Curriculum - Chemistry, MS

Degree Requirements

As a candidate for the MS in Chemistry degree, you should plan your program in accordance with list of requirements below. Thirty credits are required to complete the program.

To meet graduation requirements, you must have an overall B average in all courses (excluding seminar, chemical information, and guided studies). Where CM 9731 Seminar in Chemistry I, Credits: 1.50 and CM 5021 Information Sources For the Chemical Sciences, Credits: 1.50 are not offered, they may be replaced by an elective course or a second Guided Studies project (CM 8723 Guided Studies in Chemistry II, Credits: 3.00). You must be in continuous attendance at the departmental colloquia (CM 9710 Chemical Colloquium, Credits: .00).

Required Core Courses (12 Credits)

Physical chemistry
CM 7043 Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Credits: 3.00

Organic chemistry
CM 9033 Physical Organic Chemistry, Credits: 3.00

Analytical chemistry (choose 1 of the following)
CM 8023 Principles of Spectroscopy, Credits: 3.00
CM 8073 Organic Spectroscopy, Credits: 3.00

Inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, or biochemistry (choose 1 of the following)
CM 6013 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 9413 Biochemistry I, Credits: 3.00
CM 7723 Synthesis of Macromolecules, Credits: 3.00

Electives (12 Credits)

2 courses from CM listing and 2 courses from the CM, BE, BT, and CBE listings. (You can find the course listings in the catalog.)

Seminar (1.5 Credits)

CM 9731 Seminar in Chemistry I, Credits: 1.50

Chemical Literature (1.5 Credits)

CM 5021 Information Sources For the Chemical Sciences, Credits: 1.50

Chemical Colloquium (0 Credits)

CM 9710 Chemical Colloquium, Credits: .00

Chemical Laboratory Safety (0 Credits)

CM 5040 Chemical Laboratory Safety, Credits: .00

Guided Studies Project (3 Credits)

CM 8713 Guided Studies in Chemistry I, Credits: 3.00

Graduate Courses

Inorganic Chemistry

CM 6013 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 6153 Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry, Credits: 3.00

Physical Chemistry

CM 7033 Quantum Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 7043 Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Credits: 3.00
CM 7103 Biophysical Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 7503 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 8023 Principles of Spectroscopy, Credits: 3.00
CM 7813 Characterization of Macromolecules, Credits: 3.00

Organic Chemistry

CM 9033 Physical Organic Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 9043 Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 9053 Enzyme Catalysis in Organic Synthesis, Credits: 3.00
CM 9403 Special Topics in Organic Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 8073 Organic Spectroscopy, Credits: 3.00
CM 7723 Synthesis of Macromolecules, Credits: 3.00

Biochemistry

CM 9413 Biochemistry I, Credits: 3.00
CM 9423 Biochemistry II, Credits: 3.00
CM 9433 Protein Engineering, Credits: 3.00
CM 9443 Tissue Engineering, Credits: 3.00
CM 9463 Recombinant Dna Technology, Credits: 3.00
CM 9453 Special Topics in Biochemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 7103 Biophysical Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 8213 Bioanalytical Chemistry, Credits: 3.00

Analytical Chemistry

CM 8023 Principles of Spectroscopy, Credits: 3.00
CM 8073 Organic Spectroscopy, Credits: 3.00
CM 8103 Liquid Chromatography, Credits: 3.00
CM 8123 Mass Spectroscopy, Credits: 3.00
CM 8213 Bioanalytical Chemistry, Credits: 3.00
CM 8303 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Credits: 3.00
CM 8323 Microscopy, Credits: 3.00
CM 8503 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry, Credits: 3.00

Polymer Chemistry

CM 7723 Synthesis of Macromolecules, Credits: 3.00
CM 7813 Characterization of Macromolecules, Credits: 3.00
CM 7923 Natural Polymers and Materials, Credits: 3.00
CM 7853 Special Topics in Polymer Chemistry, Credits: 3.00

Projects, Theses and Seminars

CM 8713 Guided Studies in Chemistry I, Credits: 3.00
CM 8723 Guided Studies in Chemistry II, Credits: 3.00
CM 9731 Seminar in Chemistry I, Credits: 1.50
CM 9741 Seminar in Chemistry II, Credits: 1.50
CM 9751 Seminar in Chemistry III, Credits: 1.50
CM 999X PhD Dissertation in Materials Chemistry, Credits: Variable