Program Description:

This certificate program will provide students with graduate level training in chemistry without the requirement for a thesis or dissertation. The graduate level chemistry courses the students enroll in will increase their chemistry knowledge, and will strengthen their problem-solving skills, literature search skills, and writing and presentation skills, which will improve their job prospects and will make them more competitive for graduate degree programs. 

Admission Requirements:

• A four year BA or BS degree in chemistry or a closely related discipline
• A minimum GPA of 3. 0
• TOEFL: 79 (internet based) or 550 (paper-based) or IELTS: 6. 5

Application documents:

College and university transcripts, personal statement, general GRE scores, CV, TOEFL or /EL TS scores (if applicable), three confidential letters of recommendation.

Degree Requirements:

The Graduate Certificate in Chemistry is an 18 credit hour program. Students must select a minimum of nine credits of the formal graduate level lecture course offerings of the Department of Chemistry. The remaining nine credits may consist of additional chemistry graduate level lecture courses, or graduate research credits in chemistry, or a combination thereof Students are encouraged to attend Graduate Seminar every semester, but are not required to do so. Up to one credit of Graduate Seminar (CHEM 5195 Graduate Seminar/CHEM 6195 Graduate Seminar) may count toward the Graduate Certificate in Chemistry. C grades in the chemistry graduate courses are considered passing grades, but Chemistry Graduate Certificate students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Degree Plan

Prescribre Electives
Select 9-18 credit hours from:
CHEM 5301Modern General Chemistry3
CHEM 5318Advanced Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 5319Contem Topics Analytical Chem3
CHEM 5321Advanced Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 5322Advanced Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 5329Contem Topics Organic Chemistr3
CHEM 5331Advanced Biochemistry3
CHEM 5339Contemp Topics in Biochemistry3
CHEM 5341Anal./Model of Bio Structures3
CHEM 5351Advanced Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 5352Advanced Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 5359Contemp Topics Physical Chem3
CHEM 5361Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 5369Contemp Topics Inorganic Chem3
Please Choose a Course Below:
CHEM 5301Modern General Chemistry3
CHEM 5318Advanced Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 5319Contem Topics Analytical Chem3
CHEM 5321Advanced Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 5322Advanced Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 5329Contem Topics Organic Chemistr3
CHEM 5339Contemp Topics in Biochemistry3
CHEM 5341Anal./Model of Bio Structures3
CHEM 5351Advanced Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 5352Advanced Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 5359Contemp Topics Physical Chem3
CHEM 5361Advanced Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 5369Contemp Topics Inorganic Chem3
Free Electives
Select up to 9 hours from:
CHEM 5195Graduate Seminar1
CHEM 5196Graduate Research in Chemistry1
CHEM 5396Graduate Research in Chemistry3
Please Choose a Course Below:
CHEM 5195Graduate Seminar1
CHEM 5196Graduate Research in Chemistry1
CHEM 5396Graduate Research in Chemistry3
Total Hours18