Undergraduate students in the department who have an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, and a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the chemical and biochemical engineering major, may apply for admission to the BS/MS degree program.
Students should normally apply to the Department for pre-admission to the BS/MS program in their junior year by filling out and submitting a pre-admission application, which consists of a transcript and one letter of reference from a faculty member in the department. During the senior year, students in the BS/MS program must apply to the UMBC Graduate School for admission. Students applying to the BS/MS program are not required to take the GRE examination.
Both thesis and non-thesis options are available to students in the BS/MS program. Course requirements in the BS/MS program are the same as those listed above for the thesis and non-thesis options of the regular MS program. However, students in the BS/MS program are allowed to count 9 credits of elective courses taken to fulfill their BS degree requirements toward the course requirements for the MS degree, provided that these courses are dual level 400/600 level courses and were taken at the 600-level.
Students in the thesis option should select a research advisor during the junior year and begin their research no later than the summer between the junior and senior years.