ACS Recognition of Global Programs
The ACS program for Recognition of Global Programs in Chemical Sciences promotes excellence in undergraduate chemistry education for institutions outside the United States. Programs that receive this recognition offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.
The role of the ACS Committee on Professional Training (CPT) is to establish guidelines and set standards for ACS approval of bachelor’s degree programs in chemistry at institutions in the United States. The committee has developed an analogous set of international guidelines for the use of chemistry programs outside of the United States. Programs that align with these guidelines receive ACS Recognition.
Why use the ACS International Guidelines?
The ACS International Guidelines provide a mechanism for programs to:
- Evaluate their program
- Identify areas of strength and opportunities for change
- Receive feedback and an assessment of the program from a team of reviewers
- Leverage that feedback to receive additional support from their institutions