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College of Sciene
Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was established in 1958, and in 1973, it began to offer separate degrees in pure chemistry and applied chemistry. In 2003, it was promoted two divisions in Biochemistry and Material Chemistry. The department is located in, and is the sole occupant of Chung-Ling Chemistry Hall, which was built in 1999 and includes a library, laboratories, classrooms and a precision instrument center. With these excellent facilities, students have the opportunity to obtain hands-on experiences with modern equipment. Moreover, the low student/ faculty ratio allows for closer student/teacher interactions, better student guidance, and more research opportunities.

The MS and Ph.D. programs in chemistry were established in 1971 and 1975, respectively. The goal of both programs is to provide each graduate with the intellectual background, laboratory skills, and research experience necessary to ensure success in his or her future scientific endeavors. Hence, faculty members are engaged in research projects, encompassing all of the major disciplines of chemistry with special emphasis on material chemistry and biochemistry. Meanwhile, students are encouraged to participate in any of the many research programs. Therefore, many graduates hold competitive positions at universities, private industry, and government laboratories across the nation and around the world.

Chair

Shih, Tzenge-lien

Chair:Email address tlshih@mail.tku.edu.tw


Degree Requirements

The Department of Chemistry offers two programs at the undergraduate level, namely the Biochemistry and Material Chemistry Program.

  1. Requirements for a degree of B.Sc. in Biochemistry: Successful completion of 136 credits of courses, including 111 credits of required courses and 15 credits of elective chemistry courses.
  2. Requirements for a degree of B.Sc. in Material Chemistry: Successful completion of 134 credits of courses, including 108 credits of required courses and 18 credits of elective chemistry courses.
  3. Requirements for a Master's degree in Science: Successful completion of 28 credits of courses, including 16 credits of required courses and 4 credits of Seminar. Students are also required to submit a written master's thesis completed under the supervision of a faculty member and pass an oral examination.
  4. Requirements for a degree of Ph.D. in Science: Successful completion of 26 credits of courses, including 19 credits of required courses and 4 credits of Seminar. Students are also required to pass a qualifying examination within the first three years, publish at least two research papers in any journal listed in Science Citation Index, submit a written doctoral dissertation completed under the supervision of a faculty member, and pass an oral examination.