Department of Chemistry

Objectives:

  1. To gain a well-rounded knowledge of the basic fields of the discipline.

  2. To develop an understanding of how chemists think, gather evidence, process data, and reach tentative conclusions.

  3. To think critically about experimental observations and theories.

  4. To develop effective oral and written communication skills.

  5. To engage in problem solving.

  6. To prepare for a career or profession after graduation in the field of chemistry either as an educator or In industry.

  7. To be able to competitively pursue a health-related advance professional degree.

Our chemistry courses will prepare students for industrial or government laboratory work or for graduate study in chemistry, biochemistry, or allied fields or serve as preparation for medical, pharmacy, optometry, physician assistant or dental school.

The department offers five degree programs, four traditional degrees and a unique combined B.S./M.S. program. The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed for students who desire a flexible program so they can develop more interdisciplinary competence. This degree is ideal for those students endeavoring to work at the chemistry/biology/pharmaceutical chemistry interface. The Bachelor of Science degree places greater emphasis on comprehensive chemistry, leading to American Chemical Society (ACS) certification upon graduation. The Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry is a joint program with the Department of Biological Sciences. The combined B.S./M.S. program is designed to enable students to attain both a B.S. and an M.S. in a five year time frame. This program allows the student to receive the ACS-certified Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree at the end of the fifth year. Students may apply as sophomores for this program and can be admitted into the program at the beginning of their junior year. The department offers a Master of Science degree as well for individuals who already possess a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

Course work to be used as a prerequisite for a chemistry class must have been taken within the most recent 5 year period unless the student obtains permission of the instructor and has a grade of C- or better. All credits applied to a chemistry degree or applied to chemistry courses used to partially satisfy Objective 5 must have been taken within the most recent 10 years unless it can be shown that the course work taken earlier covers material which has not changed substantially during the intervening time, or that the student has been able to remain current in the topics covered in the course. Evidence that the older course work is still appropriate must be approved by the department chairperson.

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry should complete ENGL 1101 and COMM 1101 (Objective 2 of the General Education Requirements) during the freshman year and ENGL 1102 (Objective 1) should be passed by, or during, the sophomore year. Objective 3 should be fulfilled by MATH 1160 or MATH 1170 as early as possible. The other General Education Requirements should be taken as credit load allows. Students pursuing this degree must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits - see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog).

CHEM 1111
  & 1111L
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1112
  & 1112L
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Lab
4
MATH 1170Calculus I3-4
or MATH 1160 Applied Calculus
PHYS 1111
  & PHYS 1113
  & PHYS 1112
  & PHYS 1114
General Physics
   and General Physics I Laboratory
   and General Physics II
   and General Physics II Laboratory
8-10
OR
Engineering Physics I
   and Engineering Physics I Lab
   and Engineering Physics II
   and Engineering Physics II Lab
CHEM 2211
  & CHEM 2213
Inorganic Chemistry I
   and Inorganic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 2232
  & CHEM 2234
Quantitative Analysis
   and Quantitative Analysis Lab
4
CHEM 3301
  & CHEM 3303
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry Lab
4
CHEM 3302
  & CHEM 3304
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry Lab II
4
BIOL 4432Biochemistry3-6
OR
Biochemistry I
   and Biochemistry II
CHEM 3341
  & CHEM 3342
Topics in Physical Chemistry
   and Topics in Physical Chemistry
6
OR
Physical Chemistry
   and Physical Chemistry
CHEM 3391Seminar1

Electives 

Students must take 8 additional upper-division (3000-4000 level) credits in chemistry, approved by the department and not to include CHEM 4491. No more than 2 credits of CHEM 3311 and 2 credits in CHEM 4481-CHEM 4482 may be used to satisfy these electives. If the BIOL 4445-BIOL 4447 or CHEM 4445-CHEM 4447 sequence is taken, 3 credits may be used to satisfy elective credits. No more than 40 credits in chemistry will count toward graduation in this ­program.

 

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Three departments – Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences – jointly offer the B.S. degree in Biochemistry. The curriculum is designed to prepare the student for graduate work in biochemistry and related fields, as well as for admission to medical, dental, or other health professional schools. The graduate also is prepared to go directly into research or industrial positions which require preparation only at the B.S. level.

The purpose of the B.S. in Biochemistry is to serve students who seek to develop a strong background in biochemistry and the supporting sciences of biology, chemistry and physics. Majors also gain experience in the broad areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medical and/or ecological applications of each. Majors gain experience that will prepare them to participate in research development, planning and implementation and to be competent to carry out standard biochemical and molecular biology techniques in the laboratory. The B.S. in Biochemistry prepares students to be competitive for positions in research, graduate schools, health profession schools, and in the biotechnology industry.

Core Requirements1

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree must satisfy 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits - see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog). Students must also satisfy the core requirements listed below, the requirements for one of the biochemistry tracks, and 9 credits of elective courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. All graduates of this program will earn a B.S. in Biochemistry, irrespective of which track is selected.

BIOL 1101
  & 1101L
Biology I
   and Biology I Lab
4
BIOL 1102
  & 1102L
Biology II
   and Biology II Lab
4
BIOL 2235
  & 2235L
General Microbiology
   and General Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 3358Genetics3
BIOL 4437/CHEM 4438Experimental Biochemistry1
BIOL 4444
  & 4444L
Cell and Molecular Biology
   and Cell and Molecular Biology Lab
5
BIOL/CHEM 4445Biochemistry I3
BIOL/CHEM 4447Biochemistry II3
BIOL 4498Seminar in Biochemistry1
CHEM 1111
  & 1111L
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1112
  & 1112L
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 2232
  & CHEM 2234
Quantitative Analysis
   and Quantitative Analysis Lab
4
CHEM 3301
  & CHEM 3303
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry Lab
4
CHEM 3302
  & CHEM 3304
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry Lab II
4
CHEM 3341Topics in Physical Chemistry 23
CHEM 3342Topics in Physical Chemistry 23
MATH 1170Calculus I4
MATH 1175Calculus II4
PHYS 1111
  & PHYS 1113
General Physics
   and General Physics I Laboratory 3
4
PHYS 1112
  & PHYS 1114
General Physics II
   and General Physics II Laboratory 3
4
Additional credits to satisfy General Education Requirements27
Total Hours98

 

1

Students must pass core courses with a grade of C- or better.

2

 May elect to take CHEM 3351 and CHEM 3352 instead of CHEM 3341 and CHEM 3342.

3

PHYS 2211, PHYS 2212, PHYS 2213, PHYS 2214 may be taken to fulfill the Physics requirement in the core curriculum.

 

Concentration Requirements

Students must satisfy the requirements for one of the biochemistry concentrations listed below. All graduates will earn a B.S. in Biochemistry, irrespective of which concentration is selected.

Concentration 1: Biological Chemistry

CHEM 2211
  & CHEM 2213
Inorganic Chemistry I
   and Inorganic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 3331
  & CHEM 3334
Instrumental Analysis
   and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4
CHEM 4491Seminar1

Concentration 2: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Select ONE of the following sequences:4-5
Anatomy and Physiology
   and Anatomy and Physiology Lab
or BIOL 3304
  & 3304L
Comp Vertebrate Morph and Phys
   and Vertebrate Morph and Phys Lab
or BIOL 4404
  & 4404L
Plant Physiology
   and Plant Physiology Lab
or BIOL 4433
  & 4433L
Microbial Physiology
   and Microbial Physiology Lab
BIOL 4461Advanced Genetics3
BIOL 4492Seminar1

Concentration 3: Physiological Biochemistry

BIOL 3302
  & 3302L
Anatomy and Physiology
   and Anatomy and Physiology Lab
4-5
or BIOL 3304
  & 3304L
Comp Vertebrate Morph and Phys
   and Vertebrate Morph and Phys Lab
PSCI 3301Introduction to Pharmacology3
BIOL 4492Seminar1

Electives

Students must take a minimum of 9 elective credits from the list below, with at least 3 credits in Biological Sciences (BIOL), 3 credits in Chemistry (CHEM), and 3 credits in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSCI). Advanced or experimental courses are acceptable. These courses satisfy the electives requirement only if they are not required for a chosen Biochemistry concentration.

Courses in Biological Sciences

BIOL 3301
  & 3301L
Anatomy and Physiology
   and Anatomy and Physiology Lab
4
BIOL 3302
  & 3302L
Anatomy and Physiology
   and Anatomy and Physiology Lab
4
BIOL 3304
  & 3304L
Comp Vertebrate Morph and Phys
   and Vertebrate Morph and Phys Lab
5
BIOL 3324
  & 3324L
Developmental Biology
   and Developmental Biology Lab
4
BIOL 4404
  & 4404L
Plant Physiology
   and Plant Physiology Lab
4
BIOL 4415
  & 4415L
Human Neurobiology
   and Human Neurobiology Lab
5
BIOL 4417Organic Evolution3
BIOL 4433
  & 4433L
Microbial Physiology
   and Microbial Physiology Lab
4
BIOL 4434
  & 4434L
Microbial Diversity
   and Microbial Diversity Lab
4
BIOL 4443Endocrinology3
BIOL 4449Human Physiology I4
or PHAR 9949
  & 9949R
Human Physiology I
   and Human Physiology I Recitation
BIOL 4451
  & 4451L
Immunology
   and Immunology Laboratory
4
BIOL 4456Human Physiology II4
or PHAR 9956
  & 9956R
Human Physiology II
   and Human Physiology II Recitation
BIOL 4461Advanced Genetics3
BIOL 4463
  & 4463L
Human Pathophysiology
   and Human Pathophysiology Lab
4
BIOL 4473
  & 4473L
Appl and Envrnmntl Microbiol
   and Applied Environ Micro Lab
4
BIOL 4475General Virology3
BIOL 4477Bacterial Virology Laboratory1
or BIOL 4478 Animal Virology Laboratory
BIOL 4481Independent Problems (max 2 credits)2
and/or
Independent Problems
BIOL 4488Advanced Radiobiology3

Courses in Chemistry

CHEM 2211
  & CHEM 2213
Inorganic Chemistry I
   and Inorganic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 3311Introduction to Research (max 2 credits)2
and/or
Introduction to Research
CHEM 3331
  & CHEM 3334
Instrumental Analysis
   and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4
CHEM 3365
  & CHEM 3366
Synthetic Methods
   and Synthetic Methods Laboratory
4
CHEM 4407Inorganic Chemistry II 12
CHEM 4433
  & CHEM 4437
Environmental Chemistry
   and Environmental Chemistry Lab
3
CHEM 4453Experimental Physical Chem 22
CHEM 4481Independent Problems in Chem (max 2 credits)2
and/or
Indep Problems in Chemistry

Courses in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

PSCI 2205Drugs in Society2
PSCI 3301Introduction to Pharmacology3
PSCI 3308Drug Discovery3
PSCI 3353Intro to Methods Pharmacy2
PSCI 3368Introduction to Toxicology3
PSCI 4402Immunopharmacology2
PSCI 4403Inf Diseases and Natural Drugs3
PSCI 4407Pharmacogenomics2
PSCI 4408Medicinal Chemistry3
PSCI 4431Cancer Biology3
PSCI 4434Pharmacokinetics3
PSCI 4440Fundamentals of Nanoscience3

1

Prerequisites include CHEM 2211-CHEM 2213CHEM 3351 and CHEM 3352.

2

Prerequisites include CHEM 3334CHEM 3351 and CHEM 3352.

 

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

A suggested sequence for taking the required science courses is given below. Students who opt for a variation from the suggested sequence should check to ensure that course prerequisites have been satisfied. Because many courses have structured prerequisites, major deviations from this schedule could increase the time required to obtain the degree.  Students pursuing this degree must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits - see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog).

Students working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry should note the following considerations for General Education Requirements: ENGL 1101 and COMM 1101 (General Education Objective 2) should be completed during the freshman year and ENGL 1102 (Objective 1) should be passed during the sophomore year. The mathematics requirement (Objective 3) should be fulfilled by MATH 1170 and MATH 1175 as early as feasible.

CHEM 1111
  & 1111L
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1112
  & 1112L
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Lab
4
MATH 1170Calculus I4
MATH 1175Calculus II4
PHYS 2211
  & PHYS 2213
Engineering Physics I
   and Engineering Physics I Lab
5
PHYS 2212
  & PHYS 2214
Engineering Physics II
   and Engineering Physics II Lab
5
CHEM 2211
  & CHEM 2213
Inorganic Chemistry I
   and Inorganic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 2232
  & CHEM 2234
Quantitative Analysis
   and Quantitative Analysis Lab
4
CHEM 3301
  & CHEM 3303
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry Lab
4
CHEM 3302
  & CHEM 3304
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry Lab II
4
CHEM 3331
  & CHEM 3334
Instrumental Analysis
   and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4
CHEM 3351
  & CHEM 3352
Physical Chemistry
   and Physical Chemistry
6
BIOL 4432Biochemistry3-6
OR
Biochemistry I
   and Biochemistry II
Biochemistry I
   and Biochemistry II
CHEM 3365
  & CHEM 3366
Synthetic Methods
   and Synthetic Methods Laboratory
4
CHEM 4453Experimental Physical Chem2
CHEM 4481
  & CHEM 4482
Independent Problems in Chem
   and Indep Problems in Chemistry
3
CHEM 4491Seminar1

 

Combined B.S./M.S. Program in Chemistry

Students may be admitted to the program after having completed 64 credit hours, which typically is at the beginning of the junior year. At this point, the chemistry, mathematics, and physics courses completed should include:

CHEM 1111
  & 1111L
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1112
  & 1112L
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 2211Inorganic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2213Inorganic Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 2232Quantitative Analysis2
CHEM 2234Quantitative Analysis Lab2
CHEM 3301
  & CHEM 3302
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry II
6
CHEM 3303
  & CHEM 3304
Organic Chemistry Lab
   and Organic Chemistry Lab II
2
MATH 1170Calculus I4
MATH 1175Calculus II4
PHYS 2211
  & PHYS 2213
Engineering Physics I
   and Engineering Physics I Lab
5
PHYS 2212
  & PHYS 2214
Engineering Physics II
   and Engineering Physics II Lab
5

Application for admission must be made to the Chemistry Department.

Teaching Major in Chemistry

Students wishing to pursue a Teaching Major in Chemistry should make an appointment to meet with the department chair.

Minor in Chemistry

Required courses:

CHEM 1111
  & 1111L
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1112
  & 1112L
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 2211Inorganic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2213Inorganic Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 2232Quantitative Analysis2
CHEM 2234Quantitative Analysis Lab2
CHEM 3301Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 3302Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 3303Organic Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 3304Organic Chemistry Lab II1
Approved upper-division electives in chemistry (excluding CHEM 4400, CHEM 4481, CHEM 4482, and CHEM 4491)4
Total Hours29

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

A suggested sequence for the science requirements is listed below. Variations from the suggested sequence should be checked to ensure that all course prerequisites are met.  Students pursuing this degree must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits - see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog).

First YearHours
CHEM 1111
  & 1111L
5
CHEM 1112
  & 1112L
4
MATH 1170 or 11603-4
 12-13
Second YearHours
CHEM 22113
CHEM 22131
CHEM 22322
CHEM 22342
CHEM 33013
CHEM 33023
CHEM 33031
CHEM 33041
PHYS 1111
  & PHYS 1112
  & PHYS 1113
  & PHYS 1114
8-10
OR 
 
 24-26
Third YearHours
BIOL 44323-6
OR 
 
CHEM 3341
  & CHEM 3342
6
OR 
 
 9-12
Fourth YearHours
CHEM 33911
 1
Total Hours: 46-52

1 Plus 8 additional upper-division (3000-4000 level) credits in chemistry, approved by the department and not to include CHEM 4491. No more than 2 credits of CHEM 3311 and 2 credits in CHEM 4481-CHEM 4482 may be used to satisfy these electives. If the BIOL 4445-BIOL 4447 or CHEM 4445-CHEM 4447 sequence is taken, 3 credits may be used to satisfy elective credits. No more than 40 credits in chemistry will count toward graduation in this ­program.

2 Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry should complete ENGL 1101 and COMM 1101 (Objective 2 of the General Education Requirements) during the freshman year and ENGL 1102 (Objective 1) should be passed by, or during, the sophomore year. Objective 3 should be fulfilled by MATH 1160 or MATH 1170 as early as possible. The other General Education Requirements should be taken as credit load allows.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

A suggested sequence for taking the required science courses is given below. Students who opt for a variation from the suggested sequence should check to ensure that course prerequisites have been satisfied. Because many courses have structured prerequisites, major deviations from this schedule could increase the time required to obtain the degree.  Students pursuing this degree must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits - see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog).

Students working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry should note the following considerations for General Education Requirements: ENGL 1101 and COMM 1101 (General Education Objective 2) should be completed during the freshman year and ENGL 1102 (Objective 1) should be passed during the sophomore year. The mathematics requirement (Objective 3) should be fulfilled by MATH 1170 and MATH 1175 as early as feasible.

First YearHours
CHEM 1111
  & 1111L
5
CHEM 1112
  & 1112L
4
MATH 11704
MATH 11754
 17
Second YearHours
CHEM 22113
CHEM 22131
CHEM 22322
CHEM 22342
CHEM 33013
CHEM 33023
CHEM 33031
CHEM 33041
PHYS 2211
  & PHYS 2212
8
PHYS 2213
  & PHYS 2214
2
 26
Third YearHours
CHEM 33312
CHEM 33342
CHEM 3351
  & CHEM 3352
6
 10
Fourth YearHours
OR 
BIOL 44323-6
OR 
 
 
CHEM 33652
CHEM 33662
CHEM 44532
CHEM 4481
  & CHEM 4482
4
CHEM 44911
 14-17
Total Hours: 67-70

Overview of B.S./M.S. Program

Year 1 in the B.S./M.S. Program (Junior Year): During the first semester each student is expected to select three faculty members to serve as an advisory committee subject to the approval of the department chair. In the second semester, each student will form a planned program of study with a research advisor, write a research overview of a chosen project, and apply and be admitted to the Graduate School. The student must score at or above the 35th percentile in two areas of aptitude (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical) of the Graduate Record Exam. The student is expected to begin his/her research no later than the beginning of the summer semester. Thereafter, individual sections of the research paper will be required as the student progresses through the program.

Year 2 in the B.S./M.S. Program (Senior Year) and year 3 (Graduate standing): To remain in the program, a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 from date of admission and must earn a grade of C- or better in all 6000-level courses. The students' committees will assess student standing annually and will recommend that students who are not making adequate progress discontinue the program. Students are required to have completed all General Education requirements by the end of their second year in the combined B.S./M.S. program.

Suggested Schedule in B.S./M.S. Program

First Year
FallHoursSummerHours
CHEM 333112CHEM 44856
CHEM 333412 
CHEM 335113 
CHEM 335213 
MATH 33603 
Electives 11 
 24 6
Second Year
FallHoursSummerHours
 CHEM 663526
BIOL 44323-6 
OR  
  
OR  
CHEM 33652 
CHEM 33662 
CHEM 44072 
CHEM 44532 
CHEM 44852 
CHEM 44911 
CHEM 660923 
CHEM 665523 
Electives8 
 28-31 6
Third Year
FallHours 
CHEM 660122 
CHEM 663023 
CHEM 663524 
CHEM 667123 
Electives13 
 25
Total Hours: 89-92

1

Must be completed by the end of junior year.

2

For more information on 6000 level courses, please see the Graduate Catalog.


How to Read Course Descriptions

Courses

CHEM 1100 Architecture of Matter: 4 semester hours.

How scientific thought has produced chemical models of the structure of the material world, and the ethical and social consequences of its applications. Recommended for students not majoring in the natural sciences. Partially satisfies Objective 5 of the General Education Requirements. F

CHEM 1101 Intro to General Chemistry: 3 semester hours.

Atomic structure, chemical calculations, solutions, acid-base reactions, and equilibrium. May not be used as a prerequisite to other courses in chemistry except CHEM 1102. Partially satisfies Objective 5 of the General Education Requirements. PREREQ: MATH 1108 or equivalent. F, S, Su

CHEM 1102 Intro to Org and BioChem: 3 semester hours.

Descriptive organic and biochemistry with emphasis on organic compounds of biological importance. May not be used as a prerequisite to other courses in chemistry. Partially satisfies Objective 5 of the General Education Requirements. PREREQ: CHEM 1101 or CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1111L. COREQ: CHEM 1103. F, S

CHEM 1103 Intro Gen Org BioChem Lab: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory course introducing fundamental measurement techniques, methods and materials used in general, organic and biochemistry. Partially satisfies Objective 5 of the General Education Requirements. PREREQ: CHEM 1101 or CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1111L. COREQ: CHEM 1102. F, S

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I: 4 semester hours.

Introductory course for students in scientific and technical fields; structure and reactivity of elements and compounds, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and chemical periodicity. May be repeated upon completion of CHEM 1111L. Partially satisfies Objective 5 of the General Education Requirements. COREQ: CHEM 1111L. PREREQ: MATH 1143 or MATH 1147 or equivalent. F, S, Su

CHEM 1111L General Chemistry I Lab: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory course to accompany General Chemistry I. Partially satisfies Objective 5 of the General Education Requirements. PREREQ or COREQ: CHEM 1111. F, S

CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. May be repeated upon completion of CHEM 112L. Partially satisfies Objective 5 of the General Education Requirements. PREREQ: CHEM 111 and CHEM 111L or equivalent and MATH 143 or MATH 147 or equivalent. F, S

CHEM 1112L General Chemistry II Lab: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory course to accompany General Chemistry II. Partially satisfies Objective 5 of the General Education Requirements. PREREQ or COREQ: CHEM 1112. F, S

CHEM 1199 Experimental Course: 1-3 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are noted by course section and announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated

CHEM 2211 Inorganic Chemistry I: 3 semester hours.

An introduction to the chemistry of the elements, including: molecular and solid-state structure, aqueous chemistry (acid/base, solubility, and redox phenomena), and coordination chemistry (ligand field theory, and reaction mechanisms). Selected topics in materials, bioinorganic, and/or environmental inorganic chemistry will be surveyed. PREREQ: CHEM 1112 and CHEM 1112L or permission of instructor. COREQ: CHEM 2213. F

CHEM 2213 Inorganic Chemistry I Lab: 1 semester hour.

Qualitative and quantitative inorganic chemistry, including: precipitation, acid/base and reduction/oxidation reactions in aqueous media, preparation and isolation of inorganic compounds, characterization techniques for inorganic compounds (e.g. magnetic susceptibility measurements, electrochemistry, UV-vis). COREQ: CHEM 2211 or permission of instructor. F

CHEM 2232 Quantitative Analysis: 2 semester hours.

Theoretical foundations of quantitative analysis including an introduction to statistical analysis of chemical data generated from gravimetric, volumetric and colorimetric methods. PREREQ: CHEM 1112, CHEM 1112L and MATH 1160 or MATH 1170. COREQ: CHEM 2234 or permission of instructor. S

CHEM 2234 Quantitative Analysis Lab: 2 semester hours.

Laboratory experiments in gravimetric, volumetric, and colorimetric analysis. PREREQ: CHEM 1112 and CHEM 1112L. COREQ: CHEM 2232 or permission of instructor. S

CHEM 3301 Organic Chemistry I: 3 semester hours.

The fundamentals of organic chemistry are examined through nomenclature, structure, physical and chemical properties, reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy and principal synthetic methods. PREREQ: CHEM 1112 and CHEM 1112L or permission of instructor. COREQ: CHEM 3303. F

CHEM 3302 Organic Chemistry II: 3 semester hours.

A continuation of CHEM 3301. The further study of the preparation, reactions, properties, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy of organic compounds. PREREQ: CHEM 3301 or permission of instructor. COREQ: CHEM 3304. S

CHEM 3303 Organic Chemistry Lab: 1 semester hour.

Introductory laboratory work in organic chemistry. Study and development of elementary techniques and their application to the preparation, isolation and characterization of simple organic compounds. COREQ: CHEM 3301 or permission of instructor. F

CHEM 3304 Organic Chemistry Lab II: 1 semester hour.

Further experience in the fundamental operations of organic chemistry laboratory work including the preparation and analysis of typical compounds. PREREQ: CHEM 3303. COREQ: CHEM 3302 or permission of instructor. S

CHEM 3311 Introduction to Research: 1-2 semester hour.

Directed library and laboratory research. Courses may be repeated for up to 6 credits. F, S

CHEM 3312 Introduction to Research: 1-2 semester hour.

Directed library and laboratory research. Courses may be repeated for up to 6 credits. F, S

CHEM 3331 Instrumental Analysis: 2 semester hours.

Advanced quantitative analysis dealing chiefly with quantitative applications of instrumental methods. PREREQ: CHEM 2232 and CHEM 2234 or permission of instructor. F

CHEM 3334 Instrumental Analysis Lab: 2 semester hours.

Laboratory course giving experience in fundamental operations of modern instrumental methods of analysis. PREREQ: CHEM 2232, CHEM 2234 and CHEM 3331 or permission of instructor. S

CHEM 3335 Experimental Biochemistry: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory course including both qualitative and quantitative experiments

CHEM 3341 Topics in Physical Chemistry: 3 semester hours.

Selected topics in physical chemistry with application to biological sysetms are covered. Potential topics include: Molecular structure, thermodynamics of gases and solutions, reaction rates and mechanisms, basic quantum mechanics, and spectroscopic principles are covered in this first course of a two semester sequence. PREREQ: CHEM 1112 and CHEM 1112L, MATH 1160 or MATH 1170, PHYS 1112 or PHYS 2212, or permission of instructor. F

CHEM 3342 Topics in Physical Chemistry: 3 semester hours.

Selected topics not covered in CHEM 3341 in physical chemistry with application to biological systems are covered. Potential topics include: Molecular structure, thermodynamics of gases and solutions, reaction rates and mechanisms, basic quantum mechanics, and spectroscopic principles are covered in this second course of a two semester sequence. PREREQ: CHEM 3341 or permission of instructor. S

CHEM 3351 Physical Chemistry: 3 semester hours.

Selected fundamental principles of physical chemistry are covered. Potential topics include: Thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, molecular structure, quantum theory, spectroscopy, and solution chemistry in this first course of a two-semester sequence. PREREQ: CHEM 1112, CHEM 1112L, MATH 1175, and PHYS 2212, or permission of instructor. F

CHEM 3352 Physical Chemistry: 3 semester hours.

Selected fundamental principles of physical chemistry not covered in CHEM 3351 are covered. Potential topics include: Thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, molecular structure, quantum theory, spectroscopy, and solution chemistry in the second course of a two-semester sequence. PREREQ: CHEM 3351. S

CHEM 3365 Synthetic Methods: 2 semester hours.

Practical aspects of chemical synthesis: Preparation, purification, and spectral interpretation for organic and inorganic molecules. PREREQ: CHEM 2211, CHEM 3302, and CHEM 3304. F

CHEM 3366 Synthetic Methods Laboratory: 2 semester hours.

Advanced laboratory methods for preparation of organic and inorganic molecules: synthetic techniques, air-sensitive methods, purification techniques, and characterization methods. PREREQ: CHEM 3365. S

CHEM 3391 Seminar: 1 semester hour.

A formal introduction to scientific presentations including a short student presentation on selected library or laboratory research. PREREQ: CHEM 3301, CHEM 3303 or permission of instructor. R1

CHEM 4400 Practicum in Physical Science: 2 semester hours.

Practical problems associated with equipping, setting up and operating laboratories in chemistry. PREREQ: Permission of department chair. D

CHEM 4407 Inorganic Chemistry II: 2 semester hours.

Structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds including coordination compounds; acid-base chemistry and nonaqueous solvent systems; organometallic chemistry and other special topics of current interest. PREREQ: CHEM 2211 and CHEM 3352, or permission of instructor. F

CHEM 4433 Environmental Chemistry: 2 semester hours.

Application of chemical principles and calculations to investigate environmental issues. Natural systems, environmental degradation and protection, and the methodology of chemical detection and monitoring. PREREQ: CHEM 2232 and CHEM 2234 or permission of instructor. F

CHEM 4437 Environmental Chemistry Lab: 1 semester hour.

Utilizes both structured and self-designed field and classroom experiments to emphasize principles of environmental chemistry. COREQ: CHEM 4433 or permission of instructor. F

CHEM 4438 Experimental Biochemistry: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory course including both qualitative and quantitative experiments. Equivalent to BIOL 4437. PREREQ or COREQ: BIOL 4432 or BIOL/CHEM 4445. F, S

CHEM 4445 Biochemistry I: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to basic aspects of biochemical systems, including fundamental chemical and physical properties of biomolecules. Enzymology, including allosterism, metabolic regulation, bioenergetics, and carbohydrate metabolism. Equivalent to BIOL 4445. PREREQ: BIOL 1101 and CHEM 3301. F

CHEM 4447 Biochemistry II: 3 semester hours.

Functional continuation of CHEM 4445. Lipid, amino acid, and nucleotide metabolism. Emphasis is on regulation of metabolism, metabolic dysfunctions, biochemical mechanisms of hormone action, biochemical genetics, protein synthesis, and metabolic consequences of genetic defects. Equivalent to BIOL 4447. PREREQ: BIOL/CHEM 4445. S

CHEM 4448 Adv Experimental Biochemistry: 2 semester hours.

Advanced laboratory projects designed to emphasize techniques of qualitative and quantitative biochemical analysis. Equivalent to BIOL 4448. PREREQ: BIOL 4437/CHEM 4438. COREQ: BIOL 4447. S

CHEM 4453 Experimental Physical Chem: 2 semester hours.

Magnetic, optical and electrical properties of materials, calorimetry, voltammetry, optical and laser spectroscopic techniques. PREREQ: CHEM 3334 and CHEM 3352. F

CHEM 4470 Biorganic Chemistry: 3 semester hours.

Overview of basic principles of organic mechanisms, an overview of biochemistry principles, fundamentals of proteins and protein synthesis, enzymes and enzyme reaction mechanisms including group transfer, hydrolysis, animations, phosphorylation, reductions and oxidation, mono- and di-oxygenation, substitutions, carboxylations, and decarboxylations, isomerizations, and elimination and addition reactions. PREREQ: CHEM 3302 and CHEM 4445 or BIOL 4445. OS

CHEM 4481 Independent Problems in Chem: 1-4 semester hour.

Directed library and laboratory research. Courses 4481 and 4482 may be repeated for up to 6 credits each. PREREQ: CHEM 3352. F

CHEM 4482 Indep Problems in Chemistry: 1-4 semester hour.

Directed library and laboratory research. Courses 4481 and 4482 may be repeated for up to 6 credits each. PREREQ: CHEM 3352. S

CHEM 4485 Senior Research: 1-4 semester hour.

The student will be introduced to research techniques, development of manipulative skills, instrumental methods, laboratory notebook keeping, data interpretation and library research. PREREQ: Acceptance into the B.S./M.S. program. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. D

CHEM 4491 Seminar: 1 semester hour.

A formal introduction to the chemical literature including electronic methods of literature searching. A detailed treatment of methods for presenting scientific seminars including a full-length student presentation on selected library or laboratory research. COREQ: CHEM 4481, CHEM 4482, or CHEM 4485, or permission of instructor. F, S

CHEM 4498 Seminar in Biochemistry: 1 semester hour.

Review of current research and literature in the field of biochemistry. Equivalent to BIOL 4498. PREREQ: Senior standing or permission of department. F, S

CHEM 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hour.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are noted by course section and announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated

Faculty

Chair and Professor

Rene Rodriguez (Physical)

Professors

Lyle Castle (Organic)

Karl De Jesus (Organic)

Robert Holman (Organic)

John Kalivas (Analytical)

Joshua Pak (Organic)

Jeff Rosentreter (Analytical)

Associate professors

Todd Davis (Organic)

Caryn Evila (Biochemistry)

Lisa Goss (Physical)

Andrew Holland (Inorganic)

Assistant professor

Byron Bennett (Inorganic)

Lecturers

Anne Halpenny-Weathersby

Sharlene Jolley

Swantje Quarder

Associate Lecturers

Enouri Omar

Renee Rosentreter

Emeriti

Loren Braun

Ken Faler

Bruce Ronald

John Sutter

Gail Wiegand