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    May 22, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
American University Catalog 2023-2024

Chemistry (MS)

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Offered by the Department of Chemistry , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program

Applicants must have earned a degree equivalent to fulfilling the requirements for a Chemistry (BS)  or Biochemistry (BS)  with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA from a college accredited by the American Chemical Society or equivalent. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. All applications must be approved by the faculty of the Department of Chemistry .

Students who wish to complete the Clinical Biochemistry track and do not have the appropriate background will be expected to take Biochemistry I  and Biochemistry II  as prerequisite work.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 credit hours of approved graduate work, constituting a unified program

Note: Each student must have a proposed curriculum approved by the department’s academic advisor and the department chair within one semester after entering the program.

  • Capstone Experience: 
  • Specializations: Applied Chemistry; Chemistry and Society; Clinical Biochemistry

Course Requirements

Complete one of the following specializations:

Applied Chemistry (30 credit hours)

Chemistry and Society (30 credit hours)

Skills (3 credit hours)

Capstone (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from one of the following:

Clinical Biochemistry (30 credit hours)

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