Prof. Barbara Zajc
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.
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.
B1000: Inorganic Chemistry
B5000: Organic Mechanisms
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.