Academic Programs

Master of Science in Chemistry

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General Info

Brief Description of the Major Field

The program will allow the student to acquire a strong and comprehensive background in the traditional areas of chemistry at the masters level with specialization in a particular branch of chemistry. It prepares the student for the practice of chemistry as a pure science or as interfaced with the other disciplines

 

Prospective Students

Those who wish to teach chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and those who want to undertake and supervise research and development activities in chemistry and related areas in the academe, research institutions and industry.

 

Opportunities

Graduates become eligible to handle key positions in government, academic and private institutions. They can be employed as managers, supervisors, faculty members, researchers and consultants

 

Specialization

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

  

Requirements and Mechanics to Graduate

The program requires 6 units of thesis, 1 unit of seminar in Chemistry and 24 units of course work (12 units of core courses - one course each in the traditional areas of chemistry  namely analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry; 3 units of courses in the student's area of specialization; 9 units of cognate courses in agricultural chemistry, biochemistry, environmental studies, physics, mathematics or computer science)

 

Courses

Core Courses

 

Course

Course Title

Units

Prerequisite/s

Semester

Number

Offered

CHEM 205

Intermediate Physical Chemistry

3

CHEM 115 or COI

1

CHEM 220

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 120 or COI

1

CHEM 230

Research Techniques in Chemistry

3

CHEM 112.1 or COI

1

CHEM 242

Organic Reaction Mechanism

3

CHEM 44 or COI

1


 

Specialized Courses

Course

Course Title

Units

Prerequisite/s

Semester

Number

Offered

CHEM 211

Quantum Chemistry

3

CHEM 205 or COI

1

CHEM 214

Molecular Thermodynamics

3

CHEM 205 or COI

2

CHEM 215

Advanced Physical Chemistry

3

CHEM 111 or COI

CHEM 216

Chemical Kinetics

3

CHEM 205 or COI

2

CHEM 225

Organometallic Chemistry

3

CHEM 120 and

1

CHEM 140 or COI

CHEM 227

Bioinorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 120 and

2

CHEM 160 or

CHEM 161 or COI

CHEM 231

Chromatography

3

CHEM 112 and

2

CHEM 137 or COI

CHEM 232

Spectrochemical Methods of Analysis

3

CHEM 112 and

2

CHEM 137 or COI

CHEM 233

Electroanalytical Chemistry

3

CHEM 112 and

1

CHEM 137 or COI

CHEM 244

Organic Synthesis

3

CHEM 242 or COI

2

CHEM 246

Heterocyclic Compounds

3

CHEM 44 or COI

1

CHEM 252

Chemistry of Natural Products

3

COI

2

CHEM 254

Physical Biochemistry

3

CHEM 160 (or 161)

1

CHEM 102 or

CHEM 112

CHEM 260

Intermediary Metabolism I

3

CHEM 160 or

1

CHEM 161 or COI

CHEM 261

Intermediary Metabolism II

3

CHEM 160 or

2

CHEM 161 or COI

CHEM 262

Lipid Chemistry

3

CHEM 160 or

1

CHEM 161

CHEM 263

Analytical Biochemistry

3

CHEM 32 and

1,2

CHEM 160.1 or COI

CHEM 265

Enzyme Chemistry

3

CHEM 111 and

2

CHEM 160 or

CHEM 161 or COI

CHEM 266

Chemistry of Nucleic Acids

3

CHEM 160 or

2

CHEM 161

CHEM 267

Advanced Biochemistry

3

CHEM 160 or

1,2

CHEM 161 or COI

CHEM 268

Carbohydrate Chemistry

3

CHEM 160 or

1

CHEM 161

CHEM 269

Protein Chemistry

3

CHEM 160 or

2

CHEM 161

CHEM 273

Chemical Toxicology

3

CHEM 160 or

1,2

CHEM 161 or COI

CHEM 275

Enzyme Technology

3

CHEM 178 and

1

CHEM 265 or COI

CHEM 290

Special Problems

1 to 3

COI

1,2

CHEM 291

Special Topics

1 to 3

COI

1,2

CHEM 299

Graduate Seminar

1

1,2,S

CHEM 300

Master's Thesis

6


Faculty Info

Faculty Information

Name

Specialization

Highest Education

Fajardo, Norma N.

Agricultural Chemistry; Agricultural Sciences

PhD, University of Adelaide

Hernandez, Hidelisa P.

Agricultural Chemistry; Chemistry

PhD, Louisiana State University

Lacsamana, Marivic S.

Agricultural Chemistry; Biochemistry

PhD, Macquarie University

Merca, Florinia E.

Agricultural Chemistry

PhD, UPLB

Peralta, Milagros M.

Agricultural Chemistry; Chemistry

PhD, Texas A & M University

Rodriguez, Evelyn B.

Agricultural Chemistry; Chemistry

PhD, University of Western Australia

Rodriguez, Myrna S.

Agricultural Chemistry; Chemistry

PhD, La Trobe University

Torio, Mary Ann O.

Biochemistry

PhD, UPLB

Affiliate Faculty

Garcia, Roberta N.

Biochemistry

PhD, UPLB

Laurena, Antonio C.

Agricultural Chemistry; Biochemistry

PhD, UPLB

Mendoza, Evelyn Mae T.

Biochemistry

PhD, University of Massachusettes

Contact Info

Key Person:  Director

Phone Number:  049-5362220

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