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.


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).

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:
BS/MS Program Application
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue, MR-1024
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.


Last Updated: 11/01/2022 20:52