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2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Chemistry, Non-Thesis Option, M.S.

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Non-Thesis Master’s Programs

This option is provided for students who desire a stronger foundation in chemistry for professional schools or personal knowledge. Completion of this option will result in six additional credit hours of course work, and preparation of a master’s report.

During the first semester of enrollment and in consultation with the graduate advisor, the student will select a general area in which to write a report and a member of the faculty to supervise it. The report is a result of independent study and may involve extensive literature search, laboratory work, or review of an area. The report must follow the general guidelines for writing a thesis and is subject to the advisor’s approval. Students in this option must enroll in CHEM 7913 , Master’s Report, for the report portion of their study.

Curriculum requirements

All students must complete the following curriculum requirements:

  • Nine hours of graduate core courses: CHEM 6443 ; CHEM 7113 ; and CHEM 7123  .
  • Minimum of fifteen hours of elective graduate courses. Of these a minimum of nine hours must be graduate chemistry courses. For students with an undergraduate degree in chemistry, it is recommended that they take six hours of graduate credit outside of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Three hours of graduate seminar - CHEM 7973  .
  • Three hours of report - CHEM 7913  
  • A minimum total of 33 credit hours are required to complete the Chemistry non-thesis option.

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