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ClassID Name Description Credits
CHEM 1000 Physical Science Related to Chemistry Designed to give the student who is not a major or a minor in science an intelligent acquaintance with broad principles of physical science. Emphasis is placed on the role chemistry plays in the everyday life of a citizen. 3
CHEM 1100 General Chemistry I Prerequisite: MATH 1100 (grade of C or better) or demonstrated proficiency on the mathematics entrance examination. A first course in chemistry designed for science majors, which includes three lecture and three laboratory hours per week. Topics covered include: Atoms, Molecules, and Ions; Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations; An Introduction to Chemical Reactions; The Gaseous State; Thermochemistry; Quantum Theory of the Atom; Electron Configurations and Periodicity; Ionic and Covalent Bonding; Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theories 4
CHEM 1200 General Chemistry II Prerequisite: CHEM 1100, MATH 1200 (a grade of C or better) or demonstrated proficiency on the mathematics placement examination. A continuation of CHEM 1100; three lecture and three laboratory hours per week. Topics covered include: Liquids and Solids; Solutions; Rates of Reactions; Chemical Equilibrium; Acids and Bases; Acid- Base Equilibria; Solubility and Complex-Ion Equilibria; Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry 4
CHEM 1500 Chemistry and Human Life Prerequisite: CHEM 1000. A survey of basic facts and principles of organic and biochemistry with emphasis on the importance of these concepts to health care and normal life processes. 3
CHEM 2020 Quantitative Analysis Prerequisite: CHEM 1200. A survey of volumetric and gravimetric techniques addressing various types of equilibrium as well as an introduction to instrumental techniques is emphasized. 4
CHEM 2105 Computational Science & Informatics A course designed to familiarize the student with construction and use of computational models to study problems of scientific interest. The necessary mathematical background as well as data acquisition, evaluation, management, and visualization/presentation methods will be covered. The course will also provide an introduction to informatics, including data mining via the Internet, data warehousing, and how to effectively publish and present new data. Students will design and complete their own computational projects using these skills. 3
CHEM 3100 Organic Chemistry I Prerequisite: CHEM 1200 or 1300. An in-depth study of the compounds of carbon. 3
CHEM 3120 Organic Chemistry II Prerequisite: CHEM 1200 or 1300. An in-depth study of the compounds of carbon. 3
CHEM 3200 Inorganic Chemistry Prerequisite: CHEM 1200. A systematic study of both the fundamental principles and the descriptive chemistry needed to understand the properties of the main group elements and their compounds. 4
CHEM 3310 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I Pre or co-requisite: CHEM 3100. An introduction to common laboratory techniques used in the study of the compounds of carbon. 2
CHEM 3320 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Prerequisite: CHEM 3310. The use of common laboratory techniques in the study of carbon compounds and for the preparation of organic compounds. 2
CHEM 3330 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I Pre or co-requisite: CHEM 3100. An introduction to common laboratory techniques used in the study of the compounds of carbon. 1
CHEM 3340 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Pre or co-requisite: CHEM 3100. An introduction to common laboratory techniques used in the study of the compounds of carbon. 1
CHEM 4010 Physical Chemistry I Prerequisites: MATH 2020 (a grade of C or better) and PHYS covering such topics as gases, chemical thermodynamics, thermochemistry, physical and chemical equilibria, solutions, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, and theory of quantum mechanics and its application to chemistry. (Three lectures, one recitation hour, and three laboratory hours per week for each course.) 4
CHEM 4020 Physical Chemistry II Prerequisites: MATH 2020 (a grade of C or better) and PHYS covering such topics as gases, chemical thermodynamics, thermochemistry, physical and chemical equilibria, solutions, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, and theory of quantum mechanics and its application to chemistry. (Three lectures, one recitation hour, and three laboratory hours per week for each course.) 4
CHEM 4100 Characterization of Organic Compounds Prerequisite: CHEM 3320 or 3120. The classification and identification of organic compounds by the use of solubilities, class reactions, solid derivatives, and IR, UV, and NMR spectroscopic methods of analysis. 5
CHEM 4150 Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry Prerequisites: CHEM 3120 or consent of the instructor. A study of basic concepts, drug design, drug synthesis, drug delivery, drug metabolism, drug toxicity, pharmacological assays, and clinical trials. 3
CHEM 4200 Advanced Organic Chemistry Prerequisite: CHEM 3020 or 3120. An advanced study of the reactions of organic compounds and the theories of organic chemistry. Spectroscopic methods 3
CHEM 4250 Scientific Instrumentation in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Prerequisite: Junior level chemistry major and consent of department chairperson. An interdepartmental course taught by the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and designed to give students a general knowledge of the theory and application of instrumental methods and practical experience both in instrument operation and in interpretation of data obtained with instruments. A common component is interdisciplinary covering instrumental methods commonly used in all three scientific areas. An optional component covers additional instrumental methods more specifically related to each discipline. 4 to 5
CHEM 4300 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Prerequisite: CHEM 3200 or consent of the instructor. A study of bonding theories, structure, stereochemistry, energetics, and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic materials with an emphasis on transition metal compounds. 3
CHEM 4400 Instrumental Analysis Prerequisite: CHEM 2020 or consent of the instructor. Analytical chemical instrumentation with an emphasis on spectroscopic, potentiometric and chromatographic methods. 5
CHEM 4450 Environmental Chemistry Prerequisite CHEM 3120, 2020; CHEM 4010 is highly recommended. A course designed to provide an understanding of how molecular interactions and macroscopic transport phenomena determine the distribution of compounds released into the natural environment in space and time. 3
CHEM 4500 Biochemistry Prerequisite: CHEM 3120. A study of the important biochemical natural products and general aspects of metabolism. 3
CHEM 4510 Biochemistry 2 3
CHEM 4520 Biochemistry Laboratory Prerequisite: CHEM 3320 or consent of instructor. Qualitative study of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and enzymes. 2
CHEM 4550 Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Prerequisites: BIOL 1101. 1201, and 2200. An interdisciplinary course designed for upper level undergraduates and graduate students who have an interest in understanding theory and application of techniques in biochemistry, advanced microscopy, and molecular biology. This course is a hands-on, research level course, which is taught solely in the laboratory. Students will learn how to develop hypothesis driven protocols, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze data, and predict follow-up steps for a given project. (Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week). 4
CHEM 4700 Introduction to Research Prerequisite: Consent of the Department Chair and faculty member under whom the research will be done. A course that allows the student to participate in ongoing faculty research projects. Three research hours per week for 1 to 3
CHEM 4710 Selected Topics in Chemistry Prerequisite: Advanced standing or consent of instructor. Other prerequisites and credit will depend on the topic. Selected topics that will provide majors opportunities for detailed exploration of recent and actively developing areas of chemistry. 1 to 3
CHEM 4720 Independent Study in Chemistry Prerequisite: Consent of the Department Chair and faculty member under whom the study will be done. An advanced course designed to allow a student to gain specialized knowledge in an area of chemistry. The independent study may involve mastery of a subject or demonstrated proficiency in a chemical method and/or procedure. The student is expected to read selected topics independently, demonstrate a proficiency in the subject area, prepare a written report, and give an oral presentation based on his/ her studies. The student is expected to use the teachings of CHEM 4700, CHEM 4800, and/or CHEM 4910/4920. 3
CHEM 4800 Introduction to Chemical Research Literature Prerequisite: Junior level chemistry major. A survey of the important sources of chemical research information including computer searching of chemical databases is presented. The use of these sources for planning and reporting research is stressed. Special consideration is given to scientific writing techniques. 3
CHEM 4900 Applied Mathematics for Chemists Prerequisite MATH 2020 and co-requisite: CHEM 4010. The application of calculus and advanced mathematical techniques to physical chemistry. 2
CHEM 4910 Undergraduate Honors Seminar A course intended for honors chemistry majors to discuss their research activities, to discuss topics of current medicinal chemistry interest, and to interact with faculty and outside medicinal chemists. 2
CHEM 4920 Chemistry Undergraduate Seminar A required course of all ACS- and non-ACS certified chemistry majors. The student will make a formal oral presentation of laboratory research activities 1
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