Chemistry

Minor

A minor must contain 15 to 18 semester hours of coursework, including at least 9 hours of upper-division courses at the 3000-4000 level. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted toward completion of the minor, but courses taken in Core Area F may be used to fulfill minor requirements.

A minor in Chemistry must include 15 credit hours of chemistry course work, with at least 9 hours at the 3000-level or above.

Two CHEM electives6
Three of the following Upper Electives:9
Textile Chemistry
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Instrumental Methods of Analys
Physical Chemistry II
Biochemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Readings in Chemistry
Senior Seminar
Textile Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Chemistry Internship
Special Topics in Chemistry
Research in Chemistry
Total Hours15

Courses

CHEM 1151K. Survey of Chemistry. 3-3-4 Units.

Introduces the fundamentals of chemistry including general principles of atomic structures, bonding, reactions, gases, water, solutions, pH and elementary organic chemistry and biochemistry.(S)
Prerequisites: MATH 0989 unless exempt.

CHEM 1211K. Principles of Chemistry I. 3-3-4 Units.

Explores the discipline of chemistry through an understanding of the basic laws and properties of matter, stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, gas laws, solutions and the physical states of matter. Requires laboratory experimentation which illustrates applications of concepts studied in lecture.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: MATH 1111, with a grade of "C" or better; (MATH 1113 is required for ECORE Chemistry).

CHEM 1212K. Principles of Chemistry II. 3-3-4 Units.

Continues the exploration of the discipline of chemistry begun in CHEM 1211. Focuses on the more quantitative aspects of chemistry including chemical equilibria, kinetics, acid-base, solubility product, electrochemistry and coordination compounds. Requires laboratory development of techniques necessary to identify common metallic and non-metallic ions.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: CHEM 1211K; (also MATH 1113 for ECORE Chemistry).

CHEM 2000. Scientific Communication. 2-0-2 Units.

An introduction to the principles of ethics in the chemical sciences. Also, the infrastructure of scientific scholarship is introduced with an emphasis on interaction with the scientific community, responsible conduct in research, and communication of scientific findings.(F)
Prerequisites: CHEM 1212K.

CHEM 3103. Textile Chemistry. 3-0-3 Units.

Assures a basic understanding of the properties and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic organic compounds. Emphasis will be placed on mechanistic interpretations and the development of synthetic schemes leading to polyfunctional compounds of the types encountered in the textile industry.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1211K.

CHEM 3211K. Organic Chemistry I. 3-3-4 Units.

Introduces the chemistry of organic compounds including aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, stereo-chemistry, monofunctional compounds and some polyfunctional compounds. Requires the illustration of techniques for synthesis, separation, purification and identification of organic compounds in the laboratory.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: CHEM 1212K.

CHEM 3212K. Organic Chemistry II. 3-3-4 Units.

Continues the exploration of the chemistry of organic compounds with an emphasis on the characteristics and reactions of a variety of functional groups. Requires the illustration of techniques for synthesis, separation, purification and identification of organic compounds in the laboratory.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: CHEM 3211K.

CHEM 3311K. Quantitative Analysis. 3-4-4 Units.

Introduction to statistics. The use of spread-sheets. Principles and techniques of volumetric analysis. Concepts of chemical equilibria as applied to acid-base, precipitation, and complex ion reactions. Electrochemistry and potentiometry. Introduction to spectroscopy and chromatography.(F)
Prerequisites: CHEM 1212K and MATH 1113.

CHEM 3312K. Instrumental Methods of Analys. 3-3-4 Units.

Theoretical principles and uses of modern instrumental methods covering: measurement theory, atomic spectroscopy, molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electrometry, electroanalysis and chromatographic separations.(S)
Prerequisites: CHEM 3311K, PHYS 1112K or PHYS 2212K.

CHEM 3411K. Physical Chemistry I. 3-3-4 Units.

A study of macromolecular phenomena in terms of micro molecular concepts including the gas state and thermodynamic.(F)
Prerequisites: CHEM 3212K, MATH 2254, PHYS 1112K or PHYS 2212K.

CHEM 3412K. Physical Chemistry II. 3-3-4 Units.

A continuation of CHEM 3411K including liquid and solid state, kinetics, and equilibria.(S)
Prerequisites: CHEM 3411K.

CHEM 3500. Biochemistry. 3-0-3 Units.

The chemical aspects of protein, carbohydrate, lipid, and nucleic acid, and enzyme function, bioenergetics, metabolism, photosynthesis, nuclei acid function, and protein biosynthesis.(S)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108K.
Corequisites: CHEM 3212K.

CHEM 3700K. Environmental Chemistry. 3-3-4 Units.

This course will cover the environmental chemistry involving the transport, distribution, reactions, and speciation of inorganic, organometallic and organic chemicals occurring in the air, soil and water environments at the local, national and global scale. Environmental transformations and degradation processes, toxicology, pollution and hazardous substances will be discussed(S)
Prerequisites: CHEM 3211K, CHEM 3311K.

CHEM 3900. Readings in Chemistry. 0-0-2 Units.

Independent in-depth study of the literature within a topic of current research in Chemistry. Approval of a faculty supervisor required before registration.(F,S)
Prerequisites: 12 hours of Chemistry and permission of the instructor.

CHEM 4000. Senior Seminar. 2-0-2 Units.

Survey of various topics, especially highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of chemistry.(S)
Prerequisites: 12 hours of upper level chemistry.

CHEM 4103. Textile Chemistry. 3-0-3 Units.

Assures a basic understanding of the properties and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic organic compounds. Emphasis will be placed on mechanistic interpretations and the development of synthetic schemes leading to polyfunctional compounds of the types encountered in the textile industry.
Prerequisites: CHEM 3212K.

CHEM 4110K. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. 3-3-4 Units.

Advanced theories of bonding and structure in inorganic chemistry with emphasis on ligand field theory, bioinorganic chemistry, and organometallic chemistry(F)
Prerequisites: CHEM 3212K, CHEM 3311K.

CHEM 4420. Adv Organic Spectroscopy. 3-0-3 Units.

This course is intended to introduce the spectroscopic methods used in the modern determination of organic structures. This will primarily consist of the study of mass spectrometry (MS), infrared (IR) spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry. Some discussion will be devoted to instrumental methods, but the primary focus of the course will be acquiring skill in the interpretation of this spectral data. This course will include hands-on experience using instrumentation. (F) Prerequisites: CHEM 3212K

CHEM 4430. Advanced Organic Chemistry. 3-0-3 Units.

Advanced topics in organic chemistry. Such topics include biomolecules, stereochemistry, physical organic chemistry, and heterocycles(F)
Prerequisites: CHEM 3212K.

CHEM 4800. Chemistry Internship. 0-0-1-4 Unit.

Students work on- or off-campus, usually at industrial, government, or academic laboratories, to obtain practical experience with chemical techniques, skills, and tools, applying them to real-world problems. (F,S,M).
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

CHEM 4900. Special Topics in Chemistry. 0-0-1-4 Unit.

Advanced concepts in chemistry will be presented, the detailed content varying from year to year. Course may be repeated for credit when topic differs. Variable of 1 - 4 credit hours. Additional Prerequisites: 3 upper level chemistry courses(F,S)
Prerequisites: CHEM 3212K, additional 3 upper level Chemistry courses.

CHEM 4960. Research in Chemistry. 0-0-1-4 Unit.

Research project conducted by a student under guidance of a faculty member. Approval of a faculty supervisor required before registration. Variable 1-4 hours. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 hours.(F,S)
Prerequisites: 16 hours of Chemistry and permission of the instructor.