ACS accreditation can be achieve by B.A. or B.S. chemistry majors on the Traditional or Biochemistry Tracks:

You can claim to have earned an American Chemical Society-approved chemistry degree if you have met the following:

  • Students on the Traditional Chemistry Track who wish to qualify for the American Chemical Society(ACS)-certified degree must complete the traditional chemistry B.A. or B.S. program and include 50:115:403 Biochemistry I  and 50:160:413 Inorganic Chemistry.
  • Students on the Biochemistry Track who wish to qualify for the American Chemical Society(ACS)-certified degree must complete the biochemistry B.A. or B.S. program and include 50:160:325 Analytical Chemistry and 50:160:413 Inorganic Chemistry.
Please visit the ACS Approval Program for Bachelor’s Degree Programs at https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/governance/committees/training/acsapproved.html  for details.

Information is taken from the current American Chemical Society guidelines from their committee on professional training (as of 2008). Visit the ACS Approval Program for Bachelor’s Degree Programs.