Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Chemistry, M.S.


Vadoud Niri, Program Coordinator

224 Shineman Center

315-312-2741

vadoud.niri@oswego.edu

 

Admission Information

Program Information

Chemistry Department

 

The chemistry graduate program is designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in chemistry – which focuses on a variety of career goals, both academic and professional, bolstered by individual mentoring and extensive research opportunities. Students will be able to tailor their education to meet their goals. Students can choose between a thesis track focusing on research designed for students who wish to gain more experience in research or a non-thesis track for students interested in taking more courses. Both tracks will help students to enter the workforce upon graduation or to apply to Ph.D. programs following their master’s degree. SUNY Oswego’s research intensive program using advanced facilities in the research labs makes students more marketable to industry, Ph.D. institutions, and professional/medical schools. 

This program includes a professional track option designed to include business management electives selected from our award-winning MBA programs. Students will take courses such as operations management to prepare for the application of business principles to chemistry.

 

Chemistry (30-34 cr)


Thesis Option


*Elective credit hours (B) and thesis credit hours (D) should equal 20 credit hours total.

A. Core Program (9 cr)


Graduate courses from three different areas of chemistry under advisement.

B. Elective Courses (9-14 cr*)


Under advisement.

C. CHE 596 – Seminar (1 cr)


D. CHE 598 – Thesis (6-11 cr*)


Non-Thesis Option


A. Typical Core Program (9 cr)


Graduate courses from three different areas of chemistry under advisement.

B. Elective Courses (17 cr)


Under advisement.

C. Seminar (1 cr)


D. One of the following two courses: (3 cr)


Professional Option


A. Typical Core Program (9 cr)


Graduate courses from three different areas of chemistry under advisement. See below for the courses in the different disciplines.

B. Elective Courses (12 cr)


Under advisement

C. CHE 596 Seminar (1 cr)


D. GST 691 Internship (3 cr)


Program Notes


  1. Elective courses may be taken in departments other than chemistry. All elective courses must be selected, under advisement. Any course outside of the department must be approved by the chemistry graduate committee.
  2. In the thesis option, all students are required to take a minimum of six accumulated credit hours of CHE 598 - Thesis. A maximum of seventeen credit hours of thesis may be taken if approved by the Departmental Graduate Advisory Committee. The thesis involves an original research problem and a formal dissertation. Students are required to give an oral presentation of their work.
  3. All students are required to take one credit hour of seminar.
  4. After completing fifteen credit hours, the student is evaluated by the department with respect to recommendation for degree candidacy provided the student has demonstrated competency in four areas of chemistry.
  5. All students are required to pass qualifying examinations in three of five main areas of chemistry that include, analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical.
  6. The GST 691 Internship requirement in the professional option is required to be a minimum of eight weeks, forty hours per week long. Students are responsible for finding an internship placement with the help of the Office of Experience-Based Education. Students are required to write a report and to give a presentation after the internship.
  7. A Peace Corps experience, which must be approved by the chemistry graduate committee, related to student’s area of study will satisfy the internship requirement of GST 691.