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Organic Chemistry Ph.D. Requirements

 

Last updated 09/27/2016

Core coursework 

  1. The core courses for the organic chemistry path follow:

    • Chem 641: Physical Organic Chemistry (fall of 1st year)
    • Chem 841: Synthetic Organic Chemistry (spring of 1st year)
    • Chem 607: Laboratory Safety (spring of 1st year)
  2. Recommended courses

    • Chem 843: Mechanism in Organic Chemistry (fall of 1st year)
    • Chem 605: Structure Determination using Spectroscopic Methods 
    • Chem 636: Introduction to NMR Theory and Practice (1st year)
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Joining a research group

  1. Attend research overviews from chemistry department faculty (first few weeks of 1st year).
  2. Meet with at least five professors to gain additional information about their research. 
  3. Carry out three rotations.
  4. No one can join a research group before the November selection period.

Thesis preliminary exam (Year 2)

  1. Written component (learn more about the organic chemistry path preliminary research report format) is due Jan. 31 of the second year.
The written summary and oral presentation should outline the background, aims, preliminary results
and planned experiments of the research that will be pursued. A committee of at least three faculty 
members including the research advisor will evaluate the candidate. Students that do not pass this 
exam the first time, must complete the requirement satisfactorily by August 31 of the 2nd year.
 

Original research proposal (Year 3)

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研究 seminar (Year 4)

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with their mentoring committee members at least once annually until completion of the degree.
 

视图 general Department of Chemistry Ph.D. requirements.