Core Requirements

Section III
The Science Commons Library between classes.

During your time in the chemistry graduate program, research, teaching, and coursework will form the foundation of your ongoing training. The Individual Development Plan, while not required, can be a useful planning tool to help ensure that you relate your work to longer term goals, including your future career. On a smaller scale, many scholars find our PhD checklist useful. Marking progress in big and small ways helps to combat “naturalization” of learning, where you discount acquired knowledge as something you have always known instead of recognizing your effort. A major task in graduate school is understanding what you have learned and what you do not yet know.

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1. Coursework

2. Teaching

3. Annual Reports

4. Candidacy