Requirements for Graduating with Honors in Chemistry
Students who earn a B.S. (of any type) in Chemistry and who have a 3.30 GPA in chemistry courses and a 3.0 GPA overall are eligible for an Honors degree. To earn Honors, the student must complete a research project in the department under the guidance of faculty, write a thesis describing the research and present it both in a public seminar and to a committee of three Chemistry faculty.
Students interested in pursuing an Honors degree should discuss it with the research advisers before their senior year. Details on the honors requirements can be found here, and the application form is available here.
Study Abroad for Chemistry Majors
Chemistry majors have numerous options for studying abroad. Options include a semester program before declaring the major, a semester program after declaring the major (the ideal time is spring of the junior year), a summer program, or a credit-bearing internship. Non-credit internships and research opportunities also exist. Use this advising sheet as a starting place to find the program that best meets your needs.
Scholarship opportunities are announced to students periodically during the academic year. These include the Harton Scholarship for Chemical Industry, made possible by generous alumni support.
ACS Student Affiliates
Information on the ACS Student Affiliates program, which coordinates chemistry outreach and networking, can be found here.
Chemistry Career Resources
Wake Forest University Resources
- What Can I Do with a Major in… (pdf)
American Chemical Society (ACS) Resources