Undergraduate Study: A program is offered for the Chemistry major that leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The Tuskegee University chemistry program is designed to prepare students for entry into graduate study, professional health-related schools or governmental or industrial employment as chemists. The curriculum required of chemistry major provides general education core courses in addition to the chemistry core courses.
The undergraduate program is approved by the American Chemical Society, Committee on Professional Training (CPT), 1155-16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. ACS approved undergraduate programs are recognized for offering high quality bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and chemistry-related sciences. Programs must undergo a review process and comply with guidelines developed by the CPT. Students majoring in Chemistry who complete selected additional requirements receive certification from the American Chemical Society.
The Department of Chemistry, in cooperation with other departments, supports dual majors for students preparing for careers requiring interdisciplinary studies. Students seeking a dual major must receive approval from both departments involved.
Graduate Study: The Chemistry Department at Tuskegee University offers a Master of Science degree program. The M.S. program in Chemistry includes a research thesis in the major areas of chemistry (analytical, organic, physical, inorganic, biochemistry and polymer chemistry/materials science) as well as required selected courses from these areas. Chemistry graduate students often satisfy their research requirement by working with research professors in other College department or through collaborations with research professors in other Colleges. In these cases, students are assigned a research mentor in both departments.
Adequately prepared students should enroll in four required core courses (CHEM 0513; 0541; 0622 and 0634 or 0635) during the first year. If the student has a course deficiency, advanced undergraduate courses are assigned to remove the deficiency.
A candidate for the Master’s degree is required to (1) Complete twenty-four credit hours of course work; (2) Satisfy an approved departmental option in Computer Science; (3) Prepare a thesis based on original research; (4) Demonstrate an adequate general knowledge of chemistry by passing departmental qualifying examinations in General, Organic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry prior to the defense of the thesis and (5) Satisfy all requirements defined by Office of Graduate Programs
Admission to the graduate program may be secured through the Admissions Office. There are a limited number of assistantships and fellowships available in the Department. Students requiring financial support may obtain applications from the Chemistry Department.