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Chemistry

UW-PARKSIDE 2017-19 CATALOG

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College:
Natural and Health Sciences

Degree and Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science

Major - Chemistry

Minors – Chemistry, Pre-Health Professions

Certificate - Green Chemistry

Major Concentrations – General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Pre-Health Professions, Professional Chemistry

Professional Accreditations and Memberships:
The chemistry degree program is approved by the American Chemical Society.  Students wishing to receive the ACS Certificate need to fulfill the requirements for the Professional Chemistry Concentration.

Student Organizations and Clubs:
Chemistry majors are encouraged to join the Chemistry Club.

Career Possibilities:
Chemistry graduates have an excellent placement rate. They enter graduate programs, medical school and pharmacy school and are qualified for employment in a wide variety of areas including agriculture, biotechnology, consulting, environmental control, consumer products, education, food science, forensics, geology, hazardous waste management, materials science, medicinal chemistry, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, polymers, sales and marketing, and water management. The UW-Parkside Advising and Career Center, the American Chemical Society and the Chemistry Club maintain information resources regarding careers in chemistry.

Department Overview

The Chemistry Department is in the College of Natural and Health Sciences.  Faculty members possess Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry with plans to have a new biochemist by fall 2017. 

The major is comprised of five different concentrations, each uniquely tailored to specific professional goals.  The Professional Concentration, as mentioned above, provides graduates with a Certificate of Completion by the American Chemical Society and is a premier concentration.  The industrial concentration is for students seeking careers in chemical manufacturing and sales.  For students with an interest in biochemistry, the pre-health professions concentration is designed to prepare students for professional schools while the biochemistry concentration serves students wanting to work in labs or those wishing to pursue graduate studies. Lastly, the general chemistry concentration is for those students who simply need a chemistry degree often to stay with their present employer.  Hands- on work in modern, well-equipped laboratories is stressed and students are encouraged to participate in faculty-directed independent research projects.   The chemistry major can be complemented by one of several related minors such as biological sciences, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics or physics. 

The program also offers a traditional minor in chemistry and a pre-health professions minor.  The traditional minor includes analytical lab skills where the pre-health professions minor includes biochemistry emphasis. A Certificate in Green Chemistry is also available for students wanting an introduction to the design of chemical products and processes that reduce the generation of hazardous waste. 

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

  1. Students develop a knowledge and understanding of chemistry and use it to communicate results from scientific studies in formats suitable to the profession. Students will evaluate literature and other information relevant to their work, summarize information in tables and graphs, write effective reports and give effective oral presentations.
  2. Students perform and evaluate scientific experiments and studies in the field of chemistry. Students will perform experiments using accepted laboratory practices, evaluate results in the context of relevant scientific principles, and propose appropriate future directions for the study based upon the findings.
  3. Students act as socially responsible members of the profession. Students will demonstrate concern for the health and safety of others by using proper safety protocols, apply chemical principles to everyday life, and treat each other with respect.

Preparation for Graduate School

Some graduate programs require that specific courses be taken for admission. Students considering graduate study should consult their adviser and the admissions office of the graduate program.

Requirements for the Chemistry Major (71-102 credits)

At least 15 credits of upper-level courses in the major must be completed at UW-Parkside.  Chemistry majors must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 in all courses required for the major, including math and physics.  The following courses are required of all chemistry majors.  Students are expected to pay attention to required prerequisites and then follow the additional requirements associated with their specific concentration.  Undergraduate research is strongly encouraged. 

  1. Required Introductory Chemistry Courses (10 credits)
    CHEM 101 General Chemistry I 4 cr
    CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 4 cr
    CHEM 103 General Chemistry Lab I  1 cr
    CHEM 104 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr
  2. Required Chemistry Courses (22 credits)
    CHEM 206 Quantitative Analysis 4 cr
    CHEM 302 Physical Chemistry I 4 cr
    CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr
    CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
    CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 3 cr
    CHEM 324 Chemistry of Biological Systems 3 cr

    Students may substitute CHEM 113, 114 and 208 for 101, 102, 103, 104 and 206.

  3. Required Courses in Mathematics (10 credits)
    MATH 221 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5 cr
    MATH 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 5 cr
  4. Capstone Requirement (1 credit)
    Choose one:   
    CHEM 495 Senior Seminar 1 cr
    CHEM 497 Senior Thesis 1 cr
  5. Concentration Required (28-59 credits)
    Choose one:
    1. General Chemistry Concentration (28 credits)
      Students completing this concentration are equipped with essential foundational knowledge and skills for many entry level positions and to consider a career in secondary education.  This concentration is also ideal for students who are already employed in the field and need a degree to increase their career options.  Students who complete this concentration are also eligible for a certificate in green chemistry.  It is the responsibility of the student to declare the certificate, it is not automatically awarded. 

      1. Required Chemistry Courses (15 credits)
        CHEM 230 Introduction to Green Chemistry 2 cr
        CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry II 3 cr
        CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2 cr
        CHEM 308 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 cr
        CHEM 310 Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr
        CHEM 400 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 3 cr
      2. Elective Chemistry Course (3 credits)
        Choose one:   
        CHEM 306 Chemical Instrumentation 3 cr
        CHEM 402 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 cr
        CHEM 410 Advanced Biochemistry 3 cr
      3. Required Physics Courses (10 credits)
        PHYS 201 General Physics I 5 cr
        PHYS 202 General Physics II 5 cr
    2. Pre-Health Professions Concentration (59 credits)
      [Pre-Medical/Pharmacy]
      This curriculum is specifically designed for students continuing into professional health schools.  Students who complete this concentration are also eligible for a minor in biological sciences.  It is the responsibility of the student to declare this minor, it is not automatically awarded.

      1. Essential Health Professions Preparatory Courses (15 credits)
        ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr
        ENGL 167 Introduction to Literature 3 cr
        PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychological Science 3 cr
        SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr
        SPCH 105 Public Speaking 3 cr
      2. Required Biological Sciences Courses (23 credits)
        BIOS 101 Bioscience 4 cr
        BIOS 102 Organismal Biology 4 cr
        BIOS 210 Biostatistics 4 cr
        BIOS 260  General Genetics 4 cr
        BIOS 303 Microbiology 4 cr
        BIOS 341 Mammalian Physiology 3 cr
      3. Required Chemistry Courses (11 credits)
        CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry II 3 cr
        CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2 cr
        CHEM 307/
        BIOS 307
        Biochemical Metabolism 3 cr
        CHEM 400 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 3 cr
      4. Required Physics Courses (10 credits)
        PHYS 201 General Physics I  5 cr
        PHYS 202 General Physics II  5 cr
    3. Biochemistry Concentration (49 credits)
      The biochemistry concentration provides additional laboratory experience compared to the pre-health professions concentration and is best suited to students continuing in graduate schools with a specific interest in drug design, medicinal chemistry and toxicology.  Students who complete this concentration are also eligible for a minor in biological sciences.  It is the responsibility of the student to declare this minor, it is not automatically awarded. 

      1. Required Biological Sciences Courses (19 credits)
        BIOS 101 Bioscience 4 cr
        BIOS 102 Organismal Biology 4 cr
        BIOS 210 Biostatistics 4 cr
        BIOS 260 General Genetics 4 cr
        BIOS 309 Molecular Biology 3 cr
      2. Elective in Biological Sciences (4 credits)
        Choose one:    
        BIOS 453 Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
        of Nucleic Acids
        4 cr
        BIOS 455 Protein Biochemistry and
        Bioinformatics
        4 cr
      3. Required Chemistry Courses (16 Credits)
        CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry II 3 cr
        CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2 cr
        CHEM 307/
        BIOS 307
        Biochemical Metabolism 3 cr
        CHEM 308 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 cr
        CHEM 400 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 3 cr
        CHEM 410 Advanced Biochemistry 3 cr
      4. Required Physics Courses (10 credits)
        PHYS 201 General Physics I  5 cr
        PHYS 202 General Physics II 5 cr
    4. Industrial Chemistry Concentration (50 credits)
      The industrial chemistry concentration equips students for non-laboratory intensive career in the chemical industry including product development, business development, sales, marketing research, technical service and manufacturing.  These positions are at the interface between product development and applications.  Students who complete this concentration are also eligible for the certificate in green chemistry, but it is the responsibility of the student to declare the certificate. 

      1. Required Business and Economics Courses (27 credits)
        ACCT 201 Financial Accounting 3 cr
        ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting 3 cr
        ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr
        ECON 121 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr
        FIN 330 Managerial Finance 3 cr
        MGT 349  Organizational Behavior 3 cr
        MKT 350 Marketing Principles 3 cr
        QM 210 Business Statistics I 3 cr
        Elective in management and/or marketing 3 cr
      2. Required Chemistry Courses (10 credits)
        CHEM 155 Industrial Chemistry Seminar 1 cr
        CHEM 230 Introduction to Green Chemistry 2 cr
        CHEM 310 Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr
        CHEM 355 Survey of Industrial Chemistry 3 cr
        CHEM 494  Internship in Chemistry 1 cr
      3. In-Depth Elective Chemistry Course (3 Credits)
        Choose one:    
        CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry II  3 cr
        CHEM 306 Chemical Instrumentation 3 cr
        CHEM 402 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 cr
      4. Required Physics Courses (10 credits)
        PHYS 105 College Physics I 5 cr
        PHYS 106 College Physics II 5 cr
        Students may use PHYS 201 and PHYS 202 in place of PHYS 105 and PHYS 106
    5. Professional Chemistry Concentration (29 credits)
      [ACS Approved]
      This concentration is geared towards students seeking careers in research and development outside of the field of biochemistry.  Students who complete this concentration are registered with the ACS and have the certification recorded on their official University credentials.  Participation in undergraduate research, independent study, is strongly encouraged.

      1. Required Chemistry Courses (16 credits)
        CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry II  3 cr
        CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2 cr
        CHEM 308 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 cr
        CHEM 310 Inorganic Chemistry  3 cr
        CHEM 400 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 3 cr
        CHEM 401 Advanced Organic Laboratory 3 cr
      2. Elective Chemistry Course (3 credits)
        Choose one:     
        CHEM 306 Chemical Instrumentation 3 cr
        CHEM 402 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 cr
        CHEM 410 Advanced Biochemistry 3 cr
      3. Required Physics Courses (10 credits)
        PHYS 201 General Physics I  5 cr
        PHYS 202 General Physics II 5 cr

Redundant Courses

Credits earned in courses which in large part duplicate the content of any of those listed above cannot be applied toward the major or used in computing the GPA for the major.

Honors in Chemistry

To be eligible for a B.S. with honors in chemistry, a chemistry major must attain a GPA of 3.25 or better in all chemistry courses taken and complete a senior thesis (CHEM 497) and defend it before a committee of three faculty members, at least two of whom are from chemistry. In addition, an overall GPA of at least 3.00 must be attained.

Chemistry Minors

The chemistry program offers two distinct minors.  The general minor is designed to complement other majors in the natural and life sciences whose graduates seek entry level scientist positions or those planning to continue in laboratory based graduate programs.  The pre-health professions minor is aimed at students, majoring in other disciplines, who desire a career in health related professions.  For either minor, students must attain a GPA of at least 2.00 in all the required courses.

Requirements for the General Chemistry Minor (25 credits)

Required courses:  
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I 4 cr
CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 4 cr
CHEM 103 General Chemistry Lab I 1 cr
CHEM 104 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr
CHEM 206 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 4 cr
CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr
CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry II  4 cr
CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 3 cr

 

Students may substitute CHEM 113, 114 and 208 for 101, 102, 103, 104 and 206 (23 credits).

Requirements for the Pre-Health Professions Minor (24 credits)
[Premed/Pharmacy]

Required courses:  
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I  4 cr
CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 4 cr
CHEM 103 General Chemistry Lab I  1 cr
CHEM 104 General Chemistry Lab II  1 cr
CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr
CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry II  4 cr
CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 3 cr
CHEM 324 Chemistry of Biological Systems 3 cr

Requirements for the Green Chemistry Certificate (12-23 credits)

The green chemistry certificate provides students with a theoretical and practical working knowledge of the principles of green chemistry and would be an excellent choice for students with an interest in industrial careers. There are two options to earning the certificate.

Choose one option:
  1. Option One (18-23 credits)
    1. Required Courses (16 credits)
      CHEM 101 General Chemistry I 4 cr
      CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 4 cr
      CHEM 103 General Chemistry Lab I 1 cr
      CHEM 104 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr
      CHEM 230 Introduction to Green Chemistry 2 cr
      CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry I  4 cr
    2. Elective Course(s) (2 or 7 credits)
      CHEM 231 Green Chemistry Laboratory 2 cr
      OR    
      CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry II  4 cr
      AND    
      CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry Laboratory  3 cr
  2. Option Two (12 credits)
    Required Courses (12 Credits)
    CHEM 115 Chemical Science 4 cr
    CHEM 215 Organic and Biochemistry 4 cr
    CHEM 230 Introduction to Green Chemistry  2 cr
    CHEM 231 Green Chemistry Laboratory 2 cr

Teacher Education Licensure in Chemistry

Students interested in becoming teachers will need to complete an approved program pathway to a Wisconsin initial educator license. The approved pathway to this license is a structured collaboration between the Chemistry Department and the Institute of Professional Educator Development (IPED).

The requirements for teacher licensure are specific and therefore students must meet with the IPED Adviser to coordinate the major and teacher education curriculum. It is very important to contact the IPED adviser at 262-595-2180 or Molinaro D111 as soon as possible. Students are required to seek advising each semester from both the IPED Adviser and the Chemistry Department liaison to the teacher education program. Complete information about the Teacher Education Program can be found on the IPED website at: http://www.uwp.edu/learn/departments/educatordevelopment/index.cfm

Courses in Chemistry (CHEM)

090 Preparation for College Chemistry 2 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
An introduction to the basic principles of chemistry, chemical calculations, units of measurement, nomenclature, and other basic concepts. Credit does not count toward graduation. Graded on credit/ no-credit basis. Two-hour lecture.

     
100 The World of Chemistry 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
An introduction to the basic principles of chemistry including the composition of matter, measurement, nomenclature, calculations and reactions. Discussion of current issues in science and technology and application of basic chemical principles to everyday life. Intended for non-science majors and as a preparatory course for science or nursing majors not placed into CHEM 101, 113 or 115. Three-hour lecture.

     
101 General Chemistry I 4 cr
 

Prereq: MATH 111 or concurrent enrollment, or CHEM 100 with a grade of C or better, and CHEM 103 concurrent enrollment. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Introduces fundamental principles of chemistry including atomic theory, periodic properties, energy, stoichiometry, nomenclature, bonding, and aqueous solution chemistry.  Four-hour lecture.

     
102 General Chemistry II 4 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 101, 103, CHEM 104 concurrent enrollment. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer
Covers fundamental principles of chemistry for science majors including topics in intermolecular forces and molecular properties, kinetics, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium and nuclear chemistry.  Four-hour lecture. 

     
103 General Chemistry Lab I 1 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 101 concurrent enrollment. Freq: Fall, Spring
First semester lab sequence in general chemistry.  Students explore atomic and molecular properties, classification schemes for chemical reactions, aqueous solution chemistry, and calorimetry.  Three-hour lab; Lab Fees. 

     
104 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 103, CHEM 102 concurrent enrollment. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer
Second semester lab sequence in general chemistry.  Students explore molecular modeling, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, qualitative analysis through solubility and some quantitative analysis.  Three-hour Lab.  Lab Fees.

     
109 Environmental Chemistry 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Designed for non-science majors. An investigation of contemporary issues including energy and the environment. Intended to introduce fundamental chemical principles and the scientific method of inquiry. May be applied to the environmental studies minor. Three-hour lecture.

     
113 Chemical Principles I 5 cr
 

Prereq: Two years of high school chemistry, MATH 111 and consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Intended primarily for students who plan to major in chemistry. Also for well-prepared students in other programs who are seeking a more in- depth introduction to modern chemistry than that offered in CHEM 101. Lectures cover the fundamental principles of chemistry starting with chemical bonding. Laboratory work includes chemical instrumentation and -computer-aided data acquisition and analysis. Three-hour lecture; one-hour discussion; three-hour lab.

     
114 Chemical Principles II 5 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 113 or consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
A continuation of CHEM 113 providing students with a strong foundation for upper-level chemistry courses. The laboratory complements the lecture material and continues the use of modern chemical instrumentation. Three-hour lecture; one-hour discussion; three-hour lab.

     
115 Chemical Science 4 cr
 

Prereq: UW-Milwaukee math proficiency or UW-Parkside MATH 111. Freq: Fall.
Examines the fundamental principles of chemistry including the atomic nature of matter, chemical reactions, gases, solutions, acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry. Required for nursing students. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 102 or 114. May not be applied to the chemistry major. Three-hour lecture; three-hour lab. Lab fee.

     
155 Industrial Chemistry Seminar 1 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 100 or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 101; or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring
Introduces students to the technical disciplines of chemistry, teh applied fields, and various career options.  Emphasizes the importance of discovery and creative thinking in advancing science.  Guest speakers and tours of area business are anticipated.

     
206 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 4 cr
 

Prereq: C or better in CHEM 102 and CHEM 104 or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall
Examines extraction techniques, sample preparation and statistical analysis. Applies chemical kinetics and equilibrium to the analysis of complex mixtures using acid-base, complexation, precipitation, oxidation-reduction and electrochemical methods. Covers chemical instrumentation and data processing, theory and use of various chromatographic and spectroscopic methods. Two-hour lecture, one-hour discussion, four-hour lab. Lab fee.

     
208 Contemporary Chemical Analysis 2 cr
 

Prereq: C or better in CHEM 114. Freq: Occasionally.
An overview of chemical instrumentation, data processing and manipulation. Detailed presentation of various types of chromatography, the van Deemter equation, resolution and recent developments. Atomic and molecular spectroscopic methods, Beer’s law and qualitative and quantitative applications.  Laboratory experiments have both investigative and quantitative components. One-hour lecture; three- hour lab.

     
209 Environmental Analysis Laboratory 2 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 109 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor. Freq.  Occasionally.
Provides an   introduction   to   analytical   techniques commonly employed with environmental samples. Topics include regulatory limits, proper reporting of analytical results, and validation techniques. Hands-on experience analyzing air, water and soil samples for easy and difficult to analyze components. Four-hour lab.

     
215 Organic and Biochemistry 4 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 102 and CHEM 104 or 114 or 115. Freq: Spring.
Explores organic chemistry and the structure and function of important biomolecules and energy metabolism. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 322 or BIOS 307. Three-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Lab fee.

     
230 Introduction to Green Chemistry 2 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 215 or CHEM 321 or concurrent registration in CHEM 321 or consent of instructor. Freq.   Occasionally
Studies the principles of green chemistry and their application to contemporary problems. The purpose of green chemistry is to protect and benefit the economy, people and the planet by finding creative and innovative ways to reduce waste, conserve energy, and discover replacements for hazardous substances. Two-hour lecture.

     
231 Green Chemistry Laboratory 2 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 215 or CHEM 321 or concurrent registration in CHEM 321 or consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Illustrates the principles of green chemistry and their application to contemporary problems through laboratory experiments. Four-hour lab. Lab Fee.

     
290 Special Topics 1-4 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in chemistry.

     
302 Physical Chemistry I  4 cr
 

Prereq: C or better in CHEM 206 or 208 and in MATH 221 and PHYS 202 or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall.
A study of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Laboratory utilizes spreadsheets and higher level programming for numerical analysis. Three-hour lecture; three-hour lab.

     
303 Physical Chemistry II 3 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 302. Freq: Spring.
Covers statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Three-hour lecture.

     
304 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 302, PHYS 202; or consent of instructor. Freq: Spring.
Focuses on macroscopic phenomena including physical properties of matter, kinetics, and thermodynamics. Four-hour lab. Lab fee.

     
305 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 2 cr
 

Prereq:  CHEM  303 concurrent registration or consent of instructor. Freq:  Occasionally.
Theory and practice of spectroscopy; a wide range of spectroscopic techniques is examined. One-hour lecture; three-hour lab.

     
306 Chemical Instrumentation 3 cr
 

Prereq: C or better in CHEM 206 or 208 and completion of PHYS 202 and CHEM 323 or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall (even years).
Study of the construction and principles of operation of modern instruments and their use in the chemistry laboratory. Three-hour lecture.

     
307 Biochemical Metabolism 3 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 322 or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall.
A study of the chemistry of biological systems, with emphasis on metabolism and macromolecular biosynthesis. Three-hour lecture. Cross-listed with BIOS 307.

     
308 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 322 and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Familiarization with the use of scientific instruments and techniques, and developing proficiency in the process of scientific investigation. This course is appropriate for chemistry majors who have completed CHEM 307 or 324. Four-hour lab. Cross-listed with BIOS 435. Lab fee.

     
310 Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 303 or concurrent registration. Freq: Spring (odd years).
Descriptive and synthetic inorganic chemistry with emphasis on chemical periodicity, coordination compounds, and inorganic reaction mechanisms. Three-hour lecture.

     
321 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 102 and CHEM 104; or 114. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Studies aliphatic and aromatic compounds with emphasis on structure, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis. Introduces spectroscopy. Three-hour lecture; one-hour discussion.

     
322 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 321. Freq: Fall, Spring.
A continuation of CHEM 321. More extensive use of spectroscopy in the elucidation of structures and reaction mechanisms. The chemistry of functional groups, syntheses, and selected topics. Three-hour lecture; one-hour discussion.

     
323 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 3 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 322 or concurrent registration or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
An introduction to the methodology, techniques, and procedures of organic chemistry, including an introduction to the principles of green chemistry, the use of chemical literature, and laboratory record keeping. Emphasizes the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds. Six-hour lab. Lab fee.

     
324 Chemistry of Biological Systems 3 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM 322 Freq: Fall.
Structures, synthesis and characterization of biological molecules including proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and primary and secondary metabolites. Chemical mechanisms of biological reactions. Biochemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Three-hour lecture.

     
355 Survey of Industrial Chemistry 3 cr
 

Prereq CHEM 230 and CHEM 322 Freq:  Spring
Covers industrial applications of chemistry including a survey of the chemical industry and its principal products, mass and energy balances as applied to chemical processes and the comparative economics of chemical processes. 

     
390 Special Topics in Chemistry 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in chemistry.

     
398 Independent Study:  Literature and/or Computational Research 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Individual projects involving literature research or computational studies conducted under the direct supervision and guidance of a staff member.  Usually graded on credit/no-credit basis and not applied to GPA. 

     
400 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 3 cr
 

Prereq: C or better in CHEM 206 or 208 or consent of instructor. Freq: Spring.
Experiments in trace analysis utilizing electrochemical and optical methods as well as gas and liquid chromatography. Six-hour lab. Lab fee.

     
401 Advanced Organic Laboratory 3 cr
 

Prereq: C or better in CHEM 322 and 323. Freq: Fall.
Advanced multi-step synthesis and characterization of organic and some inorganic compounds. Structure elucidation by classical and instrumental methods such as IR, NMR, GC/MS, and UV spectroscopy. Includes applications of the principles of green chemistry. Six-hour lab. Lab fee.

     
402 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 cr
 

Prereq: C or better in CHEM 322. Freq: Fall (odd years).
Selected topics in mechanistic, theoretical, heterocyclic, and physical organic chemistry. Three-hour lecture.

     
410 Advanced Biochemistry 3 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM/BIOS 307 or CHEM 324 or consent of instructor. Freq: Spring (even years).
Explores advanced topics in biochemistry including thermodynamics, protein structure, and enzyme kinetics and mechanisms. Three-hour lecture.

     
490 Special Topics in Chemistry 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in chemistry.

     
494 Internship in Chemistry 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Completion of CHEM 206 or 208 or 323, GPA of 2.5 or higher and consent of instructor. Freq. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Work in a chemistry-related position under the joint guidance of a faculty member and an on-site supervisor. Projects will specify learning goals and objectives related to the theory and application of modern chemistry. Usually graded on credit/no-credit basis. May repeat for up to 6 credits.

     
495 Senior Seminar 1 cr
 

Prereq: Junior or senior standing. Freq: Spring.
Research and presentation of selected topics from chemical literature. One-hour discussion.

     
497 Senior Thesis 1 cr
 

Prereq: Senior standing, chemistry major and consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Thesis based on experimental work.

     
499 Independent Study 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor and department chair. Lab fee: $100. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Individual projects of an experimental or theoretical nature conducted under the direct supervision and guidance of a staff member. Usually graded on credit/no-credit basis and not applied to GPA.  Lab Fee

     

Graduate Courses

620 Advanced Biochemistry 3 cr
 

Prereq: CHEM/BIOS 307 or CHEM 324 or consent of instructor. Freq: Spring (even years).
Explores advanced topics in biochemistry including thermodynamics, protein structure, and enzyme kinetics and mechanisms. Three-hour lecture. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 410.

     

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