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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, MS


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1. Students must show competence in three of the five basic course areas listed below for 9-10 s.h. credit.


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These courses can be waived on a course-by-course basis if a student has taken an equivalent course as an undergraduate student and demonstrates proficiency in that area, or by passing the entrance examination in that area.

2. Six semester hours of electives in chemistry or in other natural sciences or mathematics approved by the thesis committee.


Three semester hours of the electives must be at the 6000 or 7000 level in the student’s major area in chemistry. Students in the biochemistry concentration must include a minimum of 3 s.h. from BIOC 7310  or BIOL 6240  or BIOL 5810 as part of their graduate work. Students in the industrial chemistry concentration must substitute CHEM 5993  or CHEM 7993  for 3 s.h. of electives.The non-thesis option requires an additional elective course, bringing the requirement to nine semester hours of electives in chemistry or in other natural sciences or mathematics approved by the examining committee. Non-thesis students may substitute 6 s.h. of research for 3 s.h. of the elective coursework.

3. Two hours of seminar:


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Degree students are required to attend all departmental seminars and to give two presentations on approved topics.

Students in the non-thesis option must fulfill a research requirement with a minimum of 7 s.h. of


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Students in the industrial chemistry concentration must take CHEM 5993  for 3 s.h. of the 7 s.h. required.

or major research project (non-thesis option):


6. Research Skill:


Students must satisfy the research skill requirement by successfully completing the following:

  1. Submit and orally present a thesis research plan to their thesis committee.
  2. Complete the seminar program, CHEM 6103 , which includes instruction on searching the chemical literature, including computer-assisted searching, attending all departmental seminars, and presenting two departmental seminars.
  3. The non-thesis option may satisfy the research skill requirement by successfully completing the seminar program and the major research project requirement, which includes a comprehensive literature review, a summary of research skills, and a research proposal.

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Students may select other appropriate graduate level courses by agreement of the research advisor and graduate program committee chair.

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