Applied Chemical Sciences Program


The Applied Chemical Sciences program offers an alternative route for individuals pursuing an MS degree in chemistry without the requirement of an extensive research project and thesis. This option caters to various demographics: local industry professionals seeking career advancement, undergraduates aiming to enhance their employability before entering the workforce, and educators and non-traditional students aspiring to meet teaching eligibility criteria at community colleges.

Participants in this program will not only enhance their technical expertise and scientific proficiency in areas such as analysis, research methodologies, characterization techniques, data collection, and problem-solving but also hone their written, analytical, and verbal communication skills. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, graduates of this program acquire a versatile skill set crucial for success in the science and technology sectors.

Focus Areas

  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry & Data Science
  • Petroleum Chemistry


  • Dr. Angel Martí, Chair
  • Dr. Zachary Ball
  • Dr. Michelle Gilbertson, Assistant Chair
  • Dr. James Tour
  • Dr. Eugene Zubarev, Faculty Director & Program Advisor
  • Dr. Raúl Hernández Sánchez, Program Advisor
  • Dr. Han Xiao