Catalog 2010-2012

Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry

This non-thesis degree, which prepares students for career opportunities in businesses utilizing chemical and/or biochemical processes and instrumentation, is open to students who have earned a bachelor=s degree in chemistry or biochemistry.  It combines chemistry course work featuring advanced topics and hands-on use of modern instrumentation with business course work focused on problem-solving and decision-making and includes an internship.  All students interested in the program must submit a complete application and transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate credits to the Office of Admissions (international students send these to the Aattention of International Admissions@). In addition, three letters of recommendation and a statement of scientific interests and career goals must be sent to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department (U.S. students) or to the Office of Admissions/International Admissions (international students). Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.  A TOEFL score of 600 is required for international students who are non-native English speakers.

A minimum of 30 semester hours is required. A minimum of 18 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required.



  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:211 plus one of the following: 860:210, 860:220, 860:240 (3 hrs.), 860:241, 860:242, or 860:254.....6 hours

  Professional Science:.....15 hours

    Science and Science Education: 820:209; 820:215; 820:289 (2 hrs.); 820:295 (4 hrs.); plus one of the following: Mathematics: 800:123; 800:250.

Electives from the following.....9 hours

  Industrial Technology: 330:258.

  Mathematics: 800:121.

  Biology: 840:129, 840:280.

  Chemistry and Biochemistry/Physics: 860:137, 860:143, 860:144/880:144, 860:145, 860:148/880:148, 860:149, 860:154, 860:155, 860:156, 860:161.

30 hours

Other courses with the permission of the  P.S.M. Steering Committee.



1. Electives may include 200/6000-level chemistry and biochemistry courses beyond the required minimum 6 credit hours.

2. Any student who has not previously taken a biochemistry course must take 860:154 as an elective.