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« on: December 16, 2005, 11:12:16 PM »
I'm thinking about applying to UC Santa Cruz's chemistry department.  I couldn't find much with an internet search.  Anyone know anything about it?
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Re:UC Santa Cruz
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2005, 09:46:18 PM »
OK, how about UC Davis or UC Berkeley?  I'd really like to stay in the Bay Area.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2005, 03:03:52 AM »
http://www.chemistry.ucsc.edu/

Any UC chem department will be fine. But, it depends what you are looking for in a department/campus/life.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2005, 09:09:46 PM »
That's good to hear.  As far as dept goes, I'd like to find one that offers plenty of options, but I'm pretty sure I want to combine computer science & chem.  And for campus/life, I want to make sure there are lots of outdoor activities.

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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2005, 10:19:25 PM »
If you're looking at UC schools, you may also want to look at UCLA, which has a very highly-ranked chemistry department.  I know UCLA offers chemistry and biochemistry majors a specialization in computing, which sounds like what you're looking for.  However, since you want something in the bay area and something with lots of outdoors activities, UCLA may not be geographically suitable.

http://www.chem.ucla.edu/dept/Ugrad/

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Re:UC Santa Cruz
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2005, 11:48:37 PM »
Thanks Y.  I've heard good things about UCLA, but I don't think I could handle the area.  Not for 5-6 yrs.  But I'll have to admit that although I've been to LA, I've never been to the campus, so I can't say for sure I'd hate it.  I'm pretty sure that the SF area is more to my liking.

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Re:UC Santa Cruz
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2005, 06:57:48 PM »
http://www.chemistry.ucsc.edu/

Any UC chem department will be fine. But, it depends what you are looking for in a department/campus/life.
How do different departments compare when looking just at job prospects after finishing a PhD?  Does it depend more on the advisor than the dept, or more on the individual?  Any real life examples would be great!

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Re:UC Santa Cruz
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2006, 12:39:18 PM »
"How do different departments compare when looking just at job prospects after finishing a PhD?  Does it depend more on the advisor than the dept, or more on the individual?  Any real life examples would be great! "

I got my B.S. in Chemistry from UC Santa Cruz and my Ph.D. in Chemistry from USC.

UCSC has an AMAZING undergraduate chemisstry dept. Because it is relatively small compared to, say, UC Berkeley there is heavy Prof./Advisor student interaction.  I had two great years of research as an undergrad, and it made me a much stronger grad student. The grad program is very relaxed, but is doing some amazing research. You will enjoy your TA years there.

Santa Cruz campus is amazing!  If you want more insight into the grad program, contact Dr. Bakthan Singaram, Professor of Organic Chemsitry.  He is incredibly helpful.  Tell him that Kim sent ya. :) singaram@ucsc.edu

As far as picking grad. schools, go look up some journal papers on topics you are interested in studying, and see where the professors are from.  This is how I decided on going to USC.


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