Learning Goals for Ph.D. Students

Attainment of a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology signifies that the student has met all program requirements of the Department, the School of Graduate Studies, and the University.

The student who receives a Ph.D. will have:

  1. Demonstrated mastery of key areas of modern chemistry;
  2. Applied what he/she has learned to identify a significant, unsolved problem in chemistry; to devise a sound strategy for solving it; to carry out that strategy; and to present and discuss the results persuasively and critically;
  3. Shown the ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, the methods used in chemical scholarship and research, and the results obtained with them.