Research Courses and Credits

Research Courses and Credits

Every chemistry major must complete 3 credits of additional laboratory work. You may take Chemistry 346 or any 500-level laboratory, or you can do independent research by enrolling in any of the 600-level directed study courses.   

In order to enroll in any of the directed study courses below, you must first find a research advisor who will sponsor you to work in his or her lab for the semester. Together, the professor and the student will agree on a study plan and determine the number of credits to be earned. Finally, you must complete a Chemistry Research Authorization Form (pdf) and return it to Dr. Cheri Barta (Room 2110 Chemistry Building). Learn more about finding a research advisor and getting started in undergraduate research.

 
From the L&S Bulletin: I - Fall Semester, II - Spring Semester, SS - Summer (8-week) Semester  

Level Code: I - Intermediate; A – Advanced

CHEM 299: Directed Study. I, II, SS; 1-4 credits* (I). Open to freshmen and sophomores with instructor's consent.

CHEM 699: Directed Study. I, II, SS; 1-6 credits* (A). Must have junior or senior standing and have instructor's consent.

CHEM 681/682: Senior Honors thesis. I, II; Minimum total of 6 credit for the two semester sequence* (A). Must: Be a senior honors candidate, have consent of the instructor, be enrolled in chem 681 for the fall and 682 for the spring, and complete a research thesis at the end of the spring semester.

CHEM 691/692: Senior thesis. I, II;  2-6 credits* (A). Must: Be a senior, have consent of the instructor, be enrolled in chem 691 for the fall and 692 for the spring; complete a research thesis at the end of the spring semester.

*1 credit hour equates to about 5 hours of research per week