The department offers both Ph.D. and M.S. programs in Chemistry which cover the traditional sub-disciplines of analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students with an interest in biochemistry also have the option of the inter-departmental programs in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology and toxicology (below).
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a course of study leading to the Ph.D. in Biochemistry, in conjunction with faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (School of Medicine), as well as other faculty at UMB.
Molecular and Cell Biology
The Ph.D. program in Molecular and Cell Biology (MOCB) is a relatively new graduate program that has been instituted across three campuses of the University of Maryland. The MOCB program at UMBC is comprised of approximately 40 active research faculty members drawn from three UMBC departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering) and scientists from the Center of Marine Biotechnology, and offers a truly interdisciplinary and state-of-the-art educational experience for those desiring advanced training in molecular and cellular biology.
The program in Toxicology draws on the resources of the University of Maryland’s College Park, Baltimore, Baltimore County and Eastern Shore campuses as well as the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory of the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies.
|Ph.D.||Required by All||4 of 5: Chem 401
|3 600-level courses||12 credits of Chem 899||(see division specific details below)||Written description and oral presentation /exam||(see division specific details below)||Dissertation and oral defense according to Graduate School guidelines|
|Organic||Chem 690 with written description||Written proposal|
|Biochemistry||Must include Chem 638||Chem 690 with written description||Written proposal|
|Analytical||Written description and oral presentation /exam||Written proposal with oral presentation|
|Physical||Written description and oral presentation /exam||Written proposal with oral presentation|
|Inorganic||Written description and oral presentation /exam||Written proposal with oral presentation|
|M.S.||Required by All||4 of 5:
|18/30 credits 600 or higher|
|Thesis Track||6 credits of Chem 799||Thesis according to Graduate School guidelines|
|Non-Thesis||Chem 600||Scholarly paper|