Track 3: Molecular Modeling


Students in this track will learn fundamental principles and modern techniques in computer modeling and apply the acquired knowledge to solve practical problems in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, and material sciences. 

  • Take all of the following required courses:

  • CHEM 5510 - Computational Chemistry
  • CHEM 5530 - Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Take two of the following electives:

  • CHEM 5010 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5310 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5845- Molecular Modeling and Drug Design
  • CHEM 5600 - Graduate Topics in Chemistry (course topic must match to the topic area of the track and be preapproved by the Graduate Program Director)
  • CHEM 5815 - Structural Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • CHEM 5810 - Graduate Biochemistry I
  • Additionally, students are recommended to take one or two courses from other departments:

  • MATH 3191 - Applied Linear Algebra
  • MATH 4387 - Applied Regression Analysis
  • MATH 5310 - Probability
  • MATH 5387 - Applied Regression Analysis
  • MATH 5660 - Numerical Analysis I
  • CSCI 1410 - Fundamentals of Computing
  • CSCI 2312 - Object Oriented Programming
  • CSCI 4650 - Numerical Analysis I
  • CSCI 5660 - Numerical Analysis I
  • Additional courses within the department (a minimum of 20 semester hours must be in Chemistry) and in other departments can be used to complete the total of 30 credits required for the degree. Course selections outside of the department and not on the above elective list must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.