Fort Hays State University's Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree has gained approval of the American Chemical Society. Graduates of the FHSU chemistry program are eligible to be members of the society after graduation.
A representative from the Committee on Professional Training visited the Chemistry Department in December 2011. After review, the committee concluded that the program met the "spirit and intent of the ACS guidelines for approved schools."
"The ACS sets high standards for all parts of a degree program, so it is an honor rather than accreditation to have received their approval," said Dr. James Hohman, chair of the Department of Chemistry. "We had to update our degree program to meet the standards. We consider this an honor to be approved by the ACS."