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Prescription Safety Glasses

The steps to obtain prescriptions safety glasses are outline below.

  1. Complete the “application for safety eyewear” form on the University Health Services website.
  2. Make an appointment at UHS and spec out your glasses – you must have a current, valid prescription from your doctor (department does not pay for eye exams)
  3. Bring the form back to Chad Skemp (Chemistry Business Office, room 1123) and he will complete the purchase with a dept. credit card
  4. Questions, please contact Char Horsfall, Human Resource Specialist, Department of Chemistry.

Changing Path of Research Interest

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.

Change an Advisor Form

If you have changed your advisor, please fill out the Change of Advisor Form. This will alert the Graduate Program Office and they will make the appropriate changes in the department databases and files.

Enrollment Credit Requirements for a Non-Dissertator

Fall and Spring Semester Enrollment: Non-Dissertators

Non-dissertators (total 13 – 15 credits*)

  • Lecture courses to satisfy the core and minor requirements or courses of general interest
  • 1-12 credits research (Enroll in the section of your PI)
    • Analytical – Chem 993
    • Chembio – Chem 998
    • Chem Educ Res – Chem 991
    • Inorganic – Chem 994
    • Materials – Chem 996
    • Organic – Chem 990
    • Physical – Chem 992
  • 1 credit group meeting
    • Chem 964 – enroll in the section of your PI
  • 0 credits seminar
    • Analytical – Chem 920
    • Chembio – any
    • Chem Educ Res – any
    • Inorganic – Chem 900
    • Materials – Chem 920
    • Organic – Chem 940
    • Physical – Chem 960

*Official auditing of courses counts toward the total credits.

Non-dissertators: spring, 1st year (total 15 credits*)

  • Lecture courses to satisfy the core and minor requirements or courses of general interest
  • Chem 607 – safety course, 1 credit (counts in spring semester, even though it was taken before the semester began)
  • 1-12 credits research (Enroll in the section of your PI)
    • Analytical – Chem 993
    • Chembio – Chem 998
    • Chem Educ Res – Chem 991
    • Inorganic – Chem 994
    • Materials – Chem 996
    • Organic – Chem 990
    • Physical – Chem 992
  • 1 credit group meeting
    • Chem 964 – enroll in the section of your PI
  • 0 credits seminar
    • Analytical – Chem 920
    • Chembio – any
    • Chem Educ Res – any
    • Inorganic – Chem 900
    • Materials – Chem 920
    • Organic – Chem 940
    • Physical – Chem 960

*Official auditing of courses counts toward the total credits.

 

Summer Term Enrollment: Non-Dissertators

Non-dissertators (total 2 credits)

  • 2 credits research (Enroll in the section of your PI)
    • Analytical – Chem 993
    • Chembio – Chem 998
    • Chem Educ Res – Chem 991
    • Inorganic – Chem 994
    • Materials – Chem 996
    • Organic – Chem 990
    • Physical – Chem 992

Enrollment Credit Requirements for a Dissertator

Fall and Spring Semester Enrollment: Dissertators

Dissertators (last semester; total 3 credits)

  • 3 credits research (Enroll in the section of your PI)
    • Analytical – Chem 993
    • Chembio – Chem 998
    • Chem Educ Res – Chem 991
    • Inorganic – Chem 994
    • Materials – Chem 996
    • Organic – Chem 990
    • Physical – Chem 992

Dissertators (total 3 credits*)

  • 2 credits research (Enroll in the section of your PI)
    • Analytical – Chem 993
    • Chembio – Chem 998
    • Chem Educ Res – Chem 991
    • Inorganic – Chem 994
    • Materials – Chem 996
    • Organic – Chem 990
    • Physical – Chem 992
  • 1 credit group meeting
    • Chem 964 – enroll in the section of your PI
  • 0 credits seminar
    • Analytical – Chem 920
    • Chembio – any
    • Chem Educ Res – any
    • Inorganic – Chem 900
    • Materials – Chem 920
    • Organic – Chem 940
    • Physical – Chem 960

*Official auditing of courses counts toward the total credits.

 

Summer Term Enrollment: Dissertators

Dissertators (total 3 credits)

  • 3 credits research (Enroll in the section of your PI)
    • Analytical – Chem 993
    • Chembio – Chem 998
    • Chem Educ Res – Chem 991
    • Inorganic – Chem 994
    • Materials – Chem 996
    • Organic – Chem 990
    • Physical – Chem 992

Please contact Dr. Arrietta Clauss, graduate program director, and Taylor Mathewson, graduate coordinator, at gradprogram@chem.wisc.edu if you have general questions. Contact Marc Willadsen, payroll specialist, at mwilladsen@wisc.edu if you have questions about benefits or payroll.