Chairperson: James Kincaid, Ph.D.
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The Marquette University Chemistry Department offers several areas of study with outstanding facilities and research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers related to chemistry or biochemistry. Three different majors are available: Chemistry, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (jointly with Biological Sciences) and Chemistry for Education (for students enrolled in the College of Education or as a secondary major). A minor in chemistry is also available. The chemistry major is certified by the American Chemical Society, and through course and laboratory work we emphasize developing the whole scientist, in turn preparing students for many fields including research and development, chemistry, dental and medical careers, pharmacy, business, technical sales and marketing, law and education. In addition, together with the Graduate School of Management, the Department of Chemistry offers a five-year B.S./M.B.A. accelerated degree program.

Major in Chemistry

ACS-Certified Option: Consists of foundational and in-depth courses beyond the first year (44 credit hours). Courses in biochemistry, polymer chemistry and undergraduate research are required. In addition, background courses in mathematics (8 credit hours) and physics (8 credit hours) are required, as listed below.

Required Chemistry Courses:
CHEM 1013General Chemistry 1 for Majors4
or CHEM 1001 General Chemistry 1
CHEM 1014General Chemistry 2 for Majors4
or CHEM 1002 General Chemistry 2
CHEM 2113Organic Chemistry for Majors 14
or CHEM 2111 Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 2114Organic Chemistry for Majors 24
or CHEM 2112 Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 3201Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 3210Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 3320Inorganic Synthesis2
CHEM 3420Physical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 4330Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 4433Physical Chemistry 13
CHEM 4434Physical Chemistry 23
CHEM 4530Introduction to Biochemistry3
or BIOL 4101 Biochemistry and the Molecular Basis of Biology
CHEM 4630Introduction to Polymer Science3
CHEM 4956Undergraduate Research in Chemistry1-3
Total Credit Hours44-46

Additional Course Requirements for ACS-Certified Chemistry Majors:

Mathematics Courses:
MATH 1450Calculus 14
MATH 1451Calculus 24
Physics Courses:
PHYS 1013Classical and Modern Physics with Calculus 14
or PHYS 1003 General Physics with Introductory Calculus 1
PHYS 1014Classical and Modern Physics with Calculus 24
or PHYS 1004 General Physics with Introductory Calculus 2
Total Credit Hours16

TYPICAL PROGRAM FOR CHEMISTRY MAJORS: ACS-Certified Option

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CHEM 1013 or 10014CHEM 1014 or 10024
ENGL 10013ENGL 10023
MATH 14504MATH 14514
UCCS-Hist of Cultures & Soc.3THEO 10013
 14 14
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CHEM 2113 or 21114CHEM 2114 or 21124
PHYS 1013 or 10034PHYS 1014 or 10044
UCCS-Lit./Performing Arts3UCCS-Diverse Cultures3
Elective3UCCS-Indiv. & Soc. Behav.3
 Elective3
 14 17
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CHEM 32014CHEM 32104
CHEM 44333CHEM 44343
PHIL 10013CHEM 45303
UCCS-Theology 3PHIL 23103
Elective3Elective3
 16 16
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CHEM 43303CHEM 3420*2
CHEM 33202CHEM 46303
Electives9CHEM 49561-3
 Electives9
 14 15-17
Total credit hours: 120-122
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CHEM 3420 Physical Chemistry Laboratory may be taken the junior year, concurrently with CHEM 4434.

Non-ACS Certified Option: Consists of thirteen courses (43 credit hours): 11 required courses (37 credit hours) and 2 elective courses (6 credit hours). In addition, background courses in mathematics (8 credit hours) and physics (8 credit hours) are required, as listed below.

Required Chemistry Courses:
CHEM 1013General Chemistry 1 for Majors4
or CHEM 1001 General Chemistry 1
CHEM 1014General Chemistry 2 for Majors4
or CHEM 1002 General Chemistry 2
CHEM 2113Organic Chemistry for Majors 14
or CHEM 2111 Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 2114Organic Chemistry for Majors 24
or CHEM 2112 Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 3201Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 3210Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 3320Inorganic Synthesis2
CHEM 3420Physical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 4330Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 4433Physical Chemistry 13
CHEM 4434Physical Chemistry 23
Choose two additional Chemistry electives.6
Total Credit Hours43

Additional Course Requirements for Non-ACS Certified Chemistry Majors:

Mathematics Courses:
MATH 1450Calculus 14
MATH 1451Calculus 24
Physics Courses:
PHYS 1013Classical and Modern Physics with Calculus 14
or PHYS 1003 General Physics with Introductory Calculus 1
PHYS 1014Classical and Modern Physics with Calculus 24
or PHYS 1004 General Physics with Introductory Calculus 2
Total Credit Hours16

Typical Program for Chemistry Majors: Non-ACS CERTIFIED Option

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CHEM 1013 or 10014CHEM 1014 or 10024
ENGL 10013ENGL 10023
MATH 14504MATH 14514
UCCS-Hist of Cultures & Soc.3THEO 10013
 14 14
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CHEM 2113 or 21114CHEM 2114 or 21124
PHYS 1013 or 10034PHYS 1014 or 10044
UCCS-Lit./Performing Arts3UCCS-Diverse Cultures3
Elective3UCCS-Indiv. & Soc. Behav.3
 Elective3
 14 17
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CHEM 32014CHEM 32104
CHEM 44333CHEM 44343
PHIL 10013PHIL 23103
UCCS-Theology 3Chemistry elective*3
Elective3Elective3
 16 16
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CHEM 43303CHEM 3420**2
CHEM 33202Chemistry elective*3
Electives9Electives9
 14 14
Total credit hours: 119
*
CHEM 4956 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry is a recommended elective. Up to 6 hours can be counted towards the degree.
**

CHEM 3420 Physical Chemistry Laboratory may be taken the junior year, concurrently with CHEM 4434.

Chemistry B.S./M.S. Accelerated Degree Program

The department offers a five-year combined bachelor’s-master’s program which enables students to earn both their bachelor of science and master of science degrees in chemistry in just five years. After completing the program, it is anticipated that students would have the potential for:

  • Obtaining an industrial position in the chemical profession and related industries featuring greater responsibility and leadership than possible with a bachelor of science degree alone.
  • Developing their academic skills and portfolio further, with the possibility to improve their chances of acceptance into doctoral, medical or other advanced degree programs.
  • Immersion into an intensive research experience to provide guidance on their ability and aptitude for pursuing a doctor of philosophy degree in chemistry.

Students are admitted following their junior year but are encouraged to begin undergraduate research (CHEM 4956 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry) during their junior year. Normally, a GPA of 2.75 in their Marquette University undergraduate science and math course work is required for admission. During the spring term of their fourth year, students are eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship for the fifth year, which would be awarded, if available, on the basis of merit as determined by the Graduate Committee (GC). Note that priority for academic year graduate assistantships is given to doctoral candidates.

Chemistry B.S./M.B.A. Accelerated Degree Program

The Department of Chemistry together with the Graduate School of Management offers an accelerated degree program which allows students to earn both their B.S. in Chemistry and master of business administration (M.B.A.) all within a five-year time period.

During the first four years of the program, students complete both their coursework requirements for their Chemistry B.S. degree and the necessary prerequisite courses for the M.B.A. degree in the College of Business Administration. In addition, undergraduate students begin their M.B.A. graduate work in their senior year by taking two graduate level courses.

To be considered for admission to the B.S./M.B.A. five-year program, applicants must formally apply to the Graduate School of Management during their junior year at Marquette University. For more detailed information and details of a typical five-year coursework plan, please refer to the Graduate School of Management Bulletin and contact the Department of Chemistry or the Graduate School of Management.

Major in Chemistry for Education

Chemistry for Education: This is a second major for students in the College of Education who wish to teach chemistry at the high school level. The major consists of 30 credit hours: six (6) required chemistry courses (23) credit hours and seven (7) credit hours of chemistry electives. In addition, twelve (12) credit hours of mathematics and physics courses must be completed to fulfill prerequisites for required course work.

Required Chemistry Courses:
CHEM 1013General Chemistry 1 for Majors4
or CHEM 1001 General Chemistry 1
CHEM 1014General Chemistry 2 for Majors4
or CHEM 1002 General Chemistry 2
CHEM 2113Organic Chemistry for Majors 14
or CHEM 2111 Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 2114Organic Chemistry for Majors 24
or CHEM 2112 Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 3201Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 4431Physical Chemistry: Fundamentals with Applications in Biological Sciences3
Electives: Choose seven credit hours of Chemistry electives. *7
Total Credit Hours30
Required Cognate Courses:
MATH 1450Calculus 14
or MATH 1410 Calculus for the Biological Sciences
PHYS 1013Classical and Modern Physics with Calculus 14
or PHYS 1001 General Physics 1
or PHYS 1003 General Physics with Introductory Calculus 1
PHYS 1014Classical and Modern Physics with Calculus 24
or PHYS 1002 General Physics 2
or PHYS 1004 General Physics with Introductory Calculus 2
Total Credit Hours12
*

Suggested electives are: Biochemistry (CHEM 4530 Introduction to Biochemistry or BIOL 4101 Biochemistry and the Molecular Basis of Biology), CHEM 3210 Instrumental Analysis, CHEM 4130 Characterization of Organic Compounds, CHEM 4230 Forensic Chemistry, CHEM 4630 Introduction to Polymer Science, CHEM 4956 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry or CHEM 4995 Independent Study in Chemistry.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The major in biochemistry and molecular biology consists of 53-59 credit hours in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics courses as listed below. Additional cognate courses in mathematics and physics are required.

Required Biological Sciences courses (18 cr. hrs.):
BIOL 1001General Biology 13
BIOL 1002General Biology 23
BIOL 2201Genetics3
BIOL 2301Cell Biology3
BIOL 4101Biochemistry and the Molecular Basis of Biology3
BIOL 4102Experimental Molecular Biology3
Required Chemistry Courses (23-26 cr. hrs.)
CHEM 1001General Chemistry 14
or CHEM 1013 General Chemistry 1 for Majors
CHEM 1002General Chemistry 24
or CHEM 1014 General Chemistry 2 for Majors
CHEM 3201Quantitative Analysis4
Organic Chemistry Sequence - Choose one of the following:8
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry for Majors 1
and Organic Chemistry for Majors 2
Physical Chemistry - Choose one of the following:3-6
Physical Chemistry: Fundamentals with Applications in Biological Sciences
Physical Chemistry 1
and Physical Chemistry 2
Additional Laboratory Course Requirement - Choose option one or option two:3
Option 1:
Laboratory Research Project in Biological Sciences
Undergraduate Research in Chemistry
Option 2 (choose one of the following):
Experimental Genetics
Experimental Cell Biology
Experimental Neurobiology
Experimental Vertebrate Anatomy and Development
Experimental Physiology
Experimental Microbiology
Elective Courses - Choose any three of the following not previously taken:9-12
Biology Courses:
Experimental Genetics
Experimental Cell Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Plant Biology
Neurobiology
Experimental Neurobiology
Animal Development
Experimental Vertebrate Anatomy and Development
Human Physiology
Experimental Physiology
Microbiology
Experimental Microbiology
Genomics and Bioinformatics
Advanced Ecology
Tropical Ecology in Panama
Exercise Physiology
Immunobiology
Laboratory Research Project in Biological Sciences
Applying the Internship Experience
Independent Study in Biology
Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences
Chemistry Courses:
Instrumental Analysis
Characterization of Organic Compounds
Inorganic Chemistry
Introduction to Quantum Chemistry
Introduction to Biochemistry
Undergraduate Research in Chemistry
Mathematics Courses:
Calculus 3
Differential Equations
Biostatistical Methods and Models
Statistical Methods
Psychological Measurements and Statistics
Physics Courses:
The Physical Basis of Biological Structure and Function
Experimental Methods in Molecular Biophysics
Total Credit Hours53-59

Notes:

  • Students who take CHEM 4433 Physical Chemistry 1, CHEM 4434 Physical Chemistry 2 and MATH 2450 Calculus 3 are required to take only one additional elective in biological sciences, chemistry or mathematics.
  • A second BIOL 4956 Laboratory Research Project in Biological Sciences course may be taken as an elective if BIOL 4956 previously taken as a laboratory course.
  • Honors courses are available from both departments by contract with the instructors. Courses available for honors credit are identified.

Cognate Course Requirements:

Mathematics Courses:
MATH 1450Calculus 14
MATH 1451Calculus 24
Physics Sequence - Choose one of the following:8
General Physics 1
and General Physics 2
General Physics with Introductory Calculus 1
and General Physics with Introductory Calculus 2
Total Credit Hours16

Typical Program for Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Majors

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BIOL 10013BIOL 10023
CHEM 1001 or 10134CHEM 1002 or 10144
MATH 14504MATH 14514
ENGL 10013ENGL 10023
BIOL 10041 
 15 14
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
CHEM 2111 or 21134BIOL 22013
PHYS 1001 or 10034UCCS-Hist. of Cultures & Soc.3
BIOL 23013PHIL 23103
PHIL 10013CHEM 2112 or 21144
THEO 10013PHYS 1002 or 10044
 17 17
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BIOL 41013Biology lab (upper division)**3
CHEM 4431*3CHEM 32014
UCCS-Theology 3Elective3
UCCS-Lit./Performing Arts3UCCS-Indiv. & Soc. Behav.#3
Elective3 
 15 13
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BIOL 41023Biochemistry/Molecular Biology electives6
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology elective3-4Electives9
Electives6 
UCCS-Diverse Cultures 3 
 15-16 15
Total credit hours: 121-122
*

Many students, including those continuing on to graduate school, should consider the option of two terms of physical chemistry CHEM 4433 Physical Chemistry 1 and CHEM 4434 Physical Chemistry 2 which require an additional term of calculus MATH 2450 Calculus 3. Students who take CHEM 4433 Physical Chemistry 1, CHEM 4434 Physical Chemistry 2, and MATH 2450 Calculus 3 are required to take only one additional elective in biological sciences, chemistry or mathematics.

**

BIOL 4956 Laboratory Research Project in Biological Sciences or CHEM 4956 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry may be substituted.

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For students intending to apply to medical school: MATH 4740 Biostatistical Methods and Models is recommended as a math elective, PSYC 1001 General Psychology is recommended to satisfy the UCCS Individual and Social (ISB) requirement, and SOCI 1001 Principles of Sociology is recommended as a general elective.

 BIOL 1004 is recommended for students considering a career in the health sciences.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B.S./M.B.A. Accelerated Degree Programs

The Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry together with the Graduate School of Management offer an accelerated degree programs which allow students to earn their B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and a master of business administration (M.B.A.), all within in a five-year time period.

During the first four years of the program, students complete both their coursework requirements for their B.S. degree and the necessary prerequisite courses for the M.B.A. degree in the College of Business Administration. In addition, undergraduate students begin their M.B.A. graduate work in their senior year by taking two graduate level courses.

To be considered for admission to the B.S./M.B.A. five-year program, applicants must formally apply to the Graduate School of Management during their junior year at Marquette University. For more detailed information and details of a typical five-year coursework plan, please refer to the Graduate School of Management Bulletin and contact the Departments of Biological Sciences and/or Chemistry or the Graduate School of Management.

Minor in Chemistry

The Chemistry minor consists of five courses for a minimum of 19 credit hours, as listed below:

Required Chemistry Courses:
CHEM 1001General Chemistry 14
or CHEM 1013 General Chemistry 1 for Majors
CHEM 1002General Chemistry 24
or CHEM 1014 General Chemistry 2 for Majors
CHEM 2111Organic Chemistry 14
or CHEM 2113 Organic Chemistry for Majors 1
CHEM 2112Organic Chemistry 24
or CHEM 2114 Organic Chemistry for Majors 2
Elective Course: Choose one upper-division CHEM course or one of the following.3
Quantum Mechanics
Introduction to Thermodynamics
Total Credit Hours19

 Notes:

  • CHEM 4956 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry or CHEM 4995 Independent Study in Chemistry may not be counted toward the minor.
     

Department of Public Instruction Certification

College of Education students wishing to pursue Department of Public Instruction Certification must complete the following courses listed below for a total of 22 credit hours:

Required Chemistry courses:
CHEM 1001General Chemistry 14
CHEM 1002General Chemistry 24
CHEM 2111Organic Chemistry 14
or CHEM 2113 Organic Chemistry for Majors 1
CHEM 2112Organic Chemistry 24
or CHEM 2114 Organic Chemistry for Majors 2
CHEM 3201Quantitative Analysis4
Electives - Choose two credit hours of Chemistry electives2
Total Credit Hours22

Courses

CHEM 1000. Essentials of Chemistry. 1 cr. hr.

Transitional, 7-week course for students beginning the fall term in CHEM 1001. Course focuses on critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills. Prereq: Enrollment in CHEM 1001 at the beginning of fall term.

CHEM 1001. General Chemistry 1. 4 cr. hrs.

Introductory college chemistry. Fundamental principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, physical states of matter, energy relationships, periodic table, atomic and molecular structure and solutions. The following mathematical concepts are used in CHEM 1001 and CHEM 1002: Scientific notation, logarithms, the quadratic equation and proportionality. 3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab., 1 hr. disc.

CHEM 1001H. Honors General Chemistry 1. 4 cr. hrs.

Introductory college chemistry. Fundamental principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, physical states of matter, energy relationships, periodic table, atomic and molecular structure and solutions. The following mathematical concepts are used in CHEM 1001H and CHEM 1002H: Scientific notation, logarithms, the quadratic equation and proportionality. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. 3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab., 1 hr. disc. Prereq: Admission to Marquette University Honors Program.

CHEM 1002. General Chemistry 2. 4 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CHEM 1001. Chemistry of metals and nonmetals, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, aqueous equilibria, free energy relationships, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemistry of the transition metals. Qualitative analysis included as part of the laboratory work. 3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab., 1 hr. disc. Prereq: CHEM 1001 or 1013.

CHEM 1002H. Honors General Chemistry 2. 4 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CHEM 1001 or CHEM 1001H. Chemistry of metals and nonmetals, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, aqueous equilibria, free energy relationships, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemistry of the transition metals. Qualitative analysis included as part of the laboratory work. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. 3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab., 1 hr. disc. Prereq: CHEM 1001 or CHEM 1001H and admission to Marquette University Honors Program.

CHEM 1013. General Chemistry 1 for Majors. 4 cr. hrs.

Introductory college chemistry, designed for students majoring in the natural sciences. Fundamental principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, physical states of matter, energy relationships, periodic table, atomic and molecular structure and solutions. The following mathematical concepts are used: Scientific notation, logarithms, the quadratic equation and proportionality. 3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 1001 and CHEM 1013.

CHEM 1013H. Honors General Chemistry 1 for Majors. 4 cr. hrs.

Introductory college chemistry, designed for students majoring in the natural sciences. Fundamental principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, physical states of matter, energy relationships, periodic table, atomic and molecular structure and solutions. The following mathematical concepts are used: Scientific notation, logarithms, the quadratic equation and proportionality. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. 3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 1001 and CHEM 1013. Prereq: Admission to Marquette University Honors Program.

CHEM 1014. General Chemistry 2 for Majors. 4 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CHEM 1001 or 1013. Intended for students majoring in the natural sciences. Emphasis in the lecture is on kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, symmetry in coordination and organic chemistry, and industrial processes as applied from thermodynamic principles. The laboratory consists of experiments designed to correlate with lecture; introduction of some research-grade instrumentation is given. 3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 1002 and CHEM 1014. Prereq: CHEM 1001 or CHEM 1013.

CHEM 1014H. Honors General Chemistry 2 for Majors. 4 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CHEM 1001 or 1013. Intended for students majoring in the natural sciences. Emphasis in the lecture is on kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, symmetry in coordination and organic chemistry, and industrial processes as applied from thermodynamic principles. The laboratory consists of experiments designed to correlate with lecture; introduction of some research-grade instrumentation is given. As an Honors Program course, includes a more intensive research or project component. 3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 1002 and CHEM 1014. Prereq: CHEM 1001 or CHEM 1001H or CHEM 1013H and admission to Marquette University Honors Program.

CHEM 1021. CHEM 1001 Laboratory Only. 1 cr. hr.

Designed to provide students with a formal course number in which they may register for a laboratory in CHEM 1001 (first semester general chemistry), without taking lecture or discussion. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CHEM 1022. CHEM 1002 Laboratory Only. 1 cr. hr.

Designed to provide students with a formal course number in which they may register for a laboratory in CHEM 1002 (second semester general chemistry), without taking lecture or discussion. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CHEM 1031. CHEM 1001 Lecture Only. 3 cr. hrs.

Designed to provide students with a formal course number in which they may register for a lecture in CHEM 1001 (first semester general chemistry), without taking laboratory. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CHEM 1032. CHEM 1002 Lecture Only. 3 cr. hrs.

Designed to provide students with a formal course number in which they may register for a lecture in CHEM 1002 (second semester general chemistry), without taking laboratory. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CHEM 1080. Chemistry in the World. 4 cr. hrs.

Introduction to chemical concepts and their applications in the world, with focus on applications in energy, the environment, air and water pollution, agriculture, food and drug development. Intended for non-science majors. 3 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab.

CHEM 2111. Organic Chemistry 1. 4 cr. hrs.

Modern theories of bonding, stereochemistry, synthesis and reaction mechanism. The chemistry of aliphatic hydrocarbons and their functional group derivatives. Laboratory: basic organic manipulations such as distillation, recrystallization, including simple synthesis. 3 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab. Prereq: CHEM 1002 or CHEM 1014.

CHEM 2112. Organic Chemistry 2. 4 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CHEM 2111. Extension of the chemistry of the remaining mono and polyfunctional, and aromatic compounds. Bonding, stereochemistry, mechanisms, synthesis, applied spectroscopy, heterocycles and natural products. Laboratory: synthesis, instrumental application, organic qualitative analysis. 3 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab. Prereq: CHEM 2111 or CHEM 2113.

CHEM 2113. Organic Chemistry for Majors 1. 4 cr. hrs.

Intended to be taken by chemistry majors, honors students, and other interested science majors. Principles of bonding, stereochemistry, mechanisms, kinetics, and spectrometry applied to aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and simple monofunctional organic molecules. Laboratory: modern techniques using research instruments. 3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. disc., 4 hrs. lab. Prereq: CHEM 1002 or CHEM 1014.

CHEM 2114. Organic Chemistry for Majors 2. 4 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CHEM 2113. Mechanisms, structure-reactivity relationships, and complex syntheses applied to the remaining principle classes of organic compounds. Laboratory: organic qualitative analysis. 3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. disc., 4 hrs. lab. Prereq: CHEM 2111 or CHEM 2113.

CHEM 2121. CHEM 2111 Laboratory Only. 1 cr. hr.

Designed to provide students with a formal course number in which they may register for a laboratory in CHEM 2111 (organic chemistry 1), without taking lecture. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CHEM 2122. CHEM 2112 Laboratory Only. 1 cr. hr.

Designed to provide students with a formal course number in which they may register for a laboratory in CHEM 2112 (organic chemistry 2), without taking lecture. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CHEM 2131. CHEM 2111 Lecture Only. 3 cr. hrs.

Designed to provide students with a formal course number in which they may register for a lecture in CHEM 2111 (organic chemistry 1), without taking lab. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CHEM 2132. CHEM 2112 Lecture Only. 3 cr. hrs.

Designed to provide students with a formal course number in which they may register for a lecture in CHEM 2112 (organic chemistry 2), without taking lab. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CHEM 3120. Chemistry Laboratory Only: Upper Division. 1-2 cr. hrs.

This is a variable title, variable credit course designed to provide students with a formal course number in which they may register for a laboratory without lecture basis for existing upper division chemistry courses. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CHEM 3130. Lecture Only - Upper Division. 1-3 cr. hrs.

This is a variable title, variable credit course designed to provide students with a formal course number in which they may register for a lecture without laboratory basis for existing upper division chemistry courses. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CHEM 3201. Quantitative Analysis. 4 cr. hrs.

Fundamental theory of analytical chemistry covering principal gravimetric and titrimetric methods with introduction to electrochemical and spectrophotometric techniques and to separations. 3 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab. Prereq: CHEM 1002 or CHEM 1014.

CHEM 3210. Instrumental Analysis. 4 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CHEM 3201. Physical methods of analysis with emphasis on electrochemical, spectral and chromatographic methods. 3 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab. Prereq: CHEM 3201, CHEM 4433 or 4431, and PHYS 1002 or PHYS 1004 or PHYS 1014.

CHEM 3320. Inorganic Synthesis. 2 cr. hrs.

Synthesis and characterization of transition and post-transition inorganic and organometallic compounds. Emphasis on structure elucidation through electronic and nuclear magnetic spectroscopy; handling of air-sensitive compounds; high-vacuum line techniques; homogeneous catalysis. 1 lab-recit., 4 hrs. lab. Prereq: CHEM 4330, which must be taken concurrently, and CHEM 4431 or 4433 or 4434.

CHEM 3420. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 2 cr. hrs.

Laboratory experiments illustrating the principles of physical chemistry. 5 hrs. lab. Prereq: CHEM 4433 and CHEM 4434, which must be taken concurrently.

CHEM 3931. Topics in Chemistry. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Topics of current interest in inorganic, organic, analytical, physical or biochemistry. Prereq: CHEM 4434, which may be taken concurrently, or cons. of instr.

CHEM 4130. Characterization of Organic Compounds. 3 cr. hrs.

Fundamental theory of spectral methods used to identify organic compounds. Structure elucidation through application of nuclear magnetic resonance, ultraviolet, infrared and mass spectroscopy. 3 hrs. lec. Prereq: CHEM 4431 or CHEM 4433 or CHEM 4434.

CHEM 4230. Forensic Chemistry. 3 cr. hrs.

Examines the chemistry of forensics. Topics include: the science behind forensic analysis, methods for data analysis and applications of analytical methods in forensic science. Prereq: CHEM 3201; may be taken concurrently.

CHEM 4330. Inorganic Chemistry. 3 cr. hrs.

Structure and bonding as related to physical and chemical properties; concepts relating to mechanisms; metal complexes; organometallic chemistry; molecular symmetry; catalysis; and descriptive chemistry to demonstrate applications of principles. Prereq: CHEM 4431 or CHEM 4433 or CHEM 4434.

CHEM 4430. Introduction to Quantum Chemistry. 3 cr. hrs.

Elementary quantum theory and applications to atoms, molecules, and chemical bonding. Prereq: CHEM 4434.

CHEM 4431. Physical Chemistry: Fundamentals with Applications in Biological Sciences. 3 cr. hrs.

One term course in Physical Chemistry with focus on basic principles, using examples drawn from applications to biological systems. Covers macroscopic, statistical, and microscopic descriptions of matter. Emphasis on thermodynamics, chemical and physical equilibria, transport properties, and kinetics. Prereq: CHEM 1002 or CHEM 1014; and MATH 1410 or MATH 1450; and PHYS 1002 or PHYS 1004.

CHEM 4433. Physical Chemistry 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Foundations of quantum mechanics, applications to chemical systems, atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy, foundations of statistical mechanics, states of matter, laws of thermodynamics, phase and chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, transport properties and chemical kinetics. 3 hrs. lec. Prereq: CHEM 2114, MATH 1451, and PHYS 1002 or PHYS 1004 or PHYS 1014.

CHEM 4434. Physical Chemistry 2. 3 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CHEM 4433. 3 hrs. lec. Prereq: CHEM 4433.

CHEM 4530. Introduction to Biochemistry. 3 cr. hrs.

Bioenergetics, glycolysis, oxidative degradation, enzymes, metabolic controls, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids. Prereq: CHEM 2112 and CHEM 4431; or CHEM 2112 and CHEM 4433.

CHEM 4630. Introduction to Polymer Science. 3 cr. hrs.

Theory and practice of molecular weight determination for macromolecules. Characterization of polymers, including spectroscopic, chemical and mechanical procedures. Synthesis of polymers, including kinetics of reaction. Polymer additives and technology. Prereq: CHEM 2112 and CHEM 4431 or CHEM 4433 or CHEM 4434.

CHEM 4932. Advanced Topics in Chemistry. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Advanced topics of current interest in inorganic, organic, analytical, physical or biochemistry. Prereq: CHEM 4434.

CHEM 4953. Undergraduate Seminar. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Emphasis on critical reading, analysis, and oral reporting of current literature sources in Chemistry. Prereq: CHEM 4434.

CHEM 4956. Undergraduate Research in Chemistry. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Research project conducted under the direction of a faculty advisor. A written progress report is required. The course may be repeated; however, a maximum of six (6) cr. hrs. of CHEM 4956 and CHEM 4995 combined will be counted towards the major. Prereq: Consent of Instructor.

CHEM 4995. Independent Study in Chemistry. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Analysis of a specific topic under faculty supervision. The course may be repeated; however, a maximum of six (6) cr. hrs. of CHEM 4956 and CHEM 4995 combined will be counted towards the major. Prereq: CHEM 4434 and cons. of dept. ch.

CHEM 4999. Senior Thesis. 2-4 cr. hrs.

Laboratory work leading to a thesis under the direction of an adviser. Prereq: CHEM 4434 and cons. of dept. ch.