First Year Course and Registration Guidelines

This guideline of graduate level courses is designed to help new students in the Chemistry Graduate Program register for courses themselves.

Students should also contact faculty with similar research interests to better plan schedules. During orientation, first-year graduates will have the opportunity to meet with faculty advisors from each division to help finalize schedules. Students should keep in mind that the Graduate Student Support Plan, which is the means through which students receive their Teaching Assistantships, requires students to register full-time each semester. Full-time for new, first-semester grads in Fall 2017 equals a minimum of 9 credit hours and a maximum of 15 (it is OK to register for more than 9 credit hours). Any reductions in the minimum credit load will cause cessation of GSSP funding and benefits. In addition to the sample schedules offered below, please also refer to the Registration Tables in order to keep track of credit hour minimums for GSSP.

After orientation, first-year graduates must obtain permission from the Director of the Graduate Program, David Shultz (shultz@ncsu.edu), before changing schedules. The last day to add Fall 2017 courses without instructor permission is August 22; the last day to add Fall 2017 courses with instructor permission is August 29; the last day to drop courses is October 13. After October 13 students will need to contact Emily Milks (efmilks@ncsu.edu) in the Chemistry Grad Office to initiate paperwork to make any schedule revisions. Students should keep in mind the credit hour minimums required by GSSP before making any changes to schedules. Any reductions in the minimum credit load will cause cessation of GSSP funding and benefits.

 

Recommended Courses

Required Courses for ALL Divisions
CH 610 - Special Topics in Chemistry: Graduate Studies in Chemistry
CH 801 - Seminar

Analytical Recommended Courses
CH 727 - Mass Spectrometry
CH 749 - Analytical Spectroscopy

Bio-Organic & Organic Recommended Courses
CH 721 - Physical Organic Chemistry
CH 725 - Organic Spectroscopy
CH 755 - Reactions and Mechanisms

Inorganic Recommended Courses
Required courses:
CH 701 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I: Structure & Bonding
CH 795 - Special Topics in Chemistry: Inorganic Seminar
...and at least one of the following:
CH 721 - Advanced Organic Chemistry I: Physical Organic Chemistry
CH 725 - Organic Spectroscopy
CH 737 - Quantum Chemistry
CH 795-002 - Special Topics in Chemistry: Photochemistry

Physical Recommended Courses
CH 737 - Quantum Chemistry
CH 730- Advance Physical Chemistry (Survey Course)