ACS Membership

Introducing New Choices for the ACS Community, starting 2022!

Learn more about the benefits of membership starting on January 1, 2022.

American Chemical Society

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Benefits of Membership

From aspiring scientists to veteran chemists, ACS is here to support you and enhance your professional development.

Advance Your Career in a Global Economy

ACS provides career development and education resources through personal consulting, career fairs, jobs database, professional development courses, and mentoring and student programs.

Connect the World’s Largest Scientific Society

ACS opens doors to collaborate and network with local and global community of like-minded scientists. ACS connects its members through information, education and collaborative thinking to inspire future generations.

Discover More With ACS Scientific Resources

Access to cutting-edge, scientific information. Your work, in conjunction with ACS resources, provides the spark of innovation the world is seeking to meet global challenges.

Share Your Passion For Chemistry With ACS

Your membership empowers ACS to help shape public policy, fund education for underprivileged and underrepresented groups, and facilitate meaningful volunteer opportunities.

A Special Note for Members:

During this COVID-19 crisis, we are offering renewing members a one-year waiver on your unpaid national dues if you’ve suffered hardships due to the pandemic. If you have become unemployed, furloughed, have your hours or wages reduced, or are facing illness or family care responsibilities, please contact Member Services at or via phone at 1-800-333-9511 (1-614-447-3776 for members outside the United States).

Program will be discontinued as of 12/31/2021.

Membership Dues



Perfect for people with a degree, certification, or significant work history in chemical or related sciences, or with certification as a teacher of a chemical science.



For people whose occupation directly concerns the practice of a chemical science, but are ineligible to become Regular Members of ACS. 



For full-time graduate students majoring in a chemical science or a related academic discipline.



For those actively working toward an undergraduate degree in chemistry or in a related academic discipline. 

$29 without C&EN
$65 with C&EN subscription

Do You Qualify for Additional Discounts?

A student or have a disability? We are here to help. Learn more about special dues and categories.

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Give a Gift of Membership

Give an ACS membership to anyone with an interest in the chemical sciences who could benefit from all of the unique privileges that ACS members enjoy.

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Need Inspiration?

Find out how other members are engaging with their ACS community to grow, both personally and professionally.

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MGM is coming to an end December 31, 2021.  Nominate a student, colleague, or friend for membership in ACS and receive a Periodic Table of the Elements blanket when they join!  while supplies last

Learn more about the Member-Get-a-Member program

Membership Services & FAQs

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