Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 101  Chemistry and Society  3(3-0)  

Chemistry related to the everyday world. Drugs, food, pollution, pesticides, consumer products, energy, and home health. Principally for non-science majors. (S) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC2)

CHEM 101L  Chemistry and Society Lab  1(0-2)  

Laboratory is optional. Experiments to exemplify the logical steps of problem solving and explore the physical and chemical world. Prerequisite: Pre or corequisite: CHEM 101. (S) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC1)

CHEM 111  Principles of Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Fundamental laws, theories and principles of chemical reactions. Credit not applicable for chemistry majors or minors. Prerequisite: MATH 099 or equivalent math placement score or permission of instructor. (F, S) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC2)

CHEM 111L  Principles of Chemistry Lab  1(0-2)  

Experiments using common chemical equipment and techniques to aid the student in learning what occurs in the chemical laboratory. Prerequisite: Pre or corequisite: CHEM 111. (F, S) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC1)

CHEM 121  General Chemistry I  4(4-0)  

For science, engineering and pre-professional curricula. Atomic theory, chemical bonding, periodic properties, states of matter, oxidation-reduction, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, inorganic nomenclature. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or equivalent and MATH 121 or equivalent math placement score. (F, S) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC2)

CHEM 121L  General Chemistry Lab I  1(0-2)  

General Chemistry Lab I. Prerequisite: Pre or corequisite: CHEM 121. (F, S) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC1)

CHEM 122  General Chemistry II  4(4-0)  

Continuation of CHEM 121. Thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibria, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry, acids and bases, solutions, descriptive inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 121. (F, S) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC2)

CHEM 122L  General Chemistry Lab II  1(0-2)  

Laboratory component to CHEM 122. Prerequisite: CHEM 121L. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 122. (F, S) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC1)

CHEM 125  Environmental Science  3(3-0)  

An overview of terrestrial and aquatic environments, the atmosphere, energy, climate change, and natural resources. Emphasis is placed on sustainability needs and challenges. (F) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC2)

CHEM 125L  Environmental Science Laboratory  1(0-2)  

Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 125. Prerequisite: Pre or corequisite: CHEM 125. (F) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC1)

CHEM 150  (PHYS 150)   Elementary Concepts in Phys & Chem  4(3-2)  

Hands-on standards-based approach to understanding basic concepts of physics and chemistry. Integrated lecture, lab and discussion periods. Recommended: enrollment in the Teacher Education Program. (S)

CHEM 160  Introduction to Forensic Science  3(3-0)  

Overview of Forensic Science. Crime scene investigation. Evidence collection. Microscopy techniques. Arson analysis. Fingerprints. Serology and DNA use. (F, S, SS) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC2)

CHEM 160L  Intro to Forensic Science Lab  1(0-2)  

Overview of Forensic Science Laboratory. Evidence handling and collection. Microscopy techniques. Arson analysis, Fingerprints. DNA fingerprinting. Prerequisite: Pre or corequisite: CHEM 160. (F, S, SS) (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC1)

CHEM 170  Academic Orientation  0.5(0.5-0)  

Chemistry majors entering the program are introduced to principles of academic communication and professionalism relevant to freshman year. Chemistry careers, study skills, and academic advisement are also included. (F, S)

CHEM 211  Introduction to Organic Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Survey of organic chemistry chemical structure, reactivity and functional groups are presented in context of relevance to society. Prerequisite: CHEM 111. (F)

CHEM 211L  Intro to Organic Chemistry Lab  1(0-2)  

Survey of organic chemistry laboratory course. Basic organic laboratory techniques and skills, both micro and macro scale are presented. Prerequisite: Pre or corequisite: CHEM 211. (F)

CHEM 221  Inorganic Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Basic principles of inorganic chemistry. The main properties, reaction chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of inorganic elements and compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 122. Corequisite: CHEM 221L. (F)

CHEM 221L  Inorganic Chemistry Lab  1(0-3)  

Inorganic laboratory techniques, inorganic qualitative analysis, synthesis and characterization. Corequisite: CHEM 221. (F)

CHEM 260  Forensic Chemistry I  3(3-0)  

Investigation of comparative/visual forensic analysis techniques. Topics include fingerprinting, bloodstain pattern analysis, fiber comparisons, and firearms analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 or CHEM 121 and CHEM 160. (S)

CHEM 260L  Forensic Chemistry I Laboratory  1(0-3)  

Development of laboratory skills for comparative/visual forensic analysis. Topics include fingerprinting, bloodstain pattern analysis, fiber comparisons, and firearms analysis. A more in-depth examination of CHEM 160L topics. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 or CHEM 121 and CHEM 160 and CHEM 160L. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 260. (S)

CHEM 291  Special Topics  (1-5 V)  

Special Topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

CHEM 292  Research  (1-3 V)  

Faculty directed research project for undergraduate first or second-year student. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits total. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (3).

CHEM 301  Organic Chemistry I  3(3-0)  

For majors and pre-professional students requiring a strong background in organic chemistry. Organic reactions and mechanisms as related to molecular structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 122. (F, S)

CHEM 301L  Organic Chemistry Lab I  2(0-6)  

Organic Chemistry Lab I. Prerequisite: CHEM 122L. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 301. (F, S)

CHEM 302  Organic Chemistry II  3(3-0)  

Continuation of CHEM 301. Prerequisite: CHEM 301. (F, S)

CHEM 302L  Organic Chemistry Lab II  2(0-6)  

Organic Chemistry Lab II. Prerequisite: CHEM 301L. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 302. (F, S)

CHEM 311  Biochemistry Survey  3(3-0)  

Survey of biochemistry. For pre-health professional students. Intermediary metabolism is taught at an intermediate level and in the context of human nutrition and clinical applications. Prerequisite: CHEM 301. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 302. (F)

CHEM 317  Quantitative Analysis  3(3-0)  

Volumetric and gravimetric analysis integrated with instrumental analysis, both optical and electrometric methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 122. (F)

CHEM 317L  Quantitative Analysis Lab  2(0-6)  

Quantitative Analysis Lab. Prerequisite: Pre or corequisite: CHEM 317. (F)

CHEM 321  Physical Chemistry I  3(3-0)  

Chemical thermodynamics, chemical dynamics (kinetics), chemical structure and statistical mechanics. Prerequisite: CHEM 322. (S)

CHEM 322  Physical Chemistry II  3(3-0)  

Quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, chemical structure, and statistical mechanics. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and MATH 126. Corequisite: Pre and corequisite: MATH 224 and PHYS 201 or PHYS 221. (F)

CHEM 323  Experimental Physical Chemistry  2(0-4)  

Laboratory techniques in thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, phase phenomena, kinetics, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 322. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 321 or permission of instructor. (S)

CHEM 370  Academic Enrichment  0.5(0.5-0)  

Chemistry majors in the third year of the program and above review principles of academic communication, professionalism, as well as academic progress and skills in relation to industrial/academic career preparation. Prerequisite: CHEM 170 or permission from the department chair. (F, S)

CHEM 378  Practicum in Laboratory Instruction  1(0-2)  

Laboratory preparation, instruction, safety, and methods under the guidance of an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (F, S) Repeatable (2).

CHEM 389  Scientific Literature Review  1(1-0)  

Surveys of both print and web-based chemical and biochemical literature. Prerequisite: CHEM 302. (F, S) Repeatable (2).

CHEM 401  Advanced Organic Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Topics of advanced organic chemistry, including organic reactions, mechanisms, natural products, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 302 or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 401L  Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab  2(0-4)  

Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 401. Molecular structure determination by chemical and instrumental methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 302 and 302L or permission of instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 401. (*)

CHEM 402  Spectroscopy  3(3-0)  

An advanced study of topics of spectroscopy focusing on the structure determination of compounds. Emphasis on IR, NMR, MS, and UV-VIS spectroscopies. Prerequisite: CHEM 302 or equivalent. (*)

CHEM 403  Polymer Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Study of synthetic polymers including synthesis, mechanisms of formation, structure of elucidation, reactivity, properties, and industrial application. Biopolymers also will be considered. Prerequisite: CHEM 302 and 302L. (*)

CHEM 411  Biochemistry I  3(3-0)  

Chemistry of constituents of living matter, including proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and lipids. An introduction to enzymes and coenzymes. Prerequisite: CHEM 302 or permission of instructor. (F)

CHEM 412  Biochemistry II  3(3-0)  

Continuation of CHEM 411. Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Bioenergetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 411 or CHEM 511 or permission of instructor (S)

CHEM 412L  Biochemistry II Lab  2(0-6)  

Biochemistry II Lab. Prerequisite: CHEM 302. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 412. (*)

CHEM 413  Molecular Basis of Disease  3(3-0)  

This advanced seminar course explores the molecular nature of disease and engages students in the study of diseases using current topical biochemical literature. Prerequisite: CHEM 411 or CHEM 511 or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 419  Instrumental Analysis  3(3-0)  

Instrumental techniques in chemical separations, electrochemistry, atomic, and molecular spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 317 and CHEM 322 or permission of instructor. (S)

CHEM 419L  Instrumental Analysis Lab  2(0-6)  

Instrumental Analysis Lab. Prerequisite: CHEM 317 and CHEM 322 or permission of instructor. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 419. (S)

CHEM 421  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Structure and bonding, coordination theory, periodic relations, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 221 and CHEM 322 or permission of instructor. (S)

CHEM 425  Environmental Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Chemical process in air, water and soil. Air, water analysis and treatment, pollution. Prerequisite: CHEM 321 or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 425L  Environmental Chemistry Lab  2(0-4)  

Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 425. Explores sampling and laboratory techniques utilized in the analysis of environmental samples or to address environmental issues. Prerequisite: Pre or corequisite: CHEM 425. (*)

CHEM 431  Advanced Physical Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Emphasizes latest developments in applied physical chemistry, including advanced theory, and instrumental and computational applications. Prerequisite: CHEM 321 and CHEM 322 or permission of instructor. (F, O)

CHEM 460  Forensic Chemistry II  2(2-0)  

Investigation of identification techniques for forensic analysis. Topics include arson, biological fluid and drug identification, and DNA analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 and CHEM 260L and CHEM 302 and CHEM 302L or permission of instructor. (F)

CHEM 460L  Forensic Chemistry II Lab  2(0-4)  

The laboratory will accompany CHEM 460, Forensic Chemistry II lecture. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 and CHEM 260L and CHEM 302 and CHEM 302L or permission of instructor. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 460. (F)

CHEM 491  Special Topics  (1-5 V)  

Special Topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

CHEM 492  Research  (1-3 V)  

Faculty directed research project for undergraduate student. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (4).

CHEM 493  Seminar  1(1-0)  

Presentation of a formal presentation on chemical research or a current topic in the chemical literature using software-based delivery methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 370. (F) Repeatable (2).

CHEM 495  Independent Study  (1-7 V)  

Independent Study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

CHEM 498  Internship  (1-6 V)  

Work experience in the chemistry discipline under the combined supervision of the selected organization and a faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (99).

CHEM 501  Advanced Organic Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Topics of advanced organic chemistry including organic reactions, mechanisms, natural products, spectroscopy, and industrial applications. Prerequisite: CHEM 302 or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 501L  Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab  2(0-4)  

Molecular structure determination by chemical and instrumental methods. Advanced synthetic techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 302 and 302L or permission of instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 501 (*)

CHEM 502  Spectroscopy  3(3-0)  

An advanced study of topics of spectroscopy focusing on the structure determination of compounds. Emphasis on IR, NMR, MS, and UV-VIS spectroscopies. Prerequisite: CHEM 302 or equivalent. (*)

CHEM 503  Polymer Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Study of synthetic polymers including synthesis, mechanisms of formation, structure elucidation, reactivity, properties, and industrial application. Biopolymers also will be considered. Prerequisite: CHEM 302 or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 510  Foundations in Graduate Studies  3(3-0)  

Laboratory safety. Effective sourcing, use, and interpretation of the literature. Scientific methodology, writing, and review of research ethics. Development of a thesis or internship plan. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F)

CHEM 511  Biochemistry I  3(3-0)  

Chemistry of constituents of living matter, including proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acid and lipids. An introduction to enzymes and coenzymes. Prerequisite: CHEM 302 or permission of instructor. (F)

CHEM 512  Biochemistry II  3(3-0)  

Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids. Bioenergetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 411 or CHEM 511 or permission of instructor. (S)

CHEM 512L  Biochemistry II Lab  2(0-6)  

Biochemistry II Lab. Prerequisite: CHEM 302. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 512. (*)

CHEM 513  Molecular Basis of Disease  3(3-0)  

This advanced seminar course explores the molecular nature of disease and engages students in the study of diseases using current topical biochemical literature. Prerequisite: CHEM 411 or CHEM 511 or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 519  Instrumental Analysis  3(3-0)  

Instrumental techniques in chemical separations, electro-chemistry, atomic, and molecular spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 317 and CHEM 322 or permission of instructor. (S)

CHEM 519L  Instrumental Analysis Lab  2(0-6)  

Instrumental Analysis Lab. Prerequisite: CHEM 317 and CHEM 322 or permission of instructor. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 519. (S)

CHEM 521  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Structure and bonding, coordination theory, periodic relations, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry, industrial applications. Prerequisite: CHEM 221 and CHEM 322 or permission of instructor. (S)

CHEM 525  Environmental Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Chemical processes in the air, water and soil. Air, water soil analysis and treatment. Special emphasis upon the problems and effects of industrial and other pollution. Prerequisite: CHEM 321 or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 525L  Environmental Chemistry Lab  2(0-4)  

Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 525. Explores sampling and laboratory techniques utilized in the analysis of environmental samples or to address environmental issues. Prerequisite: Pre or corequisite: CHEM 525. (*)

CHEM 529  Advanced Analytical Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Emphasizes latest developments in applied analytical chemistry, including advanced theory, wet chemical methods, and the design and application of advanced instrumentation. Prerequisite: CHEM 419 and CHEM 419L and CHEM 321 or permission of instructor. (S, E)

CHEM 531  Advanced Physical Chemistry  3(3-0)  

Emphasizes latest developments in applied physical chemistry, including advanced theory, and instrumental and computational applications. Prerequisite: CHEM 321 and CHEM 322 or permission of instructor. (F, O)

CHEM 550  Industrial Chemistry  2(2-0)  

The economic importance and special characteristics of the chemical industry. Feedstocks, intermediates and products of the chemical industry including thermoplastics, thermosetting plastics, paints and coatings, elastomers, fibers, surfactants, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, paper, acids, etc. Market demands, price and cost factors, scale, research, process chemistry and process control, product development. Case studies illustrating above topics. (*)

CHEM 560  Forensic Chemistry II  2(2-0)  

Investigation of identification techniques for forensic analysis. Topics include arson, biological fluid and drug identification, and DNA analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 and CHEM 260L and CHEM 302 and CHEM 302L or permission of instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 560L. (F)

CHEM 560L  Forensic Chemistry II Laboratory  2(0-4)  

The laboratory will accompany CHEM 560, Forensic Chemistry II lecture. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 and CHEM 260L and CHEM 302 and CHEM 302L or permission of instructor. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 560. (F)

CHEM 578  Practicum in Laboratory Instruction  1(0-2)  

Laboratory preparation, instruction and methods under the guidance and supervision of an instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (4).

CHEM 580  Graduate Writing in the Sciences  1(1-0)  

This one-credit course is designed to help prepare students for the rigors of academic writing at the graduate and professional levels. (*)

CHEM 588  Internship Defense  1(1-0)  

Graduate internship presentation, satisfactory report, and examination for completion of MS degree option within the Graduate Programs in Natural Sciences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (F, S, SS)

CHEM 589  Thesis Defense  1(1-0)  

Thesis presentation and satisfactory written thesis for completion of MS degree option within the Graduate Programs in Natural Sciences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (F, S, SS)

CHEM 591  Special Topics  (1-4 V)  

Special Topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

CHEM 592  Research  (1-6 V)  

Faculty directed research project for graduate students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (99).

CHEM 593  Seminar  1(1-0)  

An interdisciplinary seminar on topics appropriate to the application of natural sciences. Prerequisite: CHEM 510 and graduate standing. (*)

CHEM 595  Independent Study  (1-4 V)  

Independent Study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

CHEM 598  Internship  (1-4 V)  

Volunteer or paid work experience under the combined supervision of the selected organization and a faculty member. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (99).

CHEM 599  Thesis Research  (1-6 V)  

Thesis Research. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).