MS Polymers and Coatings Science

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Program Learning Objectives

1. Integrate knowledge of the diverse range of chemistry sub-disciplines as well as non-chemistry disciplines such as fluid flow, mechanics, and science of appearance, and apply it in their profession.

2. Use traditional and nontraditional thinking to define a problem, identify potential alternatives, gather appropriate knowledge and information to formulate and articulate a solution.

3. Think critically and be able to evaluate, design, and conduct research in the polymers and coatings field.

4. Effectively communicate as professionals in both individual and team-based environments.

5. Join polymer and coating related industries or advanced graduate programs and be immediately productive.  Demonstrate dedication, loyalty and passion toward the chosen professional career.

Required Courses
CHEM 544Polymer Physical Chemistry and Analysis3
CHEM 545Polymer Synthesis and Mechanisms3
CHEM 547Polymer Characterization and Analysis Laboratory2
CHEM 548Polymer Synthesis Laboratory2
CHEM 550Coatings Formulation Principles3
CHEM 551Coatings Formulation Laboratory2
CHEM 590Graduate Seminar in Polymers and Coatings (1, 1, 1)3
Select from the following:9
Graduate Project (3, 3, 3)
Graduate Thesis (3, 3, 3)
Approved Electives
18 units of advisor-approved electives (at least 3 units must be from 500 level). See department for list.18
Total units45

A complete project report or thesis must be submitted to the graduate committee. Guidelines on how to prepare report or thesis are available from the graduate coordinator.