ACS accreditation can only be achieved by B.S. chemistry majors on either the Traditional or Biochemistry Track:
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.S. program and include 50:115:403 Biochemistry I and 50:160:413 Inorganic Chemistry (as two of their three electives), and Biochemistry Lab 50:115:407 as their advanced lab.
- Students on the Biochemistry Track who wish to qualify for the American Chemical Society (ACS)-certified degree must complete the biochemistry B.S. program and include 50:160:325 Analytical Chemistry and 50:160:413 Inorganic Chemistry (as their two electives).
(For BS/MS candidates the cross listed graduate analogs of these courses are also acceptable).
This certification is based on the 2015 guidelines. For more information, please visit the ACS Approval Program for Bachelor’s Degree Programs at https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/policies/acs-approval-program.html