- Students will obtain diverse skills and knowledge within the realms of chemistry making them flexible and more marketable.
- Students will demonstrate experimental design and problem solving skills necessary for the workplace.
- Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
- Students will demonstrate ability in experimental design and problem solving in a highly specialized area of chemistry. These are the skills necessary to advance knowledge in these areas.
Degree Requirements (60 Post Baccalaureate Hours)
A Ph.D. candidate, while earning a minimum of 60 hours of course work beyond the baccalaureate degree, must complete:
Five 700-Level courses
Two Semesters of Thesis Research
|CHEM 790||Introduction to Research||3|
|CHEM 791||Introduction to Research||3|
|Total Credit Hours||6|
Present Two Divisional Seminars
|Total Credit Hours||2|
|24 Credits of CHEM 898||24|
|Research in Chemistry II|
|Total Credit Hours||24|
At Least 12 Credit Hours of the Following Must be Completed
|CHEM 899||Dissertation Preparation||12|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Note: The student must complete an oral and written comprehensive exam. The Oral Comprehensive Exam consists of a description of the dissertation research progress to date and future plans. The Written Comprehensive Exam consists of an original research idea.
Detailed departmental degree requirements are outlined in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Graduate Student Handbook, which is available on the website. An electronic copy can be requested from the graduate director.