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Master of Science in Chemistry Goes to the Coordinating Board for Approval

October 05, 2016

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has given Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi the “green light” to seek approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a new Master of Science in Chemistry degree program.  

“This program will allow the University to meet workforce needs and continue development of our research mission,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “Graduates will be prepared for advanced careers in the industry, to be educators in the chemical sciences or to enter a doctoral program in chemistry.”

The new degree will reflect the strengths of the A&M-Corpus Christi faculty in marine chemistry, coastal and marine system science, materials chemistry and computational chemistry. Students will be able to enrich their experiences by conducting research in one or more of the five research centers at the university, including the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, the Center for Coastal Studies, the Center for Water Supply Studies and the National Spill Control School.

“The College of Science and Engineering has acquired the best chemistry lab equipment and put together the best group of chemistry professors,” said Dr. Frank Pezold, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering. “This new degree would allow the College to attract top students who will be able to benefit from all that we have to offer to their education.”

The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offers 17 degree programs including six master’s programs and two doctoral programs. For more information on the degrees offered by the College, visit