granted in a shorter time and at lower cost than if both programs were pursued separately.

Suggested Program of Study

FIRST YEAR

FALL     SPRING
CHEM 1111 4   CHEM 1112 4
PHYS 1021 or BISC 1111 4   PHYS 1022 or BISC 1112 4
MATH 1231 3   MATH 1232 3
UW (Writing) 1020* 4   ELECTIVE 3
      GEC** 3
TOTAL 15     17
         
SECOND YEAR FALL     SPRING
CHEM 2151 3   CHEM 2152 3
CHEM 2153 1   CHEM 2154 1
BISC 1111 or PHYS 1021 4   CHEM 2122 3
GEC 3   BISC 1112 or PHYS 1022 4
ELECTIVE 3   GEC 3
      ELECTIVE 3
TOTAL 14   TOTAL 17
         

THIRD YEAR

FALL     SPRING
CHEM 3171 3   CHEM 3172 3
CHEM 2123W 1   CHEM 3173 2
ELECTIVE 3   FORS 6211 3
GEC 3   ELECTIVE 3
ELECTIVE 3   GEC 3
ELECTIVE 3      
TOTAL 16   TOTAL 14
         

FOURTH YEAR

FALL     SPRING
CHEM 4122 3   CHEM 4134 3
CHEM 3165* 3   FORS*** 3
FORS 6221 3   FORS*** 3
ELECTIVE 3   ELECTIVE 3
ELECTIVE 3   ELECTIVE 3
TOTAL 15   TOTAL 15
         

FIFTH YEAR

FALL     SPRING
FORS 3   FORS 3
FORS 3   FORS 3
FORS 3   FORS 3
FORS 3      
TOTAL 12   TOTAL 9
 

* UW 1020 (University Writing) is taken in the freshman year, followed by two courses (6 credits total) designated as Writing in the Discipline. The latter are departmental GCR or elective courses with a writing component.

**GEC; General Education Curriculum for Arts and Sciences students.  See the Bulletin or academic advisors for acceptable courses.  Currently 24 hours total.  Chemistry majors normally fulfill the requirements in mathematics (quantitative reasoning) and natural and/or physical laboratory sciences (scientific reasoning) with the prerequisite courses for the major.  The remaining requirements are for 6 credits of social sciences, 6 of humanities and 3 of the arts.

***All students must complete a Combined Bachelor's/Master's Program Application for Admission early in the third year. After securing the approval of the DGS in Forensic Sciences, the student must submit the completed form to the CCAS Graduate Admissions Office.  Once the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Program Application for Admission is submitted to CCAS, the student will be sent a formal admission letter and their student record will be updated accordingly.  Required:  FORS 6211 and 6221 plus two courses from:  6206, 6234, 6235, 6238, or 6239

# Biochemistry 3261 may be taken in the Junior or Senior year.

NOTE: Candidates wishing to have an ACS certified degree must also take CHEM 4123 and CHEM 4195 (for 3 credits) in addition to the above courses. Chemistry 4195, Undergraduate Research, may be elected in the Junior or Senior Year. A course in a structured computer programming language is recommended.

Chemistry Alunnae Leaders at American Chemical Society

GW Chemistry alumnae have been strong leaders at the American Chemical Society (ACS). Nancy B. Jackson, BS ’79, served as ACS President in 2011. Fellow alumna Madeleine Jacobs, BS ’68, served as the ACS Executive Director and CEO from 2004-2015.

 

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