"I was attracted to the Chemistry MS degree program by its good reputation and the opportunity to conduct analytical research with Professor Rice."
Below is a brief description of the graduate courses typically offered by the Chemistry Department. Many students also take advantage of courses in related fields, especially biology, applied science, and marine science. See Graduate Catalog for more information and in what semester these courses are offered.
501. Advanced Physical Chemistry
Quantum chemistry and molecular spectroscopy.
503. Advanced Organic Chemistry
A structure-reactivity approach to reaction mechanism and synthesis.
504. Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Advanced topics in analytical chemistry.
508. Computational Chemistry
Principles and applications of computational methods for the determination of molecular structure and energy.
511. Polymer Science I
An introduction to the chemical aspects of polymer science at the molecular level. Topics include the preparation, modification, degradation, and stabilization of polymers. Reaction mechanisms are stressed.
512. Polymer Science II
A study of the relationships of chemical and physical properties of synthetic and biological polymers to their molecular structure.
A study of the molecular basis of living processes, the chemistry of important constituents of living matter, biosynthesis, metabolism, bioenergetics, enzyme kinetics, metabolic control, transport mechanisms.
515. Advanced Biochemistry
A continuation of the study of biological processes on a molecular level begun in CHEM 514. Membrane biochemistry, molecular immunology, protein structure and function, biochemical applications of genetic engineering, and other topics of current interest.
516. Polymer Laboratory
652. Topics in Physical Chemistry
653. Topics in Nuclear Chemistry
654. Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
655. Topics in Analytical Chemistry
656. Topics in Organic Chemistry
657. Organic Synthesis
An advanced treatment of organic synthetic methods which includes examples of natural products preparations.
658. Organic Spectroscopy
Theory and application of spectroscopic methods to the analysis of organic compounds. Topics include absorption, fluorescence, infrared, and proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies with an emphasis on structure elucidation and other practical applications.
664. Topics in Biochemistry
665. Graduate Seminar
Each full-time graduate student is required to enroll in this course each semester until classified as a Research Graduate. This course includes training in the responsible and ethical conduct of research, as well as discussions of fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism.
A maximum of seven credits may be applied toward the M.A. or M.S. degree course requirements.