Teaching Requirement

The Department of Chemistry recognizes that teaching is an important component of the professional development of its doctoral students. Therefore, the normal expectation is that all chemistry graduate students, even those with full outside financial support, will teach at least one-half of a standard Teaching Assistant load for a minimum of two semesters during the first 3 years of graduate student tenure.

The department will no longer support students through department funding as TAs after completing 5.5 year in the program (typically after Fall of the sixth year). Students will only be eligible to receive support only through faculty supported positions such as RA or external funding mechanisms, such as those associated with the IGERT, PSTP, MSTP, SBB, CBIMMS, or other inter-departmental programs.