Chair: Richard D. Sheardy, Professor
Location: ASSC 323
Graduate Degree Offered
Analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry are areas in which advanced coursework and research are available in the department. A course of study and research is designed by a faculty committee as a degree program leading to a master’s degree best fitted to the individual’s career goals. The department has excellent facilities and resources to support a broad variety of research directions.
Cooperation and interaction among the faculty and with the graduate students create an environment of strong support for the student in both studies and research, and facilitates the attainment of the educational goals of each student. Opportunities to serve as a teaching assistant and/or as a research assistant provide both financial support and educational experience. Fellowships and scholarships are also available.
We offer the MS degree in Chemistry with research focuses in biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic/materials chemistry. All MS degree seeking students will be required to take a minimum of four basic courses covering different aspects of chemistry for a broad background. Students can also take other graduate courses for more in depth perspectives. We now offer two pathways to the MS including a research path or a coursework path with a science or business track emphasis.
Please see the admissions section
in this catalog. In addition to these general requirements and for unconditional admission, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry requires that the applicant for admission to graduate study leading to the Master of Science in Chemistry hold a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or the equivalent to a chemistry major offered at Texas Woman’s University. Preferred scores on the GRE Verbal of 400/146 and on the GRE Quantitative of 550/146 should be presented. An applicant with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline may be admitted provisionally until all undergraduate deficiencies are cleared.
Minors Offered to Students from Other Departments
Six semester credit hours of organized graduate courses in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as defined by the chemistry representative on the candidate’s advisory committee.
BRITT, BILLY MARK, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. B.S., Millsaps College; Ph.D., University of Oregon.
SHEARDY, RICHARD D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. B.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of Florida.
ANDERSON, MARY E., Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. B.A., Hollins College; Ph.D., Cornell University.
JONES, RICHARD C., Associate Professor of Science Education. B.A., West Virginia University; M.A.T, University of Texas at Dallas; Ph.D., Texas A&M University .
OMARY, MANAL A., Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. B.S., Yarmouk University; Ph.D., University of Maine, Augusta.
MIRSALEH-KOHAN, NASRIN, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. B.S., University of Tehran; M.S., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.