Institutional Environment

Because the program exists in the context of the institutional mission, it must support the needs, career goals and interests of the institution's students.

Institutional Accreditation

  • The institution must be accredited by the regional accrediting body.

Program Organization

  • The chemistry faculty must have reasonable autonomy over budget, faculty selection, promotion, curriculum development and assignment of teaching responsibilities.

Program Budget

  • The institution must have stable financial support at a reasonable level that is consistent with the resources of the institution and its educational mission.

Number of Graduates

  • The program must award an average of at least two chemistry degrees per year during any six-year period.

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Mail: Office of Professional Training
American Chemical Society, 1155 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036