Doctor of Philosophy - Chemistry

About

The Ph.D. degree in chemistry is primarily a research-based program that includes sufficient advanced course work to provide a strong background from which students may pursue forefront research, under the direct guidance of a faculty member, in their chosen areas of interest. The program is designed to develop the professional skills required to function as an independent researcher in chemistry.

Available Options

  • Post-Bachelor’s Track
  • Post-Master’s Track

Accreditation

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Learning Outcomes

Technical Competency
Thesis Committees will assess the technical competency of students based on their performance in programmatic courses identified by each committee as appropriate to the student, as well as their performance in a research setting.
Communication Skills
Assessed by Thesis Committees and other who evaluate student performance on seminars, prospectus, oral and written reports, papers presented and/or submitted, and thesis.
Analytical and/or Critical Thinking Skills
Assessed by Thesis Committees and other who evaluate student performance on seminars, prospectus, oral and written reports, publication reviews, papers presented and/or submitted, and thesis.
Expertise
Thesis presentation, written and oral. Assessed by Thesis Committees.

Career Possibilities

A Ph.D. degree, the terminal degree in the field of chemistry, provides a wide variety of career opportunities performing forefront research in areas as diverse as chemistry, materials research, renewable energy studies, the petroleum industry, the food industry, pharmaceuticals, and environmental studies, as well as many others. Furthermore, a Ph.D. degree is generally required to obtain a university faculty position to help educate the next generation of scientists.

Requirements

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Doctor of Philosophy - Chemistry

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Graduate Coordinator

Dong-Chan Lee

Associate Professor, Organic & Materials Chemistry

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry, the “central science,” deals with the composition, structure, and properties of matter, especially in chemical reaction. The curriculum meets the needs of students intending to pursue advanced training in the sciences, medicine, and other professional and technical fields.

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The College of Sciences provides students a solid foundation in natural, physical, and mathematical sciences for a successful career in the sciences and other professional programs.

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