M.S. Chemistry


Prof. Barbara Zajc

Office: MR 1234




Chemistry students earn their M.S. degree after completing a total of 30 credits. They must take the 2 required courses, Chem B1000 and B5000,  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 to guide their research and 2 additional faculty members to serve on their thesis committee. The research topic must be approved by the Graduate Committee. The research must be completed in two years from the initial date of registration for thesis research, continuing registration until completed.

Thesis Research is offered as Chem B9901-B9905.  Masters students choosing to do a thesis will take 20 credits from the courses listed below 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
A8300: Chemistry-Physics-Engineering Seminar II
B3000: Polymer Chemistry or CHEM 73000
B5100: Organic Synthesis or CHEM 75100
B5200: Spectroscopy and Structure Proof in Organic Chemistry or CHEM 79002
B6000: Quantum Chemistry or CHEM 76000
B8900: Introduction to Research Methodology
B9100: Basic Lab Techniques or CHEM 79001

For course descriptions, see M.S. Courses and Syllabi.

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


Last Updated: 08/29/2016 09:26