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Five-Year Accelerated B.S./M.S. Chemistry; Biochemsitry Track
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  Camden Graduate Catalog 2021-2023 Graduate School-Camden Chemistry 160 Degree Requirements Five-Year Accelerated B.S./M.S. Chemistry; Biochemsitry Track  

Five-Year Accelerated B.S./M.S. Chemistry; Biochemsitry Track

Five-Year 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.

We encourage 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 credits)
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 examination.

Research Initiation. 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.

Completed Thesis. 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: The thesis deadline adheres to the same deadline as the Application for Admission to Candidacy for Degree. This can be found by visiting Students should be sure to follow the guidelines set forth in the Thesis and Dissertation Style Guide, which can be found at 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 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 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.
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