Ph.D. in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a Ph.D. in Chemistry that is designed to provide students with a solid and broad foundation on which to base their careers. An appropriate combination of coursework and independent investigation is planned with individual faculty advisers. In consultation with their graduate adviser, graduate students can tailor their program to their own needs and interests. At the conclusion of their graduate education in chemistry, students will have a professional command of the fundamentals of their discipline. They will be able to critically analyze scientific problems that span disciplinary boundaries and will be able to perform research with a high level of creativity and originality.