CHEM 121-122 General Chemistry 9 cr CHEM 126 Cations and Anions 1 cr CHEM 211 Inorganic Chemistry I 2 cr CHEM 232 Quantitative Analysis 2 cr CHEM 234 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 2 cr CHEM 301-302 Organic Chemistry 6 cr CHEM 303-304 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2 cr PHYS 221-222 Engineering Physics 8 cr PHYS 223-224 Engineering Physics Laboratory 2 cr MATH 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 cr MATH 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4 crRequirements (See the suggested schedule).
During the first semester each student is expected to select three faculty members to serve as his/her advisory committee subject to the approval of the Department Chair. In the second semester, each student will form their planned program of study with their research advisor, write a research overview of their project, apply and be admitted to the Graduate School. The student is expected to begin his/her research no later than the beginning of the summer session. Thereafter, individual sections of the research paper will be required as students progress through the program.
Students must apply and be admitted to the Graduate School prior to their fourth year. The student must score at or above the 35th percentile in two areas of the aptitude sections (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical). Continuation in the program requires that the student maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 from date of admission and annual approval of his/her committee. It will be recommended that students who are not making adequate progress discontinue the program.
The student must complete a total of 158 credit hours. This corresponds to 128 credit hours for the BS degree and 30 credit hours for the MS degree. The final course selection must be approved by the Chemistry Graduate Program Committee. Students are required to have completed all general education requirements by the end of their second year in the combined BS/MS program. It is the intent that all students will finish within the period of 3 years after admission to the program. Successful completion of the program requires that the student write and defend a research paper embodying his/her research before his/her research committee.
Third Year (Junior)
*CHEM 305 Organic Chemistry Laboratory III 2 cr *CHEM 313 Instrumental Analysis 2 cr *CHEM 334 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 2 cr *CHEM 351 Physical Chemistry 3 cr *CHEM 352 Physical Chemistry 3 cr MATH 230 Linear Algebra 2 cr MATH 360 Differential Equations 3 cr Electives 11 cr TOTAL 28 credits*Must be completed by the end of the junior year.
CHEM 435 Senior Research 6 cr Fourth Year (Senior) Fall/Spring CHEM 407 Inorganic Chemistry II 2 cr CHEM 408 Preparative Inorganic Chemistry 1 cr CHEM 435 Senior Research 2 cr CHEM 453 Modern Experimental Physical Chemistry 2 cr CHEM 466 Structural Analysis in Chemistry 2 cr CHEM 491 Seminar 1 cr CHEM 510 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr CHEM 555 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3 cr Electives 11 cr TOTAL 27 creditsSummer
CHEM 635 Master's Research 6 crFifth Year
CHEM 530 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3 cr CHEM 571 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 cr CHEM 601 Seminar 2 cr CHEM 635 Master's Research 4 cr Electives 13 cr TOTAL 25 credits