Chemistry Department Graduate Education

Student Group. The department has offered the M.S. degree since 1961 and the Ph.D. since 1980. The Department has awarded 29 Ph.D.s and 9 MS degrees in the last 5 years.

Three recent Ph.D. graduates have won national postdoctoral fellowships, (National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association and Merck-UNCF Postdoctoral Fellowships).


Graduates In IndustryIn the last five years graduates have obtained industrial positions at companies such as:

  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals,
  • BASF Chemicals,
  • Icagen,
  • Leeman Laboratories,
  • Magellan Laboratories,
  • Micelle Technologies,
  • Millipore Corporation,
  • Schweizerhall Pharmaceuticals,
  • Spectro Analytical Instruments,
  • Perkin Elmer Corporation,
  • Research Triangle Institute.
Graduates In Postdoctoral and Faculty PositionsRecent Ph.D graduates have gone on to postdoctoral positions at:

  • Virginia,
  • Yale,
  • Virginia Tech,
  • Emory,
  • Minnesota,
  • University of Illinois-Chicago,
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
  • National Cancer Institute,
  • USDA,
  • Mayo Clinic,
  • Research Triangle Institute
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Cleveland Clinic

and hold academic positions at:

  • University of Georgia,
  • Mercer University,
  • Winthrop University,
  • Western Carolina University,
  • Gardner Webb College,
  • Keane College
  • Appalachian State University
  • Covenant College


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