|2004-2005 UAF Catalog|
College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
M.A., M.S. Degrees
Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 30 credits
Graduates in chemistry qualify for employment in many fields as teachers of chemistry; supervisors in industry; technical sales personnel; research chemists in federal, state, municipal, academic or industrial laboratories; in pre-medicine; and as laboratory technicians. The rapid introduction of chemical techniques in all branches of commerce and the creation of many synthetic products have caused substantial growth in the profession. In addition to the traditional employment opportunities in chemistry, well-qualified graduates find positions in the fields of environmental sciences, oceanography and related interdisciplinary fields. Many recipients of chemistry master’s degrees continue their education to obtain Ph.D. degrees at other universities.
The department offers well-equipped laboratories housing instrumentation for nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry, infrared, ultraviolet/visible, and atomic absorption spectrophotometry, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, amino acid analysis and HPLC. Additional equipment for gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, x-ray diffractometry, electron microscopy and liquid scintillating counters is available in cooperation with other UAF departments and institutes.