CHEM 350 CHEM 351 CHEM 352 CHEM 400 CHEM 401 Three additional semester hours in chemistry at the 300-level PHYS 201 PHYS 202 MATH 211, 212 Three additional semester hours in mathematics at the 200-level or above
may include toxicology, fingerprint analysis, fiber identification, blood typing and analysis, drug identification, and DNA profiling.
Requirements for Biochemistry Emphasis
121 General Chemistry I (4 s.h.) The first of a two-course survey of the principles of chemistry appropriate for science majors. Topics include stoichiometry, the main classes of reactions, atomic and molecular structure, thermochemistry, and phase behavior. The associated lab elaborates on the material discussed in class and introduces laboratory techniques including the use of modern instrumentation. Algebra and high school chemistry are strongly recommended as background.
120 Nutrition in Health and Disease (3 s.h.) This course introduces students to the principles of nutrition in the context of modern medicine. Topics include: energy metabolism, intake and expenditure; metabolic disorders (obesity, diabetes, alcoholism, vitamin deficiencies); nutrition and diseases (atherosclerosis, cancer, AIDS); interactions of drugs with nutrients; etc. This course is appropriate for students interested in health professions. Cross listed as BIOL 120. *Prerequisite: CHEM 121 or BIOL 111.
67 semester hours CHEM 121 CHEM 122 CHEM 221 CHEM 222 CHEM 302 CHEM 311 CHEM/PHYS 321 CHEM 324 CHEM 325 CHEM/BIO 326 CHEM 350 CHEM 351 CHEM 400 CHEM 401 BIOL 111 BIOL 222 BIOL 224 PHYS 201 PHYS 202 MATH 211 MATH 212 Three additional semester hours in mathematics at the 200-level or above
122 General Chemistry II (4 s.h.) A continuation of General Chemistry I. Topics include ionic equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, materials chemistry, the chemistry of main group elements and an introduction to biochemistry. The associated lab elaborates on the material discussed in class and introduces laboratory techniques and the use of modern chemical instrumentation. *Prerequisite: CHEM 121.
222 Organic Chemistry II (4 s.h.) This course continues the survey of organic chemistry started by CHEM 221 using a similar approach, and covering the alcohols, ethers, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Covers a broad spectrum of modern methods of organic synthesis and characterization. Student work is individualized and the design and execution of experiments is stressed. The course exposes the students to a wide variety of laboratory techniques and develops their judgment in choosing experimental methods. *Prerequisite: CHEM 221.
Senior Requirement Successful completion of CHEM 400 and CHEM 401, which includes an oral defense of a written thesis on an original research project.
Requirements for the Minor in Chemistry 21 semester hours CHEM 121 CHEM 122 CHEM 221 CHEM 311 Six additional semester hours at the 200-level or above
230 Environmental Chemistry 1 (3 s.h.) An introduction to the study of the environment and modern environmental problems in terms of chemical structures and reactions. Chemical principles of equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics are used to help understand our changing environment. Topics include toxicological chemistry, aquatic chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and green chemistry. *Prerequisite: CHEM 122. Alternate years.
Civic Engagement Opportunities Courses throughout the physical science curriculum discuss the relevance of scientific principles to public policy and social issues. Students lend their growing expertise to projects that examine exposure to lead and other heavy metals as well as the quality of local water. Students are encouraged, particularly through the local chapter of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates, to engage local schools and organizations such as the Girl Scouts in hands-on experience with science and tutoring.
260 Introduction to Materials Science (4 s.h.) Materials science encompasses the structure and composition, synthesis and processing, performance, and properties of materials. The focus of this course is a holistic introduction to the study of materials from the combined viewpoints of physics and chemistry. This is a survey course investigating topics including crystalline structure, band theory, defects, and electronic, optical, and thermal properties of materials. A direct application of theoretical concepts is achieved through weekly laboratory experiments. Cross listed as PHYS 260. *Prerequisites: PHYS 202 and CHEM 221.
Chemistry Course Descriptions 100 Topics in Physical Science (3 s.h.) For course description, see PHYS/CHEM 100 in the Physics listing. 101 Forensic Chemistry (3 s.h.) This course, intended for non-science majors, will examine selected topics in forensic science. Most of the analysis needed in forensic examinations requires the use of chemical analysis and we will learn about the tools and theories that are used in solving crimes. Topics
221 Organic Chemistry I (4 s.h.) A survey of organic chemistry, using the functional group approach, emphasizing the properties, stereochemistry, preparative methods, and reaction mechanisms of the following principal classes of organic compounds: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and arenes. In the associated lab, students develop competence in organic synthetic work, and in analysis of their products using modern spectroscopic instrumentation. *Prerequisite: CHEM 122.