Stamp of Approval

The Assumption College chemistry department has been approved as an affiliate of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Affiliation with the ACS is widely accepted as the “stamp of approval” for chemistry programs and graduates at colleges and universities across the nation. ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that provides the knowledge and laboratory experience, and analytical and communication skills that students need to become effective science professionals.

To achieve ACS approval, a chemistry program must undergo a stringent review process, demonstrate staffing by accomplished faculty, contain a modern and well-maintained infrastructure and provide a coherent, comprehensive chemistry curriculum, among other requirements.

The American Chemical Society is the world’s largest professional scientific organization and a leading source of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, the ACS publishes many scientific journals and databases, organizes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry.

In surveys, employers have indicated that they find graduates of ACS-approved programs better prepared for careers in science and technology. In addition, Assumption students who major in chemistry and fulfill ACS requirements are eligible for admission into the Society after graduation. Membership enables the Assumption chemistry department, faculty and students to keep up with latest research and connect with other leading chemists and institutions around the world.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews