Accelerated B.S./M.S. Chemistry, Biochemistry Track
A candidate for the
bachelor of science plus master's degree must complete a total of at least 141 credits of
college work, must fulfill the requirements of the chemistry B.S. and experiential (Plan A, Thesis) M.S. programs and must meet the general undergraduate
curricular requirements of the Camden College of Arts and Sciences.
chemistry students take 50:198:111 Programming Fundamentals
as one of their General Education requirements.
To remain in good standing, students may only receive one D grade in the
chemistry/biochemistry undergraduate lecture courses.
To graduate with the M.S., the
cumulative GPA from graduate lecture-course credits must be a 3.0 or better.
Any student whose average graduate lecture-course GPA for a given semester
falls below a 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Only one C or C+ and a
maximum of 9 credits may be counted toward the 30 graduate credits.
50:160:115 Chemical Principles I (4)
50:160:125 Chemical Principles Lab I (1)
50:160:116 Chemical Principles II (4)
50:160:126 Chemical Principles Lab II (1)
50:160:335 Organic Chemistry I (4)
50:160:339 Organic Chemistry Lab I (1)
50:160:336 Organic Chemistry II (4)
50:160:340 Organic Chemistry Lab II (1)
50:160:326 Instrumental Analysis (3)
50:160:330 Instrumental Analysis Lab (1)
50:160:345 Physical Chemistry I (3)
50:160:347 Physical Chemistry Lab I (1)
50:160:346 Physical Chemistry II (3)
50:160:348 Physical Chemistry Lab II (1)
50:115:403 General Biochemistry I (3)
50:115:407 General Biochemistry Lab I (1)
56:115:512 Biochemistry II (3)
50:115:408 General Biochemistry Lab II (1)
50:160:492 Competence in Chemistry (Exit exam) (1)
50:160:495 Research in Chemistry (2)
50:160:496 Research in Chemistry (2)
56:115:619,620 Graduate Research in Biochemistry (cumulatively 5 credits)
56:115:701,702 Graduate Independent Study in Biochemistry (cumulatively 5
56:160:601 Seminar in Chemistry (1)
56:160:602 Seminar in Chemistry (1)
Students must also choose:
15 graduate chemistry credits from the approved list. These must be
distinct courses from the requirements listed above.
56:160:500 level Any 500-level graduate chemistry lecture course
56:115:500 level Any 500-level graduate biochemistry lecture course
56:160:500 level Any 500-level graduate chemistry laboratory course
56:115:500 level Any 500-level graduate biochemistry laboratory course
One graduate chemistry (115 or 160) course may be substituted with:
56:121:500-level Any 500-level graduate computational and integrative
biology 121 lecture course
56:120:515 Human Genetics (3)
56:120:516 Immunology (3)
56:120:534 Advanced Cell and Developmental Biology (3)
56:120:585 Recombinant DNA Technology (3)
56:120:509 Cytogenetics (4)
56:120:513 Population Genetics (3)
Additionally, students are required to complete the following
courses from other departments:
50:640:121 Unified Calculus I (4)
50:640:122 Unified Calculus II (4)
50:160:221 Unified Calculus III (4)
50:750:131 Elements of Physics I (3)
50:750:133 Elements of Physics Lab I (1)
50:750:132 Elements of Physics II (3)
50:750:134 Elements of Physics Lab II (1)
(Note: 50:750:131 and 132 is preferred, but may be substituted
with 50:750:203 and 204)
50:120:101 General Biology I (3)
50:120:107 General Biology II (3)
50:120:305 Molecular Biology (3)
Faculty Adviser and Committee.
All students will find a faculty
adviser (by mutual consent) at the end of their junior year. With the guidance
of the faculty adviser, two other individuals will be appointed to form the
student's thesis committee. The committee oversees the selection of a research
project, judges the acceptability of the thesis, and conducts the final
At the beginning stages of a the graduate
portion of the research project, an outline of the topic is presented during
seminar for approval. The deadline is mid-semester of the student's first semester
as a graduate student.
The thesis must be approved by the director of the
student's research committee and by the other committee members. For May
graduation, the oral presentation and exam must be completed by mid-April. The
thesis must be submitted online via the Electronic Theses and Dissertations
(ETD) system: https://etd.libraries.rutgers.edu/login.php. The thesis
deadline adheres to the same deadline as the Application for Admission to
Candidacy for Degree. This can be found by visiting https://graduateschool.camden.rutgers.edu/graduation.
Students should be sure to follow the guidelines set forth in the Thesis and
Dissertation Style Guide, which can be found at https://graduateschool.camden.rutgers.edu/graduation.
If additional time to complete a thesis is required, the student will inform
the thesis adviser and register for 56:160:800 Matriculation
Continuation, until the
project is completed.
Thesis Presentation and Final Examination. The thesis
presentation is given during the semester in which the student completed his or
her course of study. The presentation is open to the public and possibly
scheduled as a research seminar.
A diploma application must be submitted online in accordance with the deadlines that can be found at https://graduateschool.camden.rutgers.edu/graduation. The Application for Admission to Candidacy for Degree (side one) should be completed by the candidate and submitted to the graduate director prior to the examination/defense. Application forms are available at https://graduateschool.camden.rutgers.edu/graduation. The student must inform the graduate director of the intent to complete the final examination/defense. The examination must be completed in accordance with the schedule established by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School-Camden and the chemistry program. In the event of an unfavorable decision, the examination may be repeated twice.