Courses in the Department
The graduate courses typically offered by the Department in each of the four traditional areas of chemistry are listed below. All graduate chemistry courses listed on a student's Program of Study must be passed with a grade of B or better. Consult the Graduate Course Catalog for specific course descriptions.
|CHEM 8810||CHEM 8210||CHEM 8300||CHEM 8920|
|CHEM 8820||CHEM 8220||CHEM 8310||CHEM 8930|
|CHEM 8830||CHEM 8230||CHEM 8320||CHEM 8940|
|CHEM 8840||CHEM 8240||CHEM 8330||CHEM 8950|
|CHEM 8850||CHEM 8250||CHEM 8340||CHEM 8960|
|CHEM 8860||CHEM 8290||CHEM 8350||CHEM 8990|
|CHEM 8890||CHEM 8370|
Courses outside the Department
Ph.D. students may include graduate courses outside the Department of Chemistry on their Program of Study to allow for exposure to a broader base of advanced or interdisciplinary subject matter. Courses offered by departments other than Chemistry may be listed on the student's Program of Study, as long as they are approved by the student's research advisor and Advisory Committee. For the Ph.D. degree, a maximum of two of the six required graduate courses may be taken outside the Department of Chemistry. Any graduate course taken outside the Department of Chemistry and listed on the student's Program of Study must be passed with a grade of B or better. The six graduate courses required for the Ph.D. degree should normally be completed by the end of the fourth semester in residence.
Each Ph.D. student must register for the appropriate section of CHEM 8120-8150 (seminar) every non-summer semester in residence. Furthermore, each Ph.D. student must give three departmental seminars. The first two of these seminars must be given and letter-graded as part of CHEM 8120-8150, and the student must receive at least a B grade on each. The grade that is assigned for the seminar course will be based on attendance and participation in discussion of the seminar topics presented. The Graduate Coordinator’s Office will keep track of all passed seminar presentations.
One of these first two seminars should be on the student's research project, and the other must be on a literature topic unrelated to the student's research project or any other projects going on in the student's research group. The topic for this literature seminar must be approved in advance by the faculty member in charge of the seminar program. The third seminar is given as part of the Final Defense.