College of Science and Health > Academics > Chemistry and Biochemistry > Combined Degree Programs > Chemistry BS Combined
The combined Bachelor's + Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These 12 graduate credit hours will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Students planning to integrate a BS and MS degree program at DePaul University should inquire of the Director of Graduate Studies as undergraduate juniors. Students who have applied and are accepted into this program take a maximum of twelve graduate credit hours as three courses in their senior year; these graduate courses apply toward both undergraduate and graduate Chemistry requirements.
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The TEACH Program combines a College of Science and Health (CSH) undergraduate Chemistry major or some other disciplinary major with a graduate level College of Education (COE) Master of Education (MEd) Program. Students graduate with a BS in their CSH disciplinary major and a MEd in Education with a State of Illinois Secondary Chemistry Certification.
Students may apply to the TEACH Program during the spring of their junior year. They must enroll in the Junior Year Experiential Learning course, TCH 320
, and meet other application criteria; these include completion of at least 16 quarter credit hours at DePaul and a 3.0 GPA. During their senior year, students are required to complete a TEACH Program capstone course, TCH 390, and three 400-level courses that count toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees:
Choose three of the following Chemistry courses: 12 quarter hours
This combined degree program of the College of Science and Health and the College of Education was collaboratively developed, and is governed and taught by faculty from these units.
The Master’s year comprises teacher-preparation coursework that culminates with student teaching during Spring quarter. Upon graduation and the fulfilling of State of Illinois licensure requirements (which may require some additional course work in the student’s major and related fields), students are eligible to be licensed to teach Chemistry at the 5th-12th grade levels.
A full description of the TEACH Program can be found here. Students interested in the TEACH Program should consult with the designated TEACH Program advisor in their home department.