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.