MS - Chemistry
This degree is designed for persons who seek greater competency in chemical research, or for those who want an introduction to graduate work before starting a program for the PhD degree. Emphasis is placed upon, but not limited to, training in advanced laboratory techniques, operation of state-of-the-art instruments, data acquisition and interpretation, and strategies involved in designing and conducting research in chemistry.
Completing Requirements for the MS - Chemistry
The MS program will be designed to fit the individual vocational objectives of each student. The program shall include 30 semester units of work beyond the bachelor's degree.
Thirty units of course work must be chosen so that a minimum of 21 units are in chemistry of which at least 15 are 200-level graduate lecture courses, and 18 units must be graded course work.
A. Required: CHEM 120S (1 unit), 285 (2 units), 291C (1 unit), 298 (4 units), 299 (2 units), 200-level lecture courses (15 units).
B. Approved electives (five units are required) chosen from the following:
1. Any 200-level chemistry course. (See the Chemistry Department Graduate Handbook for guidelines on 200-level courses within the proposed program.)
2. Any of the following chemistry courses if appropriate for the area of concentration and if approved by Graduate Advisor: CHEM 101, 114, 118, 121S, 126, 127, 130A, 130B, 130C, 131A, 131B, 135, 145, 146, 155, 159, 173.
3. Upper division and graduate courses from departments other than chemistry (courses must be approved by Graduate Advisor prior to enrollment in such courses).
4. Master's Research Presentation (departmental seminar and final oral examination).
5. Submission of an M.S. Thesis approved by the student's research committee, and by Graduate Studies and Research.
The progress of each candidate will be reviewed periodically, and specific recommendations for further work will be made on the basis of such evaluations.
|Graduate Competency in Writing||0|
|At SJSU, students must pass the graduate competency in writing requirement. For information on the Competency in Writing Requirement, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.|
|Requirements of the Masters||30|
|CHEM 120S. Chemical Safety Seminar||1|
|CHEM 200-Level Courses||15|
|CHEM 285. Seminar||0.5|
|CHEM 298. Research||1-6|
|Any Chemistry graduate advisor approved 200-level Chemistry course and/or any 100-level Chemistry graduate advisor approved course including:|
|CHEM 114. Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab||3|
|CHEM 118. Special Topics in Organic Chemistry||1|
|CHEM 121S. Radiation Safety||1-2|
|CHEM 126. Introduction to Nuclear Science||3|
|CHEM 127. Nuclear Science Lab||3|
|CHEM 131A. Biochemistry Lab||2|
|CHEM 130A. Biochemistry||4|
|CHEM 130B. Biochemistry||4|
|CHEM 130C. Biochemistry||3|
|CHEM 135. General Biochemistry||4|
|CHEM 145. Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 146. Physical-Inorganic Techniques||3|
|CHEM 155. Instrumental Analysis||4|
|CHEM 173. Polymer Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 299. Master's Thesis||1-6|
|In addition to Chem 299, each student must present a Final Seminar to the Department and complete a Final Oral Exam with their thesis committee.|