Taylor University’s Chemistry and Biochemistry program has been designated as an Approved Program by the American Chemical Society, an organization widely recognized as the premier governing organization in the field of chemistry.
According to Dr. Dan King, Co-Chair of Taylor’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Professor of Analytical Chemistry, the certification means that each Taylor student who now earns a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry will earn an ACS Certified Degree.
“This is very exciting news and results from a long heritage of excellent students, faculty, and supportive administration,” said King. “The ACS is recognized globally as the premier governing organization in the field of chemistry and biochemistry, and the ACS’s Program Approval is the highest recognition available to undergraduate chemistry programs. This validation of our program’s quality provides immediate affirmation to our students and their future employers and graduate programs that a Taylor University chemistry student is well-prepared in accordance with the highest standards of the field.”
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. According to its website, “The ACS mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. The Society is a global leader in promoting excellence in science education and providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a leader in scientific information solutions, its CAS division partners with global innovators to accelerate breakthroughs by curating, connecting and analyzing the world’s scientific knowledge.”
The ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.
Taylor’s Chemistry and Biochemistry program is one of 12 Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) member programs in the country certified by the American Chemical Society and the only CCCU University in Indiana with ACS certification.