Most students entering Ph.D. or M.S. programs in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are expected to have majored in physics, chemistry, biochemistry or the biological sciences; however, applications will be welcomed from students with degrees in other fields, provided their records indicate ability to complete the program successfully. The desired undergraduate background generally should include courses in organic and physical chemistry, physics, calculus and the biological sciences. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Aptitude Test is required of all students and the Advanced Test (in chemistry) is recommended. Foreign students must also pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550 or better to be admitted into the UMGSB graduate programs.