There are many disciplines within Chemistry and many interdisciplinary fields involving Chemistry. In general, a degree in Chemistry may open many career paths including jobs in manufacturing, teaching (school, college, university), research and development, sales and marketing, quality control and regulation, technical support, software design, environmental policy, health policy, forensics, pharmacy, and other areas. Your choice of soft-core courses tailors your chemistry program into a specific focus area that helps direct your studies toward a particular career path, but is certainly not limiting.
In addition to the mandatory 48 hard-core credits from foundation courses, following are recommendations as soft-core course selections designed to build strength in a specific focus area. Students are encouraged to use these recommendations as a preliminary guide to assist in developing a personalized list of courses that best matches their interests and career goals. The recommended course credits are as per minimum requirement for award of M.Sc. Chemistry/ M.Sc. Chemical Sciences degree. Interested students may register for additional credits. Students are advised to consult faculty advisor for additional information.