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Graduate Program

The Graduate Program in chemistry is a thesis-based study leading to the degree of Master of Science. To be considered for admission to the program, the student must hold a bachelor of science/arts degree in chemistry. Further criteria for admission to the chemistry graduate program is

  • An undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75;
  • Superior performance in undergraduate chemistry courses;
  • Demonstration of purpose and motivation;
  • Letters of reference.

Chemistry graduate students are given appointments as Research Assistants or Teaching Assistants. The program requires a minimum of 39 hours and takes about two and one-half years to complete.

Graduate Curriculum

Course
Credits
Modern Inorganic Chemistry I CHE 601
3
Modern Inorganic Chemistry II CHE 602
3
Advanced Organic Chemistry I CHE 605
3
Advanced Organic Chemistry II CHE 606
3
Advanced Analytical Chemistry CHE 611
3
Advanced Physical Chemistry I CHE 613
3
Advanced Physical Chemistry II CHE 614
3
Seminar I CHE 615
1
Seminar II CHE 616
1
Research CHE 650
6
Thesis CHE 681
4
Total (minimum hours)
39

Graduate Electives

Course
Credits
Biochemistry I CHE 501
3-4
Biochemistry II CHE 502
3-4
Chemical Thermodynamics CHE 503
3
Molecular Spectroscopy CHE 505
3
Chemical Kinetics CHE 507
3
Environmental Chemistry CHE 509
3
Polymer Chemistry CHE 510
3
Surface Chemistry CHE 511
3
Qualitative Organic Chemistry CHE 513
3
Electronics CHE 515
3
**Modern Methods of Chemical Analysis CHE 51
3
Total Credits
33-35

**(Required Elective)