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 ACS Committee on Professional Training (CPT) reviewed the department’s 2021 periodic report, determined that the program meets all requirements in the ACS guidelines, and recommended continuation of ACS approval of the B.S. program. Thus, the department can continue to provide certificates to its graduates. The department’s next periodic report is due in 2027.
In addition to the ACS-approved chemistry programs, the department also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry.