2011-2013 Catalog (without addenda) 
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2011-2013 Catalog (without addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Chemistry, Ph.D.

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Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy

Candidates for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Chemistry are to plan their programs in accordance with the requirements listed below.

A. Required (core) courses, 4 courses 3 credits each:

2. Organic chemistry

3. Analytical chemistry

(one of the following two)

4. Inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, or biochemistry

(one of the following three courses)

B. Electives: 12 Credits

two courses from CM listing and two courses from CM, BE, BT and CBE listings

C. Seminar, 3 semesters: 4.5 Credits

D. Chemical Literature: 1.5 Credits

E. Chemical Colloquium: 0 Credits

  •  CM 9710 Chemical Colloquium

F. Chemical Laboratory Safety: 0 Credits

G. Thesis Research: 36 Credits (minimum)

H. The rest, if any, are electives

(from CM, BE, BT, and CBE listings) up to 9 credits.

Total: 75 Credits

Students must pass a comprehensive qualifying examination in chemistry and present a doctoral dissertation. The qualifying exam is given once a year. Additional details on the qualifying examination should be obtained from the graduate adviser. Each candidate for the doctorate must complete a minimum of 75 credits of academic work past the bachelor’s degree, including a minimum of 36 credits of dissertation research. Of those 75 credits required, at least 45 credits must be taken at NYU-Poly. Of the total 36 to 45 credits for dissertation research, up 12 credits can be transferred from research credits taken at another institution before coming to NYU-Poly. If the courses transferred from another institution do not include all four core courses, the missing core courses must be taken at NYU-Poly. The remaining courses to satisfy the doctoral degree are selected in consultation with the student’s adviser.

Candidates must have an overall B average in the core courses as well as in the core and elective courses (excluding seminar, chemical literature and thesis).

The student is required to declare a concentration by taking three courses from one of the following five areas: physical chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry and polymer chemistry. One of the three courses can be a core course. The course description indicates which courses qualify for the five areas. The GPA of the three courses must be B or better. Students must be in continuous attendance at the departmental colloquia (CM 9710).

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