Focus your graduate education in a specialization that interests you, whether forensic/analytical, biophysical/biochemical, organic/medicinal, inorganic/materials or structural/computational chemistry. You will gain insight into concepts like the mathematical and physical underpinnings of the discipline, as well as gather classical and statistical knowledge.
Cover fundamental concepts in courses like Inorganic Chemistry, Advanced Physical Chemistry and Theory and Techniques of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry before moving onto courses concentrated in your stated specialization. Become highly competent in conducting research through survey and experimentation methodologies featured throughout the course sequence.
The master's degree requires a supervised field examination and culminates in an intensive, hands-on mentored research thesis.
General Sequence (30 credits minimum)
Chemistry Courses (21-26 credits)
A minimum of five 3-credit letter-graded graduate courses in chemistry. Two of the five courses must be within your field of specialization. Three courses are to be chosen from the following:
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Organic Chemistry I
- Physical Organic Chemistry II
- Advanced Physical Chemistry I
- Advanced Physical Chemistry II
- Theory and Techniques of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Chemical Research (6-11 credits) - Leading to a written research thesis OR Review of Chemical Literature (8 credits) - Leading to a written critical review of research literature; AND Chemical Research (3 credits) - Original experimental and theoretical research problems