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Program Director:

Prof. Barbara Zajc

Degree Requirements

Chemistry students earn their M.S. degree after completing a total of 30 credits; including the Chemistry B1000 and B5000 required courses, worth 5 credits each, and any combination of electives for 20 credits.

Comprehensive Examination
A comprehensive examination is required of all students except those who have completed a thesis. The comprehensive examination includes material from any undergraduate course, plus Chem B1000 and Chem B5000.

Those who choose to do the thesis must have a mentor and 2 additional faculty members serve on their thesis committee. The research topic must be approved by the Graduate Committee.

Thesis Research is offered as Chem B9901-B9905, 10 credits. Students choosing to do a thesis will take 10 credits of elective courses in Chemistry and 10 credits of B9901-B9905.

Required Courses

B1000: Inorganic Chemistry

B5000: Organic Mechanisms

Elective Courses

A1100: Environmental Chemistry

A1101: Environmental Chemistry Lab

A1200: Environmental Organic Chemistry

A1400: Chemical Information Sources

A8200: Chemistry-Physics-Engineering Seminar I (1cr.)

A8300: Chemistry-Physics-Engineering Seminar II (1cr.)

B3000: Polymer Chemistry (5 cr.)
or CHEM 73000 (3 cr.)

B5100: Organic Synthesis (5 cr.)
or CHEM 75100 (3cr.)

B5200: Spectroscopy and Structure Proof in Organic Chemistry (5 cr.)
or CHEM 79002 (3 cr.)

B6000: Quantum Chemistry (5 cr.)
or CHEM 76000 (3 cr.)

B8900: Introduction to Research Methodology (5 cr.)

B9100: Basic Lab Techniques (5 cr.)
or CHEM 79001 (3 cr.)

When a particular CCNY M.S. course is not offered, students may take its equivalent CHEM course listed for 3 credits. CHEM courses are offered through the Chemistry Program of the Graduate School of the City University of New York.