in the chemistry degree program which allows the student to strengthen his or her background in allied sciences such as physics, biology, computer, and mathematics. The department occupies the fourth floor of the Zurn Hall of Science. These spacious facilities contain modern equipment typically found in industrial, academic, and research laboratories. The student, for example, uses the atomic absorption spectrometers, polarograph, refractometer, flame photometer, gas chromatograph, infrared and ultraviolet spectrophotometers, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometers. Chemistry students also have access to computers capable of extensive molecular modeling. The department offers to its students the advantages of small classes, individual attention, and frequent contact with staff members. Upper level chemistry students are required to participate in independent research and study under the guidance of a faculty member. 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 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, including physician assistant, sport & exercise science and nutrition & human performance. 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