In addition to fulfilling the minimum university requirements, a student must take one 3 hour graduate course (5000 and above) in each of the four areas (inorganic, analytical, organic, and physical), excluding special topics, tool courses CHEM 5130, CHEM 5320, CHEM 5760, and research courses.
Students must obtain satisfactory performance on a series of written major field cumulative examinations, including special topics.
Students must obtain satisfactory performance on a preliminary examination, part written and part oral.
Students must present a seminar based on the dissertation research. Students must also obtain two additional credits of CHEM 5000 by presenting a divisional or departmental seminar or an oral presentation at a regional or national research meeting.