Chemistry, PhD

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • independently learn new chemical principles and techniques beyond those typical of undergraduate academic training;
  • identify original and worthwhile chemical problems stated as research questions and hypotheses;
  • design and execute experiments as part of independent chemistry research investigations;
  • critically evaluate their data, results, and conclusions and those of others in the chemistry community;
  • identify potential problems in the responsible conduct of research and identify strategies for managing those problems;
  • articulate standards for laboratory safety in chemical research, assess potential hazards they may encounter in novel chemistry research, and develop effective strategies to mitigate those risks; and
  • communicate chemical knowledge, new models, and research results both orally and in writing for both technical and nontechnical audiences.