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Fort Hays State University's Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
degree has gained approval of the American Chemical Society. Graduates of
the FHSU chemistry program are eligible to be members of the society after
A representative from the Committee on Professional Training visited the
Chemistry Department in December 2011. After review, the committee
concluded that the program met the "spirit and intent of the ACS guidelines
for approved schools."
"The ACS sets high standards for all parts of a degree program, so it is an
honor rather than accreditation to have received their approval," said Dr.
James Hohman, chair of the Department of Chemistry. "We had to update our
degree program to meet the standards. We consider this an honor to be
approved by the ACS."
Is chemistry your favorite class
in high school? Do you like
understanding the world around you at its most basic level, and how matter
interacts? Do you think you might
go to medical, dental or pharmacy school down the road? If so, an in-depth and challenging
degree in chemistry may be a great choice for you!
Simply stated, chemistry is the
study of matter and the changes it can undergo. Chemistry is not limited to experiments that happen in
laboratories. Rather, it can be found everywhere in the world around you. A
solid grounding in chemistry can prepare you for a wide variety of exciting
careers in industry, in scientific research, in government agencies, in
education, and in the health professions.
Why Choose FHSU’s Department of Chemistry
Most colleges and universities
offer undergraduate degrees in chemistry.
So why choose FHSU? Here
are a few reasons for you to consider:
Learn more about your options in the
chemistry program at FHSU by exploring the Web site. Please feel free to contact the Department of Chemistry if you would like to speak with a faculty advisor about becoming
a chemistry major at FHSU.