(Major Code: 19051) (SIMS Code: 772603)
The cooperating faculties of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Diego State University and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, possess complementary specialties that enable the doctoral student to gain familiarity with most areas in chemistry and to find research activity and direction in a great variety of specific problems.
The entering student will be required to have a mastery of the subjects usually presented in the undergraduate curriculum: physical, organic, analytical, and inorganic chemistry. All applicants will be expected to have taken the equivalent of one year of physics and of mathematics at least through integral calculus. Students should be prepared to take placement examinations which will be administered by a joint committee and will cover the fields of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
On admission to the program, the student is guided by Requirements for the Doctoral Degree Program given in Requirements for Master’s Degrees . Students will normally spend their first year in the program completing their year of residency at the University of California, San Diego. It is desirable for the student to complete the qualifying examination by the end of the fifth semester and to be advanced to candidacy.