Students must achieve satisfactory performance on the written and oral comprehensive examinations, as determined by the Comprehensive Examination Committee and the Graduate Advisory Committee, within one year of completing the required courses. Failure on the first attempt of either the written or the oral examination may be rectified by taking the examination within six months of the failure. (See Sec.2.3 for a description of the written and oral parts of the examination.)
Comprehensive exams are acceptable for a period of 4 years for the Ph.D. degree following the end of the semester in which the comprehensive examination requirement was fulfilled. (See Sec. 2.3)
Students should enroll in CHEM 795 (1 credit) during the semester they take their comprehensive exam.