This degree option satisfies the requirements for certification by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and represents the minimum undergraduate preparation recommended by the ACS for professional chemists. This chemistry curriculum prepares students for careers as professional chemists and provides an excellent basis for further graduate and professional areas of study.
Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Students must have a grade of C or higher in CHEM 161 and a grade point average of 2.0 or better to be admitted to the program.
Admission Criteria for Pre-Chemistry
Any first-year student interested in graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry degree can enter Fayetteville State University as a pre-chemistry major. Once the student passes CHEM 161, he or she can switch from Pre-Chemistry to the Chemistry major.
Core Requirements: Minimum of 38 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.
Program Admission Requirements: See Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry above.
Other Major Requirements: Students must have a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to graduate.
Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester.