Master of Science. Major in Chemistry.
- Thesis option: General M.S. requirements apply. At least one credit must be earned in CHEM 501 Seminar.
- Non-thesis option: A minimum of 30 credits in course work is required and must be divided among the following:
- 20 credits in chemistry courses numbered 500 or above (including one credit in CHEM 501 Seminar);
- 10 credits in chemistry courses numbered 400 or above, or related courses numbered 300 or above. A written and/or oral examination that covers graduate course work must be taken during the final semester in residence.
- The student will be able to design methods for investigating chemical questions and hypotheses; generate and record quantitative and qualitative data; and generate conclusions based upon evidence supported by results.
- The student will be able to demonstrate specialized knowledge in a chemical subdiscipline.
- The student will be able to identify complex scientific problems by searching and reviewing the scientific literature.
- The student will be able to investigate chemical problems using experimental and theoretical methodologies.
- The student will be aware of, and adhere to, ethical behavior intrinsic to the scientific process of knowledge generation.
- The student will be able to communicate research results to knowledgeable, but not necessarily expert, audiences.
- The student will be able to convey the major tenets of chemical work orally and in writing to students, peers and the lay public.