Professional Track (Plan B)
A candidate for the master's degree, Professional Track (Plan
B) must complete a total of at least 30 credits of graduate
coursework. Up to 10 graduate credits in chemistry or biochemistry may be transferred from other institutions.
To graduate, the cumulative GPA from lecture-course
credits must be a 3.0 or better. Any student whose average lecture-course GPA
for a given semester falls below a 3.0 will be placed on academic probation.
Only one C or C+ and a maximum of 9 credits may be counted toward the 30
At least 27
credits of lecture coursework must be completed from:
56:160:500-level Any 500-level graduate chemistry lecture course
56:115:500-level Any 500-level graduate
biochemistry lecture course
56:160:500-level Any 500-level chemistry
56:115:500-level Any 500-level biochemistry
One advanced chemistry (115 or 160) course may be substituted with a 500-level graduate Computational and
Integrative Biology 121 lecture course
Independent Study Credit.
Two credits of Independent Study courses
(56:160:619,620 or 56:115:619,620) are taken under the supervision of a faculty
One credit of 56:160:601 or 602. This course is
taken during the final semester in which the student will be presenting the
summary of their independent study research paper.
Independent Study Presentation and Final Examination. This
presentation is given during the semester in which the student completes his or
her course of study. The presentation is open to the public and possibly
scheduled as a research seminar.
A diploma application must be submitted online in accordance with the
deadlines that can be found at https://graduateschool.camden.rutgers.edu/graduation.
The Application for Admission to Candidacy for Degree (side one) should be
completed by the candidate and submitted to the graduate director prior to the
examination. Application forms are available at https://graduateschool.camden.rutgers.edu/graduation.
The student must inform the graduate director of the intent to complete the
final examination. The examination must be completed in accordance with the
schedule established by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School-Camden
and the chemistry program. In the event of an unfavorable decision, the
examination may be repeated twice.