About this course
A career in chemistry provides ample opportunities for you to make an innovative and positive difference. Chemists develop the new materials which enable modern technological advances. Biochemists study proteins and enzymes and genes to cure diseases and improve crop production. Medicinal chemists design new drugs to combat diseases around the world. Chemistry related businesses and industries are at the forefront of the nation’s economic growth.
- Students must follow the admission procedures required by the Graduate School. The chemistry department requires a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, a grade point average of at least 3.000/4.000 (both overall and in chemistry), two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic background, a one-page typed statement of goals and research interests, and submission of test scores from the general GRE exam. The department strongly recommends test scores from the chemistry subject GRE as well.
- International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 79 (internet based), OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam.
- Applicants whose transcripts do not explicitly list the chemistry courses which they have taken must submit an official description of the courses which comprise their chemistry degree. Students deficient in any of the requirements may be admitted conditionally providing they follow the specified procedures required to remove any deficiencies.