The graduate program in Chemistry focuses on three related areas: development of general analytical techniques, synthesis and chemical separations of organic and biochemical materials, and applications of analytical techniques to fields such as biotechnology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. A student's ability to work in a laboratory environment requiring analytical or biochemical skills will be enhanced and his/her overall knowledge in chemistry will be strengthened. A culminating research project in collaboration with a chemistry faculty member is required. This experience will further develop the laboratory and creative thinking skills of a student.
Admission as a classified graduate student in Chemistry requires:
- a BA degree in Chemistry, or its equivalent;
- a minimum 2.5 GPA overall, in the last 60 units, and in chemistry, math, and physics courses; and
- two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's potential for successful graduate study.