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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Chemistry Ph.D.

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To complete the Ph.D., students must meet institutional and departmental requirements including an oral candidacy examination and a final defense of the doctoral thesis and accumulate 72 credit hours beyond the B.S. degree (of which 48 credits must be taken while in residence at Rensselaer) of research and course work. For any Ph.D. degree, the courses required will be specified based on the student’s background and research needs.

Outcomes of the Graduate Curriculum
Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • exhibit knowledge of chemical principles, theories and their applications across the overall field of chemistry.
  • demonstrate familiarity with current developments and knowledge of the chemical literature.
  • plan and carry out independent research in chemistry.
  • communicate at the level of a professional scientist.

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