The Department offers a program for students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry in as quickly as five years. The dual-degree program requires admission in the Spring term of a student’s junior year.

Admission Criteria

  1. In the first semester of your Junior Year, contact the Graduate Program Director to determine eligibility. Also, visit the Graduate School’s Accelerated Degree Program webpage to learn about the application process.
  2. At least 90 credits and a planned graduation with a B.S. in Chemistry – Traditional or Biochemistry Track – from Rutgers-Camden at the end of the junior year or at least 90 credits and a planned graduation with a B.A. in Chemistry – Traditional or Biochemistry Track – from Rutgers-Camden at the end of the junior year
  3. GPA of 3.5 in major and overall
  4. Three supportive letters of recommendation from faculty or scientific supervisor, wherein at least two letters are from faculty
  5. Personal letter indicating your career goals and interests. This letter should indicate which Bachelor and Master degrees or tracks are sought.

Upon admittance to the accelerated program, the student may begin graduate school in the summer after graduation. Upon entering graduate school, the student will already have completed two of the courses required for the master’s degree.