Volume 90 Issue 39 | p. 39 | ACS Comments
Issue Date: September 24, 2012

Revising The ACS Guidelines For Bachelor’s Degree Programs

By Anne B. McCoy, Ron C. Estler
Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS Comment, academia, education

For the past 75 years, the American Chemical Society has operated an approval program for bachelor’s degree programs in chemistry. Leading chemists from the top chemistry graduate programs initiated the ACS approval program to promote excellence in the education and training of chemists at the undergraduate level. ACS established the Committee on Professional Training (CPT) to administer the ACS approval program. Currently, 669 undergraduate chemistry programs are ACS approved. The . . .

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