Catalog 2010-2012


This major is available as a non-thesis plan for students interested in careers in secondary and community college education. The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department offers students a friendly environment featuring regular interaction with their faculty mentors. 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 minimum of 30 semester credit hours is required for this degree. A minimum of 15 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required. Specialization is available in the areas of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical education, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry; students generally select a faculty mentor during their first semester of study. Students must submit a research paper.

Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required.



  Science: 820:200.....2 hours

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:292.....3 hours

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:299.....3 hours

Electives (including at least 7 additional hours of 200/6000-level course work in chemistry).....22 hours

30 hours