Chemical Sciences

Curriculum

Students in the Chemical Sciences Program may choose to pursue one of the two tracks emphasizing either Organic Chemistry or Chemical Biology, depending on the strength of their previous background and training.

All students in the Chemical Sciences Program are required to complete both the coursework and thesis research. The coursework in both the Master’s and doctoral degree programs comprises of five required courses and three to four elective courses. On the other hand, the number of credits required for thesis research depends on the degree program and the student’s previous degree, as follow:

Master's Degree Program

Organic Chemistry (credits) Chemical Biology (credits)
Coursework:
Preparatory Course (uncountable)
Required Courses
Elective Required Courses
Elective Courses (a minimum of)

5
5
6
9

5
5
6
9
Thesis Research 18 18
Total (not less than) 36 36

Students are expected to complete the Master's degree program within two or two and a half academic years.

Doctoral Degree Program

PLAN 2.1 (Master - Ph.D.)

Organic Chemistry (Credits) Chemical Biology (Credits)
Coursework:
Preparatory Course (uncountable)
Required Courses
Elective Required Courses
Elective Courses (a minimum of)

5
3
6
3

5
3
6
3
Thesis Research 36 36
Total (not less than) 48 48

Students holding a Master's degree in Chemical Biology are expected to complete the doctoral degree program within three academic years, while those holding a Bachelor's Degree are expected to complete the program within four to five academic years.

PLAN 2.2 (Bachelor - Ph.D.)

Organic Chemistry (Credits) Chemical Biology (Credits)
Coursework:
Preparatory Course (uncountable)
Required Courses
Elective Required Courses
Elective Courses (a minimum of)

5
5
6
13

5
5
6
13
Thesis Research 48 48
Total (not less than) 72 72