Graduate Chemistry Courses
A theoretical examination of various spectroscopic methods. Fundamentals of quantum transitions and spectral interpretation. Prerequisites: CHEM 231, CHEM 340, and CHEM 341. Offered intermittently.
A detailed presentation of reaction mechanisms in organic and inorganic chemistry. Rate theory, linear free-energy relationships, and photochemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 231, CHEM 341, CHEM 420. Offered intermittently.
A study of the chemical and physical properties of selected industrial polymers and biological macromolecules with emphasis on the relation of structure to function, methods of characterization, and synthetic design. Prerequisites: CHEM 231, CHEM 341. Offered Intermittently.
Topics not covered by other graduate level Chemistry curriculum offerings. Three hours lecture. Offered intermittently.
Study of selected topics, under the guidance of a member of the faculty. Written permission of instructor and dean required. Offered every semester.
Study and hands-on instruction in current analytical, biochemical, and synthetic methods. Students will also engage in professional chemical literature searching, research documentation, and presentation. Offered every semester.
Composition of Master's thesis based on original research work completed under the supervision of a student's faculty research advisor. Written permission of instructor and dean required. Offered every semester.