Concentration In Chemistry

Program Description 

"All the world is chemical: to understand it you must know something of those chemicals. Those who investigate chemistry have the basis to better understand the world about them and how the function in that world.

The Chemistry Department is dedicated to that study and comprehension. In accordance with the Mission Statement of the University, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Chemistry, we aim to make the world around us more understandable and more meaningful to each student and to provide a basis for lifelong learning." (Departmental Mission Statement.)

Program Curriculum 

The MLS degree program consists of a minimum of 31 hours of graduate work. Components of the MLS degree include the following:

10 semester credit hours in core curriculum:

  • IDS 801 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies
  • IDS 802 Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective
  • IDS 803 Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society
  • IDS 804 Information Literacy

To complete the 18-hour emphasis in Chemistry, you may - subject to the approval of your Faculty Advisor - select from the following courses:

  • 624 Advanced Laboratory Techniques (3 hours)
  • 632 Physical Chemistry I (3 hours)
  • 632L Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (2 hours)
  • 634 Physical Chemistry II (3 hours)
  • 634L Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (2 hours)
  • 636 Chemical Thermodynamics (3 hours)
  • 644 Organic Analysis (1 hours)
  • 644L Organic Analysis Laboratory (2 hours)
  • 646 Theories of Organic Chemistry (3 hours) - might be possible to take this as an 'independent studies' class through distance education
  • 656 Instrumental Analysis (3 hours)
  • 656L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (3 hours)
  • 662 Biochemistry I (3 hours)
  • 662L Biochemistry Laboratory I (2 hours)
  • 664 Biochemistry II (3 hours)
  • 664L Biochemistry Laboratory II (2 hours)
  • 666 Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours) - might be possible to take this as an 'independent studies' class through distance education
  • 670 Workshop in Chemistry (3 hours)
  • 672 Readings in Chemistry (1-3 hours)
  • 673 Problems in Chemistry (2-4 hours)
  • 675 Seminar in Chemistry (1 hours)
  • 682 Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3 hours)
  • 678 Advanced Topics of Chemistry (3 hours)

A three-hour culminating experience - you must complete one of the following:

  • CHEM 890 Research Project (3 hours)
  • IDS 802 Projects in Liberal Studies (3 hours)
  • IDS 890 Internship in Liberal Studies (3 hours)

The notation on the transcript of the person completing this concentration may read as follows:

  • Master of Liberal Studies
  • Major: Liberal Studies

Program Contact 

Contact us see if this Master of Liberal Studies concentration could be right for you. You can also speak to Dr. Jim Hohman, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, at (785) 628-4504. Once you have been admitted to the MLS concentration in Chemistry, please follow the MLS Checklist and carefully read The MLS Student Handbook.

For more information, contact:
Director of the Master of Liberal Studies Program
The Graduate School, Picken Hall 306
Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 628-5578

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