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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
CHEM-108

General Chemistry

Survey of basic concepts of matter: its measurement, properties and states; atomic structure and chemical bonding; solutions; acid-base theories, introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Prerequisites
P: Math 101 or Math Placement of Math 104 or greater, and Chem 109 or conc enrl.
  • Gen Ed: Environmental Sciences 1,Natural & Physical Sciences 1
Credits1
LAB
Spring
Fall
CHEM-109

General Chemistry Laboratory

Laboratory Course that accompanies Chem 108.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 108 or concurrent enrollment
  • Gen Ed: Natural & Physical Sciences 1
Credits4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
CHEM-211

Principles of Chemistry I

Chemistry and measurement; atoms, molecules, and ions; chemical formulas, equations, and reactions; gaseous state; thermochemistry; quantum theory of the atom; electron configurations and periodicity; ionic and covalent bonding; molecular geometry and chemical bonding; and states of matter; liquids and solids.

Prerequisites
P: Math 104 or eq or concurrent enrollment & Chem 213 or concurrent enrollment. Can't repeat until open enrollment begins.
  • Gen Ed: Environmental Sciences 1,Natural & Physical Sciences 1
Credits4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
CHEM-212

Principles of Chemistry II

Solutions; kinetics; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases; acid-base equilibrium, solubility and complex ion formation; thermodynamics and equilibrium; electrochemistry; and nuclear chemistry.

Prerequisites
P: Math 104 with at least a C grade or Math Placement of Math 202 or greater; and Chem 211 and 213 with at least a C grade; and conc enr in Chem 214.
    Credits1
    LAB
    Spring
    Fall
    CHEM-213

    Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory

    Laboratory Course that accompanies Chem 211.

    Prerequisites
    P: Chem 211 or concurrent enrollment
    • Gen Ed: Natural & Physical Sciences 1
    Credits1
    LAB
    Spring
    Fall
    CHEM-214

    Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory

    Laboratory Course that accompanies Chem 212

    Prerequisites
    P: Chem 212 or concurrent enrollment
      Credits1-4
      Field EXP
      CHEM-299

      Travel Course

      • Pre-Requisites
      • General Education
      • Travel Course
      • Repeatable

      Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

      Prerequisites
      P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
      • Gen Ed: World Culture
      • Travel Course
      • Course is repeatable for credit.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Spring
      CHEM-300

      Bio-Organic Chemistry

      Those aspects of the field pertinent to students entering the biologically related disciplines: Basic organic chemistry, natural products and molecules important to biological systems. Full credit not given for both Chem 300 and Chem 302 or Chem 303.

      Prerequisites
      P: Chem 212 & 214 with at least a C grade or Chem 108 & 109 with at least a C grade.
        Credits1
        LAB
        Spring
        CHEM-301

        Bio-Organic Chemistry Laboratory

        Optional laboratory course to accompany Chem 300. Credit not granted for both Chem 301 and 304.

        Prerequisites
        P: Chem 300 or conc enr; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Spring
          Fall
          CHEM-302

          Organic Chemistry I

          The chemistry of carbon compounds: structure, reactions, synthesis, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, nomenclature and physical properties of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds; covers all common functional groups and natural products. Full credit will not be awarded for both Chem 300 and 302 or 303.

          Prerequisites
          P: Chem 212 and 214 with at least a C grade.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            Spring
            Fall
            CHEM-303

            Organic Chemistry II

            The chemistry of carbon compounds: structure, reactions, synthesis, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, nomenclature and physical properties of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds; covers all common functional groups and natural products. Full credit will not be awarded for both Chem 303 and 300.

            Prerequisites
            P: Chem 302 with at least a C grade.
              Credits1
              LAB
              Spring
              Fall
              CHEM-304

              Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

              Basic and intermediate synthesis, basic and intermediate instrumental techniques in organic chemistry. Credit will not be granted for both Chem 304 and 301.

              Prerequisites
              P: Chem 302 or conc enr.; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
                Credits1
                LAB
                Spring
                Fall
                CHEM-305

                Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

                Basic and intermediate synthesis, basic and intermediate instrumental techniques in organic chemistry.

                Prerequisites
                P: Chem 303 or conc enr; and Chem 304 with at least a C grade; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
                  Credits4
                  Lecture
                  Spring
                  CHEM-311

                  Analytical Chemistry

                  Theory and practice of chemical analysis. Statistics; gravemetric analysis; acid-base chemistry; precipitation, complexometric and redox tetrations; electrochemistry; spectrophotometry; atomic absorption; emission methods; separation methods (gas/liquid chromatography).

                  Prerequisites
                  P: Chem 212 and 214 with at least a C grade; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
                    Credits3
                    Lecture
                    Fall
                    CHEM-320

                    Thermodynamics and Kinetics

                    Temperature, heat and work, thermodynamic properties of gases, solids and solutions; homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria; thermodynamics of electrochemical cells; statistical thermodynamics; calculation of thermodynamic properties; chemical kinetics.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: Chem 212 and 214 with at least a C grade and Physics 202 with at least a C grade and Math 203 with at least a C grade.
                      Credits3
                      Lecture
                      Spring
                      CHEM-321

                      Structure of Matter

                      Integrated approach to the concepts of physical chemistry and modern physics: introduction to quantum theory, symmetry, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, X-rays, properties of gases, liquids and solids.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: Chem 212 and 214 with at least a C grade and Physics 202 with at least a C grade and Math 203 with at least a C grade.
                        Credits1
                        LAB
                        Fall
                        CHEM-322

                        Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory

                        Laboratory course to accompany Chem 320.

                        Prerequisites
                        P: Chem 320 or conc enr or Physics 320 or conc enr.; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
                          Credits1
                          LAB
                          Spring
                          CHEM-323

                          Structure of Matter Laboratory

                          Laboratory course to accompany Chem 321.

                          Prerequisites
                          P: Chem 321 or conc enr or Physics 321 or conc enr.; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
                            Credits3
                            Lecture
                            Fall
                            CHEM-330

                            Biochemistry

                            Nature and function of the important constituents of living matter, their biosynthesis and degradation; energy transformation, protein synthesis and metabolic control.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: Chem 303 with at least a C grade (or concurrent enrollment) and Biology 202 with at least a C grade; or Chem 300 with at least a C grade and 301 with at least a C grade and Biology 202 with at least a C grade.
                              Credits1
                              LAB
                              Fall
                              CHEM-331

                              Biochemistry Laboratory

                              Laboratory course to accompany Chem 330.

                              Prerequisites
                              P: Chem 330 or conc enr.; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
                                Credits3
                                Lecture
                                CHEM-355

                                Chemistry in the World

                                Focuses on chemistry of modern issues: air pollution, atmospheric ozone, global warming, energy utilization, water as a natural resource, acid rain, and nuclear energy.

                                Prerequisites
                                P: Math 101.
                                • Gen Ed: Natural & Physical Sciences 1
                                Credits3
                                Lecture
                                Fall
                                Odd Only
                                CHEM-402

                                Advanced Organic Chemistry

                                Physical organic approach to chemistry; reaction mechanisms, molecular orbital theory, conservation of orbital symmetry, aromaticity, stereochemistry, linear free energy relationships, isotopes effects, pericyclic reactions, photochemistry, natural products and advanced topics in molecular spectroscopy.

                                Prerequisites
                                P: Chem 303 with at least a C grade; REC: Chem 321.
                                  Credits1
                                  LAB
                                  Fall
                                  Odd Only
                                  CHEM-403

                                  Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory

                                  Laboratory course to accompany Chem 402; advanced molecular spectroscopy, organic qualitative analysis, physical organic chemistry experiments.

                                  Prerequisites
                                  P: Chem 402 or conc enr.; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
                                    Credits3
                                    Lecture
                                    Spring
                                    Odd Only
                                    CHEM-407

                                    Molecular Biology

                                    Molecular approaches to biological problems, emphasizing study of informational macro molecules. Topics include replication, control, expression, organization, and manipulation of genes; RNA processing; protein processing; transposons; oncogenies, growth factors; genetic control of development and the immune system.

                                    Prerequisites
                                    P: Biology 303 with at least a C grade or Chem 330 with at least a C grade; REC: Chem 300 or 303.
                                      Credits1
                                      LAB
                                      Spring
                                      Odd Only
                                      CHEM-408

                                      Molecular Biology Laboratory

                                      Molecular biology of nucleic acids and the techniques that form the basis of biotechnology. Topics include electrophoresis, restriction mapping, hybridization, plasmid analysis, and DNA cloning (recombinant DNA library construction, screening, and mapping).

                                      Prerequisites
                                      P: Biology 407 or conc enr or Chem 407 or conc enr; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr of Hum Biol 207 or conc enr. REC: Chem 301 or 305.
                                        Credits3
                                        Lecture
                                        Spring
                                        Odd Only
                                        CHEM-410

                                        Inorganic Chemistry

                                        Survey of the elements including coordination and organometallic compounds. Modern bonding theories, group theory and periodic properties extended and applied to chemical systems and reactions. General acid-base theory and non-aqueous solvent systems.

                                        Prerequisites
                                        P: Chem 212 and Chem 302 with at least a C grade; REC: Chem 303.
                                          Credits1
                                          LAB
                                          Spring
                                          Odd Only
                                          CHEM-411

                                          Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

                                          Laboratory course to accompany Chem 410.

                                          Prerequisites
                                          P: Chem 410 or conc enr.; Chem 304 with at least a C grade; Env Sci 207 or conc enr of Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.; REC: Chem 305
                                            Credits4
                                            Lecture
                                            Fall
                                            CHEM-413

                                            Instrumental Analysis

                                            Theory and practice of analysis by instrumental methods, including methods based on absorption and emission of radiation, electroanalytic methods, chromatographic methods and surface analysis methods.

                                            Prerequisites
                                            P: Chem 311 with at least a C grade; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr. REC: Chem 303.
                                              Credits3
                                              Lecture
                                              Fall
                                              Odd Only
                                              CHEM-417

                                              Nuclear Physics and Radiochemistry

                                              Properties and reactions of atomic nuclei; application of the properties of radioactive nuclei to the solution of chemical, physical, biological and environmental problems.

                                              Prerequisites
                                              P: Chem 212 and 214 with at least a C grade and Physics 202 with at least a C grade: REC: Chem 321.
                                                Credits3
                                                Lecture
                                                Fall
                                                Even Only
                                                CHEM-420

                                                Polymer Chemistry

                                                An introduction to the synthesis, characterizations, and properties of industrial polymers.

                                                Prerequisites
                                                P: Chem 300 or 303 or 321 or Physics 321.
                                                  Credits3
                                                  Lecture
                                                  Fall
                                                  CHEM-434

                                                  Environmental Chemistry

                                                  Physical, chemical, and biological processes affecting the composition of air and water. Chemical reactions in polluted, and unpolluted environments; dispersal processes and methods of control for various pollutants.

                                                  Prerequisites
                                                  P: Chem 311 with at least a C grade and 300 with at least a C grade; or Chem 311 with at least a C grade and 302 with at least a C grade and 303 with at least a C grade.
                                                    Credits1
                                                    LAB
                                                    Fall
                                                    CHEM-435

                                                    Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

                                                    Basic measurement techniques used by environmental scientists to evaluate air and water quality; field methods, continuous monitoring techniques, and in-laboratory analysis techniques. Experiments demonstrate reaction kinetics, stoichiometry, thermodynamics instrumentation, and wet chemical methods.

                                                    Prerequisites
                                                    P: Chem 434 with at least a C grade or conc enr, or Env Sci 434 or conc enr, or Chem 311; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr of Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
                                                      Credits3
                                                      IND Study
                                                      Spring
                                                      Fall
                                                      CHEM-478

                                                      Honors in the Major

                                                      P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major. (F,S)

                                                      Prerequisites
                                                      P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
                                                        Credits1-5
                                                        IND Study
                                                        Spring
                                                        Fall
                                                        CHEM-495

                                                        Research in Chemistry

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                                                        Prerequisites
                                                        P: Chem 413.
                                                        • Course is repeatable to 10 credits.
                                                        Credits1-12
                                                        Field EXP
                                                        Spring
                                                        Fall
                                                        CHEM-497

                                                        Internship

                                                        Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

                                                        Prerequisites
                                                        P: jr st.
                                                        • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                                        Credits1-4
                                                        IND Study
                                                        Spring
                                                        Fall
                                                        CHEM-498

                                                        Independent Study

                                                        Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

                                                        Prerequisites
                                                        P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
                                                        • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                                        Credits1-6
                                                        Field EXP
                                                        CHEM-499

                                                        Travel Course

                                                        • Pre-Requisites
                                                        • General Education
                                                        • Travel Course
                                                        • Repeatable

                                                        Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                                                        Prerequisites
                                                        P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                                                        • Gen Ed: World Culture
                                                        • Travel Course
                                                        • Course is repeatable for credit.
                                                        Credits3
                                                        Lecture
                                                        Fall
                                                        CHEM-520

                                                        Thermodynamics and Kinetics

                                                        Temperature, heat and work, thermodynamic properties of gases, solids and solutions; homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria; thermodynamics of electrochemical cells; statistical thermodynamics; calculation of thermodynamic properties; chemical kinetics.

                                                        Prerequisites
                                                        P: gr st.
                                                          Credits1
                                                          LAB
                                                          Fall
                                                          CHEM-522

                                                          Therymodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory

                                                          Laboratory course to accompany Chem 520. P: gr st; and Chem 520 or conc enr or Physics 520 or conc enr. (F)

                                                          Prerequisites
                                                          P: gr st; and Chem 520 or conc enr or Physics 520 or conc enr.
                                                            Credits3
                                                            Lecture
                                                            Fall
                                                            CHEM-530

                                                            Biochemistry

                                                            Nature and function of the important constituents of living matter, their biosynthesis and degradation; energy transformation, protein synthesis and metabolic control. P: gr st. (F) Field Trips Required.

                                                            Prerequisites
                                                            P: gr st.
                                                              Credits1
                                                              LAB
                                                              Fall
                                                              CHEM-531

                                                              Biochemistry Laboratory

                                                              Laboratory course to accompany Chem 330. P: gr st. (F)

                                                              Prerequisites
                                                              P: gr st.
                                                                Credits3
                                                                Lecture
                                                                Fall
                                                                Odd Only
                                                                CHEM-602

                                                                Advanced Organic Chemistry

                                                                Physical organic approach to chemistry; reaction mechanisms, molecular orbital theory, conservation of orbital symmetry, aromaticity, stereochemistry, linear free energy relationships, isotopes effects, pericyclic reactions, photochemistry, natural products and advanced topics in molecular spectroscopy. P: gr st. (FO)

                                                                Prerequisites
                                                                P: gr st.
                                                                  Credits1
                                                                  LAB
                                                                  Fall
                                                                  Odd Only
                                                                  CHEM-603

                                                                  Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory

                                                                  Laboratory course to accompany Chem 602; advanced molecular spectroscopy, organic qualitative analysis, physical organic chemistry experiments.

                                                                  Prerequisites
                                                                  P: Chem 602 or conc enr.
                                                                    Credits3
                                                                    Lecture
                                                                    Spring
                                                                    Odd Only
                                                                    CHEM-607

                                                                    Molecular Biology

                                                                    Molecular approaches to biological problems, emphasizing study of informational macro molecules. Topics include replication, control, expression, organization, and manipulation of genes; RNA processing; protein processing; transposons; oncogenies, growth factors; genetic control of development and the immune system.

                                                                    Prerequisites
                                                                    P: gr st.
                                                                      Credits1
                                                                      LAB
                                                                      Spring
                                                                      Odd Only
                                                                      CHEM-608

                                                                      Molecular Biology Laboratory

                                                                      Molecular biology of nucleic acids and the techniques that form the basis of biotechnology. Topics include electrophoresis, restriction mapping, hybridization, plasmid analysis, and DNA cloning (recombinant DNA library construction, screening, and mapping).

                                                                      Prerequisites
                                                                      P: gr st.
                                                                        Credits4
                                                                        Lecture
                                                                        Fall
                                                                        CHEM-613

                                                                        Instrumental Analysis

                                                                        Theory and practice of analysis by instrumental methods, including methods based on absorption and emission of radiation, electroanalytic methods, chromatographic methods and radiochemical methods. P: gr st. (F) Field Trips Required.

                                                                        Prerequisites
                                                                        P: gr st.
                                                                          Credits3
                                                                          Lecture
                                                                          Spring
                                                                          Even Only
                                                                          CHEM-617

                                                                          Nuclear Physics and Radiochemistry

                                                                          Properties and reactions of atomic nuclei; application of the properties of radioactive nuclei to the solution of chemical, physical, biological and environmental problems. P: gr st. (SE)

                                                                          Prerequisites
                                                                          P: gr st.
                                                                            Credits1
                                                                            LAB
                                                                            Spring
                                                                            Even Only
                                                                            CHEM-618

                                                                            Nuclear Physics and Radiochemistry Laboratory

                                                                            Laboratory course to accompany Chem 417. Full credit will not be granted for both Chem 418 and Env Sci 380. P: gr st. (SE)

                                                                            Prerequisites
                                                                            P: gr st.
                                                                              Credits3
                                                                              Lecture
                                                                              Fall
                                                                              CHEM-634

                                                                              Environmental Chemistry

                                                                              Physical, chemical, and biological processes affecting the composition of air and water. Chemical reactions in polluted, and unpolluted environments; dispersal processes and methods of control for various pollutants. P: gr st. (F)

                                                                              Prerequisites
                                                                              P: gr st.
                                                                                Credits1
                                                                                LAB
                                                                                Fall
                                                                                CHEM-635

                                                                                Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

                                                                                Basic measurement techniques used by environmental scientists to evaluate air and water quality; field methods, continuous monitoring techniques, and in-laboratory analysis techniques. Experiments demonstrate reaction kinetics, stoichiometry, thermodynamics instrumentation, and wet chemical methods.

                                                                                Prerequisites
                                                                                P: gr st.