M.S. Degree and Options

Chemistry and Geochemistry

M.S. Degree and Options

Degrees & Options

Several areas of specialization are available at the undergraduate level. Each area is designed to enhance knowledge in the special area while maintaining a strong chemical orientation. Areas of specialization include, Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry (ACS certified), Geology-Geochemistry, and Professional (ACS certified). Internships opportunities are also available for students who wish to incorporate practical work experience with their academic studies.

M.S. Degree in Geoscience

Geochemistry Option - Geochemistry is an interdisciplinary field of study in which the science of chemistry is used to solve earth science problems. Areas of study include the full spectrum of topics from the determination of the thermodynamic properties or minerals, to the determination of the migration of pollutant species within a soil or hydrologic environment and the geobotanical / biogeochemical search for ore deposits. The geochemistry option is centered in the Chemistry and Geochemistry Department, Students acquire relatively strong backgrounds in chemistry and can choose thesis topics ranging among a large variety of geochemical / environmental topics.

Admission requirements: B.S. in chemistry, geology, or any area of science or engineering.

Prerequisite geology and chemistry courses: A reasonable number of courses in chemistry and geology.

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Option: Thesis, Publishable Paper, or Non-Thesis Seminar Requirements: ENGR 5150 Graduate Writing Seminar or equivalent; GSCI 5940 Geoscience Seminar.

Minor in Chemistry - This minor requires that the student complete 19 to 22 credits of chemistry courses that span the major inorganic, organic, analytical, and physical sub-disciplines of chemistry. For many Montana Tech students completing the Chemistry Minor only requires taking one or two extra courses.

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