Analytical Spectroscopy (Certificate)

Advance in a career in the analytical chemistry field by taking graduate-level courses in analytical spectroscopy to complete this certificate program.

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The Certificate in Analytical Methods Development program provides the knowledge of techniques of spectroscopic transitions and their applications in structural elucidations and quantitative analysis. Topics include ultraviolet/visible, infrared, Raman and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, atomic and flame emission spectroscopy, chemiluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, light scattering, and refractometry.

Coursework from the certificate program may be applied toward a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry degree, provided a grade “B” or higher was earned in that particular course. Admission to a master’s program is not guaranteed upon completion of the certificate program

Program Overview

Learn theories and applications of spectroscopic transitions in structural elucidations and quantitative analysis. Topics include ultraviolet/visible, infrared, Raman and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, atomic and flame emission spectroscopy, chemiluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, light scattering, and refractometry.

Career Opportunities

Analytical chemists work in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, petroleum, government laboratories, food, agriculture, and consumer products.

  • Analytical chemist
  • Quality control chemist
  • Quality assurance chemist
  • Agricultural chemist
  • Soil and plant chemist
  • Analytical development scientist
  • Technologist

Admission to a graduate certificate program is limited to students who qualify as non-degree graduate students who hold a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 or higher.

Academic transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and the application fee all must be submitted. A professional statement is strongly encouraged.

A GRE score is not required.

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