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(KYTX) - The University of Texas at Tyler 2013 chemistry graduates are ranked in the top six percent nationally for their critical knowledge and understanding of the field, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

UT Tyler graduates scored the highest in university history on the Education Testing Service Major Field Test for Chemistry.

The Major Field Test is given to graduating chemistry seniors and used to assess and compare the program’s effectiveness to programs at similar institutions nationwide. 

“The scores of these graduates are a strong testimony to the excellence of UT Tyler's chemistry program. We are glad to have students here who demonstrate such high academic ability and such dedication to mastering difficult course material. This ranking speaks clearly about the commitment of our faculty to teach science material in ways that give students the best chance to understand and succeed,” President Mabry said.

The UT Tyler Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers outstanding programs to prepare students for advanced studies and successful careers in industry, medicine, government, education and other fields.

“This success is a product of all of the hard work and dedication our professors have shown to our students. These scores demonstrate what amazing teachers, mentors and role models our faculty truly are. I am so proud,” said Dr. Neil Gray, UT Tyler Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry chair.

UT Tyler also boasts a 90 percent acceptance rate for graduates applying to schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine or other specialized professional programs. Graduates receive a solid foundation to transition seamlessly into these advanced fields of study, Gray added.

The university offers bachelor’s degrees in chemistry, chemistry with biochemistry emphasis and chemistry-teacher certification. Minors in biochemistry, chemistry and physics are also available.

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