Course and Credit Requirements

Requirements by Division

Ph.D. students must take the courses listed below in their division to satisfy their specific division requirements. Please consult the Student Administration System for details on all courses offered by the Chemistry Department.

Analytical Chemistry

  • CHEM 5336 (3 credits) Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 5337 (3 credits) Optical Methods of Analysis
  • CHEM 5338 (3 credits) Separation Methods

Biological Chemistry

  • CHEM 5360 (3 credits) Biological Chemistry I
  • CHEM 5361 (3 credits) Biological Chemistry II

Environmental Chemistry

  • CHEM 5370 (3 credits) Environmental Chemistry I
  • CHEM 5371 (3 credits) Environmental Chemistry II

Inorganic Chemistry

  • CHEM 5324 (3 credits) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 5325 (3 credits) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 5326 (3 credits) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry III
  • CHEM 5327 (3 credits) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry IV

Organic Chemistry

  • CHEM 5340 (1 credit) Electronic Interpretation of Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5343 (4 credits) Organic Reactions
  • CHEM 5344 (3 credits) Concepts in Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5345 (3 credits) Determination of Organic Structures
  • CHEM 5347 (3 credits) Organic Synthesis

Physical Chemistry

  • CHEM 5351 (3 credits) Quantum Chemistry I
  • CHEM 5353 (3 credits) Chemical Kinetics
  • Optional courses include:
    • CHEM 5380 (3 credits) Quantum Chemistry II
    • CHEM 5354 (3 credits) Molecular Modeling
    • CHEM 5356 (3 credits) Statistical Mechanics

Polymer Chemistry

  • CHEM 5380 (3 credits) Polymer Synthesis
  • CHEM 5381 (3 credits) Polymer Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 5382 (3 credits) Polymer Characterization I
  • CHEM 5384 (3 credits) Polymer Characterization II

CHEM 5310: Departmental Seminar

TIMELINE: the Graduate Affairs Committee expects chemistry graduate student to enroll in the course during their 2nd, 3rd and 4th semesters.

All Ph.D. students must earn 3 credits of CHEM 5310.  Graduate students enrolling in CHEM 5310 earn 1 credit, graded S or U, and may repeat the course.  Students registered for CHEM 5310 are expected to take notes at the regular weekly Chemistry Department Seminars on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 AND Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:45. A complete schedule is published at the beginning of each semester with the exact dates of all seminars.

GRAD 6950

The Graduate School requires all Ph.D. students earn at least 15 credits of GRAD 6950.