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Analytical Methods Development Certificate


The Analytical Methods Development Certificate Program will provide you with knowledge of techniques and devices for sampling in diverse media. Isolation, concentration, and fractionation of analytes and classes of analytes as well as methods in complex matrices with an emphasis on methods development and validation are discussed.

Program Requirements 

Required Courses

To earn a certificate, students must successfully complete at least 12 semester credit hours from the courses listed below, earning at "C" or higher in each course with a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 ("B" average). However, a certificate student who subsequently applies to and is admitted to a master's degree program at IIT will only be allowed to apply approved coursework in which he/she has earned a "B" grade or higher to the master's degree program.

CHEM 506 Sampling and Sample Preparation
CHEM 508 Analytical Methods Development

And two courses selected from the following list of electives:

CHEM 500 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 505 Spectroscopic Methods I
CHEM 509 Physical Methods of Characterization
CHEM 512 Spectroscopic Methods II
CHEM 513 Statistics for Analytical Chemists
CHEM 515 Gas Chromatography - Theory and Practice
CHEM 516 Liquid Chromatography - Theory and Practice
CHEM 542 Polymer Characterization and Analysis
CHEM 543 Analytical Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciences
CHEM 544 Colloids and Colloid Analysis

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