Graduate 2019-2020

Chemistry M.S. — Research Emphasis Non-Thesis Option

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements - 30 Credits

See "Chemistry MS"

Degree Requirements

Research Credits - 1 hours minimum

CHEM 600Seminar in Chemistry

1

or

CHEM 622Directed Studies

1- 3

Note: Students should consult with their advisor to determine the appropriate option. For CHEM 622, a maximum of 1 credit hour can apply to the Research Credits category.

Chemistry Electives - 18 hours minimum

CHEM 522Advanced Analytical Chemistry

3

CHEM 523Chemical Spectroscopy

3

CHEM 525Forensic Chemistry

4

CHEM 533Organic Synthesis and Stereochemistry

3

CHEM 534Theory and Mechanisms of Organic Reactions

3

CHEM 543Organometallic Chemistry

3

CHEM 551Physical Chemistry I

4

CHEM 552Physical Chemistry II

4

CHEM 560Environmental Chemistry

2

CHEM 581General Biochemistry I

4

CHEM 582General Biochemistry II

4

CHEM 587Toxicology

3

CHEM 622Directed Studies

1- 3

Note: Based on consultation with their advisor, students may take CHEM 622 as a Chemistry Elective course. A maximum of 3 credit hours of CHEM 622 can apply to the Chemistry Electives category. 

Supporting Elective - 11 hours maximum

No more than 11 credits can be taken in ancillary departments such as Biology, Criminal Justice, Earth Science, and Statistics and Research Methods.  Students should consult their advisor to select appropriate coursework for their particular degree plan.

Note:  In addition to course requirements, all students 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 two weeks preceding the beginning of the Fall 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”.