As a graduate, you will have employment opportunities in Biology and Chemistry, as well as in jobs requiring an integrated program. You will also be prepared for professional training in medicine, pharmacy and allied health programs. This program is perfect for members of the armed services stationed throughout the world. Our flexible format will meet their terms and locations of service.
Designed for working professionals, the program offers flexible options with many courses offered online.
Within the program you will complete 30 credits worth of graduate level course work; 12 credits coming from the required courses and 18 credits coming from elective courses.
Elective Courses are offered in a wide range of chemistry and biology topics. A complete course listing can be found in our online catalog.
This option is for a limited number of students who must receive prior approval of their research proposal by the program director and a thesis advisor. If approved for this option, the student enrolls in CHEM 598 Research Seminar (3) and CHEM 599 Master’s Thesis (3) as part of the 30 credits. Students on the thesis track will present and defend their thesis as a culminating activity in lieu of a written comprehensive exam.
All students in the non-thesis program must pass a written comprehensive examination after completing at least 24 credits in the graduate program, including all required courses. Students will take 6 individual exams coming from all of their required courses along with 2 selected elective courses.
For current students: If you would like to apply to take your comprehensive exam, please contact Dr. Diane Dean with your request.
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