Undergraduate Program

Spring Term Courses Offered

Below is a listing of our undergraduate courses offered for Spring 2014 term.  Please check on ACCESS for dates/times.

CHEM 1113. General Chemistry Laboratory. One three-hour laboratory period each week. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 1303. Withdrawal from CHEM 1113 requires withdrawal from CHEM 1303.

CHEM 1114. General Chemistry Laboratory. One three-hour laboratory period each week. Prerequisite: CHEM 1113. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 1304.

CHEM 1301. Chemistry for Liberal Arts. A course designed for students with weak backgrounds in chemistry and for liberal-arts students.

CHEM 1303. General Chemistry. Designed primarily for science majors, premed students, and engineering students. Offers an introduction to the fundamental principles and theories of chemistry, including stoichiometry, the structure of matter, energy relationships involved in the transformation of matter, the dynamics of such transformations, and some descriptive chemistry of the important elements. It is a prerequisite to all advanced courses in the department. Withdrawal from CHEM 1303, 1304 requires withdrawal from corresponding labs.

CHEM 1304. General Chemistry. Designed primarily for science majors, premed students, and engineering students. Offers an introduction to the fundamental principles and theories of chemistry, including stoichiometry, the structure of matter, energy relationships involved in the transformation of matter, the dynamics of such transformations, and some descriptive chemistry of the important elements. It is a prerequisite to all advanced courses in the department. Prerequisite: CHEM 1303 or equivalent. Withdrawal from CHEM 1303, 1304 requires withdrawal from corresponding labs.

CHEM 3118. Organic Chemistry Laboratory. One three-hour laboratory period each week.Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3372. Prerequisite: CHEM 3117.

CHEM 3372. Organic Chemistry. Designed to satisfy the requirements of the chemistry major and health-related professions student. The first term deals primarily with aliphatic chemistry with special emphasis on stereochemistry. The second term emphasizes aromatic substances and the chemistry of biologically relevant molecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 1303, 1304, 1113, 1114.

CHEM 4397. Undergraduate Research. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and permission of the instructor.

CHEM 5108. Special Topics in Chemistry. Special topics of current interest. Content varies from term to term.

CHEM 5110/BIOL 5110. Biological Chemistry Laboratory. One three-hour laboratory each week. If CHEM 5110 is counted toward a chemistry major or minor, it cannot be counted toward a biological sciences major or minor. Prerequisites: BIOL 1401, 1402. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL/CHEM 5310.

CHEM 5185. Laboratory Methods in Physical Chemistry. Laboratory experiments with emphasis on thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and physical biochemistry. One half-hour of lecture and five-hour laboratory period each week for five weeks. Prerequisite: CHEM 5381 or 5383.

CHEM 5188. Advanced Physical Chemistry Laboratory. Laboratory experiments with emphasis on chemical kinetics and molecular spectroscopy. One half-hour of lecture and five-hour laboratory period each week for five weeks. Prerequisite: CHEM 5185. Corequisite: CHEM 5384 or permission of instructor.

CHEM 5306. Introduction to Computational Chemistry. Besides the normal lab experiments, modern chemists/biochemists perform "experiments" on the computer by calculating the outcome of chemical/biochemical reactions. The present course will provide an introduction into this new field in a hands-on fashion. Major quantum chemical packages will be used.

CHEM 5308. Special Topics in Chemistry. Presentation of advanced special topics in chemistry that are at the forefront of current chemical interest. Content varies from term to term.

CHEM 5311/BIOL 5311. Biological Chemistry: Metabolism. Introduction to the pathways and regulatory events in the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and nucleiotides. Three hours of lecture each week. Prerequisites: CHEM 3371, 3372.

CHEM 5312/BIOL 5312. Physical Biochemistry. Physical chemistry of macromolecules and biological membranes, with an emphasis on the thermodynamics of solutions. Prerequisites: BIOL 1401, 1402; MATH 1338; CHEM 3372; (CHEM 5381 or 5383 is recommended).

CHEM 5317. Introduction to Molecular Modeling and Computer Assisted Drug Design. The course presents a thorough and in-depth overview of methods and techniques in computer assisted drug design (CADD). It includes topics such as drug discovery and drug design, molecular recognition and docking, ligand-receptor interactions, pharmacophore searching, virtual screening, de novo design, molecular graphics, chemometrics, etc.

CHEM 5333. Introduction to Polymer Chemistry. This course provides basic information on the synthesis, physical properties, and solution properties of high molecular weight molecules. Plastics, manufacturing, and fabrication of polymers are discussed. Prerequisites: CHEM 3371 and 3372.

CHEM 5384. Physical Chemistry II. Elements of quantum mechanics and its description of many - electron atoms, bonding, and spectroscopy; intermolecular forces; structure of solids; and transport properties of fluids. Prerequisite: CHEM 5383.

CHEM 5393. Advanced Organic Chemistry. Three hours of lecture each week. Prerequisite: CHEM 3372.

CHEM 5396. Advanced Physical Chemistry. Three hours of lecture each week. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CHEM 5398. Medicinal Chemistry. This course will highlight the close relationships of organic chemistry and biochemistry with the field of medicine. The course will rely on the departmental computational laboratory to permit three-dimensional visualization of molecular interactions. Three hours of lecture each week. Prerequisites: CHEM 3371 and 3372.

CHEM 5486. Instrumental Analysis. A course involving the theory, operation, and application of instrumentation used in the modern chemical laboratory. Two hours of lecture and two three-hour laboratory periods each week. Prerequisite: CHEM 3351 or permission of instructor.