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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

5-6 years
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Fast-track your education and seize your opportunity to change the world and explore new frontiers in chemistry with innovative ideas and daring research.
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry qualifies you to be a professional chemist or to earn a certificate in forensic science. And cutting-edge research and innovative coursework make UNT an ideal place to pursue a Master of Science degree in Chemistry.

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Why Earn Combined Chemistry Degrees?

The B.S. in Chemistry degree is certified by the American Chemical Society, and is designed primarily for students planning to pursue advanced graduate studies or to seek employment in private industry or in a government laboratory.

The undergraduate chemistry programs at the University of North Texas provide many opportunities beyond formal classroom instruction. Students can perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Many of our undergraduate students have co-authored research publications resulting from their undergraduate research, and many have gone on to graduate studies at top research universities.

Cutting-edge research and innovative coursework make UNT an ideal place to pursue a Master of Science degree in Chemistry.

From designing new optoelectronic or pharmaceutical materials to reducing toxic emissions and the invention of new clean fuels, our combination of internationally recognized faculty members and state-of-the-art facilities has provided alumni with the tools needed to thrive and succeed in the job market.

The Graduate Track Pathway leading to M.S. in Chemistry is designed to offer early provisional admission to well-prepared UNT undergraduate students. This pathway will provide the opportunity for qualified UNT undergraduate students to first earn a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and then progress on the path towards a Masters (M.S.) degree in Chemistry. The student can take a maximum of 6 credit hours of graduate courses while the student is completing the BS degree. These credits will be counted towards both the BS and M.S. degrees.

Marketable Skills
  • Operation of modern spectrometric instrumentation
  • Operation of modern chromatographic instrumentation
  • Application of appropriate statistical methods
  • Safe handling of stable compounds
  • Laboratory notebook keeping
  • Operation of modern analytical instrumentation
  • Data analysis
  • Undergraduate lab instruction skills
  • Independent research ability
  • Professional soft skills

Combined Chemistry Degrees Highlights

The chemistry program is recognized for its excellence in education, earning accreditation from the American Chemical Society. This distinction means we meet or exceed high standards for excellence in education.
Many opportunities are available for our students to participate in undergraduate research. This helps you prepare for graduate school, gain experience for an internship, or publish in a scientific journal.
The Chemistry Resource Center and the Computational Chemistry Instructional Laboratory provide mentoring and tutoring services to Chemistry majors. You can also participate in the student chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma, a professional chemistry fraternity, or the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society.
The Department of Chemistry offers diverse opportunities for graduate students interested in cutting-edge technology and research. We allow students to pursue their scientific creativity with guidance from leading chemistry faculty.
Interdisciplinary studies are encouraged within Chemistry and other science departments. Notable areas of strength include computational chemistry, materials chemistry, chemistry education research, and chemical biology.
UNT is ranked as a Tier One Research University by the Carnegie Classification system, is one of the five largest university in Texas, and is the most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area.

Career Outlook

This program puts you on the fast track toward a Master's (M.S.) degree in chemistry and provides outstanding preparation for students planning to eventually pursue a Ph.D. Earning an advanced degree in chemistry prepares you to be a leader in the scientific and technological advances that will bring us a better future. M.S. and Ph.D. graduates are valued for their knowledge of advanced subject material and, especially, for their research skills and experience.

Recent alumni of UNT's chemistry graduate program have received positions at world-class companies and institutions, including:

  • Intel
  • Honeywell
  • Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Lockheed-Martin
  • AMPAC Fine Chemicals

Combined Chemistry Degrees Courses You Could Take

Instrumental Analysis (3 hrs)
Principles and theory of chemical analysis utilizing absorption spectroscopy in ultraviolet, visible and infrared regions, nuclear and electron spin resonance, mass spectrometry, chromatography, polarography and other advanced instrumental techniques.
Organic Chemistry (3 hrs)
Survey of organic chemistry involving a systematic study of classes of reactions with an integration of fact and theory.
Inorganic Chemistry (3 hrs)
Survey of inorganic chemistry involving a systematic study of atomic structure, structure and bonding in inorganic and organometallic compounds, and representative inorganic reactions.
Chemistry Behind the Elements (3 hrs)
The fundamentals of the universe are based on principles of periodicity as revealed in the descriptive chemistry of the elements. Among the areas covered are the characteristics of the families of elements, when and where each element was discovered and by whom the discoveries were made. Also includes the impact these discoveries have had on society and technological advances. Pertinent industrial applications of the elements and materials derived from them are presented.
Honors General Chemistry (3 hrs)
Fundamental concepts, states of matter, periodic table, structure, solutions and compounds of representative elements.

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