Department of Chemistry

Mathematics and Science Center,
Room 260
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-2320
fax: 370-2321

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Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences with a specialization in health and environmental chemistry which is centered in the Department of Chemistry. The program requires a strong academic background in the natural sciences.

Graduates will complete a unified program of formal coursework, as well as independent dissertation research, and will possess the theoretical background and practical skills necessary for successful contribution to the solution of environmental and health-related chemical problems. Scientists who graduate with this specialization will be capable of applying state-of-the-art methods to the determination, quantification and management of a wide variety of naturally occurring and synthetic chemical substances and the related chemical processes.

No other doctoral program in Michigan focuses on these particular areas of chemistry, yet the contributions of highly trained doctoral-level scientists are essential to the resolution of major problems facing the nation in these areas.

Read the Department of Chemistry's Ph.D. procedures for more information.

Doctoral Research
The Ph.D. is a research-based degree and the most significant part of one's doctoral work is their research and their research mentor. Before applying to any doctoral program, you should find out about the types of research projects available and determine if they fit your educational goals.

Xiangqun Zeng
231 Mathematics and Science Center

Advising Forms: Please email Tracey Kosaski at to request the Ph.D. Course Requirement form.

Program Requirements