The Cameron University Department of Physical Sciences has earned approval from the American Chemical Society (ACS) to grant ACS-certified degrees in chemistry. ACS' Committee on Professional Training recently notified department Chair Dr. Danny McGuire of the approval following a three-year certification process undertaken by CU faculty and staff.
"We are gratified to receive this highly esteemed certification," says Dr. McGuire. "For many years, Cameron's chemistry program has earned a reputation for being highly competitive, and the ability to offer the ACS-certified chemistry degree validates what we have been doing for many years. Our faculty members are excited about our ability to award those students who excel in the field of chemistry the ACS- certified chemistry degree."
CU becomes the sixth university in Oklahoma to offer ACS-certified chemistry degrees, a rigorous program of study that will prepare students for a range of careers or graduate study in the field of chemistry. Employers and graduate programs will recognize and appreciate the stronger preparation of those students who have obtained an ACS-certified degree.
ACS, the largest scientific society in the world with more than 163,000 members worldwide, sets standards for undergraduate degrees in chemistry, and only departments that meet their standards can offer "ACS-certified" degrees. The Department of Physical Sciences at Cameron University meets and, in many ways, exceeds these standards.
April 8, 2010