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Programs of Study

Biochemistry BS

The biochemistry program offers two tracks, one that follows the guidelines of the American Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (ASBMB) and one that is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ASBMB program allows more science and university-wide electives in such fields as biology, while the ACS program is for students interested in a graduate chemistry program such as that offered by RIT.

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Chemistry BS

The chemistry program allows for flexibility in the type and number of chemistry and university-wide elective courses taken by the student. The program also provides students with the option of planning an elective concentration in complementary fields such as imaging science, business, graphic arts, psychology, biology, criminal justice, computer science, engineering, environmental science, forensics, mathematics, packaging science, physics, and printing.

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Chemistry MS

The master of science degree in chemistry is offered on a full- or part-time basis. The program is designed to fill the needs of the traditional student or the practicing chemist who is employed full time and wishes to pursue a graduate degree on a part-time basis.

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MS Materials Science and Engineering

The MS degree in materials science and engineering, offered jointly by the College of Science and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is designed with a variety of options to satisfy individual and industry needs in the rapidly growing field of materials. With the advent of new classes of materials and instruments, the traditional practice of empiricism in the search for and selection of materials is rapidly becoming obsolete. Therefore, the program offers a serious interdisciplinary learning experience in materials studies, crossing over the traditional boundaries of such classical disciplines as chemistry; physics; and electrical, mechanical, and microelectronic engineering.

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Through a variety of individual courses, our school provides an opportunity for students to explore the nature and significance of chemistry and biochemistry. The RIT School of Chemistry and Materials Science proudly offers smaller class sizes for our majors, tutoring services, a variety of cutting-edge electives, and a diverse assortment of co-op and independent research opportunities.


What We Offer

  • Quantitative Analysis I
  • Quantitative Analysis II
  • Quantitative Analysis I Laboratory
  • Quantitative Analysis II Laboratory
  • Analytical Chemistry: Instrumental Analysis
  • Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • Analytical Chemistry: Separations
  • Separations Laboratory
  • Advanced Instrumental Analysis
  • Building Scientific Apparatus
  • Freshman Symposium for Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry: Conformation and Dynamics
  • Biochemistry: Metabolism
  • Biochemistry: Nucleic and Molecular Genetics
  • Biochemistry: Experimental Techniques
  • Advanced Protein Biochemistry: Structure and Function
  • Biochemistry Research
  • Advanced Biochemistry Research
  • Molecular Modeling and Proteomics
  • Chemical Literature
  • Laboratory Teaching Experience
  • Chemical Research
  • Advanced Undergraduate Chemistry Research
  • General and Analytical Chemistry I
  • General and Analytical Chemistry II
  • General and Analytical Chemistry III
  • General and Analytical Chemistry III Laboratory
  • Chemistry of Water and Waste Water
  • Chemistry of Water and Waste Water Laboratory
  • Introduction to Chemical Materials
  • Introduction to Chemical Materials Laboratory
  • Introduction to Hydrogen Technology
  • Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Inorganic Chemistry II
  • Modern Inorganic Chemistry
  • Preparative Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry III
  • Preparative Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • Preparative Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Systematic Identification of Organic Compounds
  • Literature Exploration of Organic Synthesis
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry Synthesis
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Chemical Thermodynamics Laboratory
  • Quantum Chemistry Laboratory
  • Chemical Kinetics Laboratory
  • Introduction to Polymer Technology
  • Organic Chemistry of Polymers
  • Polymer Chemistry: Chains and Solutions
  • Polymer Chemistry: Properties of Bulk Materials
  • Polymer Characterization Laboratory
  • Synthesis of High Polymers Laboratory