The Master of Science in Chemistry, Professional Science Concentration (PSC) is a two-year program offered by the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Western Carolina University.
PSC students will work with dedicated faculty to use cutting-edge chemistry technology and innovative business theories and practices to solve real-world problems. The PSC will increase students' professional network and job prospects in fast-growing chemical industries, such as natural products, pharmaceuticals, and process analytical applications.
There are three professional tracks: executive, technology and financial, all of which share a common science core. This program is ideal for people interested in industrial applications or who are currently employed in the private sector looking for career advancement.
15 hours of chemistry courses or courses approved by an advisory committee that are related to the student’s career goals and are numbered 500-level or above. The following courses cannot be used to fulfill this requirement: CHEM 689, CHEM 696, CHEM 697, CHEM 698, CHEM 699, CHEM 779 and CHEM 799.
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Students are required to work a minimum of 120 hours to satisfy the 6 credit hour internship requirement. The scheduling and duration must be negotiated and approved by the student, the student’s faculty advisor, and the internship supervisor.
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