Apr 18, 2021  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Chair
Dale Teeters

Professors
William Potter
Gordon Purser
Kenneth Roberts
Nicholas Takach
Dale Teeters

Associate Professors
Syed Hussaini  
Robert Sheaff

Assistant Professors
Erin Iski
Jyoti Iyer
Angus Lamar 
Gabriel LeBlanc

Graduate Program Advisor
Syed Hussaini

For more information about degree offerings, visit the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry webpage.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers master’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry and a Ph.D. in chemistry. The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in chemistry and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in biochemistry provide graduates with the advanced knowledge necessary to continue in Ph.D. programs at other institutions and the skills and expertise needed by those who will use master’s-level training in industry. While research is oriented towards applications of chemistry and biochemistry, the curriculum emphasizes essential principles and basic knowledge. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. The Ph.D. is the terminal degree in chemistry and is designed to provide a breadth of knowledge in the field of chemistry. An in-depth understanding of one area of specialization is achieved through elective courses, independent study and dissertation research.

Learning Objectives

Master of Science in Chemistry. Students who complete the M.S. degree program in chemistry will:

  • Focus on coursework and independent research supervised by a faculty advisor (thesis option);
  • Develop a working knowledge of basic chemical principles, an understanding of their application in the laboratory, and the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in their field; and
  • Develop and implement an independent research project in the basic chemical sciences that is expected to generate novel results contributing to their field.

Master of Science in Biochemistry. Students who complete the M.S. degree program in biochemistry will:

  • Focus on coursework and independent research supervised by a faculty advisor (thesis option);
  • Develop a working knowledge of basic biochemical principles, an understanding of their application in the laboratory, and the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in their field; and
  • Develop and implement an independent research project in the biochemical sciences that is expected to generate novel results contributing to their field.

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry. Students who complete the Ph.D. degree program in chemistry will

  • Complete coursework and cumulative exams to demonstrate proficiency in fundamental and advanced topics in chemistry;
  • Successfully present to their thesis committee preliminary independent research results obtained under the direction of their research advisor;
  • Have the ability to independently assess chemical problems in their field and devise solutions; and
  • Gain a large breadth of laboratory, writing, critical thinking, and presentation skills.

Programs

    Master’sDoctoralAccelerated Master’s

    Courses

      Chemistry