Department of Chemistry
221 Petty Building
Requirements for Combined Accelerated BS in
Chemistry/MS in Chemistry
A. College Liberal Arts Component (61 hours max) .
B. Chemistry Major (BS) Requirements (42 hours)
C. Related Requirements (22 hours)
D. Other Undergraduate Electives 4
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
Requirements for Combined Accelerated BA in Chemistry/MBA in Business Administration
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)
Chemistry Courses (CHE)
Courses For Undergraduates
103 General Descriptive Chemistry I (3:3).
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).
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).
Nonquantitative 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).
Designed to acquaint non-science majors with basic laboratory practices. [NS, CPS]. (FA,SP)
111 General Chemistry I (3:3).
Fundamental principles of chemistry, including stoichiometry, atomic structure, and states of matter. [NS, CPS]. (FA,SP)
112 General Chemistry I Laboratory (1:0:3).
Laboratory work to accompany 111. [NS, CPS]. (FA,SP)
114 General Chemistry II (3:3)..
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).
Laboratory work to accompany 114. Includes semi-micro qualitative analysis and ionic equilibria experiments. [NS, CPS]. (FA,SP)
205 Introductory Organic Chemistry (3:3).
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).
Laboratory work to accompany 205. (FA)
242 Inorganic Chemistry (2:2).
Introduction to descriptive inorganic chemistry, including oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, acid-base and coordination chemistry. (FA)
252 Chemistry and the Human Environment (3:3).
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)
331 Quantitative Analysis (3:3).
Introduction to the theory and practice of volumetric and gravimetric methods of analysis. Herman, Jezorek, Walsh. (FA)
333 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (1:0:4).
Laboratory work to accompany 331. Herman, Jezorek, Walsh. (FA)
351 Organic Chemistry I (4:4).
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).
Continuation of 351 with attention to alcohols, ethers, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines, lipids, carbohydrates, and organic spectroscopy. (SP)
354 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1:0:4).
Laboratory work to accompany 352. Includes basic techniques of organic laboratory practice plus preparations involving representative reactions. (SP)
372 Introduction to Laboratory Methods (2:2).
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. (SP).
401 Chemistry Seminar Introduction (0:0).
Preparation for seminar. Introduction to the selection of seminar topics and seminar presentation techniques. Attendance at weekly seminars required. (FA,SP) (Formerly CHE 501)
402 Chemistry Seminar (1:1).
Oral reports and discussion of topics from the current chemistry by students, staff, and guest lecturers. Attendance at weekly seminars is required. (FA,SP) (Formerly CHE 502)
442 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (3:3).
Modern concepts of chemical bonding and its application to inorganic reactions and periodic relationships. (SP)
461 Physical Chemistry I (4:4).
Chemical thermodynamics and equilibrium processes covered, including phase equilibria, thermodynamics of solutions, kinetics, and electrochemistry. (FA)
462 Physical Chemistry II (3:3).
Subject material deals with microscopic world including introductions to quantum mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, and kinetics. (SP)
463 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (1:0:4).
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).
Additional laboratory work primarily in kinetics and the determination of molecular structure. This is a writing emphasis course. Galli (SP)
491, 492 Independent Study (1 to 3), (1 to 3).
Directed program of independent study and research for the qualified student. (FA-491; SP-492)
493 Honors Work (3-6).
For Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate Students
506 Introductory Physical Chemistry (4:4).
Concepts basic to chemical kinetics, equilibrium, energetics, spectroscopy, solution phenomena, electrochemistry, and colloidal behavior with applications to biological systems. (SP)
531 Instrumental Analysis (3:3).
Theory and practice of advanced analytical techniques with emphasis on instrumental methods of analysis. (SP)
533 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (1:0:4).
Laboratory work to accompany 531. Herman, Jezorek. (SP)
536 Computers in Chemistry (3:3).
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.
553 Advanced Organic Chemistry I (3:3).
Advanced topics in organic chemistry with special emphasis on reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry. (FA)
555 Organometallic Chemistry (2:2).
Theoretical and synthetic aspects of organometallic chemistry and applications to catalysis and synthetic organic chemistry. (SP)
556 Biochemistry I (3:3).
Introductory biochemistry presented from a chemical perspective. Topics include amino acids, proteins and enzymes, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, membranes, and carbohydrate catabolism. Banks, (FA)
557 Biochemistry II (3:3).
Continuation of CHE 556. Enzyme catalytic mechanisms, additional topics in intermediary metabolism, genetic biochemistry, and selected topics in molecular physiology. (SP)
558 Biochemistry Laboratory (1:0:4).
Introduction to biochemical techniques, including isolation, purification and characterization of biological molecules. (SP)
570 Advanced Special Topics in Chemistry (1 to 3).
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).
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. (FA)
Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin for additional graduate level courses.