Chemistry students

At the beginning of each academic year, the Advising Center will provide the Dean of the College of Science (COS) a list of names with their intended majors for all incoming freshmen and transfer students who indicate an interest in a COS program of study. The Advising Center will retain advising responsibility for all incoming freshmen and transfer students until a COS faculty advisor is assigned.

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Freshmen Acceptance
Receive a faculty advisor:
  • Students will be assigned an advisor upon acceptance into the program
Acceptance into the program by:
  • Complete BIOL 197, BIOL 198, BIOL 199, CHEM 113, 114 or 115, 123, 124 or 125 (NTSC 151 and 152 may replace BIOL 199, CHEM 114 or 115, and CHEM 124 or 125), and MATH 220
  • A GPA of 3.20 or above and a grade of C or better in each of these courses

(The entire introductory sequence of BIOL 197, BIOL 198, BIOL 199, CHEM 113, 114 or 115, 123, 124 or 125, and MATH 220 must be completed prior to taking BIOL 260.)

Transfer Acceptance
Receive a faculty advisor:
  • An advisor will be assigned upon acceptance into the program
Acceptance into the program by:
  • Equivalent transfer courses
  • GPA of 2.5 or above in all major classes (excluding labs) during the first semester at BenU

Chemistry

Freshmen Acceptance
Receive a faculty advisor:
  • Students will be assigned an advisor during the fall semester in time for advising for the spring semester
Accepted into the program by:
  • Completing CHEM 113, CHEM 123, MATH 210 with a grade of C or better
  • A GPA of 2.50 or above
Transfer Acceptance
Receive a faculty advisor:
  • Students will be assigned an advisor during the fall semester in time for advising for the spring semester
Accepted into the program by:
  • Equivalent transferred courses
  • GPA of 2.5 or above in all major classes (excluding labs) during the first semester at BenU

Engineering Science and Physics

Freshmen Acceptance
Receive a faculty advisor:
  • Students will be assigned an advisor during the fall semester in time for advising for the spring semester
Accepted into the program by:
  • Completing PHYS 211, PHYS 212, MATH 210, MATH 211 with a grade of C or better in each of these courses
  • A GPA of 2.50 or above
 
Transfer Acceptance
Receive a faculty advisor:
  • Students will be assigned an advisor during the fall semester in time for advising for the spring semester
Accepted into the program by:
  • Transfer credit for PHYS 211, PHYS 212, MATH 210, MATH 211
  • A GPA of 2.5 or above in all major classes (excluding labs) during the first semester at BenU

If it is determined at any time that a student cannot gain acceptance to any of the degree programs in the COS, or cannot graduate with a degree from that program in the COS, the student will be required to change his or her major and seek academic advising outside of that program. 

Student may enroll in COS courses which are outside of their degree program provided that they have the appropriate prerequisites. Any student wishing to enroll in any 300‐level science courses outside of their major, who has not satisfied the criteria for acceptance into the degree program which requires this course, must obtain departmental consent before registering. 

Read the COS Policy on Advising and Program Acceptance       

Read the COS Policy on Advising Prospective Freshmen Students by COS Faculty  

For a complete summary of the University's admissions policies and requirements, view the Catalog


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Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D
Acting Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Email: trucker@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

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