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The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers graduate courses in the form of “modules,” which are the formal equivalent of one-quarter of a full graduate course. 600-level half courses are also available for credit, to a maximum of one half course (equivalent to one module credit).

Modules marked with a plus sign (+) may be taken more than once for credit, as long as the content is different each time the course is taken. Brief descriptions of all graduate modules are available on the departmental website course descriptions. Not all graduate courses are offered in a given year—please consult the website for current courses. Student are free to include Education *750 (Principles and Practice of University Teaching) in their program, but this cannot be counted towards their course requirements for the degree.

Prescribed Courses in Analytical Chemistry

#708 /       Analytical Separation Science
#711 /       Chemometrics
#737 /       Mass Spectrometry
+#799 /     Special Topics

Prescribed Courses in Inorganic Chemistry

#716 /       Transition Metal Chemistry
#717 /       Main Group Chemistry
#725 /       Group Theory
#727 /       Symmetry & Properties of Solids
#730 /       X-Ray Theory
#736 /       X-Ray Structure Determination
#743 /       Inorganic Problems
+#799 /     Special Topics

Prescribed Courses in Organic Chemistry

#753 /       Organic Photochemistry
#754 /       Physical Organic Chemistry
#758 /       Bio-Organic Chemistry
#760 /       Principles of Organic Synthesis
#765 /       Advanced Polymer Chemistry
+#799 /     Special Topics 

Prescribed Courses in Physical Chemistry

#703 /       Numerical Methods and Computational Chemistry
#725 /       Group Theory
#727 /       Symmetry and Properties of Solids
#749 /       Introduction to Biomolecular NMR
#770 /       Molecular Electronic Structure Theory
#776 /       Spectroscopy
#778 /       Solid State Surface Science
#784 /       Physical Chemistry of Materials
+#799 /     Special Topics

Other Available Courses

#730 /       X-Ray Theory
#736 /       X-Ray Structure Determination
#737 /       Mass Spectrometry
#740 /       Basic Theory of 1D & 2D NMR Spectroscopy

600-Level Courses

*6OA3 /    Natural Products
*6OB3 /    Polymers and Organic Materials
*6IC3 /      Solid State Chemistry
*6II3 /       Transition Metal Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis
*6PA3 /     Molecular Driving Forces
*6PB3 /     Computational Models for Electronic Structure and Chemical Bonding

Service Modules

The following modules will be offered as student demand dictates. These are technique-oriented modules for which no formal credit is offered.

A.  Modern Techniques in Handling Air-Sensitive Compounds
B.  Rudimentary Glassblowing