College of Natural and Health Sciences
Degree Requirements — 30 Credits
See “Chemistry M.S.”.
Research Credits — 12 hours
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.”