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Suggested Courses by Path
There are 7 paths in the chemistry department. Students usually chose a path according to their interest. The department recommends core and minor courses according to the student’s path of interest. The courses by path or interest can be found here.
Enrollment Credit Requirements
Fall and spring enrollment: Full load is 8 – 15 credits*; Minimum load is 2 credits.
Summer session: Full load is 4 – 12 credits; Minimum load is 0 credits.
Graduate students must be enrolled at least at the minimum requirement in the semester in which they receive a degree; master’s degree students expecting a summer degree must enroll in a minimum of 2 graduate credits in any summer session.
For additional information see the Graduate School Enrollment Requirements
Requesting a MS Warrant
When you are in the final semester of the MS degree, the Graduate School will need a warrant so they can issue your diploma.
Before requesting a warrant, please check all of your grades, if there is a temporary grade (NR, I, P), contact the professor who taught the course to change the grade. The Graduate School will not issue a warrant if you have temporary grades.
You can request the warrant any time during your last semester, but the Graduate School will not process the request until the end of the semester. Please request the warrant at least 3 weeks or more before the end of the semester.
To request your MS warrant, please fill out the form below.
The completion date for the MS degree requirements depends on the type of MS degree you are receiving below:
- Research MS:
- If you are completing a formal thesis or research report to meet the Research MS requirement, enter the “MS Degree Completion Date” as the date that your PI approves the written assignment as complete.
- Coursework MS:
- Enter the “MS Degree Completion Date” as the last day of classes for the academic term that you are completing your coursework for the Coursework MS.
The Chemistry Graduate Program Office will request to warrant from the Graduate School and you can follow the status of the warrant here. After the warrant has bee approved by the Graduate School, you will be able to request the signature for your warrant through the Graduate Student Portal (select My Student Information, find the warrant, and under Actions, select Email Members).
Master's Degree Warrant Request Form (for Terminal MS Degrees)
Please complete this form to request your master's degree warrant. Please check your grades, if there is a temporary grade (NR, I, P), contact the professor who taught the course to change the grade. The Graduate School will not issue a warrant if you have temporary grades.