Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 14:34:40 -0500
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From: Stacy Bucherl <stacy**At_Symbol_Here**BUCHERL.NET>
Subject: ACS accreditation of undergraduate programs

Sorry this is a bit off topic, but a lot of you work in higher education 
I could use your help. 

My daughter's college choice was primarily driven by finding a school tha
offered an ACS accredited BS in biochemistry.  At the last moment, she
switched from school A to B (school B offered a full ride). On arrival at

school B, she discovered that their particular ACS biochemistry program i
so rigidly chemistry-focused that it only allows 3 bio classes. After
several discussions with her adviser, she switched to the BA in
biochemistry, which gives her room to study the bio part of the degree.
Daughter is likely going to med school and she wants to do research. So..

I talked to ACS to gain an understanding of the accreditation process. Do

any of you have experience in developing the ACS accreditation curriculum

for your school? I would like to have a discussion with School B to try t
understand their rationale to minimize bio from the biochem degree, but
don't know where to start.

Advice? Suggestions?


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