CHEM 1001 Survey of Chemistry I Problem Solving
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1151K
Description

Two lecture hours a week.
In-depth problem-solving techniques and study methods for allied health profession majors. Recommended for students who have not completed a standard high school chemistry course. This course does not count toward a degree.

CHEM 1002 Survey of Chemistry II Concept Development
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1152K
Description

One lecture hour a week. Elaborates key chemical concepts and illustrates problem-solving techniques for allied health profession majors. This course does not count toward a degree.

CHEM 1050 Chemistry for Citizens
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites high school chemistry recommended
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Modern chemical concepts and chemical processes with their impact on a technological society; the background for informed decisions.

CHEM 1101K Introductory Chemistry I
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. First course in a two-semester sequence covering the basic principles and applications of chemistry for non-science majors. Topics to be covered include atomic structure and isotopes, periodicity, and chemical equations. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

CHEM 1102K Introductory Chemistry II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 1101K with grade of D or higher
Description

Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the basic principles and applications of chemistry for non-science majors. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

CHEM 1151K Survey of Chemistry I
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Students with a good science background may apply for exemption. First course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry designed for allied health profession majors. Topics to be covered include elements and compounds, chemical equations, nomenclature, and molecular geometry. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

CHEM 1152K Survey of Chemistry II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 1151K with grade of D or higher, or its exemption
Description

Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry designed for allied health profession majors. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

CHEM 1201 Chemistry I Concept Development
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1211K
Description

One lecture hour a week. Elaborates key chemical concepts and illustrates problem-solving techniques for college chemistry for natural science majors. Recommended for students who have completed a standard high school chemistry course. This course does not count toward a degree.

CHEM 1202 Chemistry I Problem Solving
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1211K
Description

Two lecture hours a week. In-depth problem-solving techniques and study methods for college chemistry for natural science majors. Recommended for students who have not completed a standard high school chemistry course. This course does not count toward a degree.

CHEM 1203 Chemistry II Concept Development
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1212K
Description

One lecture hour a week. Elaborates key chemical concepts and illustrates problem-solving techniques for college chemistry for natural science majors. This course does not count toward a degree.

CHEM 1211K Principles of Chemistry I
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites One year of high school chemistry or the equivalent and authorization by department
Description

MATH 1113 as a prerequisite or corequisite is strongly advised. Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, periodic relations, and nomenclature. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

CHEM 1212K Principles of Chemistry II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 1211K with grade of D or higher
Description

(Grade of C or higher required for all Chemistry majors.) Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

CHEM 2010 Quantitative Analysis
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites CHEM 1212K with grade of C or higher
Description

One lecture and four laboratory hours a week. Fulfills quantitative analysis requirement for pre-medical students and chemistry majors. Fundamentals of quantitative analysis applied to a research project. Topics include acid-base and complex ion equilibria, redox potentials, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and separations.

CHEM 2400 Organic Chemistry I
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 1212K with grade of D or higher
Description

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3100 is strongly suggested. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week. Reactions, methods of preparation, and physical and chemical properties of the common classes of carbon compounds, with emphasis upon modern electronic and mechanistic theories.

CHEM 2401 Organic Chemistry Problems I
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites concurrent registration in CHEM 2400
Description

One lecture hour per week. An auxiliary course for students taking CHEM 2400. Emphasis is on problem solving in organic chemistry. This course does not count toward graduation.

CHEM 2950 Chemical Research
Credit Hours 2.0 TO 5.0
Prerequisites Prior approval by the supervisor of a proposed plan of study
Description

Supervised chemical laboratory research at the lower undergraduate level. Specific topics selected by the student in consultation with the supervisor. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

CHEM 3100 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites CHEM 1212K with grade of C or higher, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 2400
Description

One lecture and 3.5 laboratory hours a week. Modern quantitative and physical laboratory methods applied to the synthesis, separation, purification, identification, and the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds.

CHEM 3110 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites CHEM 2400 with grade of C or higher, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3410 (or previous enrollment in CHEM 3410 with a grade of C or higher)
Description

One lecture and four laboratory hours a week. Modern quantitative and physical laboratory methods applied to the synthesis, separation, purification, identification, and the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds.

CHEM 3410 Organic Chemistry II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 2400 with grade of C or higher
Description

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3110 is strongly suggested. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week. Reactions, methods of preparation, and physical and chemical properties of the common classes of carbon compounds, with emphasis upon modern electronic and mechanistic theories.

CHEM 3411 Organic Chemistry Problems II
Credit Hours 1.0
Corequisites concurrent registration in CHEM 3410
Description

One lecture hour per week. An auxiliary course for students taking CHEM 3410. Emphasis is on problem solving in organic chemistry. This course does not count toward graduation.

CHEM 3600 Introduction to Academic Peer Leadership
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

The objective of this course is to train students to be peer leaders. Peer leaders will learn to lead a group of students by focusing on communication, group dynamics, motivation, learning styles and other issues to help participants actively engage students with course material. Students in the course will examine the practical and theoretical aspects of workshop leadership.

CHEM 3680 Readings in Chemistry
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

Reading of the Chemical Literature. Readings and discussion on selected topics.

CHEM 3690 Honors Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Discussion and readings on selected topics.

CHEM 4000 Fundamentals of Chemical Analysis-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 with grade of C or higher, MATH 2212 with grade of D or higher, and an undergraduate GPA of 2.2 or higher
Description

Two lecture and four laboratory hours a week. Chemical equilibria of acid-base systems, metal ion complexes and solubility, and their relationship to chemical analysis; use of manual and semi-automatic methods of data collection. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all chemistry majors and may not be transferred in.

CHEM 4001 Problem Solving in Analytical Chemistry
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Two lecture hours a week. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4000 required. Emphasis on solving assigned problems and review of lecture material. This course does not count toward a B.S. Degree in Chemistry.

CHEM 4010 Instrumental Methods I: Chromatography
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4000 with grade of C or higher
Corequisites CHEM 4110
Description

Two lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Modern methods, e.g., gas, liquid, thin layer, column, and ion exclusion chromatographic techniques, used to demonstrate the principles of chromatography.

CHEM 4015 Separation in Biosciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4000 and CHEM 4010 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Two lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Analytical chemistry applications of electrophoresis, gel chromatography precipitation, and ultracentrifugation to molecular recognition and separations in biological systems.

CHEM 4050 Introduction to Fourier-Transform NMR Spectroscopy
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites demonstrated research need and approval of the department chair
Description

Introduction to techniques of Fourier-Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

CHEM 4100 Chemical Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3110 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, and consent of instructor
Description

Introduction to the chemical literature. Emphasis on literature searching via database services.

CHEM 4110 Physical Chemistry I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 1212K and PHYS 2212K with grade of C or higher MATH 2212 with grade of C or higher, and an undergraduate GPA of 2.2 or higher
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Principles of thermodynamics, transport and kinetics and how they serve as a basis for interpreting and interrelating the properties of matter.

CHEM 4111 Physical Chemistry Problems I
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites concurrent registration in CHEM 4110
Description

Two lecture hours per week. This course is designed to assist students in acquiring problem solving skills in Physical Chemistry I. This course does not count toward graduation.

CHEM 4120 Physical Chemistry II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4110 with grade of C or higher
Description

Principles of quantum and statistical mechanics, and how they serve as a basis for interpreting and interrelating the properties of matter.

CHEM 4121 Physical Chemistry Problems II
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites concurrent registration in CHEM 4120
Description

Two lecture hours per week. This course is designed to assist students in acquiring problem-solving skills in Physical Chemistry II. This course does not count toward graduation.

CHEM 4150 Introduction to Biophysical Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 2212 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher or equivalent
Description

Applied physical chemistry to biological systems. Elements of thermodynamics, kinetics, hydrodynamics, and spectroscopy are used to characterize biomacromolecules and their interactions with ligands. Acceptable for credit toward a BS degree in Chemistry in the Biochemistry concentration.

CHEM 4160 Chemistry Laboratory IVA-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4000, CHEM 4110, CHEM 4330, CHEM 4600 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher and consent of the instructor
Description

The instructor may waive (a) course prerequisite(s). Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4160 and CHEM 4170 is not allowed. Advanced laboratory problems; independent research. Laboratory and prior selection of special problems to be arranged. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all chemistry majors.

CHEM 4170 Chemical Laboratory IVB
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4000 and CHEM 4110 with grades of C or higher, and prior selection of special problems
Description

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4160 and CHEM 4170 is not allowed. Laboratory to be arranged. Advanced laboratory problems; independent research.

CHEM 4190 Instrumental Methods III: Spectroscopy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4000 and CHEM 4120 with grades of C or higher
Description

Two lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Modern spectroscopic techniques and their application to chemical problems, with the results of quantum mechanics used as a guide in the analysis of spectra.

CHEM 4210 Inorganic Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4120 with grade of C or higher
Description

Periodic relationship of the elements and their compounds, including those less commonly encountered. Bonding, reaction and mechanisms, complexes, and stereochemistry are among the topics discussed.

CHEM 4220 Biometallochemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one year of organic chemistry (CHEM 3410) and one semester of biochemistry (CHEM 4600) with grades of C or higher
Description

An exploration of the structural and functional use of metals in biological systems including metalloproteins and metallocomplex interaction with nucleic acids. (This course cannot substitute for CHEM 4210.).

CHEM 4230 Metals in Biology and Medicine
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4600 (Biochemistry I) or equivalent with a grade of C or better
Description

Metal ions play critical roles in over one third of all enzymes. They are involved in oxygen activation and a number of important biosynthetic pathways. Moreover, metal ions control many diseases. This course is an overview of the roles of metals in biology and medicine, focusing on the metal-binding ability of proteins and nucleic acids and their relations to various disease states. Our emphasis will be on the mechanism of metal-dependent enzymes. Important topics include oxygen activation by metal ions, the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in biological systems, metal uptake and toxicity, metal-assisted amino acid radical productions, metals in medicine, and biomineralization. An overview of bioinformatics and the key instrumental methods used in bioinorganic chemistry will also be covered.

CHEM 4330 Advanced Synthesis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one year of organic chemistry (CHEM 3410) with laboratory (CHEM 3110) with grades of C or higher
Description

Two lecture and four laboratory hours a week. Synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organic compounds by modern methodology.

CHEM 4370 Polymer Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 and CHEM 4110 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Introduction to polymer synthesis, properties, and characterization. Topics include: reaction mechanisms, molecular weight determination, thermodynamics and chain statistics, rubber elasticity, and transport properties of dilute polymer solutions.

CHEM 4400 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one year of organic chemistry (CHEM 3410) with grade of C or higher
Description

Experimental approaches to determining the mechanisms of chemical reactions in organic chemistry.

CHEM 4410 Bioorganic Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one year of organic chemistry (CHEM 3410) or a course in biochemistry with grade of C or higher
Description

Strategies for designing pharmaceutical agents to inhibit enzymes. This is a writing intensive course.

CHEM 4420 Drug Discovery: Theory and Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 2400 and CHEM 3410 with grades of C or higher, or consent of the instructor
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Study of the principles of drug design, drug design methods, and tools commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry, and general strategies and common pitfalls in drug discovery.

CHEM 4430 Advanced Synthesis & Mechanism in Organic Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 (Organic Chemistry II) with grade of B or higher and consent of instructor
Description

This course focuses on advanced synthetic methodologies and reactions mechanisms.

CHEM 4450 Molecular Modeling Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 and CHEM 4110 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent coursework, and consent of instructor
Description

Molecular mechanics/dynamics methods to solve structural problems in organic, bioorganic, and biophysical chemistry. May be repeated if topics are different.

CHEM 4460 Modern Synthetic Methods and Their Applications in Biomedical Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisites minimum grades of B in both CHEM 4400/6400 and CHEM 4430/6430 or consent of instructor. This course will introduce the most widely used modern synthetic chemistry methods (developed in recent 10 years) and their applications in biomedical sciences to higher level undergraduates (chemistry major) and entry-level graduate students. The main purpose of this course is to build a bridge between classic Advanced Organic Chemistry knowledge and cotemporary research of synthetic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.

CHEM 4490 Special Topics in Organic Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Advanced topics in organic chemistry as may fit the needs and interests of the students and faculty. Such topics might be stereoisomerism, heterocycles, alkaloids, organic mechanisms, and structure-activity relationships. May be repeated if topics are different.

CHEM 4590 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4120 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Advanced topics in physical chemistry as may fit the needs and interests of the students and faculty. Such topics might be chemical kinetics, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, molecular spectra, phase equilibrium. May be repeated if topics are different.

CHEM 4600 Biochemistry I
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 with grade of C or higher
Description

Five lecture hours a week. Introduction to biochemical phenomena: proteins, enzymes, vitamins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, DNA, RNA, and metabolism.

CHEM 4610 Biochemistry II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4600 with grade of C or higher
Description

Three lecture hours a week. In-depth coverage of biochemical phenomena: proteins, enzymes, vitamins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, DNA, RNA, and metabolism.

CHEM 4630 Enzymology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one year of organic chemistry (CHEM 3410) and one semester of biochemistry (CHEM 4600) with grades of C or higher
Description

(Same as BIOL 4630.) Introduction to enzyme catalysis, with emphasis on the general concepts of enzyme kinetics and the common tools for studying enzymes.

CHEM 4640 Fundamentals of Bioinformatics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 with grade of C or higher, or written approval of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 4640 and CSC 4640.) Four lecture hours per week. A “hands-on” approach to bioinformatics usings PCs, the internet, and computer graphics to analyze, correlate, and extract information from biological databases, emphasizing sequence and structure databases for proteins and nucleic acids, and introducing the computing skills necessary for bioinformatics. Topics include: sequences and three-dimensional structures of proteins and nucleic acids, the major databases, algorithms for sequence comparison, data mining, and prediction of structure and function.

CHEM 4650 Nucleic Acid Synthesis and Drug Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 (Organic Chemistry II) with grade of C or higher and consent of instructor
Description

Lectures on nucleic acid synthesis, mechanism, therapeutics, and detection. Course may be repeated.

CHEM 4670 Principles and Techniques of Practical Biochemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites One semester of biochemistry (CHEM 4600/6600) with grade of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

Cross listed with BIOL 4670. A comprehensive and integrated review of principles and modern techniques found in day-to-day biochemical research laboratories. Topics include, but are not limited to: general principles of biochemical investigations, molecular biology and basic techniques, molecular cloning and gene analysis, protein structure, purification and characterization, biomolecular interactions, basic enzyme analysis, spectroscopic techniques, mass spectrometric techniques, centrifugation, electrophoretic, chromatographic, radioisotope and electrochemical techniques.

CHEM 4780 Biomolecular Simulations
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 and CHEM 4120 or equivalents with grades of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as CHEM 4780.) This is an introductory self-contained course on the application of molecular dynamics and related methodologies by which student with a relatively limited background in chemistry, biology, and computer literacy can learn the fundamentals of research in these areas. In this course, students will learn to do computer calculations that quantify biomolecular interaction concepts discussed in lectures in biology, biochemistry, and biophysics.

CHEM 4800 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites CHEM 4110
Description

Advanced theories and methods of analytical chemistry. May be repeated if topics are different.

CHEM 4820 Analytical Laboratory
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4000 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

One lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Fundamental principles of analytical chemistry as they apply to modern analytical problems.

CHEM 4850 Bioanalytical Chemistry I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4000 and CHEM 4190 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Basic concepts of analytical chemistry as applied to biologically-oriented problems.

CHEM 4860 Bioanalytical Chemistry II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4850 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Basic principles underlying instrumentation, automation, and laboratory computers used in solving bioanalysis problems.

CHEM 4870 Honors Thesis: Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Readings or research preparatory to honors thesis or project. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

CHEM 4871 Electrochemical Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4110 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Fundamentals of electrochemistry and application to chemical problems. Special emphasis on electrode reaction mechanisms and interpretation of electrochemical results for organic, inorganic, and biological systems.

CHEM 4875 Writing in Chemistry
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

Writing on modern topics in chemistry. May be taken more than once, but for a total of no more than 6 credits.

CHEM 4880 Honors Thesis: Writing
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4870 with grade of C or higher, good standing with the Honors College and consent of instructor
Description

Writing or production of honors thesis or project.
This course may include a Signature Experience component.

CHEM 4900 Advanced Research Methods
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4160, CHEM 4170, CHEM 4870, CHEM 4880, or CHEM 4950 required. Two lecture hours a week. Student learning of interdisciplinary experimental strategies and laboratory procedures in chemistry.

CHEM 4905 Theme-Based Chemistry Laboratory
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3810 with grade of C or higher
Description

Students will work in small groups to develop specific biological or chemical hypotheses, design and carry out experiments to test these hypotheses, and analyze the results they obtain. Topics will vary.

CHEM 4940 Seminar in Chemistry
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of department
Description

Discussion of current research areas in chemistry.

CHEM 4950 Chemical Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 5.0
Prerequisites prior approval of a written program or the proposed work
Description

No more than five credit hours. It is normally assumed that this research will span more than one semester. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

CHEM 4995 Directed Readings B.I.S.-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 4.0
Description

Directed Readings designed for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies students. This course may satisfy the junior and/or senior-level Critical Thinking Through Writing requirements.