Certificate in Materials Chemistry

The following three graduate certificate programs are available:

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Inorganic Materials
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Materials
  • Characterization of Inorganic and Organic Materials

To earn a certificate in materials chemistry, a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework from the following two groups of courses is required. At least one course must be chosen from Group A and at least one course must be chosen from Group B. The remaining credit hours may be chosen from either group, depending upon the certificate program. Each of these courses, if completed with a "B" or higher, may be later applied toward the Master of Chemistry in Materials Chemistry degree if a student applies and is accepted to the degree program.

Group A

CHEM 505Spectroscopic Methods I3
CHEM 509Physical Methods of Characterization3
CHEM 512Spectroscopic Methods II2
CHEM 542Polymer Characterization and Analysis3

Group B

CHEM 521Structural Inorganic and Materials Chemistry3
CHEM 522Efficient Chemical and Materials Synthesis3
CHEM 530Organic Reaction Mechanisms3
CHEM 531Tactics in Organic Synthesis3
CHEM 535Polymer Synthesis3