Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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SFSU Chem/Biochem Department

Curriculum  -  M.S. Chemistry
Curriculum  -  M.S. Chemistry-Concentration Biochemistry


For a list of Chemistry and Biochemistry courses for satisfying the course requirements for the M.S. degrees in Chemistry and Chemistry-Concentration Biochemistry please consult the SFSU Graduate Bulletin Links Below.

  • Course list for M.S. Chemistry degree (link here)
  • Course list for M.S. Chemistry-Concentration Biochemistry degree (link here)

M.S. Chemistry and M.S. Chemistry-Concentration Biochemistry degrees core course structure:

Course #

Title

Units

CHEM 879
Research Methods I
3
CHEM 880
Research Methods II
3
CHEM 895 / 898
Thesis-Culminating Experience
3
CHEM 897
Research (9-12 units)
9-12
CHEM-800 Level
Electives (9-12 units)
9-12


 

Total = 30


Students in the M.S. Chemistry-Concentration Biochemistry degree are advised to fulfill the 9-12 unit elective requirement in the biochemistry topic areas with advisement from the graduate coordinator and thesis advisor. A typical 2-year pathway for both M.S. degrees is as follows:

Course #

Title

Units

1st Semester
CHEM 800 Level Elective
Elective (Chemistry / Biochemistry Topic)*
3
CHEM 897
Research
3
2nd Semester
CHEM 879
Research Methods I
3
CHEM 800 Level Elective
Elective (Chemistry / Biochemistry Topic)* 3
CHEM 897 Research 3
3rd Semester
CHEM 880
Research Methods II
3
CHEM 800 Level Elective Elective (Chemistry / Biochemistry Topic)* 3
CHEM 897 Research 3
4th Semester
CHEM 898 or CHEM 895
Research Project
3
CHEM 897
Research
3
* or appropriate BIOL, PHYS, or MATH elective

Total = 30