The goal of Chemistry’s dual BS/MS degree is to improve the academic foundation of undergraduates in the chemical sciences and allow them to become more competitive for employment and/or admission into Ph.D. graduate programs and health professional schools, such as medical and dental programs. This dual degree BS/MS degree is designed to provide students with hands-on training in research and analysis, but in a reduced timeframe of 5 years. Students will learn to operate state-of-the-art instrumentation, develop analytical skills, improve their written and oral presentation skills specific to the chemical sciences, and receive the professional training necessary to advance their careers.
Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate in the University of Miami. Students are encouraged to have two terms of research in their junior year and must enter the BS/MS program by the beginning of their senior year. Research requirements must be carried out under the direction of the same faculty member throughout both their senior and MS years. All requirements for the BS in Chemistry degree must be completed by the end of their senior year.