UL Lafayette launches industrial master’s program


UL Lafayette’s Ray P. Authement College of Sciences will offer the state’s only master’s degree in industrial chemistry in Fall 2021, reports KATC in Lafayette.

The new program will help meet a growing need for graduate-trained industrial chemists. UL Lafayette’s program will create more hiring options for small and mid-size companies without the resources to employ teams of Ph.D.-level chemists and engineers like larger companies do. The 30-33 credit hour program offers thesis and non-thesis tracks and will enable students to specialize in chemistry, chemical engineering or environmental impacts.

Core courses will focus on subjects such as industrial organic chemistry, the chemistry of solid-state materials and polymers, and advanced analytical and physical chemistry. The program is geared toward students who have recently earned a bachelor’s degree and intend to enroll in graduate school before entering the workforce; it also targets working chemists who want an advanced degree.

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