The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student's background and research interests. The program is 33-credit-hours of coursework with research opportunities in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry, from synthetic organic chemistry to enzymology. Current research areas include the traditional sub-discipline areas of chemistry and biochemistry as well as interdisciplinary areas such as chemical biology, astrochemistry, and materials science including nanochemistry. Ongoing projects are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health, the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement, and the Petroleum Research Fund. The MSCB will prepare students to think in an interdisciplinary fashion about problems in chemistry, biochemistry and many other related areas of study. This program is designed to allow students to complete course work and thesis research within two academic years.Time to Submit Your Capstone Project?
Theses from 2017
Hydrogen Peroxide Inhibition and Inactivation of Bicupin Oxalate Oxidase, John M. Goodwin VII
Synthesis of α, β-Substituted Alkenylphosphonates from α-Phosphonovinyl Triflates: I) Palladium Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-coupling with Aryl Boronic Acids II) Palladium Catalyzed Reduction, Ronald laryea Mensah
Theses from 2016
Lead-Free Gunshot Residues as Forensic Evidence, Lashaundra A. Fambro
Theses from 2015
First Steps of Putting Research into Practice: Utilizing Concept Inventories to Identify Biochemistry Misconceptions and the Development of a Guided Inquiry Activity to Correct the Identified Misconceptions, Ellen Humphreys