College of Natural and Health Sciences
Degree Requirements — 30 Credits
See “Chemistry M.S.”.
Research Credits — 12 hours
NOTE: Students must take CHEM 600 two separate times for a total of 2 hours. Students must also take 3 hours of CHEM 693 and complete a total of 6 hours of CHEM 699. Students must also meet a physical chemistry requirement if not previously taken. CHEM 551/CHEM 552 and CHEM 451L/CHEM 452L may be taken to meet this requirement.
Chemistry Elective Credits — 12 hours minimum
General Electives — 0-6 hours
Electives, with the approval of the major advisor, to complete 30 credit hours are required for this program.
Note: In addition to course requirements, all students must successfully complete the defense of the thesis and must successfully complete a comprehensive examination in a major area of chemistry (analytical, biological, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry).
Qualifier Examinations. Each student must pass qualifying examinations in three of five areas selected from chemistry content (analytical, biological, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry). Students will have two opportunities to pass each area exam. Qualifier examinations are scheduled during the week preceding the beginning of classes each semester. If an examination is failed, the requirement may be satisfied by completing designated undergraduate coursework in the appropriate subdiscipline with a minimum grade of “B.”