Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Green and Sustainable Chemistry, MS


Contact Information

Dr. Rajesh Sani
Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Health Sciences
Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry 2211
Office Phone: 605-394-1240
E-mail: Rajesh.Sani@sdsmt.edu

 

Department Website

Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.

MS in Green and Sustainable Chemistry

The MS in Green and Sustainable Chemistry offers both a thesis option and a non-thesis option.

SD Mines students admitted to the Accelerated MS option may apply up to 12 credits of 400/500/600 level courses taken as an undergraduate to both the BS and MS degrees.

Degree requirements for thesis option


Distribution of Credits


Core requirements: 5 credits
Research requirements: 6-12 credits
Elective requirements: 13-19 credits
Total credits: 30 credits

A minimum of 15 credits must be taken at the 600-level or above.

Core requirements


These courses are required for the degree:

Research requirements


The completion of a master’s thesis, approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee and the Dean of Graduate Education, is required for this degree. A minimum of 6 thesis credits are required.

  • Credits: 1 to 12 **
  • **At least 6 credits of Chem 798 are required for this degree. No more than 12 credits of Chem 798 may be applied toward the degree. A thesis proposal, thesis defense, and an oral final examination are required for this degree.

Elective requirements


Students must complete 13-19 credit hours chosen from the list of courses below. At least 3 credit hours of the elective courses must have a CHEM prefix. The students need to discuss course selection with their academic advisor. Students must take electives at the 500 level or above.

Examinations


Candidates for the MS degree must fulfill all degree requirements of the graduate office and the program. A thesis proposal, thesis defense, and an oral final examination are required for this degree.

Objectives and Outcomes


Student Outcomes:

  1. Students demonstrate fundamental knowledge in chemical and biological sciences.
  2. Students understand scientific literature in their specialized area of chemistry or biology.
  3. Students exhibit proficiency in formulating and executing technically sound plans to solve problems in chemical and biological sciences.
  4. Students show specific knowledge and skills pertaining to their research thesis in chemistry and biology.
  5. Students effectively communicate ideas and results relevant to chemical and biological sciences in both oral and written formats.

Degree requirements for non-thesis option


Distribution of credits


Core requirements: 5 credits
Research requirements: 3-6 credits
Elective requirements: 19-22 credits
Total credits: 30 credits

A minimum of 15 credits must be taken at the 600-level or above.

Core requirements


These courses are required for the degree:

Research or project requirements


  • Credits: 1 to 6
  • At least 3 credits of Research Project (Chem 788) are required for this degree. No more than 6 credits of Chem 788 may be applied toward the degree.

Elective requirements


Students must complete 13-19 credit hours chosen from the list of courses below. At least 3 credit hours of the elective courses must have a CHEM prefix. The students need to discuss course selection with their academic advisor. Students must take electives at the 500 level or above.

Examinations


An oral project examination and/or written report for the non-thesis degree is required.

Additional requirements


In addition to these degree-specific requirements, the student must also meet the requirements and policies applied to all graduate degrees  by the Council of Graduate Education.

Objectives and Outcomes


Student Outcomes:

  1. Students demonstrate fundamental knowledge in chemical and biological sciences.
  2. Students understand scientific literature in their specialized area of chemistry or biology.
  3. Students exhibit proficiency in formulating and executing technically sound plans to solve problems in chemical and biological sciences.
  4. Students show specific knowledge related to their research projects in chemistry and biology.
  5. Students effectively communicate ideas and results relevant to chemical and biological sciences in both oral and written formats.