Department of Chemistry

Faculty

D. Timothy Anstine (Department Chair), Jerry Harris, Daniel Nogales

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge in the fundamentals and application of current chemical theories including those in Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistries.
  2. Students will be able to apply the principles of science and methods of scientific inquiry to the study of chemistry.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate proper skills in analysis, synthesis and instrumentation.
  4. Students will integrate biblical principles and scientific knowledge to be God's agents in academia, industry, and society.

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

CHEM1040: Forensic Science

Credits 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.

Corequisites

CHEM1210: Principles of Organic and Biochemistry

Credits 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.
Corequisites

CHEM2094: Special Topics in Chemistry

Credits 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

Credits 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
ACT Math score of 21 or higher, or SAT Math score of 570 or higher, or Accuplacer QRAS score of 250 or higher OR prior completion of MATH1300 College Algebra or MATH1400 Trigonometry, or instructor's approval.
Corequisites

CHEM2210L: General Chemistry I Laboratory

Credits 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. Fee: Additional fee required.

Corequisite Courses

CHEM2220: General Chemistry II

Credits 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.
Prerequisite Courses
Corequisites

CHEM2220L: General Chemistry II Laboratory

Credits 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. Fee: Additional fee required.

Corequisite Courses

CHEM2230: General Chemistry for Engineering Students

Credits 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 score of 21 or equivalent on Accuplacer Exam.
Corequisites

CHEM2230L: General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory

Credits 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. Fee: Additional fee required.

Corequisite Courses

CHEM2610: Analytical Chemistry

Credits 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.
Prerequisite Courses
Corequisites

CHEM2610L: Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Credits 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. Fee: Additional fee required.

Corequisite Courses

CHEM3094: Special Topics in Chemistry

Credits 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

Credits 3
An in-depth analysis of modern organic chemistry including structure, bonding, stereochemistry, reactions, mechanisms, synthesis and spectroscopy.
Prerequisite Courses
Corequisites

CHEM3210L: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

Credits 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. Fee: Additional fee required.

Corequisite Courses

CHEM3310: Inorganic Chemistry

Credits 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.
Prerequisite Courses

CHEM3620: Integrated Laboratory I

Credits 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. Fee: Additional fee required.

Prerequisite Courses

CHEM4094: Special Topics in Chemistry

Credits 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

Credits 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. Fee: Additional fee required.

Prerequisite Courses

CHEM4710: Structure Elucidation

Credits 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.
Prerequisite Courses

CHEM4970: Research

Credits 1 6

A capstone experience consisting of a faculty supervised independent investigative project. Fee: Additional fee required.

Prerequisites

Permission of the department chair