Courses

CHM 1004 (CHEM1004). 
Introduction to Chemistry.  
A general  education  course for non-science majors. Examines the impact of chemistry on our  individual wellbeing, our environment, and the world around us.  Serves as an introduction to scientific methods, use of units and measurements and current topics in chemistry.   Includes a two hour laboratory in which experiments are performed to demonstrate the principles covered in class. Three (3) hours lecture and two (2) hours of laboratory each week. May not be taken for credit if a more advanced chemistry course has been completed. Will not count toward major, minor, or teacher certification.  

CHM 1014 (CHEM1414), 1024 (CHEM1424). 
University Chemistry I and II.
A course in the principles of chemistry designed for majors in science, and those interested in engineering, medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary, medical technology, and pharmacy.  Three (3) hours lecture, three (3) hours laboratory. Co-requisite or Prerequisite: College Algebra or higher math or Math ACT score 22 or above).  Student must make a grade of “C” or better in CHM 1014 in order to enroll in CHM 1024.

CHM 1034 (CHEM1214). 
General Chemistry Non-Majors.
An introductory course in inorganic chemistry. Class emphasis is directed toward the needs of students in nursing, family and consumer sciences, and others not majoring in science. Three (3) hours lecture and two (2) hours laboratory.

CHM 1044 (CHEM1224).
General Organic and Biochemistry.
An introductory course in organic and biochemistry designed to follow CHM 1034. Does not count toward a major in chemistry nor as a prerequisite for CHM 3063 or 4283. Three (3) hours lecture and two (2) hours laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 1034 with a grade of “C” or better.

CHM 2084. 
Quantitative Analysis. 
The basic methodologies of quantitative analysis with emphasis on chemical equilibrium, the theories of volumetric and gravimetric analysis, and electrochemistry.  Some basic instrumentation is covered in the laboratory.  Two (2) hours lecture and six (6) hours laboratory.  Prerequisite:  CHM 1024. 

CHM 3051. 
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. 
This course will introduce students to the laboratory techniques normally associated with isolation, purification and analysis of organic compounds.  Spectroscopic techniques are introduced and incorporated into the course.  Experiments are designed to reinforce the concepts presented in the lecture course.  Co-requisite: CHM 3063.

CHM 3063. 
Organic Chemistry I. 
A study of the chemistry of carbon-based compounds.  Topics covered include bonding, 3-D molecular structure, and mechanisms of functional group reactions.  Organic halides, alcohols, and ethers are studied.  Three (3) hours lecture.  Prerequisite:  CHM 1024.

CHM 3073. 
Organic Chemistry II. 
A study of reactions of functional groups including an in-depth study of carbonyl compounds, and of benzene and related aromatic molecules.  Synthetic routes to molecules of biological or pharmaceutical interest will be covered.  Three (3) hours lecture.  Prerequisite: CHM 3063.

CHM 3131. 
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II. 
This course will build on expertise gained in CHM 3051.  Additional spectroscopic techniques are introduced.  Laboratory experiments emphasize new carbon-carbon bond formation, with an emphasis towards the total synthesis of various molecules.  Experiments are designed to reinforce the concepts presented in the lecture course.  Co-requisite:  CHM 3073.

CHM 3313. 
Nutritional Biochemistry.
A study of the basic principles of biochemistry applied to human metabolic systems. Three (3) hours lecture.  It will be offered every other year (even years) in the spring.  Prerequisite: CHM 1044, or CHM 3063 and CHM 3051 with grades of "C" or better. 

CHM 3403. 
Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences.
A course intended primarily for biology and biochemistry students.  The course covers the laws of chemical thermodynamics and their application in bioenergetics, properties of solutions, electrochemistry and electrochemical phenomena in biological systems, chemical spectroscopy and its application in the quantification of biological substances, and chemical kinetics and enzyme kinetics. Prequisites: CHM 2084, CHM 3073, MTH 1295.

CHM 4091. 
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I.
Quantitative experiments involving physical chemistry principles in such areas as kinetics, molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Three (3) hours of laboratory. Co-requisite CHM 4113.

CHM 4101. 
Physical Chemistry Laboratory II.
Quantitative experiments involving physical chemistry principles in such areas as thermodynamics, phase equilibria, properties of gases and surface chemistry. Three (3) hours of laboratory. Co-requisite: CHM 4143.

CHM 4113, 4143. 
Physical Chemistry I and II.
An introduction to chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, molecular dynamics and electrochemistry.  Three (3) hours lecture. Prerequisite: CHM 2084, CHM 3073, PHY 2244. Co-requisite or prerequisite: MTH 2045.

CHM 4124. 
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry.  
A   study  of classical and recent concepts concerning the bonding, molecular structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds.  Special emphasis will be placed on applied quantum mechanics, molecular symmetry, and spectroscopy.  The laboratory portion of the course includes the syntheses of a variety of inorganic compounds with emphasis on techniques including microscale manipulation, inert/vacuum atmosphere, and instrumental analysis.  Three (3) hours lecture, three (3) hours laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 4113 and 4143.

CHM 4154. (WI)
Instrumental Analysis.
A study of the theory and use of instrumental methods in chemical analysis. Three (3) hours lecture, three (3) hours laboratory.  Prerequisite: CHM 4113 and 4143.

CHM 4164. 
Radiochemistry.
An introduction to natural and artificial radioactivity, radioactive decay processes, the detection and measurement of radiation, interaction of radiation with matter and the use and safe handling of radioisotopes. Three (3) hours lecture and three (3) hours laboratory. Prerequisites: CHM 2084 and MTH 1295. 

CHM 4181‑3. (WI)
Independent Research.
An investigation in the laboratory and literature of a chemical problem under the supervision of a faculty member. Student must consult with the faculty member before being allowed to register for the course. Credit will vary from one to three hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 4253. (WI)
Chemical Literature.
A study of the reference materials available to the chemist and instruction in the use of these sources, and the written and oral presentation of topics searched.  Three (3) hours lecture. Prerequisite: CHM 3073.

CHM 4263. 
History of the Physical Sciences.
A study of the development of the physical sciences from its origins to modern times. Three (3) hours lecture. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of department.

CHM 4274. 
Organic Analysis.  
The identification of organic compounds by modern techniques. Two (2) hours lecture, six (6) hours laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 3073.

CHM 4283. 
Biochemistry I. 
A survey of the fundamentals of biochemistry including proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Also discussed are the chemical kinetics of enzymes and metabolism.  Modern biochemical techniques will also be emphasized. Three (3) hours lecture. Prerequisite: CHM 3073.

CHM 4292. 
Polymer Chemistry.
Introduction to the characterization, synthesis and chemical properties of polymers. Two (2) hours lecture. Prerequisite: CHM 3073.  

CHM 4301. 
Techniques in Laboratory Management. 
Experience is given in planning and conducting laboratory courses.  Prerequisite: Consent of department.  May be repeated once.

CHM 4393. 
Biochemistry II. 
The course continues the introduction to fundamentals of biochemistry begun in the first semester.  Topics will include metabolism, signal transduction, nucleic acid metabolism and information processing.  In addition, more advanced aspects of biomolecules and recent advances in the field will be examined.  The course is designed for students interested in careers in the biological, chemical, and medical sciences. It will be offered every other year (odd years) in the spring.  Three (3) hour lecture course.  Prerequisite:  CHM 4283.

CHM 4343. 
Advanced Organic Chemistry. 
Designed for chemistry majors and others intending to pursue graduate work in chemistry or a closely related field.  Modern topics of organic chemistry such as asymmetric synthesis, combinatorial synthesis, organometallic coupling reactions, pericyclic reactions, and photochemistry will be covered with a strong emphasis on current literature.  Three (3) hours lecture.  Prerequisite: CHM 3073 

CHM 4351-3. 
Special Topics in Chemistry. 
This senior level elective is designed for the department to offer courses relevant to an instructor’s area of expertise, to offer courses of particular interest to current students, or to address contemporary topics in chemistry not adequately covered elsewhere.  May be repeated for up to six hrs total, provided topics are different.  Course title to appear on transcript.  One to three (1 to 3) hour lecture.  Prerequisite: Upper-class standing and consent of the instructor.

CHM 4381. 
Biochemistry Lab.
Course covering the fundamental techniques used in the biochemistry laboratory.  Separation techniques for proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates as well as enzyme kinetics and other advanced methods will be examined.  Three (3) hours of laboratory.  Prerequisite: CHM 3073.  Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 4283.