Undergraduate Course Catalog

Chemistry

P. Lang, Chairperson

The Department of Chemistry offers a comprehensive major program approved by the American Chemical Society for the training of professional chemists; a biochemistry option for students who want to combine chemistry with a molecular-level study of biological systems; a departmental major for students who want to combine detailed study of chemistry with in-depth study of other subjects; a teaching major in chemistry; and a teaching major in physical science for the preparation of secondary school teachers (see Science under Interdepartmental Programs in the College of Sciences and Humanities). Chemistry minor programs for prospective health scientists and others are available. Courses offered meet the needs of students in medical technology, nursing, dietetics, natural resources, physics, and predental, pre-engineering, prepharmacy, premedical, and other programs requiring a background in chemistry.

A two-year curriculum leading to an associate degree in chemical technology is available for students who want to complete a less intense program of study in preparation for industrial employment as technicians.

Student research is encouraged along with additional courses in computer science and mathematics.


ASSOCIATE DEGREE

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE—CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, 60 hours 

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General education, 23–27 hours   

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ENG

210
201
or
202
103
104

Fundamentals of Public Comm
Elementary Microeconomics (3)

Elementary Macroeconomics (3)
Rhetoric & Writing
Composing Research

3


3
3
3
6 hours from

TMFG

161
225

Intro Manufacturing Industries (3)
Industrial Plastics (3)
or

 

other approved courses

6

PFW 

1

Electives (CS 116 strongly recommended) 

4-8





23-27 hrs
Chemistry concentration area, 33-37 hours   

CHEM







111     
112
225
234
235
or
231
232
325

General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Chemical Analysis
Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
Organic Chemistry 2 (5)

Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
Instrument Meths of Analy

4
4
3




8-10
3

4 hours from CHEM electives (including CHEM 389, unless waived by advisor)

4
3-4 hours from

MATH

111
112
161
165

Precalculus Algebra (3)
Precalculus Trigonometry (3)
Applied Calculus 1 (3)
Calculus 1 (4)




3-4
4-5 hours from

PHYC

110
or
120

General Physics 1 (4)

General Physics 1 (5)

 

4-5




33-37 hrs

60 hrs
Students qualifying for exemption from ENG 103 or 104 will receive credit for the course(s). ENG 101 and 102 may be substituted for ENG 103. 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE

Students will be guided by the outline of baccalaureate degrees, the University Core Curriculum, and the concentration areas listed below. 

MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY, 43 hour option

This program prepares students for graduate study or careers in chemistry. Upon completion of the program, students are certified to the American Chemical Society (ACS) as having fulfilled the course of study described in “Objectives and Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Chemistry,” issued by the ACS Committee on Professional Training. 

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111
112
225
234
235
or
231
232
430
344
345
400
420
450
463
465

General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Chemical Analysis
Organic Chemistry  1 (5)
Organic Chemistry  2 (5)

Organic Chemistry  1 (4)
Organic Chemistry  2 (4)
Organic Laboratory Techniques (2)
Physical Chemistry 1
Physical Chemistry 2
Chemical Communications
Chemical Instrumentation 1
Inorganic Chemistry
Principles of Biochemistry 1
Biochemistry Lab Techniques

4
4
3





10
4
4
1
3
4
3
1

2 hours from 300- or 400-level approved CHEM courses 

2





43 hrs
Other requirements   

MATH 

111
165
166

Pre-calculus Algebra (3) 
Calculus 1 (4)
Calculus 2 (4)

8-11

PHYC

120
122
or
110
112

General Physics 1 (5)
General Physics 2 (5)

General Physics 1 (4)
General Physics 2 (4)





8-10
Additional credits in CHEM 470, Independent Study and Research, are recommended. 

MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY, 34 hour option

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111
112
225
234
235
or
231
232
344
345
400

General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Chemistry Analysis
Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
Organic Chemistry 2 (5)

Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
Physical Chemistry 1
Physical Chemistry 2
Chemical Communications

4
4
3




8-10
4
4
1

3-4 hours from     

CHEM

420   
450
463
465

Chemical Instrumentation 1 (3)
Inorganic Chemistry (4)
Principles of Biochemistry 1 (3)
Biochemistry Lab Techniques (1)

3-4

0-3 hours from approved 300- or 400-level CHEM courses

0-3




34 hrs
Other requirements

MATH



PHYC



111
165
166

120
122
or
110
112

Pre-calculus Algebra (3)
Calculus 1 (4)
Calculus 2 (4)

General Physics 1 (5)
General Physics 2 (5)

General Physics 1 (4)
General Physics 2 (4)

 

8-11





8-10 

Additional credits in CHEM 470, Independent Study and Research, are recommended. 

MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY OPTION, 35-37 hours

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111
112
225
234
235
or
231
232
344
345
400
463
464
465

General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Chemistry Analysis
Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
Organic Chemistry 2 (5)

Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
Physical Chemistry 1
Physical Chemistry 2
Chemical Communications
Principles of Biochemistry 1
Principles of Biochemistry 2
Biochemistry Lab Techniques

4
4
3




8-10
4
4
1
3
3
1





35-37 hrs
Other requirements

BIO



MATH



PHYC


111
215
457

111
165
166

120
122
or
110
112

Principles of Biology 1
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology

Pre-calculus Algebra (3)
Calculus 1 (4)
Calculus 2 (4)

General Physics 1 (5)
General Physics 2 (5)

General Physics 1 (4)
General Physics 2 (4)

4
4
4



8-11





8-10
Additional credits from BIO 112 and 400-level chemistry courses such as CHEM 470, Independent Study and Research, are recommended. 

MINOR IN CHEMISTRY, 22 hours

High school mathematics equivalent to MATH 108 is required.

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CHEM

111   
112
225
231

General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Chemistry Analysis
Organic Chemistry 1

4
4
3
4

7 hours from approved electives in CHEM

7




22 hrs

TEACHER EDUCATION

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. The professional education courses are included in this listing. See the Department of Educational Studies and Teachers College for descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements of the teacher education program. 

TEACHING MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY, 49-53 hours

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MATH

PHYC


111  
112
225
234
235
or
231
232
344
450
463
165
166
120
122
or
110
112

General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Chemistry Analysis
Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
Organic Chemistry 2 (5)

Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
Physical Chemistry 1
Inorganic Chemistry
Principles of Biochemistry 1
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
General Physics 1 (5)
General Physics 2 (5)

General Physics 1 (4)
General Physics 2 (4)

4
4
3




8-10
4
4
3
4
4




8-10

3 hours from HONR 499 or approved CHEM Internship (369) or Research (470)

3





49-53 hrs

SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Professional education sequence, 39 hours

EDFO
EDJH
EDMU
EDPS

EDSE
SCI

420
385
205
251
390
380
150
295
396

Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl
Intro to Multicul Ed
Development Secondary
Educational Psychology
Princ of Tchng in Sec School
Bsc Con in Science Education
Intro to the Teaching of Sci
Using Sci Methods & Mats

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Student teaching

12





39 hrs
See Professional Education Assessment/Decision points for additional information. 

CHEMISTRY (CHEM)

100 People and Chemistry (3)
Introductory treatment of fundamental concepts of chemistry, such as organization and language of chemistry, atomic structure, nature and classification of matter, radioactivity, and the relevancy of these topics to everyday living. Core Transfer Library: Physical Sciences (IPS 1720)
    Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 101, 111.

101 General, Organic, and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences (5)
Introduction to and general principles of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Designed for students in the health sciences and related areas. Four hours of lecture and one two-hour recitation-laboratory weekly. Core Transfer Library: Physical Sciences (IPS 1723)
    Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 111. 

102 General, Organic, and Biochemistry for Experienced Health Professionals (4)
Introduction to and general principles of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Designed for students who have significant paid clinical experience. Four hours of lecture and two hours of virtual exercises weekly. 
    Prerequisite: significant paid clinical experience. 
    Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 101. 
    Open only to off-campus students or those with significant paid clinical experience as an LPN, or equivalent certification as determined by the nursing department.

108 Introduction to Chemistry (3)
Introduction to the principles of general chemistry with a focus on elements, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, status of matter, and solutions. Designed for those with a limited background in chemistry. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour recitation-laboratory weekly.
    Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 101 or 111.

111 General Chemistry 1 (4)
Chemistry of the elements and their compounds with emphasis on basic principles. Atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, properties of solutions, and nature of matter. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour recitation-laboratory period weekly. Core Transfer Library: Physical Sciences (IPS 1721)
    Prerequisite: one year of secondary school algebra or the equivalent.

112 General Chemistry 2 (4)
Continuation and extension of CHEM 111, including chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, chemistry of metals and nonmetals, and radioactivity. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour recitation-laboratory period weekly. Core Transfer Library: Physical Sciences (IPS 1722)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111; MATH 108. 

200 Society and Chemistry (3)
A study of how the demands of society drive the development of chemistry, as well as how the discovery and application of chemical technologies drive the development of society. 
    Prerequisite: UCC-21 Tier 1 Natural Science Domain course.

225 Chemical Analysis (3)
Lecture and intensive laboratory treatment of the theory and practice of representative quantitative chemical measurements, including gravimetry, visual and potentiometric titrations, ion exchange, coulometric and conductometric titrations, and visible spectrophotometry. One and one-half hours of lecture and four and one-half hours of laboratory weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 112.

231 Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
Nomenclature, structure, bonding, and functional group chemistry of organic compounds. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory period weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 112.
    Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 234.

232 Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
Continuation and extension of CHEM 231, including the chemistry of natural products and biomolecules. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory period weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 231.
    Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 235.

234 Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
A beginning course in organic chemistry for students concentrating in chemistry. Lecture material includes nomenclature, covalent bonding, molecular structure, and functional group chemistry of organic compounds. Laboratory experience includes spectroscopy and syntheses. Three hours of lecture and two three-hour laboratory periods weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 112.

235 Organic Chemistry 2 (5)
A continuation of CHEM 234, including the properties of carbohydrates, proteins, and other natural products. Laboratory experience includes qualitative organic analysis and multistep syntheses. Three hours of lecture and two three-hour laboratory periods weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 234.

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (3-6)
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles will be announced before each semester.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

325 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (3)
Practical applications of modern chemical instrumentation: electrometric, chromatographic, and spectroscopic methods. For chemical/medical technologists or departmental minors. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 225.

340 Selected Principles of Physical Chemistry (3)
Introduction to the properties of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions and to the basic concepts of thermodynamics and kinetics. Especially for premedical, biology, and general science majors, chemistry teaching majors, and chemistry minors. Three hours of lecture and one one-hour recitation/laboratory period weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 225; MATH 161.
    Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 344.

344 Physical Chemistry 1 (4)
Thermodynamic and structural description of chemical processes and properties of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory period weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 232 or 235; MATH 166; one year of college physics.

345 Physical Chemistry 2 (4)
Continuation and extension of CHEM 344. Topics include reaction kinetics, theoretical aspects of quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory period weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 344.

360 Essentials of Biochemistry (4)
Organic chemistry of carboxylic acids, amines, and their derivatives; biochemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids; metabolism and the regulation of metabolic processes. For students in life sciences, dietetics, and medical technology. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory session weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 231 or its equivalent.
    Not open to departmental majors in chemistry.

369 Professional Experience (1-5)
Paid work and learning experience as a practicing chemist. Practical problem-solving experience will be gained through such programs as internships, practicums, cooperative education programs, and the Department of Chemistry summer research program.
    Prerequisite: application, recommendation of the program selection committee, and permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 5 hours of credit may be earned. One hour may be counted toward the Associate in Science in Chemical Technology degree.
    No more than 3 hours may be counted as electives toward the departmental major.

375 Specialized Topics in Chemistry (1-4)
Discussion or experimentation, or both, in specialized topics in and related to chemistry. Information concerning specific topics that are offered during a given semester is available from the departmental office. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory schedules appropriate to the topic offered.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 4 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 1 hour may be counted toward departmental major or minor requirements.

389 Chemical Technology Practicum (1)
Practical experience in real or simulated industrial laboratory situations for chemical technologists. Assignments equivalent to four clock hours a week.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 325; permission of the department chairperson.
    Not applicable toward majors or minors in chemistry.

400 Chemical Communications (1)
Use of scientific literature; sources and classification systems; current and retrospective searches in the specialized branches of chemistry.
    Prerequisite: 20 hours of chemistry or permission of the department chairperson.

410 Review of Chemistry Fundamentals (1) 
A senior course which reviews fundamental chemistry concepts in the areas of physical, organic, inorganic, analytical, and biochemistry, and develops critical thinking skills. 
    Prerequisite: CHEM 225, 344 or permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to chemistry majors or chemistry teaching majors.

420 Chemical Instrumentation 1 (3)
Theoretical principles and applications of selected spectroscopic, electrochemical, and chromatographic methods with illustrative experiments. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory period weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 225, 340 or 344 or permission of the department chairperson.

421 Chemical Instrumentation 2 (3)
Advanced treatment of selected topics in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and chromatography. Introduction to mass spectroscopy, nuclear methods, thermal and surface analysis. Three hours of lecture weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 420 or permission of the department chairperson.

430 Organic Laboratory Techniques (2)
Laboratory course that includes multistep syntheses of organic compounds, their isolation, purification, and characterization using modern spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques. Six hours of laboratory weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 232 or its equivalent.

450 Inorganic Chemistry (4)
Chemistry of the elements, including the relationships of chemical properties and atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, acid-base theories, chemical periodicity, and modern theories of coordination compounds. Four hours of lecture weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 232 or 235 or 360; MATH 161 or 165.

454 Theory and Practice of Inorganic and Organometallic Synthesis (2)
Practice and principles of both the synthesis and the characterization of inorganic and organometallic compounds. One hour of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 450.
    Prerequisite or parallel: CHEM 344.

463 Principles of Biochemistry 1 (3)
Chemistry of proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. For chemistry, life sciences, and premedicine majors. Three hours of lecture weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 232 or 235.

464 Principles of Biochemistry 2 (3)
Continuation and extension of CHEM 463 including biological oxidations and energy transfers; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; and regulation of metabolic processes. Three hours of lecture weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 463.

465 Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques (1)
Laboratory designed to introduce and emphasize important laboratory techniques in biochemistry. Includes enzyme kinetic analyses, electrophoresis, high performance liquid chromatography, and ultraviolet/visible spectral analysis. Three hours of laboratory weekly.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 232 or 235.
    Prerequisite or parallel: CHEM 463.

470 Independent Study and Research (1-5)
Scientific investigation on an individual basis under the supervision of a faculty member. Extensive reading, experimental work, and development of research techniques and skills.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 5 hours of credit may be earned.
    No more than 3 hours may be counted as electives toward any departmental major.

475 Exploration of Selected Topics in Chemistry (1-3)
Discussion or written reports or both in advanced special topics in or related to chemistry. Examples are topics in neurochemistry, physical organic, chemical synthesis, kinetics, spectroscopy, etc.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.