Chemistry, M.S. - Professional Science Master's

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The Master of Science program in chemistry offers students the opportunity to complete graduate studies in chemistry while also developing skills in business administration in order for students to prepare for facets of their career that may involve managerial and administrative work. Course work in the program, except in unusual circumstances, cannot begin until the student has an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Professional Master of Science concentration in chemistry requires completion of a total of 36 credits with a "B" or better average. All students in the program must complete a core consisting of the following six courses with a "B" or better average.

Program Sequence  36 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

Program Requirements

CHE 500 – Advanced Organic Chemistry I – 3 credits
CHE 520 – Advanced Physical Chemistry I – 3 credits
CHE 532 – Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I – 3 credits
CHE 540 – Advanced Analytical Chemistry – 3 credits
CHE 550 – Advanced Biochemistry I – 3 credits
CHE 560 – Advanced Environmental Chemistry – 3 credits

In addition, students take the following 18 credits in Masters of Business Administration courses.                                                                                                                  

MBA 500 – Management Process – 3 credits
MBA 502 – Statistical Decision Making – 3 credits
MBA 505 – Marketing Management – 3 credits
MBA 537 – Product Management – 3 credits
MBA 548 – Operations Management – 3 credits
MBA 551 – Business Ecological Sustainability – 3 credits

Students are required to complete 36 graduate credits (six core courses and six MBA courses) and pass a comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination is designed to test the student's knowledge of the various areas of chemistry studied while pursuing the master's program. The comprehensive examination is given once or twice a year depending on need.