Chemistry - Master of Science
The Master of Science in Chemistry is offered in the major emphasis areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, and biochemistry. The M.S. degree can be obtained through either a thesis option or a non-thesis option. Both options require at least 30 credits of course work. The thesis option program is designed to teach students modern approaches to chemistry and biochemistry (courses), experimental methods to problem–solving (research), and communication skills in the discipline (seminars and colloquia). All M.S. candidates are required to complete the courses below, pass a qualifying exam at the end of the first year, and pass a final comprehensive examination. Thesis-option students additionally complete a written thesis.
|CHEM 475||Central Concepts in Chemistry - Safety||1|
|CHEM 476||Central Concepts in Chemistry - Research Ethics||1|
|CHEM 477||Central Concepts in Chemistry - ProfessionalDevelopment (Required Courses)||1|
|CHEM 501||Central Concepts in Chemistry - Energy||3|
|CHEM 502||Central Concepts in Chemistry - Structure||3|
|CHEM 503||Central Concepts in Chemistry - Dynamics||3|
|CHEM 504||Central Concepts in Chemistry - Measurements||3|
|Discussions in Chemistry 1||1-6|
|Additional Course Requirements 3||6-9|
|Research Credits 4||7-18|
Discussions in Chemistry participation is required in at least one of the following courses: CHEM 560 Discussions in Organic Chemistry, CHEM 570 Discussions in Analytical Chemistry, CHEM 580 Discussions in Physical Chemistry, or BCHE 590 Discussions in Biochemistry.
Seminar presentation is required in at least one of following courses: CHEM 510 Seminar in Organic Chemistry, CHEM 520 Seminar in Analytical Chemistry, CHEM 530 Seminar in Physical Chemistry, or BCHE 540 Seminar in Biochemistry.
Additional courses in subsequent years are chosen based on major emphasis area, through consultation with the thesis committee or an advisor.
Information about additional course requirements: Through consultation with the thesis committee (thesis option) or an advisor (non-thesis option), students must complete 3-9 additional course credits. These courses can include BCHE 542 Biochemistry I , BCHE 545 Molecular and Biochemical Genetics, BCHE 546 Biochemistry II, BCHE 647 Physical Biochemistry or BCHE 649 Topics in Biochemistry (Biochemistry); CHEM 507 Chemistry of the Elements (Inorganic); CHEM 514 Organic Structure Determination, CHEM 515 Modern Organic Chemistry, CHEM 516 Physical Organic Chemistry, CHEM 517 Synthetic Organic Chemistry, or CHEM 619 Topics in Organic Chemistry (Organic); CHEM 521 Chemical Instrumentation CHEM 526 Advanced Analytical Chemistry, CHEM 527 Separations, CHEM 528 Electroanalytical Techniques, CHEM 529 Spectrochemical Analysis, or CHEM 629 Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry (Analytical); and CHEM 536 Chemical Thermodynamics, CHEM 537 Quantum Chemistry, CHEM 538 Chemical Kinetics, CHEM 539 Spectroscopy, or CHEM 639 Topics in Physical Chemistry (Physical).