Master of Science in Chemistry

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

Research Track: A minimum of 30 semester credit hours.

Coursework Track (Science or Business): A minimum of 36 semester credit hours.

Required Courses

A minimum of 12 semester credit hours of chemistry course work (excluding research, seminar, and thesis) approved by an advisory committee. Enrollment in CHEM 5101 is required each semester of students enrolled for 9 or more semester credit hours.

Final Examination

All candidates for master’s degrees must pass a final oral examination administered by the student’s research committee.

Master of Science in Chemistry Program of Study (30 or 36 semester credit hours)

Research Track (30 semester credit hours)

Required Courses (12 SCH)
Select 12 semester credit hours from the following:12
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Biochemistry I
Advanced Biochemistry II
Completion of Track (18 SCH)
CHEM 5983Thesis3
CHEM 5993Thesis3
Select remaining 12 semester credit hours from the following:12
Seminar (every semester)
Research in Chemistry
   and Research in Chemistry
Total Semester Credit Hours30


Coursework Track (36 semester credit hours)

Science Track

Required Courses (12 SCH)
Select 12 semester credit hours from the following:12
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Biochemistry I
Advanced Biochemistry II
Completion of Track (4 SCH)
CHEM 5101Seminar1
CHEM 5973Professional Paper3
Electives (20 SCH)
To complete the total of 36 semester credit hours. Below are some suggested courses – others may be taken upon approval of advisor. Must take a minimum of 20 credit hours. A maximum of 6 credit hours are allowed for Chemistry Research.20
Research in Chemistry
Research in Chemistry
Advanced Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Biostatistics
Advanced Pathophysiology
Advanced Calculus
History of Mathematics
Matrix Algebra
Symbolic Logic
Total Semester Credit Hours36


 Business Track

Required Courses (12 SCH)
Select 12 semester credit hours from the following:12
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Biochemistry I
Advanced Biochemistry II
Completion of Track (4 SCH)
CHEM 5101Seminar1
CHEM 5973Professional Paper3
Electives (20 SCH)
In addition to the above, students must take at least 12 semester credit hours of business courses from the list below. A maximum of 6 credit hours are allowed for Chemistry Research. Other courses may be take with approval of advisor.20
Research in Chemistry
Research in Chemistry
Marketing Management
Administrative Managerial Finance
Managerial Accounting
Business Leadership
Managerial Decision Making
Business Ethics and Legal Environment
Total Semester Credit Hours36