M.S. Chemistry Thesis Track

30 credits

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M.S. in Chemistry Thesis Track

Gain experience in modern experimental techniques and deepen your understanding of laboratory operations and computational computer modeling. Working under the supervision of a faculty advisor, you will craft a proposal for your thesis project. Thesis projects typically include approximately six months of research that culminates in a written thesis.

In this program, you will:

• Strengthen your knowledge in the basic areas of chemistry—inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry—and focus your studies in an area of interest

• Conduct extensive research in order to complete your thesis project

• Recognize scientific problems, formulate questions and answers and carry out strategies for solving them

• Improve your ability to understand and apply scientific literature in scientific settings

• Effectively communicate scientific information, in both written and oral forms

• Understand the principles and applications of modern instrumentation, computation, experimental design and data analysis

Required Chemistry Courses | 18 credits

Course Number & Title Credits
CH 521 Adv. Org. Chemistry
(Or CH 522 Org. Synthesis)
CH 531 Adv. Physical Chemistry I Mol. Structure
(Or CH 532 Adv. Physical Chemistry II Mol. Dyn.)
CH 561 Adv. Analy. Inst. Spectroscopic
(Or CH 562 Adv. Analyt. Inst. Chrom.)
CH 553 Adv. Inorganic Chemistry
(Or CH 555 Theoretical Inorg. Chemistry)
CH 599: Thesis 6

Elective Courses | 12 credits

Course Number & Title Credits
CH 553 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
CH 525 Supramolecular Chemistry 3
CH 526 Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology 3
CH 529 Special topic: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 3
CH 537 Micro/Nanophase Materials: Chem. Process & Analysis 3
CH 545 Bio-informatics 3
CH 547 Computational Chemistry & molecular Modeling 3
CH 556 Chemical Application of Group Theory 3
CH 567 CH-Experimental Design 3
CH 569 Special Topic: Mass Spectrometry 3
CH 571 Adv Environmental Chemistry 3
CH 575 Polymer Chemistry 3
CH 590 Chem-informatic 3