Scientific Technology, Chemistry Concentration

Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Scientific Technology Studies is designed to provide applicants, who have earned as Associate of Applied Science degree, the opportunity to continue their education in a field of science and to pursue a position in an industrial laboratory setting.

A minimum of 39 hours of Upper Level course work is required, of which, at least 21 hours must be upper level chemistry courses. Thirty of these upper level hours must be completed at Dalton State.

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 11103
One of the following electives:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Health and Wellness Concepts
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Race and Ethnicity in America
PRSP Elective (See advisor)
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one to two ENGL course(s):3-6
Topics in Literature & Culture
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Select one of the following lab science sequences:8
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology II *
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry II **
Principles of Geology
and Historical Geology
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics II
MATH 1113Precalculus Mathematics3
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives:6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1500 CE
World Civilization since 1500
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Associate of Applied Science or Applied Technology degree
Technology Credits **39
Upper Level Academic Core
CHEM 3211KOrganic Chemistry I4
CHEM 3212KOrganic Chemistry II4
CHEM 3311KQuantitative Analysis4
CHEM 3312KInstrumental Methods of Analys4
STM Electives
Choose 23 hours from the following, at least 5 hours must be upper level chemistry:23
Science and Society
Conservation Biology
Survey of Business Law/Ethics
Survey of Economics
Survey of Accounting
Environmental Chemistry
Textile Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Service Learning in Chemistry
Internship in Chemistry
Special Topics in Chemistry
Total Hours120


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 1001, 1101, or 1111 and ENGL 0999 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, ENGL 0999 unless exempt.

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.

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, stereochemistry, 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 spreadsheets. 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.

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 1212K, 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 1212K,MATH 2254, and PHYS 1112K or PHYS 2212K.

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,M)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1107K and CHEM 3211K.

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 3212K.

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. Service Learning in Chemistry. 0-0-1-4 Unit.

A lecture assistantship or laboratory assistantship within a chemistry course here at Dalton State. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credit hours.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Approval of both a faculty supervisor and department chair.

CHEM 4860. Internship in Chemistry. 0-0-1-4 Unit.

A supervised, credit-earning work experience of one academic semester with a previously approved business firm, private agency or government agency. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credit hours. (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.(Offered as Needed)
Prerequisites: CHEM 3212K and 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.