In many college and university chemistry departments more than one path is offered for a chemistry, biochemistry or related major. The Chemistry (ACS Certified) program of Villanova University results in an ACS-certified degree invariably is the more demanding one. Potential employers and graduate schools alike value the extra rigor and additional requirements of the certified degree.
In order to acquire ACS certification, a student must complete all of the courses that the department has determined are necessary to meet the current ACS criteria. Certification is by no means mandatory. Neither graduate schools nor employers require it, although the set of courses required for certification is a reasonable guide to what a good undergraduate program in chemistry should include.
Successful completion of the undergraduate chemistry curriculum results in the award of a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in chemistry that is certified by the American Chemical Society. Chemistry majors need to complete 138 credit hours covering both science and liberal arts requirements for the B.S. degree in chemistry. In addition to chemistry, the science requirements specify two semesters of calculus and two semesters of physics. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Students can opt for a concentration in biochemistry. The first two years are the same for both programs, while the programs differ in the number of biochemistry and biology courses taken during the junior and senior years. Seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 can opt to take graduate courses, which allow them to learn advanced material in a more specialized area.
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- Inorganic Chemistry Lab
- Ancients Humanities Seminar
- Quant. Anal. Lab
- Quantitative Analysis
- Organic Chemistry Lab
- 48 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Biochemistry View 1825 other Masters in Chemistry in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova and required essays
- Official secondary school academic records (with official English translation) and letters of recommendation
- Application fee of $80
- Standardized test scores (SAT and/or ACT)
- Proof of English language proficiency
International56730 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 56730 USD per year during 48 months.
National56730 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 56730 USD per year during 48 months.
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