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Degrees

Degrees offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Shared credit BS/MS (4+1) Option

Please see the Chemistry Roadmaps

University requirement

  • Admitted to a degree-granting college
  • Earned 128 hours minimum
  • Completion of ENGL 102 (or equivalent)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of Core Curriculum
    • All courses being used toward the Core must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher; grades of “C-” or lower will NOT count toward completion of core requirements.
    • Core courses

College requirement

  • 96 hours of coursework taken from departments housed in A&S
  • 42 hours upper division coursework
  • 128 earned hours minimum in course work acceptable to A&S
    • Excludes remedial coursework
    • Excludes coursework in pre-professional and/or technical programs
    • Includes up to 4 hours of PENP or performance music or dance

Degree requirements are based off of the catalog year that students enter the University. Students are allowed to choose from any catalog after their first academic year.

Departmental requirement

B.A. degree

  • Required Chemistry courses:
    • 121/123L (4)
    • 122/124L (4)
    • 253L (4)
    • 301/303L (4)
    • 302/304L (4)
    • 315 (4)
  • Required non-chemistry courses:
    • Physics 151/151L and 152/152L
    • Math 162 and 163
  • Elective courses (minimum 7 hours):
    • 421
    • 425
    • 431
    • 453L
    • 457
    • 471
    • 495-496 (no more than 2 credit hours)

B.S. degree

  • Required Chemistry courses:
    • 121/123L (4)
    • 122/124L (4)
    • 253L (4)
    • 301/303L (4)
    • 302/304L (4)
    • 311 (3)
    • 312 (3)
    • 411L (3)
    • 431 (3)
    • 453L (4)
  • Required non-chemistry courses:
    • Physics 160/160L and 161/161L
    • Math 162, 163, 264 and one course from 311-316
  • Elective courses (minimum 7 hours):
    • 325-498 (up to 3 credits of 495-498 or 2 credits of 495-498 and 1 credit of 325-326)
    • At least 3 credit hours must be for a laboratory course

Chemistry Minor

  • Chemistry courses:
    • 121/123L (4)
    • 122/124L (4)
    • 253L (4)
    • 301/303L (4)
    • 302/304L (4)

Other information can be found from UNM Catalog UNM 2012-2013 Catalog »Colleges »College of Arts & Sciences »Chemistry and Chemical Biology »Undergraduate Programs

Shared credit BS/MS (4+1) option for Chemistry majors

UNM Chemistry majors can earn a coursework MS degree in the Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering Graduate program in one year!

How?
By using shared credit from selected upper level undergraduate majors courses taken during the senior year.

The UNM School of Engineering has recently approved the “4+1” BS/MS shared credit program:
Who can apply for this program?
Students (junior level) from A&S science department majors (e.g. Chemistry) are eligible and encouraged to apply to the NSMS 4+1 option

How does it work?
Following acceptance, students take their senior level electives and one to two graduate courses.  The BS degree is awarded then students take an additional year of graduate courses in the NSMS program, which, upon completion, the MS degree is awarded

What upper level undergraduate course credits can be applied towards an NSMS MS degree?
    Typically, anywhere between 8-12 credits may be applied toward the MS degree

Is there a fee or obligation?
    There is no application fee and students may opt out at any time

Where can I obtain more information?
    Please see Prof. John Grey (jkgrey@unm.edu) for more details!