Each incoming graduate student chose a path of research interest on their application: analytical, chemical biology, chemistry education research, inorganic, materials, organic, or physical. This information, along with the faculty of interest, helped the admission committee evaluate the applicant. The path of research interest is also used during the fall orientation to advise the incoming graduate student which courses in the fall semester may be most applicable and meet the department requirements. The path of research interest does not affect which faculty research group the student can join as most faculty have graduate students from multiple paths in their group.
After visiting the department and becoming more familiar with the faculty, incoming students may want to change the path of research interest. Please fill out the Change of Path Form if you would like to change your path of research interest.
If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Program Office.