ACS Approval Program for Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Committee on Professional Training |ACS Guidelines and Supplements | CPT Newsletter | Symposia & Events | Reports & Surveys | About CPT | Membership

ACS promotes excellence in chemistry education for undergraduate students through approval of baccalaureate chemistry programs. ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.

Benefits of an Approved Program

  • Institutions with an ACS-approved chemistry program attract top high school talent looking for established and rigorous departments.
  • Approved departments are staffed by accomplished faculty, contain a modern and well-maintained infrastructure, and provide a coherent chemistry curriculum.
  • Employers find graduates of approved programs to be better prepared for technical employment.
  • The approval process provides a mechanism for departments to evaluate their program, identify areas of strengths and opportunities for change, and leverage support from their institutions and external agencies.

Guidelines Archive

2003 ACS Guidelines for Bachelor’s Degree Programs

1999 ACS Guidelines for Bachelor’s Degree Programs