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Analytical Spectroscopy Certificate

In this program, students will learn theories 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.

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 505 Spectroscopic Methods I
CHEM 512 Spectroscopic Methods II

And two courses selected from the following list of electives:

CHEM 500 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 509 Physical Methods of Characterization
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
CHEM 700 Practical Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry
MATH 525 Statistical Models and Methods

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