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Graduate Program

Chemistry faculty and graduate students in labThe UC Merced graduate program in Chemistry and Chemical Biology is a research-based graduate program focused on cutting-edge research. We offer Ph.D. degrees in four emphasis tracks: physical chemistry, organic chemistry, computational chemistry and chemical biology.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Admissions Committee.

Applications and instructions can be found on the UC Merced Graduate Division site.

 

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Program Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Ph.D. program will:

  1. Possess the fundamental knowledge needed to understand and critically evaluate current research in their chosen subfield of chemistry
  2. Communicate fundamental concepts in their field as well as their own research effectively, in both written and oral form
  3. Conduct themselves ethically and responsibly in science-related professions
  4. Be proficient in laboratory, theoretical, and/or computational techniques necessary to contribute to knowledge in their chosen subfield of chemistry
  5. Identify new research opportunities, plan effective strategies for pursuing these opportunities, and conduct research that makes a new contribution to knowledge in their chosen subfield of chemistry.
     

For students who choose to pursue a masters in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, the Program Learning Outcomes are as follows:

Chemical Biology: Track I, Thesis Option
Graduates of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Track I, thesis-based M.S. program will:

  1. Possess the fundamental knowledge needed to understand and critically evaluate current research in their chosen subfield of chemistry
  2. Communicate fundamental concepts in their field as well as their own research effectively, in both written and oral form
  3. Conduct themselves ethically and responsibly in science-related professions;
  4. Be proficient in laboratory, theoretical, and/or computational techniques necessary to contribute to knowledge in their chosen subfield of chemistry.
     

Chemistry and Chemical Biology: Track II, Comprehensive Exam Option
Graduates of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Track II, comprehensive exam-based M.S. program will:

  1. Possess the fundamental knowledge needed to understand and critically evaluate current research in their chosen subfield of chemistry
  2. Communicate fundamental concepts in their field as well as their own research effectively, in both written and oral form
  3. Conduct themselves ethically and responsibly in science-related professions.

To apply, visit the UC Merced Graduate Division website.