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.
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
Applications should be submitted to:
Prof. Simon Simms
The City College of New York
Department of Chemistry
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
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.