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CHEM 1020: 2 credits. Introductory Chemistry. A one-semester introductory course for students who do not have a sufficiently strong chemistry background to succeed in Chemistry 1450. Measurements, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, stoichiometry, states of matter, intermolecular forces, and solutions. This course does not have a laboratory and does not satisfy the general education laboratory science requirement. F S SU

CHEM 1050: 5 credits. General Chemistry. A one-semester survey of chemistry including organic and inorganic compounds. A course to partially satisfy the laboratory science requirement, and for students who need only one semester of chemistry. Lecture and Lab. F S

CHEM 1140: 4 credits. General Chemistry. First semester of a two-semester sequence. Basic theory and concepts; atomic structure, periodic law, stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, solutions, the chemical bond, oxidation-reduction. Lecture and Lab. P: a grade of "C" or better in a Math course 1530 through 1830 or a score of 20 or better on the Math Proficiency Exam. F S SU

CHEM 1240: 4 credits. General Chemistry. Second semester of a two-semester sequence. Kinetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, organic, descriptive and nuclear chemistry. Lecture and Lab. P: a grade of "C" or better in Chem 1140. F S SU

CHEM 1450: 5 credits. Chemistry for Engineers. A one semester course for students with a strong background in high school chemistry and mathematics. Measurements, atomic theory, stoichiometry, molecular structure, thermochemistry, states of matter, intermolecular forces, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, solid state, material science, and organic chemistry. Lecture and Lab. Chemistry 1450 will partially fulfill the University's laboratory science requirement. Chemistry 1450 and Chemistry 1050 or Chemistry 1240 cannot both be counted toward graduation. P: at least one year of high school chemistry with a grade of "A" or "B" or a grade of "C" or better in Chemistry 1020, Chemistry 1050, or Chemistry 1140; a grade of "C" or better in Mathematics 1530 or 2450 or concurent enrollment in Mathematics 2530 or Mathematics 2640; and concurrent enrollment in English 1130. F S

CHEM 2000: 1-3 credits. Undergraduate Research. Training in research methods, use of scientific literature and evaluation of data. A student may register for one to three credits in a given semester. P: A grade of "C" or better in one semester of General Chemistry. F S

CHEM 2150: 4 credits. Quantitative Analysis. Theories and principles of gravimetric and volumetric analysis, equilibrium and stoichiometry of solubility, neutralization, oxidation-reduction, complexometry; introduction to absorption spectrophotometry, flame photometry, ion exchange, and statistical treatment of data. Lecture and Lab. P: a grade of "C" or better in Chem 1240. S

CHEM 2730: 4 credits. Inorganic Chemistry. An introductory course with an emphasis on coordination chemistry, solid statechemistry, descriptive chemistry of the common reqresentative and transitionelements, metallurgy, Lecture and Lab. P: a grade of "C" or better in Chem 1240. F

CHEM 3110: 1 credit. Environmental Chemistry Lab. Laboratory complementary to Chemistry 313 in which students gain experience in the laboratory techniques and methods associated with structure, composition, and chemical reactions of the three spheres of the environment. P: Chem 3130 or concurrent enrollment. F

CHEM 3130: 3 credits. Environmental Chemistry. A study of structure, composition, and chemical reactions of the three major spheres of the environment: atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Additional inquiries into the human impact on the environment and environmental toxicology are also addressed. P: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 1240 or 1450. F

CHEM 3270: 2 credits. Forensic Chemistry. An in depth examination of Forensic applications of chemical analysis: presumptive and confirmatory drug identification, microscopic techniques in trace evidence analysis, quality assurance quality control (QA-QC) issues for the crime lab analyst, the toxicology of illicit compounds, and modern methods of DNA analysis related to criminalistics. P: “C” or better in CHEM 2150 and CHEM 3540. F

CHEM 3510: 1 credit. Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Laboratory complementary to Chem 3540 which involves an introduction to basic organic laboratory techniques including gas chromatography and infrared spectroscopy. P: Chem 3540 or concurrent enrollment. F S

CHEM 3540: 4 credits. Organic Chemistry Lecture. An introduction to organic chemistry including a study of aliphatic and aromatic compounds and the functional groups, fundamentals of organic structural theory, chemical bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, infrared spectroscopy, structure/property relationshops and analysis, as well as proteins, carbohydrates, and other natural compounds. P: a grade of "C"or better in Chem 1240. F S

CHEM 3610: 1 credit. Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Continuation of Chem 3510. Complementary to Chem 3630 involving preparations of greater difficulty and an introduction to organic qualitative analysis. P: Chem 3630 or concurrent enrollment and Chem 3510. S

CHEM 3630: 3 credits. Organic Chemistry Lecture. A second semester of organic chemistry providing an in-depth study of the preparation, reactions, and analysis of the functional groups with an emphasis on mechanisms, structure/property relationshops, multistep synthesis, nuclear and mass spectrometry, and pericyclic reactions. P: a grade of "C" or better in Chem 3540. S

CHEM 3810: 1 credit. Chemical Synthesis and Characterization. For students desiring additional laboratory experience. In cooperation with the instructor, students will select experiments which require insights into the application and execution of more sophisticated techniques. To be offered in the spring of even numbered years. P: Chem 3610 or concurrent enrollment. S even

CHEM 3900: 1-3 credits. Directed Studies. Supervised individual study of a topic selected by the student and approved by the staff. A student may register for one to three credits in a given semester and may accumulate a total of four credits. P: 12 credits of chemistry. F S SU

CHEM 4000: 1-3 credits. Undergraduate Research. Training in research methods, use of scientific literature and evaluation of data; results presented in a written report. A student may register for one to three credits in a given semester and may accumulate a total of four credits. P: 18 credits in chemistry. F S SU

CHEM 4060: 1 credit. Seminar. Students will make presentations in the areas of undergraduate research and current topics of chemistry. P: Junior Standing. S

CHEM 4110 : 1 credit. Physical Chemistry Laboratory I. Experimental studies applying theoretical principles to practical problems and processes involving chemical and physical phenomena. Fundamentals of chemical measurement using chemical and physical sensors. P: a grade of "C" or better in Chem 2150; a grade of "C" or better in Chem 4130 or concurrent enrollment. F

CHEM 4130: 3 credits. Physical Chemistry. Atomic structure, statistical and quantum mechanics, molecular structure, spectroscopy, intermolecular interactions, macromolecules, structure of liquids and solids. P: a grade of "C" or better in Phys 2640 and 2610 or 1240 and 1210 and Math 2640. F

CHEM 4210: 1 credit. Physical Chemistry Laboratory II. Advanced experimental studies applying theoretical principles to chemical and physical phenomena. P: concurrent or previos enrollment in Chem 4230; a grade of "C" or better in Chem 4110. S

CHEM 4230: 3 credits. Physical Chemistry. Statistical and quantum mechanics, transport processes, thermodynamics, spectroscopy, solutions, phase transistions, and kinetics. P: a grade of "C" or better in Chem 4130, Phys 2640 and 2610, and Math 2840. S

CHEM 4240: 4 credits. Instrumental Analysis. Theory and laboratory experience in instrumental methods of analysis; common electrochemical and spectrochemical methods, chromatographic methods, electronics and other selected topics. Lecture and Lab. P: a grade of "C" or better in Chem 2150 and Chem 4130. S

CHEM 4610: 1 credit. General Biochemistry Laboratory. Chemistry of biological compounds and biochemical techniques. P: Chem 4630 or concurrent enrollment. S

CHEM 4630: 3 credits. General Biochemistry. Introduction to the chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids in biological systems including the basics of metabolism and enzyme kinetics. P: a grade of "C" or better in Chem 3540. S

CHEM 4660: 1-8 credits. Cooperative Field Experience. Enhancement of the educational experience through placement of a student with a cooperative agency, business, industry or institution. The nature of the assignment, type of experience, number of credits and evaluation procedure to be stipulated in a statement of agreement (learning contract) between the student and the department. F S SU

CHEM 4730: 2 credits. Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry. A survey of the theories of atomic and molecular structure and chemical bonding; advanced descriptive studies of the common elements. P: a grade of "C" or better in Chem 2730 and 4130. S

CHEM 4810: 2 credits. Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry. Selected topics from among recent advances in mechanisms, structure-reactivity correlations, stereochemistry and conformational analysis, resonance and molecular orbital theory, spectra, natural products, heterocyclic systems and synthesis.P: a grade of "C" or better in Chem 3630 and Chem 3610, and Chem 4230 or concurrent enrollment. S odd

CHEM 4820: 2 credits. Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry. Topics selected from thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, nuclear chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, statistical mechanics and radiation chemistry. P:a grade of "C" or better in Chem 4230. S even

CHEM 4830: 3 credits. Biochemistry Topics. An in-depth study of metabolism and regulation and enzyme mechanisms as well as cell communication, transport mechanisms, and immunology, gene expression, and regulation. P: a grade of "C" or better in Chem 4630. F

CHEM 4910: 1 credit. Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory. Advanced experimental studies applying theoretical principles discussed in CHEM483 including, protein binding, protein characterization, gene expression and gene regulation. P: a grade of “C” or better in CHEM 4830 and CHEM 4610 or a grade of “C” in CHEM461 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4830. F

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