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Honors Program

Departmental honors in chemistry requires 1) a GPA of 3.3 overall and in the major; 2) completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with the addition of CHEM 326 and two units total of an approved research experience; and 3) a research thesis turned in to the honors coordinator and approved by at least two chemistry faculty members or their designees. (Note that CHEM 326 is in addition to, not in place of, the upper-level elective required for the Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.)

To obtain honors in chemistry, a student must apply to the University honors program. An application can be submitted through the chemistry honors coordinator after a student has completed 18.5 units total coursework and three and a half units in chemistry past CHEM 141.

Students may contact the Chemistry Honors Program Coordinator, Dr. Michael Norris, for additional information.