Combined BS/MS in Environmental & Green Chemistry
Experts in environmental chemistry examine the physical science underlying environmental problems and find potential solutions. The combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Environmental and Green Chemistry degree equips graduates for the competitive field with the latest knowledge and professional experience.
Studying in Washington, D.C. — the national hub of environmental policy decision making — brings with it exclusive internships and mentoring opportunities at institutions like the World Health Organization, the Environmental Defense Fund, the American Chemical Society and the Environmental Protection Agency. Many of these competitive jobs require a master’s degree in the field; at GW, undergraduate students can complete that degree on an accelerated track. See What Our Environmental and Green Chemistry MS Students are Doing!
Before You Apply
Current GW students should consult the graduate studies advisor for the MS program (Prof. Voutchkova) in their sophomore or junior year before applying. All students must complete a Columbian College Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program Application for Admission. The form must be submitted to the Columbian College Graduate Admissions Office. Once the form has been processed, the student will receive a formal admission letter and their student record will be updated accordingly.
Questions? Email us to speak to an advisor in the combined green chemistry program.
All requirements for both the BA in Chemistry and the MS in Environmental and Green Chemistry must be completed — with the exception that six graduate credits may be taken as part of the undergraduate program.
- First Year
CHEM 1111 & CHEM 1112
And one of the following:
- MATH 1231 & MATH
- 1232 MATH 1220 & MATH 1221
- Second Year
CHEM 2151 & CHEM 2153
CHEM 2152 & CHEM 2154
PHYS 1021 or 1025
PHYS 1022 or 1026
MATH 1232 (if not taken in the first year)
- Third Year
CHEM 3171 & CHEM 3172
One elective (must be approved by program director)
- Fourth Year (Specializing Begins)
Two of the following master's level courses:
- CHEM 6280
- CHEM 6281
- CHEM 6282
- CHEM 6283
- CHEM 6284