Chemistry, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 90 Hours

Core Courses
CHEM 5001Introduction to Chemistry Research1
CHEM 5000Thesis6
CHEM 5011Graduate Seminar1
CHEM 6010Research Seminar7
CHEM 6011Advanced Seminar1
Hours Subtotal16
Select 20 hours from the following:20
Foundations of Physical Chemistry
Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Foundations of Analytical Chemistry
Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
Physical and Chemical Separations
Polymer Chemistry
Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds
Mechanism and Structure in Organic Chemistry
Chemical Thermodynamics I
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Electroanalytical Chemistry
Physical Polymer Science
Special Topics in Organic Chemistry
Selected Topics in Advanced Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
Hours Subtotal20
CHEM 6000 Doctoral Dissertation Research (offered for variable credit, 1-15 credit hours, maximum of 60 credit hours) 54
Hours Subtotal54
Total Hours90

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval