BS in Chemistry
Earn your bachelor of science degree in chemistry at TWU.
This flexible degree plan combines a liberal arts education with a concentration in chemistry. Our undergraduate chemistry program will allow you to major in chemistry while also pursuing a specialization in an almost unlimited number of other areas, such as business, journalism, biology, mathematics, nutrition or computer science.
Unparalleled research opportunities
As an undergraduate student, you will participate in cutting-edge research with knowledgeable faculty. You will have opportunities to present your work at local, regional and national scientific conferences. Many of our undergraduate students are co-authors on peer-reviewed papers published in prestigious journals such as The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ACS Omega, Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications, and Journal of the American Chemical Society.
State of the art facilities
Learn the theory and practice of instrumental analysis in our outstanding, state of the art chemistry laboratories. Our undergraduate teaching labs are equipped with instrumentation such as GC-MS, AA Spectrometer, UV/Vis and fluorescence spectrometers, and a 90 MHz NMR spectrometer.
A network of successful alumni
Our undergraduate students have gone on to Ph.D. programs at institutions such as Washington University, Duke University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A culture of safety and sustainability
The development of GLPs (Good Laboratory Practices) includes learning and using safe practices in the chemical laboratory. We have developed a culture in which safety is both a personal and social responsibility. We are also incorporating more environmentally sound practices into our undergraduate laboratory courses. As an example of "Green Chemistry" in action, we have incorporated microwave synthesis experiments into our second-year organic lab.
Award-winning faculty and curriculum
For “graduating chemists with civic lenses” and addressing such social issues as sustainability, water quality and safety, the TWU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was recently singled out for special recognition by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Faculty from the department also received the William E. Bennet Award, presented by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, for their success in promoting civic engagement and social responsibility through their courses and degree programs.
When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution.
Check out the links below for specific admissions information:
- How to apply
- Freshman Student Admissions
- Transfer Student Admissions
- International Student Admissions
- Other Types of Undergraduate Admissions
Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.
Admission to the Accelerated B.S. in Chemistry or BioChemistry/M.S. in Chemistry
To apply to the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's program in Chemistry, students must:
- Be currently enrolled as a TWU Chemistry major.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
- Have successfully completed a minimum of 72 but no more than 90 hours of coursework toward the bachelor's.
- Have a minimum of 12 hours remaining in chemistry courses toward the major.
How to Apply to the Accelerated Program
To apply, students must:
- Receive approval from the Division Lead.
- Once admitted to the Accelerated Program students must apply to the graduate M.S. in Chemistry program. Students cannot enroll in graduate-level coursework until accepted by the Graduate School.
Accelerated Graduate Program Policy Guidelines
Students may apply to the accelerated graduate degree program once they have attained advanced junior standing with at least 72 undergraduate semester credit hours (SCH). Upon admission to an accelerated program, students with senior standing (90 earned SCH) may enroll in graduate courses for credit. Approved courses will apply to both an undergraduate and a graduate degree.
- Undergraduate students may enroll in no more than 6 SCH of graduate coursework in each semester or term.
- Minimal criteria for admission will include a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. The program may set higher GPA requirements as outlined on their TWU graduate program website at the time of graduate application.
- Once admitted to an accelerated program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the remainder of their baccalaureate degree, or their admission to the accelerated graduate program may be revoked. Academic components may set additional requirements for their programs.
Graduate Application Process
All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.
This academic program may have additional graduate admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the graduate program's website.
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