Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Curriculum

Master of Science in Chemistry (Thesis-Based) 

Courses: 5 required

At least two from the student's major field

Three in the other disciplines

24 credit hours required (includes research)

Write and defend a research thesis

Length of program: Full-time students usually complete the program in 2 years.

Part-time students generally complete the program in 3.5 years.

 

Master of Science in Chemistry (Course-Based)

Courses: 8 Graduate Level Courses, 24 Credit hours

One course must be taken in four of the following five areas:

Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical

Remaining courses can be distributed or a student can specialize in an area

Length of program: Full-time students usually complete the program in 1.5 years.

Part-time students generally complete the program in 2 years.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) 

Courses : 5 required 

Specialize in 1 of 5 areas:

 Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical

Three are taken in the areas of specialization 

Two outside the areas of specialization

Research: 60 credit hours

Write and defend a research thesis

Length of the program: Full-time students usually complete the program in 4.5 years. 

Part-time students generally complete the program in 7 years.

 

5 Year BS/MS in Chemistry

Courses: Two graduate level courses must be taken during senior year.

During the 5th year: six graduate courses should be taken at the 400-level.

 

Graduate Level Chemistry Courses

To fulfill course requirements, students can choose from graduate chemistry courses.

451 Chemical Methods of Analysis

452 Electrochemistry

454 Analytical Separations

455 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry 

456 Analytical Spectroscopy

459 Research in Analytical Chem 

455 Special topics 

Advanced Analytical Chemistry 

Biomedical Mass Spectrometry 

Electrochemistry  

460 Biophysical Chemistry 

465 Special Topics in Biochemistry 

469 Research in Biochemistry

470 Biochemistry 

465 Special Topics

Advanced Enzymology

Proteomics

Protein Crystallography 

Advanced Enzyme Kinetics & Mechanisms  

Current Concepts in Protein Chemistry 

Chemistry of Enzymes 

X-ray Crystallography & Macromolecular Structures 

Plant Biochemistry 

479 Research in Chemical Education 

480 Chemistry for Teachers 

491 Lab Investigations in Chemistry 

492 Special Topics in Chemistry 

495 Chemistry I for High School Teachers 

496 Chemistry II for High School Teachers 

497 Org and Bio Chem for Teachers 

498 Lab Investigations in Chem A 

499 Lab Investigations in Chem B

441 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 

445 Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 

449 Research in Inorganic Chemistry 

445 Special Topics 

Transition Metal Chemistry 

Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry 

Electron & X-ray Methods

Advanced Inorganic 

420 Advanced Organic Chemistry I: Structure-Stereochemistry 

421 Advanced Organic Chemistry II: Synthesis 

422 Advanced Organic Chemistry III: Mechanism 

423 Medicinal Chemistry

425 Special Topics in Organic Chemistry 

429 Research in Organic Chemistry 

425 Special Topics 

Organic Reaction Mechanisms

Organometallics 

Physical Organic Chemistry 

Physical Organic Synthesis

Functional Dyes Biomedical Imaging

Computational Organometallic Chemistry 

Organic Structure Determination 

Advanced Organic Reactions and Mechanisms 

Modern Organometallic Chemistry

Organic Synthesis 

430 Physical Chemistry Survey 

431 Chemical Thermodynamics

433 Chemical Kinetics 

435 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry

436 Statistical Thermodynamics

437 Quantum Mechanics I 

438 Quantum Mechanics II

439 Research in Physical Chemistry

435 Special Topics

Computational Chemistry 

Structure and Reactivity of Solid Surfaces 

Thermodynamics/Protein Structure Analysis