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College of Sciene
Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was established in 1958. In 1973, it began to offer degrees in pure chemistry and applied chemistry. In 2003, it offered two divisions in biochemistry and material chemistry. The department is located in with a sole occupant of Chung-Ling Chemistry Hall, which was built in 1999. In this building is included, laboratories, classrooms and a precision instrument center. With these excellent facilities, students have the opportunity to obtain hands-on experiences by modern facilities. Moreover, the low student/ faculty ratio allows for a intimate 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 goals of both programs is are 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 industries, and government laboratories across the nation and around the world.


Shih, Tzenge-lien

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Degree Requirements

he Department of Chemistry offers two programs at the undergraduate level, namely the biochemistry and material chemistry programs.

  1. 1Requirements for a degree of B.Sc. in biochemistry: Successful completion of 128 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 128 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 and pass an oral examination.