Chemistry

UW-PARKSIDE 2019-21 CATALOG
Molinaro 275 • 262-595-2316

College:
Natural and Health Sciences

Degree and Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science
Major - Chemistry
Minor - Chemistry
Minor - Chemistry for Pre-Health Professions
Certificate - Green Chemistry
Major Concentrations – General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Chemistry for Pre-Health Professions, Natural Products, 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 analytical chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. 

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 to satisfy employer expectations.  Beginning in the first-year, students are exposed to and work with new instrumentation in the SCJ Integrated Science Lab.  In addition, 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 (74-105 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 155 Chemistry Seminar:  Careers, Safety and Literature 3 cr
    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
  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 (31-62 credits)
    Choose one:
    1. General Chemistry Concentration (31 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 (18 credits)
        CHEM 210 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr
        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 324 Chemistry of Biological Systems 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. Chemistry for Pre-Health Professions Concentration (62 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 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 (14 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 324 Chemistry of Biological Systems 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 (52 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 (19 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 324 Chemistry of Biological Systems 3 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 (51-52 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 (9 credits)
        CHEM 210 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr
        CHEM 230 Introduction to Green Chemistry 2 cr
        CHEM 355 Survey of Industrial Chemistry 3 cr
        CHEM 494 Internship in Chemistry 1 cr
      3. In-Depth Elective Chemistry Course Sequence (5-6 Credits)
        Choose one sequence:
        1. Physical:
          CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry II 3 cr
          CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2 cr
        2. Analytical:
          CHEM 306 Chemical Instrumentation 3 cr
          CHEM 400 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 3 cr
        3. Biochemistry:
          CHEM 307/
          BIOS 307
          Biochemical Metabolism 3 cr
          OR    
          CHEM 324 Chemistry of Biological Systems 3 cr
               
          AND    
          CHEM 410 Advanced Biochemistry 3 cr
        4. Organic:
          CHEM 401 Advanced Organic Laboratory 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. Natural Products Concentration (44 credits)
      Natural products have had a major impact on chemistry, chemical biology and drug discovery and have been part of medical remedies since ancient times. The structural diversity of organic molecules produced in nature is matched only by the range of their biological activities and applications. Natural products represent an important source of leads for medicinal chemistry, and drugs developed from natural products are used for the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, as well as bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Students completing this concentration will be able to describe the biological activities of secondary metabolites, and develop and verify analytical methods for the extraction and analysis of active ingredients in natural products.
      1. Required Chemistry Courses (15 credits)
        CHEM 306 Chemical Instrumentation 3 cr
        CHEM 324 Chemistry of Biological Systems 3 cr
        CHEM 350 Chemistry of Natural Products 3 cr
        CHEM 400 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 3 cr
        CHEM 450 Current and Future Directions in Natural Products 3 cr
      2. Elective Chemistry Core (3 credits)
        Any combination of the following accepted but content must be related to Natural Products and suitable for capstone requirement.
        CHEM 494 Internship in Chemistry 1-3 cr
        CHEM 499 Independent Study 1-3 cr
      3. Required Biological Sciences Courses (15 credits)
        BIOS 101 Bioscience 4 cr
        BIOS 102 Organismal Biology 4 cr
        BIOS 324 Botany 4 cr
        BIOS 344 Plant Physiology 3 cr
      4. Required Physics Courses (10 credits)
        PHYS 105 College Physics I 5 cr
        PHYS 106 College Physics II 5 cr
      5. Capstone Chemistry Requirement (1 cr)
        CHEM 497 Senior Thesis 1 cr
    6. Professional Chemistry Concentration (32 credits)
      [ACS Approved]

      This concentration is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).  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.  This concentration is also the premier choice for students planning to pursue graduate studies.
      1. Required Chemistry Courses (19 credits)
        CHEM 210 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr
        CHEM 303 Physical Chemistry II 3 cr
        CHEM 304 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2 cr
        CHEM 308 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 cr
        CHEM 324 Chemistry of Biological Systems 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

 

Requirements for the Chemistry for 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: https://www.uwp.edu/learn/departments/educatordevelopment/.

Courses in Chemistry (CHEM)

100

The World of Chemistry
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.

3 cr
101

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

4 cr
102

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

4 cr
103

General Chemistry Lab I
Prereq: CHEM 101 or 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. Requires lab fees.

1 cr
104

General Chemistry Lab II
Prereq: CHEM 103, CHEM 102 or concurrent enrollment. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Explores, through project-based learning, molecular modeling, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, coordination chemistry, qualitative analysis through solubility and some quantitative analysis.  Provides second semester lab sequence in general chemistry. Three-hour lab.  Requires lab fees.

1 cr
115

Chemical Science
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.

4 cr
155

Chemistry Seminar: Careers, Safety and Literature
Prereq:  CHEM 101; chemistry major; or consent of instructor.  Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces the technical disciplines of chemistry, the applied fields, and various career options.  Develops chemical safety and information skills.  Guest speakers are anticipated.

3 cr
206

Quantitative Chemical Analysis
Prereq: CHEM 102 and 104 with grades of C or better in each; or consent of instructor. Freq: Fall.
Introduces the evaluation of analytical data and reports associated with chemical analyses. Explores complex aqueous systems, and presents an overview of electroanalytical chemistry, chromatography and spectroscopy. Emphasizes spectroscopic and chromatographic laboratory techniques, and some thermal analyses. Two-hour lecture, one-hour discussion, four-hour lab. Requires lab fee. 

4 cr
210

Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
Prereq:  CHEM 102.  Freq: Fall (even years).
Covers properties of elements and inorganic compounds, with emphasis on chemical periodicity. Focuses on structures and properties of coordination compounds. Discusses solid state materials of practical application that are used in inorganic syntheses, and environmental processes.

3 cr
215

Organic and Biochemistry
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.

4 cr
230

Introduction to Green Chemistry
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.

2 cr
231

Green Chemistry Laboratory
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.

2 cr
290

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

1-4 cr
298

Independent Study: Literature and/or Computational Research
Prereq: Consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides opportunity for individual projects involving literature research or computational studies under the direct supervision and guidance of a staff member. Usually graded on credit/no-credit basis and not applied to GPA.

1-3 cr
299

Independent Study
Prereq: CHEM 101 with a grade of C or better; and consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides opportunity for research (experimental or theoretical projects) under the direct supervision and guidance of a regular staff member. Requires lab fee.

1-3 cr
302

Physical Chemistry I
Prereq: C or better in CHEM 206 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.

4 cr
303

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

3 cr
304

Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
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.

2 cr
305

Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
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.

2 cr
306

Chemical Instrumentation
Prereq: C or better in CHEM 206 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.

3 cr
307

Biochemical Metabolism
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.

3 cr
308

Biochemistry Laboratory
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.

2 cr
310

Inorganic Chemistry
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.

3 cr
321

Organic Chemistry I
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.

4 cr
322

Organic Chemistry II
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.

4 cr
323

Organic Chemistry Laboratory
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.

3 cr
324

Chemistry of Biological Systems
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.

3 cr
335

Clinical Chemistry I
Prereq: AHS 300, CHEM 215. Freq: Fall.
Explores biological samples, analytes, and assays pertinent to the clinical laboratory, Includes electrolyte, carbohydrate, protein, lipid, vitamin, and mineral analytes and the techniques utilized to detect and quantify such materials. Lecture/lab. Cross-listed with AHS 335.

3 cr
336

Clinical Chemistry II
Prereq: AHS 335 or CHEM 335. Freq: Spring.
Integrates metabolism and and diagnostic procedures for analysis of metabolism and human disease. Analyzes of data for indicators of common pathophysiology and human disease markers. Lecture/lab. Cross-listed with AHS 336.

3 cr
350

Chemistry of Natural Products
Prereq: CHEM 324. Freq: Occasionally.
Surveys natural product classification and biosynthesis, the role of secondary metabolites, synthetic natural product synthesis and the role of natural products in human life extension.

3 cr
355

Survey of Industrial Chemistry
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. 

3 cr
390

Special Topics in Chemistry
Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in chemistry.

1-3 cr
398

Independent Study:  Literature and/or Computational Research
Prereq: CHEM 298 or CHEM 206 with a grade of C or better or CHEM 321 with a grade of C or better; and consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides opportunity for 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. 

1-3 cr
400

Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
Prereq: C or better in CHEM 206 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.

3 cr
401

Advanced Organic Laboratory
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.

3 cr
402

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

3 cr
410

Advanced Biochemistry
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.

3 cr
450

Current and Future Directions in Natural Products
Prereq: CHEM350. Freq: Occasionally.
Delves into historical, current, and future methods in natural products identification, characterization, and production.

3 cr
490

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

1-3 cr
494

Internship in Chemistry
Prereq: Completion of CHEM 206 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.

1-3 cr
495

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

1 cr
497

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

1 cr
499

Independent Study
Prereq: Grade of C or better in one of: CHEM 206, 299 or 323; and consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides opportunity for 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.  Requires lab fee.

1-3 cr

 

Graduate Courses

620

Advanced Biochemistry
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.

3 cr
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