Chemistry and Biochemistry

Registration

You must strive to be fully registered each semester as soon as registration becomes available on myBYU so that contracts, tuition, loan deferment, and visa status will all function properly and possible problems can be solved long before classes begin. All doctoral students must register for at least two consecuitve six-credit-hour semesters at BYU. After classes begin, you have 10 days (6 days Spring/Summer) to make changes to your schedule. See the graduate program manager for help in adding or dropping classes. If you drop a class after the add/drop period, you will receive a "W" on your records and you will be responsible for drop fees/tuition, which can be significant.

 

Taking classes outside of the program of study:

 

1. If the course is an undergraduate course but is recommended by your advisor because it will enhance your research efforts, you can petition the graduate waivers committee to allow it onto your program of study as a "skills course." If approved by the waivers committee, the tuition can be covered along with your other program courses. (Skills courses do not count toward the credit hour requirement.)

2. Graduate students may take one religion course per semester for "no cost/no credit." You do not register for the course, but complete a form available from the graduate program manager (GPM) and submit it to the instructor for consent. Then return it to the GPM. Written permission from your advisor is not required to take one religion course.

3. If you wish to take a course outside your program of study (i.e. language course, exercise, economics), you will need to get it approved by your advisor. Ask him/her to write a brief email to the GPM indicating you have approval to take the course. You are required to pay for any such courses yourself. (Students are discouraged from taking courses outside of the program of study during the first year.)

 

First Year Student Registration

 

 

Ph.D.

 

 

M.S.   *same=refer to Ph.D.

 

 

First Semester (Fall)

0.5 -- 594R (Seminar)

5.0 - 9.0 -- Required classes (as advised after exams)        

6.0 -- minimum credit hours required

0.5 -- 594R (same)

2.0 - 9.0 -- Required classes (same)

2.0 -- minimum credit hours required

 

Second Semester (Winter)

0.5 -- 594R (Seminar)

0.5 -- 601 (Chemicals and Safety)

5.0 - 9.0 -- Required classes

(as needed to meet minimum requirements)

0.5 -- 699R

6.0 -- minimum credit hours required

0.5 -- 594R (same)

0.5 -- 601 (same)

2.0 - 9.0 -- Required classes (same)

 

 

2.0 -- minimum credit hours required

 

Spring/ Summer Terms

Generally, courses are not taken in Spring/Summer Term.

(only if advised and available; if you are taking a class,

DO NOT take 699R, even though you are doing a lot of

research.)

0.0 -1.0 -- 699R 

1.0 -- minimum credit hours required

Same

 

 

 

0.0 - 1.0 -- 699R (same)

1.0 -- minimum credit hours required

 

3.2 Second Year or Continuing Student Registration (still have classes to take)

 

 

Ph.D.

 

 

M.S. *same=refer to Ph.D.

 

 

Fall/Winter Semesters

0.5 -- 594R (Seminar) (total of 3.5 credits)

1.0 -- 694 (Scientific Writing & Professional Ethics) 

winter semester, 2nd year only

2.0 --?.? Required class(es)

(only if offered and listed on progress report as "deficient")

0 - 1.5 --699R/697R

(Register for 699R until 6 are used, then back to 697R until

depleted; then 699R until the end of your program.)

2.0 -- minimum credit hours required

0.5 -- 594R (same) (total of 1.5 cr)

1.0 -- 694 (same)

 

2.0 -- ?.? Required class(es) (same)

 

0 - 1.5 -- 699R/697R (same)

 

 

2.0 -- minimum credit hours required

 

Spring/Summer Terms

0.0 - 1.0 -- 699R/697R

1.0 -- minimum credit hours required

0.0 - 1.0 -- 699R/697R (same)

1.0 -- minimum credit hours required


Note: Ph.D. Students who already have M.S. degrees generally do not take CHEM 697R credits.

 

3.3 Registering Final Years/Semesters (classes finished/research & seminar remain)

 

NOTE: When you are within two semesters/terms of graduating and have more than 4.0 hours

of 697R or 699R left to take, see graduate program manager for advisement (C101 BNSN).

 

Ph.D.

 

 

M.S. *same=refer to Ph.D.

 

Fall/Winter Semesters

0 - 0.5 -- 594R (Seminar)

(When you run out of 594R, don't register for it or write the

paper, but you are still expected to attend)

1.5 - 2.0 -- 697R/699R

(Use 697R until depleted, then use 699R in the same way. 

When you are out of 594R, register for 2.0 hours total of

697R and/or 699R)

2.0 -- minimum credit hours required

0 - 0.5 -- 594R (same)

 

 

1.5 - 2.0 -- 697R/699R (same)

 

 

 

2.0 - minimum credit hours required

 

Spring/Summer Terms

1.0 -- 697R/699R

(Use 697R until depleted, then use 699R in the same way)

1.0 -- minimum credit hours required

1.0 -- 697R/699R (same)

 

1.0 -- minimum credit hours required

 

Grade Point Average

 

A GPA of 3.0 or above is required for graduation. The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department does not include grades for research credits (CHEM 697R) into your GPA. If your coursework GPA falls below 3.0, it will be drawn to the attention of the waivers committee, and you may be required to retake a course. All retaken courses are paid for by the student. If your GPA falls below 3.0, your standing in your graduate program is compromised and could result in dismissal.

If your earn a grade below a C- on a program of study course, you are required to retake the course and earn a grade of at least a C-. 

 

Last updated 14 May 2018