Five-Year Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Chemistry - Master of Environmental Engineering (BA-MEnvE)


The College of Engineering & Science offers a combined Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Chemistry - Master of Environmental Engineering program. High school students can be admitted directly into this accelerated program.

In order to complete both the BA (Chemistry) and MEnvE degrees in five years, the student must (a) be very well prepared as an incoming freshman, ready to take our core engineering courses; and (b) satisfy all the admission criteria (see below), and (c) maintain a 3.25 GPA, in order to take graduate level courses while still an undergraduate.

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    Program Learning Outcomes

    Please see the separate catalog pages for BA Chemistry and M Environmental Engineering Program Learning Outcomes.

    Admission Into the Program

    Qualifications for the five-year program for new freshmen:

    • A high school ACT composite score of 26, with a minimum of 22 in each section, and a minimum of 23 in the Mathematics section, or 600 on the Mathematics SAT score and combined Reading and Math of 1190.
    • A high school grade point average of 3.4 overall on a 4.0 point scale, and the same for the combined mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology courses.
    • Students must place into appropriate-level freshmen courses at Detroit Mercy in order to be able to complete their bachelor and master degrees in five years.

    Qualifications for the five-year program for Detroit Mercy juniors/seniors:

    • Students with a GPA of 3.25 and 95 credit hours can apply for the program near the end of their third year or in the beginning of their fourth year.
    • Students must be on-track to complete their undergraduate degree in four years.
    • If accepted into the program, students may take up to nine graduate credits in their fourth year that will count towards both undergraduate and graduate requirements.
    • In their fifth year, students will be registered as full-time graduate students, which requires that they are registered for at least nine credit hours of graduate-level courses per term. These courses will be charged at the graduate tuition rate.


    • Reduction in the total number of courses required to get both the bachelor and master degrees (students may count nine credits towards both undergraduate and graduate requirements)
    • Ability to take up to nine graduate credits at the undergraduate tuition rate
    • Extension of Detroit Mercy financial aid to include the year of graduate study

    The graduate courses which may be taken during the undergraduate program that can also be applied toward the undergraduate degree requirements must be approved by your academic advisor. Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in order to gain credit towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.


    Program Requirements - Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Chemistry—to Master of Environmental Engineering

    In order to qualify to take graduate credits in the fifth year, students must complete the mathematics and engineering courses listed below, by the end of the fourth year.

    Chemistry students wishing to pursue the Master of Environmental program who are not in the five-year program may seek admission into the MEnvE on condition of completing the mathematics and engineering courses below before taking graduate coursework.

    Chemistry Major Courses

    Course Requirements

    A grade of "C" or better for each course in this sequence is a prerequisite to all other chemistry courses in the department for Chemistry majors.

    • CHM 1070 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
    • CHM 1080 General Chemistry II (3 credits)
    • CHM 1100 Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
    • CHM 1120 Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit)
    • CHM 2250 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
    • CHM 2270 Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
    • CHM 2290 Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
    • CHM 2300 Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab II (2 credits)
    • CHM 3330 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
    • CHM 3340 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit)
    • CHM 3410 Chemical Thermodynamics and Applications (3 credits)
    • CHM 3420 Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Chemistry (3 credits)
    • CHM 3870 Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)
    • CHM 3880 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (1 credit)
    • CHM 4990 Chemistry Senior Assessment (0 credits)
    • Optional Laboratory Research (CHM 2980, CHM 4980) (max of 6 credits)

    Students in this five-year program must also complete the University Core Curriculum requirements and the following science, engineering, and mathematics courses:

    Required Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

    * These courses count towards both the bachelor and master's degrees.

    For the Master of Environmental Engineering requirements, click here.

    Core Curriculum Requirements

    In addition to the courses required for this program listed above, the student must also fulfill the requirements of the University Core Curriculum for this program.

    Some of these courses may be satisfied by courses in your program.  Please review your Degree Evaluation or consult your academic advisor for more information.

Program Contact Information

Matthew J. Mio, Ph.D.
Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Office: Chemistry 113
Telephone: (313) 993-1258

Utpal Dutta, Ph.D. 
Chair of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering 
Office: Engineering 262
Telephone: (313) 993-1040