The chemistry major at Penn State Erie is an ACS approved program. With this certification, the Penn State Erie Chemistry Program joins over 600 colleges and universities across the United States that have ACS approval. To receive an ACS certified degree, students must meet all current Behrend degree requirements and take General Biochemistry I (CHEM 472) as one of the two 400-level required courses. It is not mandatory for students to meet all the requirements set by the ACS to receive a CHMBD major at Behrend. It is your choice to include CHEM 472 as a 400-level course. This decision will have no impact on graduating from Penn State Erie with a chemistry degree. It is most important that your 400-level selections are tailored to suit your own career goals and interests. Please note that the biochemistry and education options described both require CHEM 472, and therefore receive ACS accreditation automatically.