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Chemistry

BS/MS Program

The Chemistry Department offers a combined B.S./M.S. degree to Chemistry majors.  Students are expected to complete the combined degree program in 5 years and will be required to write a thesis.  Students must apply for the program in their third year and must get a recommendation letter from a faculty mentor.  Research is mandatory; students will complete 3 semesters of Honors Research as undergraduates and 2 semesters of M.S. Thesis work.

Tentative Curriculum Outline

As of now, majors will only be able to receive a combined B.S./M.S. degree in Chemistry.  A combined B.S./M.S. degree in Biochemistry is expected in the near future.

How To Apply

Application Deadlines
January 15 and May 30 of each year (if the deadline falls on a holiday, applications will be due the previous working day).
Requirements
In order to be eligible you should:

  • have 75 course credits
  • have a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • have a 3.0 GPA in Chemistry courses
  • have completed one semester of honors research

If you meet these eligibility requirements:

  • complete both pages of the application form fully
  • attach an unofficial copy of your transcript
  • provide a recommendation letter from your honors research mentor in a sealed envelope

Submit applications to:
Prof. Simon Simms
The City College of New York
Department of Chemistry
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Tel: (212)-650-8402
 

Additional Information

Biochemistry majors can apply for and be admitted to the 5-year Chemistry B.S./M.S. program but those students will need to take chemistry courses towards the degree (i.e. no substitutions with biochemistry courses).

Teaching Assistantships: students in the B.S./M.S. program can become eligible for financial assistance via teaching assistantships.  For this you will be required to take the General GRE test and obtain a good score.  This will be strict requirement.