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CHEM1040 Forensic Science (3)

An introductory course in forensic chemistry, biology, and physics for the general student. This course will explore the science related to forensics such as data collection, DNA analysis, entomology, drugs, explosives, and ballistics. No prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed. Offered: Alternate years Corequisites: CHEM1040L

CHEM1040L Forensics Science Laboratory (1)

An application and exploration of the principles and techniques described in CHEM1040. Offered: Alternate years Fees: Additional fee required. Corequisites: CHEM1040

CHEM1060 Chemistry for Citizens (3)

An examination of the role of chemistry in today's society: historical aspects, technological advances, industrial applications, environment and ecological applications. No prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed. Offered: Alternate years Corequisites: CHEM1060L

CHEM1060L Chemistry for Citizens Laboratory (1)

An application and exploration of the principles and techniques described in CHEM1060. Offered: Alternate years Fees: Additional fee required. Corequisites: CHEM1060

CHEM1200 Principles of General Chemistry (3)

This course will prepare a student for entry into CHEM1210 or CHEM2210. A grounding in major principles of general chemistry including atoms, nomenclature, molecular structure, bonding and stoichiometry. No prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed. Prerequisites: High school algebra

CHEM1200L Principles of General Chemistry Laboratory (1)

An application and exploration of the principle techniques described in CHEM1200. Corequisites: CHEM1200

CHEM1210 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (3)

An introduction to the major areas of chemistry needed for a career in the health sciences including: stoichiometry, states of matter, pH, equilibrium, organic functional groups, organic structure, reactions, lipids, carbohydrates, steroids, proteins, enzymes, RNA-DNA, metabolism and the chemistry of nutrition. Prerequisites: High school chemistry or CHEM1200 Corequisites: CHEM1210L

CHEM1210L Principles of Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory (1)

An application and exploration of the principles and techniques described in CHEM1210. Fees: Additional fee required. Corequisites: CHEM1210

CHEM2094 Topics in Chemistry (1-3)

A study of a current topic in chemistry or biochemistry. Topics may include, but are not limited to, environmental chemistry, organic chemistry, computer modeling and biochemical advancements. Prerequisites: Instructor's approval

CHEM2210 General Chemistry I (3)

An in-depth survey of the principles underlying chemistry including atomic structure, periodic table and laws, bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, pH, nuclear and industrial chemistry. Previous chemistry is recommended. Prerequisites: MATH ACT 21 or equivalent on Compass Exam, or instructor's approval. Corequisites: CHEM2210L

CHEM2210L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

An application and exploration of the principles and techniques described in CHEM2210, including physical properties, stoichiometry, gas laws and thermochemistry. An emphasis is placed on basic laboratory techniques and sensor-based data acquisition. Fees: Additional fee required. Corequisites: CHEM2210

CHEM2220 General Chemistry II (3)

An in-depth survey of the principles underlying chemistry, including solutions, acids/bases, solubility, thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrochemistry. Emphasis is placed on a quantitative understanding of chemical phenomena. Prerequisites: CHEM2210 Corequisites: CHEM2220L

CHEM2220L General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

An application and exploration of the principles and techniques described in CHEM2220, including equilibrium, acids, bases, kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Emphasis is placed on safety and report writing. Includes qualitative analysis. Fees: Additional fee required. Corequisites: CHEM2220

CHEM2230 General Chemistry for Engineering Students (3)

Introduction to important concepts and principles of chemistry, including atomic structure, molecular bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, thermodynamics, entropy, kinetics, equilibrium, and electrochemistry. Emphasis is placed on areas considered most relevant in an engineering context, practical applications of chemical principles in engineering and technology. Prerequisites: MATH ACT 21 or equivalent on COMPASS Exam. Corequisites: CHEM2230L

CHEM2230L General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory (1)

Introduction to important concepts and principles of chemistry in the laboratory, emphasis on areas considered most relevant in an engineering context, practical applications of chemical principles in engineering and technology. Fees: Additional fee required. Corequisites: CHEM2230

CHEM2610 Analytical Chemistry (3)

An application of the principles and reactions of chemistry as they relate to product quality and analysis of materials. Includes in-depth review of pH, electrochemistry, stoichiometry and titration. Prerequisites: CHEM2220 Corequisites: CHEM2610L

CHEM2610L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1)

A laboratory exploration to complement the topics and techniques in CHEM2610. Includes sampling, statistics, chemical, titration, and electrochemical methods, with an emphasis on using spreadsheets to simulate and analyze. Fees: Additional fee required. Corequisites: CHEM2610

CHEM3094 Topics in Chemistry (1-3)

An advanced study of a current topic in chemistry or biochemistry. Topics may include, but are not limited to, environmental chemistry, organic chemistry, computer modeling and biochemical advancements. Prerequisites: Instructor's approval

CHEM3210 Organic Chemistry I (3)

An in-depth analysis of modern organic chemistry including structure, bonding, stereochemistry, reactions, mechanisms, synthesis and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CHEM2220 Corequisites: CHEM3210L

CHEM3210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

A laboratory application of the principles and techniques described in CHEM3210. An emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, keeping a laboratory notebook, synthesis schemes, and identification. Incorporates advanced laboratory techniques such as HPLC, GCMS, FT-IR, and NMR. Fees: Additional fee required. Corequisites: CHEM3210

CHEM3220 Organic Chemistry II (3)

A continuation of CHEM3210 Organic Chemistry I. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: CHEM3210 Corequisites: CHEM3220L

CHEM3220L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

A continuation of CHEM3210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: CHEM3210L Corequisites: CHEM3220

CHEM3310 Inorganic Chemistry (3)

An in-depth analysis of inorganic chemistry with review of atomic structure, bonding, and periodic properties. Includes states of matter, structure of materials and coordination and organometallic chemistry. Offered: Alternate years Prerequisites: CHEM2220

CHEM3510 Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3)

A survey of thermodynamics, equilibria, and kinetics with emphasis on concepts and applications in chemistry, biochemistry and materials. Offered: Alternate years Prerequisites: CHEM2220

CHEM3620 Integrated Laboratory I (1)

An advanced laboratory course incorporating work from the major chemistry subdisciplines: organic, inorganic, physical and instrumental. Emphasis will be placed on integrating aspects of chemical synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and determination of physical properties. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: CHEM2220

CHEM4094 Topics in Chemistry (1-3)

An advanced study of a current topic in chemistry or biochemistry. Topics may include, but are not limited to, environmental chemistry, organic chemistry, computer modeling, and biochemical advancements. Prerequisites: Instructor's approval

CHEM4610 Integrated Laboratory II (1)

An advanced laboratory course incorporating work from the major chemistry subdisciplines: organic, inorganic, physical, and instrumental. Emphasis will be placed on integrating aspects of chemical synthesis, spectroscopic characterization, and determination of physical properties. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: CHEM3620

CHEM4710 Structure Elucidation (3)

Identification of organic compounds using physical and chemical properties, infrared and mass spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resource spectroscopy, including advanced techniques in proton, carbon, and multi-dimensional spectra. Prerequisites: CHEM3220

CHEM4720 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)

Advanced study of organic chemistry, including reaction mechanism, total synthesis, and molecular orbital theory. Prerequisites: CHEM3220

CHEM4970 Research (1-6)

A capstone experience consisting of a faculty supervised independent investigative project. Prerequisites: Permission of the Department Chair.

CHEM4980 Senior Seminar/Capstone (1)

An oral and written communication of the research project. Prerequisites: Permission of the Department Chair