Accelerated B.S. Chemistry

Accelerated BS to MS Program

Students accepted into an accelerated undergraduate program may take departmentally approved graduate coursework as part of their undergraduate curriculum.  These credits will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees and can fulfill major requirements, upper-division requirements, and/or free electives.  For details on accelerated programs at Idaho State University, please see (Degree Requirements). 

Once accepted into an accelerated degree program, it is strongly recommended for students to stay in close communication with their advisor regarding pursuit of acceptance into the Graduate School and the master's degree program at Idaho State University. Acceptance into an accelerated program during the bachelor's degree program is the first step in the admissions process. A separate application to the Graduate School is necessary for all accelerated programs. For more information regarding application and admission to the Graduate School at Idaho State University, please see the Graduate Admissions section of the graduate catalog (

Chemistry Accelerated Criteria 

Students may be admitted to the program after having completed 64 credit hours. Application for admission must be made to the Chemistry Department. Students may replace up to 6 credits of 4400-level CHEM lecture or laboratory requirements or electives (CHEM 4400, CHEM 4407, CHEM 4433, CHEM 4437, CHEM 4438, CHEM 4445, CHEM 4447, CHEM 4470, CHEM 4499) with 5500- level analogs of these courses.  These credits will count simultaneously toward both BS and MS degree requirements for students in this program.  In addition, the student should have completed the following courses or their equivalent:

Program Admission Requirements

One year General Chemistry lecture with laboratory (for example General Chemistry I and II with labs (CHEM 1111, CHEM 1111L, CHEM 1112, CHEM 1112L)9
One year Organic Chemistry lecture with laboratory (for example Organic Chemistry I and II with labs (CHEM 3301, CHEM 3303, CHEM 3302, CHEM 3304)8
One year Calculus (for example Calculus I and II (MATH 1170, MATH 1175)8
One year Physics lecture with laboratory (for example Engineering Physics I & II with labs (PHYS 2211, PHYS 2212, PHYS 2213, PHYS 2214)10
Suggested Preparatory Courses
Students are encouraged, but not required, to complete the following courses prior to entering the program. These courses must be completed eventually to satisfy the BS degree requirements and also serve as prerequisites for advanced courses in the BS/MS degree.
BIOL 1101
Biology I
and Biology I Lab
CHEM 2211
CHEM 2213
Inorganic Chemistry I
and Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 2232
CHEM 2234
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Total Credits47
Including the University General Education Requirements listed elsewhere (8 of the 9 General Education Objectives, a minimum of 36 credits--see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Information section of this catalog), the program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree totals a minimum of 120 credits as follows:

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 1 - ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102 16
Objective 2 - COMM 11013
Objective 3 - MATH 11704
Objective 46
Objective 5 - BIOL 1101,1101L & CHEM 1111,1111L9
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits40

“P” courses are equivalent to the original course.    

Major Requirements

BIOL 1101
Biology I
and Biology I Lab
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
MATH 1170Calculus I4
MATH 1175Calculus II4
PHYS 2211
PHYS 2213
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 2212
PHYS 2214
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
CHEM 2211Inorganic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2213Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 2232
CHEM 2234
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
CHEM 3301
CHEM 3303
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 3302
CHEM 3304
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 3331
CHEM 3334
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
CHEM 3351
CHEM 3352
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 3365
CHEM 3366
Synthetic Methods
and Synthetic Methods Laboratory
BIOL 4432Biochemistry3
BIOL 4445
BIOL 4447
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry II
CHEM 4445
CHEM 4447
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry II
CHEM 5545
CHEM 5547
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry II
CHEM 4451
CHEM 4452
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
Senior Research (6 credits required)
CHEM 4491Seminar1

 Suggested Electives Eligible for 5500-level credit*

CHEM 4400/5500Practicum in Physical Science2
CHEM 4407/5507Inorganic Chemistry II2
CHEM 4433/5533Environmental Chemistry2
CHEM 4437/5537Environmental Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 4438/5538Experimental Biochemistry1
CHEM 4470/5570Biorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 4499/5599Experimental Course1-6

Up to 6 credits at the 5500-level may simultaneously count toward both BS and MS degree requirements 

 Degree Totals 

Program Admission Requirements
General Education40
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed)60
Upper Division Free Electives2
Free Electives18
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)