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Department of Chemistry
1530 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
219 Jones Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

Course Requirements (M.S.)

All students pursuing the M.S. Degree in Chemistry are required to complete a minimum of thirty-one (31) credit hours. For both the thesis-type and course-type options, a course of study is formulated for each student by a supervisory committee. In any case, each student must complete sixteen credit hours of core courses as listed below:

Core Courses
BCH   5041
CHM  5155C
CHM  5225C
CHM  5460C
CHM  5610C
CHM  5971
CHM  6935
Protein Biochemistry
Chemical Seperations and Methods
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Chemical and Statistical Thermodynamics
Inorganic Chemistry Principles
Graduate Thes
Chemistry Seminar
3
3
3
3
12
3
1

In addition to the above core courses, students pursuing the thesis tract must select nine credit hours of course electives work from the list below:


Course Electives
BCH  5045
BCH  5501C
CHM  5490C
CHM  5440C
CHM  5480C
CHM  5260C
CHM  5380C
CHM  5650C
CHM  5531C
CHM  5540C
CHM  5155C
CHM  5140C
CHM  5610C
CHM  5151C
Nucleic Acids
Enzymology
Chemical Spectroscopy
Chemical Kinetics
Quantum Chemistry
Physical Organic Chemistry
Topics in Organic Synthesis
Structural Methods in Inorganic Chemistry
Principles of X-Ray Crystallography
Chemical Application of Group
Chemical Separations Methods
Electronic Instrumentation for Chemical Analysis
Environmental Chemistry
Spectrochemical Analysis Methods
3
 3
 3
 3
 3
 3
 3
 3
 3
 3
 3
 3
 3
12


Students pursuing the thesis track must also complete, successfully, a maximum of six (6) credit hours of thesis taken in at least two semesters.

In the non-thesis program option, students must complete the sixteen (16) credit hours of core courses and nine (9) credit hours from among the course electives if they do not plan to tech high school or junior college level chemistry. In addition, these students must complete, successfully, six (6) credit hours of directed individual study involving research experience taken in at least two semesters. Students who plan to follow the non-thesis option to pursue teaching are required to complete only the sixteen (16) credit hours of core courses in the chemistry department. These students, however, must complete twenty-one (21) or twenty-three (23) credit hours of education courses in the College of Education.

Regardless of the type of master's degree students pursue in the chemistry department, a 3.0 G.P.A. in all formal chemistry course work is mandatory. Each student must pass the M.S. comprehensive examination to graduate from his or her program of study. Each student pursing the thesis-type master's degree must also pass an oral examination on his or her thesis.