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Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses

During Orientation Week (September), students will meet with a general advisor for their chosen discipline who will help them decide which classes they should take during their first year at OSU.

Once a PI has been chosen, students will meet with them for advising for the duration of their academic career. PI's will assist students in course selection, thesis production, and finally in defending and graduating.

Graduate student courses

Listed below are the 500-level and 600-level courses available for graduate students to take to complete their degree requirements. Your chosen PI can assist with the final selection if needed.

These graduate courses are offered primarily in support of a master's degree but are also available for doctoral-level credit.

CH 511 - Inorganic Chemistry

Offered fall term

CH 512 - Inorganic Chemistry

Offered winter term

CH 513 - Solid State Chemistry

Offered spring term

CH 516 - Radiochemistry

Offered winter term

CH 518 - Nuclear Chemistry

Offered fall term

CH 521 - Analytical Chemistry

Offered fall term

CH 522 - Analytical Chemistry

Offered winter term

CH 524 - Bioanalytical Chemistry

Offered spring term

CH 535 - Structure Determination by Spectroscopic Methods

Offered fall term

CH 540 - Physical Chemistry

Offered fall term

CH 541 - Physical Chemistry

Offered winter term

CH 542 - Physical Chemistry

Offered spring term

CH 550 - Introductory Quantum Chemistry

Offered fall term

CH 553 - Chemical Thermodynamics

Offered fall and winter terms

 

These graduate courses are offered principally in support of doctoral-level instructional programs but are also available for master's program credit.

CH 601 - Research

Offered summer, fall, winter and spring terms

CH 603 - Thesis

Offered summer, fall, winter and spring terms

CH 605 - Reading and Conference

Offered summer, fall, winter and spring terms

CH 607 - Seminar

Offered fall, winter and spring terms

CH 614 - Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

CH 615 - Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Offered winter term

CH 616 - Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Offered fall term

CH 630 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

Offered fall term

CH 631 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

Offered winter term

CH 632 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

Offered spring term

CH 633 - Hypothesis, Evidence & Argument in Organic Chemistry

Offered winter term

CH 636 - Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry

Offered fall term

CH 637 - Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry

Offered winter term

CH 638 - Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry

CH 651 - Quantum Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules

Offered winter term

CH 652 - Quantum Mechanics of Molecular Spectroscopy

CH 660 - Spectrochemical Analysis

CH 661 - Separations: Chromatography & Related Methods

Offered fall term

CH 662 - Analytical Electrochemistry

Offered fall term

CH 680 - Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry

CH 681 - Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry

CH 682 - Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry

CH 683 - Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry

CH 684 - Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry

CH 685 - Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry

CH 686 - Selected Topics in Nuclear & Radiation Chemistry

Offered spring term

CH 687 - Selected Topics in Nuclear & Radiation Chemistry

CH 688 - Selected Topics in Nuclear & Radiation Chemistry

CH 692 - Environmental Transformation of Organic Compounds

CH 696 - Computer Interfacing

CH 697 - Mass Spectrometry of Organic Compounds

Academic or scholarly dishonesty is prohibited and considered a serious violation of the Student Conduct Code. It is defined as an act of deception in which a student seeks to claim credit for the work or effort of another person, or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated information in any academic work or research, either through the student's own efforts or the efforts of another.

First-year graduate course outline

A general outline of the first year of a student's program is provided below. The vast majority of the student's requirements are completed during their first year, thereby allowing them to focus the remainder of their time on research.

Some courses in the list below are offered in different terms in alternating years, others may be offered every other year. This list serves only as an example.

Fall Term

CH 661 – Separations: Chromatography and Related Methods
Elective Course (Often ST 511 – Statistics)
Elective Course (Often BB 590 - Biochemistry or CH 511 - Inorganic)
CH 607 - Teaching

Winter Term

CH 662 – Analytical Electrochemistry
CH 697 – Mass Spectrometry
Elective Course (Often ST 512 – Statistics)
CH 607 - Safety

Spring Term

CH 660 – Analytical Spectroscopy
Elective Course
Significant laboratory research is expected to begin in this quarter.

Students are expected to complete the online Responsible Conduct of Research course by the end of their 1st year. These courses, along with other elective course(s), allow the student to tailor their education to meet specific interests and support the research project. Please note that a grade of B- or lower is considered unsatisfactory in a course and will not be counted towards the program of study.

In addition, all students in good standing must present a literature seminar (CH 633) by the end of their third academic year in the program. These presentations are done in a supportive environment that allows the student to hone their public speaking skills. All graduate students are expected to attend these seminars to support their fellow students and to learn about new research areas.

Doctoral students are expected to complete their oral preliminary exam before the end of the second year. Students may request from their dissertation committee a one-time extension to their oral preliminary exam. Extension of the deadline for completing the oral preliminary exam is solely the discretion of the dissertation committee. Failure to complete their oral preliminary by the stated timeline may led to termination from the program or conversion to a masters (M.S.) degree track in the program.

Fall Term

CH 630 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
CH 535 - Spectroscopy Methods
Elective Course (Usually CHE 599 - Intro to Data Science or CH 511 - Inorganic Chemistry)
CH 607 - Teaching

Winter Term

CH 631 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
CH 607 - Safety

Spring Term

CH 632 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
Elective Course (Usually MATS 588 - Computational Methods in Material Science)
Significant laboratory research is expected to begin this quarter.

Additionally, students are expected to complete the online Responsible Conduct of Research course by the end of their 1st year. A student will also typically take 2-3 special topics courses (CH 636, 637, and 638) during their 2nd year. (On occasion, you may be able to take some special topics courses in your 1st year as prerequisites and scheduling allow.) These courses, along with other elective course(s), allow the student to tailor his or her education to meet specific interests and support the research project. Please note that a grade of C+ or lower is considered unsatisfactory in a course and will not be counted towards the program of study.

In addition, all students in good standing must present a literature seminar (CH 633) by the end of their third academic year in the program. These presentations are done in a supportive environment that allows the student to hone their public speaking skills. Organic and bioorganic graduate students are expected to attend these seminars to support their fellow students and to learn about new research areas.

All students in good standing are then expected to complete their oral preliminary exam in the third year (typically in fall term if scheduling allows). Students may request from their dissertation committee a one-time extension to their oral preliminary exam. Extension of the deadline for completing the oral preliminary exam is solely the discretion of the dissertation committee. Failure to complete their oral preliminary by the stated timeline may led to termination from the program or conversion to a Masters (M.S.) degree track in the program.

Fall Term

*CH 511 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
*CH 616 - Crystallography
CH 607 – Teaching Seminar

Winter Term

*CH 512 – Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
*CH 615 – Special Topics: Porous Materials
CH 607 – Safety Seminar

Spring Term

*CH 513 – Solid State Chemistry
*CH 615 – Special Topics: Bioinorganic Chemistry
Significant laboratory research is expected to begin this quarter.

Additionally, students are expected to complete the online Responsible Conduct of Research course by the end of their 1st year.

Recommended courses are also available in the 1st year. Please see your advisor to determine which, if any, are applicable.

***The courses with an asterisk are considered required; however, a student will only need to take 4 of these. These courses, along with other elective course(s), allow the student to tailor their education to meet specific interests and support the research project. Please note that a grade of B- or lower is considered unsatisfactory in a graduate course and will not be counted towards the program of study.

In addition, all students in good standing must present a literature seminar (CH 633) by the end of their third academic year in the program. These presentations are done in a supportive environment that allows the student to hone their public speaking skills. Graduate students in the Chemistry Department across disciplines/tracks are expected to attend these seminars to support their fellow students and to learn about new research areas.

All students in good standing are expected to complete their oral preliminary exam by the end of Year 3 or the start of Year 4, in communication with the dissertation committee. Failure to complete their oral preliminary by the stated timeline may lead to termination from the program or conversion to a Masters (M.S.) degree track in the program.

Fall Term

CH 630 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
CH 535 - Spectroscopy Methods
Elective Course (Usually BB 590 - Biochemistry or CH 511 - Inorganic)
CH 607 - Teaching

Winter Term

CH 631 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
CH 607 - Safety

Spring Term

CH 632 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
Significant laboratory research is expected to begin this quarter.

Additionally, students are expected to complete the online Responsible Conduct of Research course by the end of their 1st year. A student will also typically take 2-3 special topics courses (CH 636, 637, and 638) during their 2nd year. (On occasion, you may be able to take some special topics courses in your 1st year as prerequisites and scheduling allow.) These courses, along with other elective course(s), allow the student to tailor his or her education to meet specific interests and support the research project. Please note that a grade of C+ or lower is considered unsatisfactory in a course and will not be counted towards the program of study.

In addition, all students in good standing must present a literature seminar (CH 633) by the end of their third academic year in the program. These presentations are done in a supportive environment that allows the student to hone their public speaking skills. Organic and bioorganic graduate students are expected to attend these seminars to support their fellow students and to learn about new research areas.

All students in good standing are then expected to complete their oral preliminary exam in the third year (typically in fall term if scheduling allows). Students may request from their dissertation committee a one-time extension to their oral preliminary exam. Extension of the deadline for completing the oral preliminary exam is solely the discretion of the dissertation committee. Failure to complete their oral preliminary by the stated timeline may led to termination from the program or conversion to a Masters (M.S.) degree track in the program.

Fall Term

CH 550 - Introductory Quantum Chemistry
Elective Course (Usually BB 581 - Macromolecular Structure, CH 511 - Inorganic Chemistry, or PH 585 - Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
CH 607 - Teaching

Winter Term

CH 651 - Quantum Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules
CH 553 - Chemical Thermodynamics
CH 607 - Safety

Spring Term

CH 652 - Quantum Mechanics of Molecular Spectroscopy
Significant laboratory research is expected to begin this quarter.

Additionally, students are expected to complete the online Responsible Conduct of Research course by the end of their 1st year. A student will also typically take one special topics course (CH 680 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry) during their 2nd year if offered. These courses, along with other elective course(s), allow the student to tailor his or her education to meet specific interests and support the research project. Please note that a grade of B- or lower is considered unsatisfactory in a graduate course and will not be counted towards the program of study.

In addition, all students in good standing must present a literature seminar (CH 633) by the end of their third academic year in the program. These presentations are done in a supportive environment that allows the student to hone their public speaking skills. Graduate students in the Chemistry Department across disciplines/tracks are expected to attend these seminars to support their fellow students and to learn about new research areas.

All students in good standing are expected to complete their oral preliminary exam by the end of Year 3 or the start of Year 4, in communication with the dissertation committee. Failure to complete their oral preliminary by the stated timeline may lead to termination from the program or conversion to a Masters (M.S.) degree track in the program.