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Five-Year B.S./M.S. Program in Chemistry

The Chemistry Department is finally offering 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 complete a thesis. In order to be eligible for the five-year program, students must apply 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 being established.

The deadlines for submitting an application are: January 15 and May 30 of each year (if the deadline falls on a holiday, applications will be due the previous working day).

How to apply

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

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

Majors in the Biochemistry concentration 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.