Department of Chemistry
221 Petty Building
A. College Liberal Arts Component (61 hours max) .
B. Chemistry Major (BS) Requirements (42 hours)
C. Related Requirements (22 hours)
D. Other Undergraduate Electives 7
E. Related Requirements for MS in Chemistry (30 hours)
The accelerated program in Chemistry/Business Administration provides the opportunity for a student to complete a BA in Chemistry (122 hours) within a four-year period and to shorten the time required to finish the MBA.
Interested students should:
In the spring of the junior year, students should
A. College Liberal Arts Component (61 hours max)
B. Chemistry Major (BA) Requirements (32-33 hours)
C. Related Requirements (14 hours)
D. MBA Prerequisites (18 hours)
D. Other Undergraduate Electives 9-10
E. Related Requirements for the MBA (43.5 hours)
Courses For Undergraduates
103 General Descriptive Chemistry I (3:3). Coreq. CHE 110 must be taken concurrently unless student takes CHE 104 or CHE 111 later.
Introductory course for students whose programs require only one year of college chemistry. Among the topics introduced are states of matter, atomic and molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, stoichiometry, and solutions. [NS, CPS]. (FA)
104 General Descriptive Chemistry II (3:3). Coreq. CHE 110 must be taken concurrently unless taken with CHE 103.
Applications of the principles introduced in 103 to representative inorganic, organic, and biological systems. Topics include equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, and introductory organic and biochemical concepts. Pr. 103 or permission of instructor. [NS, CPS]. (SP)
106 Introductory Chemistry (3:3).
Non quantitative survey of fundamentals of measurement, molecular structure, reactivity, and organic chemistry; applications to textiles, environmental, consumer, biological, and drug chemistry. [NS, CPS]. (FA,SP)
110 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (1:0:3). Coreq. to be taken concurrently with either 103 or 104. Also may accompany 106.
Designed to acquaint non-science chemistry students with basic laboratory practices. [NS, CPS]. (FA,SP)
111 General Chemistry I (3:3). Pr. one year of high school chemistry. Students who lack high school chemistry should take the sequence 103, 111, 114. All students must take 112 concurrently unless they have previous credit for an equivalent course.
Fundamental principles of chemistry, including stoichiometry, atomic structure, and states of matter. [NS, CPS]. (FA,SP)
112 General Chemistry I Laboratory (1:0:3). CHE 111 must be taken concurrently.
Laboratory work to accompany 111. [NS, CPS]. (FA,SP)
114 General Chemistry II (3:3) . Pr. 111, 112. All students must take 115 concurrently unless they have previous credit for an equivalent course.
Continuation of 111 with attention to ionic equilibria, elementary kinetics and thermodynamics, acid-base theory, coordination chemistry, and electrochemistry. [NS, CPS]. (FA,SP)
115 General Chemistry II Laboratory (1:0:3). Pr. 112 or equivalent. CHE 114 must be taken concurrently.
Laboratory work to accompany 114. Includes semi-micro qualitative analysis and ionic equilibria experiments. [NS, CPS]. (FA,SP)
205 Introductory Organic Chemistry (3:3). Pr. 104, 110; or 114, 115. All students must take 206 concurrently unless they have previous credit for an equivalent course.
A course in organic chemistry designed for students whose programs require only one semester in this area. (FA)
206 Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1:0:3). Pr. 205 concurrently.
Laboratory work to accompany 205. (FA)
242 Inorganic Chemistry (2:2). Pr. 114, 115.
Introduction to descriptive inorganic chemistry, including oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, acid-base and coordination chemistry. Farona, Nile, Walsh. (FA)
252 Chemistry and the Human Environment (3:3). Pr. 104, 106, or 114 or permission of instructor.
Study of chemical problems central to current technological, biomedical, and environmental issues. Topics include energy alternatives, food chemicals, environmental chemistry, molecular basis of drug action, and consumer products. (SP)
320 Chemistry in Industry (2:2). Pr. 205 or 352 (the latter may be taken concurrently).
Broad coverage of the roles played by chemistry, chemists, and chemical engineers in industry, including discussions of management, research, development, production, sales, and patents. Government agencies, economic considerations, professional societies, and employment practices also explored. Some material presented by experts from local industry. (Not offered every year.)
331 Quantitative Analysis (3:3). Pr. 114, 115. All students must take 333 concurrently unless they have previous credit for an equivalent course.
Introduction to the theory and practice of volumetric and gravimetric methods of analysis. Herman, Jezorek, Walsh. (FA)
333 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (1:0:4). Pr. 331 concurrently.
Laboratory work to accompany 331. Herman, Jezorek, Walsh. (FA)
351 Organic Chemistry I (4:4). Pr. 114, 115.
Chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic compounds with attention to reaction mechanisms and synthetic applications, and the application of spectroscopy to structure determination. Banks, Barborak, Johnston, Knight. (FA)
352 Organic Chemistry II (3:3). Pr. 351. All students must take 354 concurrently unless they have previous credit for an equivalent course.
Continuation of 351 with attention to alcohols, ethers, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines, lipids, carbohydrates, and organic spectroscopy. Banks, Barborak, Johnston, Knight. (SP)
354 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1:0:4). Pr. 352 concurrently.
Laboratory work to accompany 352. Includes basic techniques of organic laboratory practice plus preparations involving representative reactions. Barborak, Johnston, Knight, Banks. (SP)
371 Chemical Literature (1:1). Pr. 242, 351.
Instruction in use of the literature of chemistry. Reading knowledge of German helpful.
372 Introduction to Laboratory Methods (2:2). Pr. 104 or 114, 351 or 205.
An introduction to the practical skills of laboratory work, to include safe handling and disposal of chemicals, laboratory practice and equipment, data handling, chemical literature, and searching for chemical information. Walsh. (SP).
442 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (3:3). Pr. 242, 461, or 506 (may be taken concurrently).
Modern concepts of chemical bonding and its application to inorganic reactions and periodic relationships. Farona, Nile, Walsh. (FA)
461 Physical Chemistry I (4:4). Pr. MAT 292 and PHY 292.
Chemical thermodynamics and equilibrium processes covered, including phase equilibria, thermodynamics of solutions and electrochemistry. Miller, Haddy, Galli. (FA)
462 Physical Chemistry II (3:3). Pr. 461.
Subject material deals with microscopic world including introductions to quantum mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, and kinetics. Miller, Haddy, Galli. (SP)
463 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (1:0:4). Pr. 331, 333, 461 (preferably taken concurrently with 462).
Laboratory work related to 461 with emphasis on mathematical treatment of experimental data and communication of results in report form. (SP)
464 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (1:0:4). Must be taken concurrently with 462 and 463.
Additional laboratory work primarily in kinetics and the determination of molecular structure. This is a writing emphasis course. (SP)
491, 492 Independent Study (1 to 3), (1 to 3). Pr. two years of chemistry and permission of department head and instructor under whom student wishes to work.
Directed program of independent study and research for the qualified student. (FA-491; SP-492)
493 Honors Work (3-6). See prerequisites under Honors Program, XXX 493.
Courses for For Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students
501, 502 Chemistry Seminar (0:0), (1:1). Pr. 372, senior standing.
Oral reports and discussion of topics from the current literature of chemistry by students, staff, and guest lecturers. (FA,SP)
506 Introductory Physical Chemistry (4:4). Pr. two semesters of chemistry beyond general chemistry, MAT 191, one year of physics.
Concepts basic to chemical kinetics, equilibrium, energetics, spectroscopy, solution phenomena, electrochemistry, and colloidal behavior with applications to biological systems. Miller, Haddy. (SP)
531 Instrumental Analysis (3:3). Pr. 331, 333, 352 (may be taken concurrently), PHY 102 or 292.
Theory and practice of advanced analytical techniques with emphasis on instrumental methods of analysis. Herman, Jezorek. (SP)
533 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (1:0:4). Pr. 531 concurrently.
Laboratory work to accompany 531. Herman, Jezorek. (SP)
536 Computers in Chemistry (3:3). Pr. two semesters of chemistry beyond general chemistry; one semester of calculus; one year of physics; one semester of programming in a higher level language; or permission of instructor.
Introduction to analysis of chemical data and control of chemical instruments with digital computers. Designed primarily for chemistry majors but may be taken by other interested science majors. Herman.
553 Advanced Organic Chemistry I (3:3). Pr. 352.
Advanced topics in organic chemistry with special emphasis on reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry. Banks, Barborak, Johnston, Knight. (FA)
556 Biochemistry I (3:3). Pr. CHE 352, BIO 111-112.
Introductory biochemistry presented from a chemical perspective. Topics include amino acids, proteins and enzymes, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, membranes, and carbohydrate catabolism. Banks, Haddy. (FA)
557 Biochemistry II (3:3). Pr. CHE 352, BIO 111-112, CHE 556 or permission of instructor.
Continuation of CHE 556. Enzyme catalytic mechanisms, additional topics in intermediary metabolism, genetic biochemistry, and selected topics in molecular physiology. Banks, Haddy. (SP)
558 Biochemistry Laboratory (1:0:4). Pr. 556 or equivalent, 354, 333 or permission of instructor.
Introduction to biochemical techniques, including isolation, purification and characterization of biological molecules. Haddy, Banks. (SP)
570 Advanced Special Topics in Chemistry (1 to 3). Pr. Permission of instructor.
Studies at an advanced level dealing with specialized areas of chemistry in which there is special expertise among departmental faculty. Areas of offering to be identified as follows: 570a, Analytical; 570b, Biochemistry; 570c, Inorganic; 570d, Organic; 570e, Physical.
581 Synthetic Techniques (2:0:8). Pr. 242, 352, 354, 371.
Theoretical discussion and laboratory practice in modern methods of synthesis in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry. Emphasis given to regions of overlap such as organometallic chemistry. Areas covered include high temperature and high pressure reactions, photochemistry, reaction kinetics, inert atmosphere reactions, microtechniques, and the use of modern instrumentation to determine product structure. Banks, Barborak, Knight, Nile, Walsh. (FA)
Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin for additional graduate level courses.