William and Mary

Accelerated Combined B.S. / M.S. Degrees in Chemistry

(In addition to the general College requirements)
Kayla Margrey MS 2013Matriculating undergraduates interested in the accelerated combined B.S./M.S. degree program should contact the Chemistry Department when they arrive for advising. Chemistry concentrators may apply for formal admission to the accelerated combined degree program in the second semester of their junior year. The deadline for financial aid consideration is February 15th. Applicants must have completed the first two years of chemistry as well as the physics and math prerequisites before their 3rd year, completed all non-chemistry courses required for the B.S. degree before the 4th year, need no more than one undergraduate chemistry course and an associated lab to complete their B.S. degrees in the 4th year, and  possess an overall GPA average of 3.0 and a 3.0 in chemistry courses.

During the fall semester of the fourth year, students may take no more than one undergraduate chemistry lecture course and an associated lab course to complete their B.S. degree. All B.S. degree requirements must be completed before the second semester of the student’s fourth year. Students are eligible for graduate financial aid only after completing all requirements for the B.S. degree.

Students must begin the research leading to their Master’s thesis the summer following their third year. They are required to continue full-time research the summer following their fourth year. They will complete the graduate coursework during their fourth year and be enrolled in graduate research.

The remaining requirements are the same as for the Master of Science degree in Chemistry. Courses are described in the Graduate Catalog.