Seniors must complete at least one credit of undergraduate research in each of two successive semesters.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: Courses numbered CHEM 001, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 121, 166, 170, or 171 may not be used to fulfill the requirements for a Chemistry major. CHEM 001: Fundamentals of Chemistry This course is designed for those students who have had no previous experience in chemistry or whose background in chemistry is weak. The purpose of the course is to prepare a student to later enroll in CHEM 103 or CHEM 111. Topics stressed are chemical calculations, atomic structure, the mole concept, nature of chemical reactions and bonding. no credit, Fall CHEM 102: Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry A one semester overview of organic chemistry and biochemistry for Occupational Therapy students only. 3 credits CHEM 103: Chemistry of Life I The course, designed for health professional majors, covers general chemical principles including atomic structure, chemical bonding, properties of the three states of matter, classes of chemical reactions, stoichiometry, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and solution chemistry. This course is limited to students enrolled in certain health professional programs. 3 credits, Fall CHEM 104: Chemistry of Life I Laboratory Experiments are designed to reinforce the concepts taught in Chemistry of Life I (CHEM 103). Emphasis is on developing safe laboratory technique and proper recording and processing of data. Co-requisite: CHEM 103 1 credit, Fall CHEM 106: Chemistry of Life II This course was designed for students in the health sciences. The course will provide students with knowledge of the introductory organic and biological chemistry that is fundamental to understanding molecular events in living organisms. Each class of organic compounds is studied in terms of structure, nomenclature and physical/chemical properties. The portion of the course devoted to biological chemistry emphasizes structural, physical and chemical properties of the major classes of biomolecules including amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Prerequisite: CHEM 103 3 credits, Spring CHEM 107: Chemistry of Life II Laboratory Experiments are designed to reinforce the concepts taught in CHEM 106 and to acquaint the student with the physical and chemical properties of the major organic functional group compounds as well as biochemically important compounds including proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Emphasis is on developing safe laboratory technique and understanding concepts. Co-requisite: CHEM 106 1 credit, Spring CHEM 105: Physiological Chemistry The course provides an introduction to the structure and chemical reactivity of the major organic functional groups pertinent to the study of biological chemistry, structure and function of the major classes of biomolecules including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids and an overview of the underlying chemical principles and recurring themes of the major metabolic pathways. Lecture: 3 hours per week. 3 credits, Fall