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2013-2014 General Catalog (Spring 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Chemistry - PhD


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College of Science

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Doctor of Philosophy


To earn the PhD in chemistry or biochemistry, a student must successfully complete a core curriculum of courses and other courses as approved by a supervisory committee. In addition, preliminary examinations (both oral and written) must be passed and research in a field of specialization must be conducted. The final requirement is the writing and defense of a dissertation before the student’s supervisory committee.

Chemistry Course Requirements


Every MS and PhD student in the chemistry program must complete the courses required for their specialization: AnalyticalCHEM 7600 , CHEM 7610 ; InorganicCHEM 6500 , CHEM 6510 ; OrganicCHEM 6300 , CHEM 7300 , CHEM 7310 ; or Physical ChemistryCHEM 6010 , CHEM 6020 , CHEM 7020 . Both MS and PhD students must complete a total of at least 15 credits in coursework, exclusive of seminar and research credit. The Program of Study is approved by the student’s supervisory committee. A total of 30 credits is required for the MS degree and a total of 60 credits is required for the PhD. Beginning students who already hold an MS degree need 30 credits to complete the PhD program.

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