Each section is divided into three categories:
Critical Requirements: Departments/programs must meet these requirements to obtain or maintain ACS approval.
Normal Expectations: Guidelines in this category reflect the expected values and activities of an ACS approved program. Normal expectations should be met over the course of program approval. The committee will review to what extent a department meets the normal expectations, look for a pattern of continued improvement, and provide recommendations when appropriate.
Markers of Excellence: The guidelines in this category reflect departmental and institutional practices characteristic of an exemplary chemistry program that supports innovation and inclusive education.