Offered Courses

Course Name
Code
Credits

General Chemistry I

CHE1041
4

Fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include modern atomic theory and structure of atoms, chemical bonds, stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry and molecular geometry. To succeed in this course, an understanding of applied algebra is necessary.


Offered: Fall

General Chemistry II

CHE1042
4

Continuation of CHE 1041. Topics include solution properties, kinetics, equilibrium, reaction mechanisms, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction reactions and acid-base chemistry.


Offered: Spring

Chemistry I

CHE1051
4

An in-depth study of the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include modern atomic theory and structure of atoms, solution chemistry, nature of chemical bond, stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry and molecular geometry. This course is designed for biology, chemistry, geology, and environmental science majors, as well as motivated students in the health related fields. To succeed in this course, an understanding of applied algebra is mandatory.


Offered: Fall

Chemistry II

CHE1052
4

This course is a continuation of CHE 1051 . Topics of study include intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, the chemistry of solids, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, metal chemistry, and electrochemistry. This course is designed for biology, chemistry, geology, and environmental science majors or other students that will pursue higher-level courses in chemistry.


Offered: Spring

Chemistry in the Classroom

CHE1311
4

This course is designed for pre-service elementary educators. Topics will include states of matter, physical and chemical properties, atoms and molecules, the periodic table, chemical change, chemical equations, solutions, acids and bases, the gas laws, and equilibrium. The goal of the course is to provide needed content in an accessible format, with lots of hands-on applications.


Offered: Fall, even years

Organic Chemistry I

CHE2111
4

An introduction to the chemistry of organic compounds. Emphasis is on organic functional groups and their chemical properties, nomenclature and molecular structure. The laboratory introduces students to basic organic laboratory techniques of synthesis, purification and characterization. Lecture (3 hrs.) and lab (4 hrs). Students are strongly recommended to take Organic Problem Solving I (CHE 2113) together with this course.


Offered: Fall

Organic Chemistry II

CHE2112
4

A continuation of CHE 2111. Continued study of organic functional groups and their chemical properties and molecular structures. Emphasis is on reaction mechanisms, aromaticity and spectroscopic methods od analysis of organic molecules. Students are strongly recommended to take Organic Problem Solving II ( CHE 2114 ) together with this course.


Offered: Spring

Organic Problem Solving I

CHE2113
1

This course is designed to be taken in parallel with Organic Chemistry I. It introduces problem solving strategies for Organic Chemistry I.


Offered: Fall

Organic Problem Solving II

CHE2114
1

This course is designed to be taken in parallel with Organic Chemistry II. It introduces problem solving strategies for Organic Chemistry II.


Offered: Fall

Chemistry Laboratory Teaching Assistant

CHE2510
1-2

The student will assist the laboratory instructor with lab preparation and clean-up, will assist students in the laboratory, and may be asked to maintain a journal or complete some other form of reflective writing. The student may also assist the laboratory instructor in the management and review of scientific writing projects submitted by students. Specifically, this student will be responsible for first draft editorial remarks and revision, as well as advising students as to style, phraseology and content, prior to student submission of final drafts to the instructor.

Internship in Chemistry

CHE2810
1-12

Independent Study

CHE2910
1-3

The student must initiate the application with a written proposal to the instructor with whom the student wishes to work. The number of credits to be earned must be stated. The original proposal, signed by the student and the instructor, must be submitted to the department chair for approval. This process must be completed prior to registration for the semester in which credit is to be earned.

Biochemistry I

CHE3011
4

This course provides an introduction to the major classes of biological molecules and their structure, function and metabolism in living systems. Students examine the structure of proteins, their function and their binding to other molecules. Enzymes and their kinetics and mechanisms are covered in detail. This course provides the linkage between the inanimate world of chemistry and the living world of biology.


Offered: Fall

Biochemistry II

CHE3012
3

This course provides an in-depth study of the pathways of central-carbon metabolism and energy metabolism. A number of peripheral metabolic pathways will also be covered. The focus of enzyme mechanisms and regulation of enzyme function.


Offered: Spring, even years

Biogeochemistry

CHE3013
4

This unique but very relevant course will focus on the study of chemical, physical, geological and biological processes that make up the natural environment. Small-scale processes are addressed that are important in the cycling of elements in our global system. Students will learn and understand the specific interactions of chemicals with living organisms which directly impact the global ecosystem. Discussions will also focus on how climate change affects these processes.


Offered: Fall, even years.

Enzyme Kinetics Laboratory

CHE3016
1

In this course students will learn to characterize enzyme kinetics in the laboratory setting.


Offered: Spring, even years

Analytical Chemistry

CHE3020
4

A survey of analytical chemical techniques including traditional gravimetric and titrimetric methods as well as modern spectroscopic and chromatographic methods of chemical analysis


Offered: Spring

Aqueous Geochemistry

CHE3030
3

This course is designed to show the application of chemical principles to the study of geology. Topics covered include aqueous geochemistry, activity-concentration relations, carbonate equilibria, pH-fO2 diagrams, isotope systems, and the application of geochemistry to solving environmental problems.


Offered: Spring, even years

Thermodynamics and Kinetics

CHE3031
3

A study of the fundamental concepts and principles of thermodynamics, gas laws, and solutions. Topics include the laws of thermodynamics, prediction of the direction and extent of chemical reaction, equilibrium, phases of matter, solutions, and electrochemistry.


Offered: Fall, odd years

Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy

CHE3032
3

A study of the fundamental concepts and principles of quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Topics include atomic structure, bonding, and spectroscopy of atoms and molecules.


Offered: Spring

Inorganic Chemistry

CHE3150
3

A study of the fundamental concepts and principals of Inorganic Chemistry. Topics include structure and properties of solids, physical characterization techniques, materials chemistry, and catalysis.


Offered: Spring, odd years

Upper Level Chemistry Teaching Assistant

CHE3510
1

The student will assist with lab preparation, supervision and clean-up, including assembly of sample apparatus for the students prior to the lab session. The student will maintain a laboratory notebook, including introduction, material safety and background to each lab and detailed answers to discussion questions. May be taken more than once for credit.

Internship in Chemistry

CHE3810
1-12

Environmental Kinetics and Chemical Fate

CHE4010
3

A study of steady and non-steady state kinetics in environmental chemistry, including photochemical transformations. Modeling of contaminant degradation with respect to advection, dispersion, microbial, and chemical degradation will also be examined.


Offered: Fall, odd years

Advanced Organic Chemistry

CHE4020
3

This course enables students to develop a knowledge base of synthetic organic chemistry reactions. Subjects explored in detail include: the application of molecular orbital theory to pericyclic and photochemical reactions; special reactive intermediates including carbenes, carbanions, and free radicals, reaction dynamics, isotope effects, stereocontrolled reactions and organometallic chemistry.


Offered: Fall, odd years

Special Topics in Chemistry

CHE4710
1-2

These are lecture, seminar or lab courses on selected, advanced topics in chemistry. The topic for each course will be announced prior to the semester of offering. The course may be taken more than once for credit.


Offered: Periodically

Internship in Chemistry

CHE4810
1-12

Independent Study

CHE4910
1-3

The student must initiate the application with a written proposal to the instructor with whom the student wishes to work. The number of credits to be earned must be stated. The original proposal, signed by the student and the instructor, must be submitted to the department chair for approval. This process must be completed prior to registration for the semester in which credit is to be earned.

Research in Chemistry

CHE4920
2-6

The student must initiate an application with a written proposal to the instructor with whom the student wishes to work. The number of credits to be earned must be stated. The original proposal, signed by the student and the instructor, must be submitted to the department chair for approval. This process must be completed prior to registration for the semester in which credit is to be earned. Signed contract required at the time of registration.


Offered: Every semester