The graduate programs in the Department of Chemistry provide students with advanced study in synthesis, separation, and analysis of molecules with an emphasis on developing research skills in experimental and computational chemistry and in chemistry education. The graduate curriculum prepares students for careers in industry and teaching and for entry into PhD and professional programs.
Admission as a classified graduate student in Chemistry requires:
- a BA degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or its equivalent, as determined by the graduate committee;
- a minimum 2.5 GPA overall, in the last 60 units, and in chemistry, biochemistry, math, and physics courses; and
- two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's potential for successful graduate study.