Career and Academic Opportunities

The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student's background and research interests.
The program is 33-credit-hours of coursework with research opportunities in all areas of chemistry and
biochemistry, from synthetic organic chemistry to enzymology. Current research areas include the traditional sub discipline areas of chemistry and biochemistry as well as interdisciplinary areas such as chemical biology,
astrochemistry, and materials science including nanochemistry. Ongoing projects are funded by the National
Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health, the Research Corporation for Scientific
Advancement, and the Petroleum Research Fund. The MSCB will prepare students to think in an interdisciplinary
fashion about problems in chemistry, biochemistry and many other related areas of study. This program is
designed to allow students to complete course work and thesis research within two academic years.

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Admission Requirements

Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • 3.25 GPA in KSU coursework
  • A "C" or better in CHEM 2800 and CHEM 3362
  • 60 hours toward the BS in Chemistry
  • 30 hours in residence at KSU
  • Recommendation by 2 KSU Chemistry faculty
Double Counted Courses Include
  • CHEM 5010 to count for CHEM 3010
  • CHEM 7000 to count for Supporting Discipline Elective
  • GRAD Elective to count for Supporting Discipline Elective
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Department / College

Chemistry and Biochemistry / College of Science and Mathematics
Science Building, Room 210A

Advising Contact

Patrick Nugent, Academic Advisor

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree

Master of Science in Chemical Sciences

Department / College

Chemistry and Biochemistry / College of Science and Mathematics
Science Building, Room 410

Advising Contact

Dr. Chris Dockery, Program Director