Hope College is approved by the American Chemical Society to offer an ACS-Certified B.S.degree in chemistry if the following requirements are met in addition to the 32 credits of chemistry listed in the B.S. degree requirements:
In addition to the lecture courses, an ACS-certified major requires that a student have 400 contact hours of laboratory experience beyond General Chemistry. Laboratory coursework must include analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry lab. Research experience may count for up to 84 hours if a student prepares a well-written, comprehensive and well-documented research report.