The Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has developed guidelines for academic programs/chemistry departments in colleges and universities that prepare undergraduate students for employment as professional chemists, for entrance into graduate school in chemistry and related fields, and for employment in areas in which a strong background in chemistry is needed. On behalf of the ACS, the Committee approves those departments or programs that meet the guidelines that define high-quality undergraduate programs and reviews the programs of approved departments on a five-year cycle.

The Committee last reviewed the programs of the Missouri S&T Chemistry Department in 2006. The Committee concluded that our department continues to meet the guidelines that have been established for ACS-approved chemistry and polymers programs.

In addition to the ACS-approved chemistry programs, the department also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry.