Chemistry

Majors:


Minor:


The B.S. in Chemistry (BS-CHM) program is approved by the American Chemical Society for the training of professional chemists, and provides students with the opportunity to perform an original research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. BS-CHM majors electing to perform research typically select their faculty mentor and project during the first term of their junior year. The research project may be conducted over the entire senior year, but is more commonly conducted over a ten-week period during the summer following the junior year. In either case, the project culminates in the senior year with enrollment in CHM 498, the submission of an acceptable thesis, and the presentation of a seminar in CHM 497. Additional research work to a maximum total of six semester hours may be elected provided the work extends beyond two semesters.

The B.S. in Biochemistry (BCM) program prepares students for careers in the biochemical and life sciences. BCM majors may elect to conduct an original research project in biochemistry or a related chemical sub-discipline. In all other respects these biochemically-related research projects are identical to those detailed for the BS-CHM program above.

The B.S. in Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MCM) program is designed for students pursuing careers in medicine, pharmacy or forensic chemistry, and provides a focused preparation in the analysis and synthesis of compounds of pharmacological significance. MCM majors may elect to conduct an original research project, typically in synthetic or analytical chemistry. In all other respects these research projects are identical to those detailed for the BS-CHM program above.

The B.A. in Chemistry (BA-CHM) program prepares students for a wide range of interdisciplinary professions, and consists of a curriculum in which the traditional B.S. curriculum has been modified, most notably in mathematics, physics, and advanced chemistry. The BA-CHM program is accordingly somewhat flexible, and affords students a wide selection of courses in the humanities and social sciences. BA-CHM majors are free to choose courses which prepare them for careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, biochemistry, education, law, and other professions which require a science background.

A minor in chemistry consists of twenty semester hours. Typically these consist of 8 credit hours of general chemistry (CHM 123, 123L, 124, 124L), 8 credit hours of organic chemistry (CHM 313, 313L, 314, 314L), 3 credit hours of physical chemistry (CHM 302, 303 or 304), and one credit hour in basic molecular spectroscopy (CHM 317). Of these, the physical chemistry course is the only requirement.


Faculty

David Johnson, Chairperson
Professors Emeriti: Fratini, Keil, Knachel, Morrow, Singer
Professor: S. Swavey
Associate Professors: Benin, Church, Crosson, Johnson, Lopper, Masthay
Assistant Professors: Erb, Kovacs, Mammana
Lecturers: Trick, Turner
Lab Instructors: DeBeer, Eckerle, Gunawan, Hils, Piepgrass, R. Swavey
 

Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry (CHM) minimum 124 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
West and the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Intro To Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Social Science Integrated
Arts3
Natural Sciences 47
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3
1

Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.

4

Must include two different disciplines and accompanying lab.

Liberal Studies Curriculum
Creative and Performing Arts (May include CAP Arts)3
L2 Proficiency (Proficiency in a language other than English)0-11
Literature (May include CAP Components)3
Mathematics (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)9
Introductory Calculus I
and Introductory Calculus II
Statistical Methods I
Natural Sciences (Applies to CAP Natural Science)8
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
General Physics
and General Physics Laboratory
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12
Major Requirements 138
CHM 123
123L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 124
124L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 201
201L
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
4
CHM 302Physical Chemistry3-6
or CHM 303
CHM 304
Physical Chemistry
and Physical Chemistry
CHM 313
313L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 314
314L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 480Professional Practices Seminar1
CHM 490Seminar IV (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Select four courses from: 210-13
Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds
Environmental Chemistry
Special Topics in Physical Chemistry
Intermediate Organic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Biochemistry
Biosynthetic Organic Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
General Biochemistry I
General Biochemistry II
Biochemistry Laboratory
Honors Thesis Project
and Honors Thesis Project
Research Seminar
and Research & Thesis
Research & Thesis
Breadth
ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
Total Hours to total at least124
1

 Advanced placement is permitted.

2

 May substitute two upper level courses from other science departments with permission of chairperson.

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry (BCM) minimum 120 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
West and the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Intro To Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Social Science Integrated
Arts3
Natural Sciences 47
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3
1

Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.

4

Must include two different disciplines and accompanying lab.

Science Breadth Requirements
CPS 132Computer Programming for Engineering & Science3
MTH 168Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)4
MTH 169Analytic Geometry & Calculus II4
MTH 218Analytic Geometry & Calculus III4
PHY 206General Physics I - Mechanics3
PHY 207General Physics II - Electricity & Magnetism3
PHY 201LCollege Physics Laboratory I1
Select courses from:10
General Genetics
Plant Biology
Physiology I
Physiology II
General Microbiology
Immunology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Biology of Infectious Disease
Special Topics in Physical Chemistry
Intermediate Organic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Biosynthetic Organic Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
Research Seminar
and Research & Thesis
Research & Thesis
Major Requirements 147
Satisfies CAP Natural Science
Year 1
BIO 151
151L
Concepts of Biology I: Cellular & Molecular Biology
and Concepts of Biology Laboratory I: Cellular & Molecular Biology
4
BIO 152Concepts of Biology II: Evolution & Ecology3
CHM 123
123L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 124
124L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
Year 2
CHM 201
201L
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
4
CHM 313
313L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 314
314L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
BIO Elective and Laboratory4
Year 3
CHM 303
303L
Physical Chemistry
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 304Physical Chemistry3
CHM 451General Biochemistry I3
CHM 452General Biochemistry II3
CHM 462LBiochemistry Laboratory1
CHM 495Introduction to Research Seminar0
Year 4
CHM 480Professional Practices Seminar1
CHM 490Seminar IV (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Breadth
ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
Foreign Language6-8
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)6
Total Hours to total at least120
1

 Advanced placement is permitted.

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (CHM) minimum 120 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
West and the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Intro To Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Social Science Integrated
Arts3
Natural Sciences 47
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3
1

Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.

4

Must include two different disciplines and accompanying lab.

Science Breadth Requirements
Mathematics, Computer Sciences 115
Computer Programming for Engineering & Science
Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)
Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
Analytic Geometry & Calculus III
PHY 206General Physics I - Mechanics (Applies to CAP Natural Science)3
PHY 207General Physics II - Electricity & Magnetism3
PHY 208General Physics III - Mechanics of Waves3
PHY 210LGeneral Physics Laboratory I1
PHY 211LGeneral Physics Laboratory II1
Major Requirements 251
Year 1
CHM 123
123L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 124
124L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
Year 2
CHM 201
201L
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
4
CHM 313
313L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 314
314L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
Year 3
CHM 303
303L
Physical Chemistry
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 304
304L
Physical Chemistry
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 317Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds1
CHM 417Inorganic Chemistry3
CHM 418LInorganic Chemistry Laboratory1
CHM 495Introduction to Research Seminar0
Year 4
CHM 415
415L
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 420Biochemistry3
or CHM 451
CHM 452
General Biochemistry I
and General Biochemistry II
CHM 480Professional Practices Seminar1
CHM 490Seminar IV (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Select three courses from: 39
Special Topics in Physical Chemistry
Intermediate Organic Chemistry
Biosynthetic Organic Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry
Biochemistry Laboratory
Honors Thesis Project
and Honors Thesis Project
Research Seminar
and Research & Thesis
Research & Thesis
Breadth
ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
Foreign Language6-8
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)6
Total Hours to total at least120
1

 Should be completed during the first two years.

2

 Advanced placement is permitted.

3

 May substitute one approved science course from another department.

Bachelor of Science, Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MCM) minimum 120 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
West and the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Intro To Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Social Science Integrated
Arts3
Natural Sciences 47
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3
1

Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.

4

Must include two different disciplines and accompanying lab.

Science Breadth Requirements
Satisfies CAP Mathematics and CAP Natural Science
BIO 151
151L
Concepts of Biology I: Cellular & Molecular Biology
and Concepts of Biology Laboratory I: Cellular & Molecular Biology
4
BIO 152
152L
Concepts of Biology II: Evolution & Ecology
and Concepts of Biology Laboratory II: Evolution & Ecology
4
MTH 148
MTH 149
Introductory Calculus I
and Introductory Calculus II
6
MTH 367Statistical Methods I3
PHY 201
201L
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
4
PHY 202
202L
General Physics
and General Physics Laboratory
4
Major Requirements 2, 355
Year 1
CHM 123
123L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 124
124L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
Year 2
CHM 201
201L
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
4
CHM 313
313L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 314
314L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
Year 3
CHM 302
302L
Physical Chemistry
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
4
CHM 317Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds1
CHM 420Biochemistry 43
CHM 462LBiochemistry Laboratory1
CHM 495Introduction to Research Seminar0
Year 4
CHM 319LAdvanced Organic Synthesis Laboratory1
CHM 426Biosynthetic Organic Chemistry3
CHM 427Medicinal Chemistry3
CHM 454Rational Drug Design3
CHM 463LBioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory1
CHM 480Professional Practices Seminar1
CHM 490Seminar IV (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Science Requirements13
Select six semester hours from: 5
Intermediate Organic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Research Seminar
and Research & Thesis
Select two lecture courses and one laboratory from:
Physiology I
and Physiology Laboratory I
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory
Breadth 6
ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)6
Total Hours to total at least120
1

 Substitution of more advanced courses is possible upon consultation with the Department of Chemistry chairperson.

2

 Consult General Requirements for all Bachelor of Science programs and the Common Academic Program requirements.

3

 Advanced placement is permitted.

4

 Biochemistry courses CHM 451 and CHM 452 may be substituted, with CHM 452 counting as a general elective.

5

Chemistry graduate courses or advanced electives from other departments may be selected with the permission of the Department of Chemistry chairperson.

6

If composition requirement is waived, the student should seek the English elective. Advanced writing courses are recommended. 

Minor in Chemistry (CHM)

Chemistry
CHM 123
123L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 124
124L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHM 302Physical Chemistry3
or CHM 303 Physical Chemistry
Select three CHM courses (300/400 level) 19
1

 In consultation with the chairperson.

Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ASI 1501CHM 124
124L
4
CHM 123
123L
4MTH 1493
MTH 148 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3ENG 100 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3Lauguage 1014
Social Science - intro level3 
 17 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 313
313L
4CHM 201
201L
4
MTH 3673CHM 314
314L
4
ENG 200 (CAP Writing Seminar)3CMM 100 (CAP Communication)3
Social Science - 300/400 level3Literature3
Language 1414Language 201 or contextual course3
 17 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 3023PHY 2023
PHY 201
201L (CAP Natural Science)
4PHY 202L1
CHM elective3CHM elective3
CAP Faith Traditions3CAP Arts / Creative and Performing3
Social Science - elective3SSC 200 (CAP Social Science)3
 CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 4801CHM 490 (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
CHM elective3CHM elective3
CAP Inquiry3CAP Integrative3
CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3CAP Practical Ethical Action3
CAP Advanced Historical Studies3CAP Diversity and Social Justice3
General Elective3General Elective (optional)3
 16 16
Total credit hours: 132

Bachelor of Science, Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ASI 1501CHM 124
124L
4
CHM 123
123L
4BIO 152
152L
4
BIO 151
151L (CAP Natural Science)
4MTH 1493
MTH 148 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
ENG 100 (CAP Humanities Commons)3REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
 15 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 201
201L
4PHY 202
202L
4
CHM 313
313L
4MTH 3673
PHY 201
201L (CAP Natural Science w/lab)
4CHM 314
314L
4
REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3ENG 200 (CAP Writing Seminar)3
SSC 200 (CAP Social Science)3CMM 100 (CAP Communication)3
 18 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 302
CHM 303L
4CHM 420
CHM 462L
4
CHM 3171CHM 4950
CHM elective3CHM elective3
BIO elective and lab4BIO elective3
CAP Faith Traditions3CAP Arts 3
 Social Science - elective3
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 4263CHM 4543
CHM 319L1CHM 463L1
CHM 4273CHM 490 (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
CHM 4801CAP Practical Ethical Action3
CAP Inquiry3CAP Integrative3
CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3CAP Diversity and Social Justice3
CAP Advanced Historical Studies3CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3
 17 17
Total credit hours: 132

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ASI 1501CHM 124
124L
4
CHM 123
123L
4BIO 1523
BIO 151
151L (CAP Natural Science)
4MTH 1694
ENG 100 (CAP Humanities Commons)3REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
MTH 168 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)4REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
 16 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 201
201L
4CHM 314
314L
4
CHM 313
313L
4CPS 1323
MTH 2184ENG 200 (CAP Writing Seminar)3
REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3CMM 100 (CAP Communication)3
 BIO elective w/lab4
 15 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 303
303L
4CHM 3043
CHM 4513CHM 452
CHM 462L
4
PHY 206
PHY 210L (CAP Natural Science w/lab)
4CHM 4950
CAP Arts 3PHY 2073
Language4SSC 200 (CAP Social Science)3
 Language4
 18 17
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 4801CHM 4970
BIO/CHM elective w/lab4CHM 490 (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
BIO/CHM elective3BIO/CHM elective3
CAP Adv. Philosophy/Religious Studies (Practical Ethical Action/Faith Traditions)3CAP Integrative3
CAP Inquiry3CAP Adv. Philosophy/Religious Studies (Practical Ethical Action/Faith Traditions)3
Social Science - elective3CAP Advanced Historical Studies3
 CAP Diversity and Social Justice3
 17 16
Total credit hours: 133

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ASI 1501CHM 124
124L
4
CHM 123
123L
4MTH 1694
MTH 168 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)4CMM 100 (CAP Communication)3
ENG 100 (CAP Humanities Commons)3REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3Language 1014
REL 103, PHL 103, or HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3 
 18 18
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 201
201L
4CHM 314
314L
4
CHM 313
313L
4CPS 1323
MTH 2184PHY 206
PHY 210L (CAP Natural Science w/lab)
4
Language 1414ENG 200 (CAP Writing Seminar)3
 CAP Faith Traditions3
 16 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 303
303L
4CHM 304
304L
4
PHY 207
PHY 211L
4CHM 3171
CHM elective3CHM 417
CHM 418L
4
CAP Arts3CHM 4950
SSC 200 (CAP Social Science)3CAP Advanced Historical Studies3
 Social Science - elective3
 17 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHM 415
415L
4CHM 4203
CHM 4801CHM 4970
CHM elective3CHM 490 (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
CAP Practical Ethical Action3CHM elective3
CAP Inquiry3CAP Integrative3
CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3CAP Diversity and Social Justice3
 CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3
 17 16
Total credit hours: 134

Courses

CHM 115. College Prepatory Chemistry. 3 Hours

One-term course for students desiring to enter a science or engineering program but whose background is insufficient for CHM 123 and CHM 124. Unacceptable for credit toward chemistry requirements in any chemistry program.

CHM 115L. College Prepatory Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Course to accompany CHM 115 or to be elected by students in CHM 200 who lack previous chemistry laboratory experience. One three-hour laboratory each week.

CHM 123. General Chemistry. 3 Hours

Comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of general chemistry. Prerequisite(s): One year of high school chemistry or equivalent.

CHM 123L. General Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory course to complement CHM 123. One three-hour laboratory session each week. Corequisite(s): CHM 123.

CHM 124. General Chemistry. 3 Hours

Comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of general chemistry. Prerequisite(s): CHM 123.

CHM 124L. General Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory course to complement CHM 124. One three-hour laboratory session each week. Prerequisite(s): CHM 123L Corequisite(s): CHM 124.

CHM 190. Seminar I. 0 Hours

Overview of methods of scientific oral presentation and formal conversation within the molecular sciences professional community.

CHM 200. Chemistry & Society. 3 Hours

Course for nonscience majors. The application of chemical principles to the examination of issues such as environmental quality, disease, hunger, synthetic materials, and law enforcement. Depending upon background and experience, a student needing a laboratory course may enroll in either CHM 115L or CHM 123L. Prerequisite(s): One year of high school chemistry or equivalent.

CHM 201. Quantitative Analysis. 3 Hours

Application of the principles of chemical equilibrium to the theory and techniques of gravimetric, volumetric, spectrophotometric, and electroanalytical methods of chemical analysis. Prerequisite(s): CHM 124, CHM 124L.

CHM 201L. Quantitative Analysis Laboratory. 1 Hour

Course to accompany CHM 201. One three-hour laboratory period each week.

CHM 234. Energy Resources. 3 Hours

The chemical and geological aspects of formation, production, and benefits/costs (including environmental impacts) of energy derived from fossil fuels (coal and hydrocarbons), biofuels (e.g., ethanol production), radioactive materials (nuclear power), and renewable sources (e.g., geothermal, hydro, wind, and solar power). Prerequisite(s): CHM 123, CHM 124. Corequisite(s): GEO 208.

CHM 290. Seminar II. 0 Hours

Overview of methods of scientific oral presentation and formal conversation within the molecular sciences professional community.

CHM 302. Physical Chemistry. 3 Hours

Essential elements of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, equilibria, and electrochemistry for those with a primary interest in the life sciences. For B.A. chemistry majors and premedical, predental, and biology majors. Prerequisite(s): CHM 124.

CHM 302L. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Course to accompany CHM 302. One three-hour laboratory each week. Prerequisite(s): CHM 201, CHM 201L. Corequisite(s): CHM 302.

CHM 303. Physical Chemistry. 3 Hours

Fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, and spectroscopy with a mathematics format. For B.S. chemistry and biochemistry majors and chemical engineers. Prerequisite(s): CHM 201 or equivalent. Corequisite(s): MTH 218.

CHM 303L. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Course to accompany CHM 303. One three-hour laboratory each week. Prerequisite(s): MTH 218.

CHM 304. Physical Chemistry. 3 Hours

Fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, and spectroscopy with a mathematics format. For B.S. chemistry and biochemistry majors and chemical engineers.

CHM 304L. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Course to accompany CHM 304. One three-hour laboratory each week. Corequisite(s): MTH 218.

CHM 313. Organic Chemistry. 3 Hours

Major topics in organic chemistry including synthesis, mechanisms, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy. Required of all chemistry majors and students in the life sciences. Prerequisite(s): CHM 124.

CHM 313L. Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Common separation, purification, and analytical techniques including chromatography and spectroscopy. One three-hour laboratory each week. Prerequisite(s): CHM 124, 124L Corequisite(s): CHM 313.

CHM 314. Organic Chemistry. 3 Hours

Major topics in organic chemistry including synthesis, mechanisms, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy. Required of all chemistry majors and students in the life sciences. Prerequisite(s): CHM 313.

CHM 314L. Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Synthesis and characterization of organic materials utilizing skills from CHM 313L. One three-hour laboratory each week. Prerequisite(s): CHM 313L. Corequisite(s): CHM 314.

CHM 317. Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds. 1 Hour

The use of nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, and mass spectrometry in elucidating structures. Emphasis on interpretation and integration of spectral data in problem solving. Prerequisite(s): (CHM 314, CHM 314L) or equivalent.

CHM 319L. Advanced Organic Synthesis Laboratory. 1 Hour

Preparation of organic compounds by single and multi-step synthetic sequences. Basic techniques in synthesis including use of organometallics, inert atmosphere, temperature control, extraction, vacuum distillation, column chromatography, recrystallization, and spectroscopic characterization methods. One four-hour laboratory each week. Prerequisite(s): CHM 314, CHM 314L.

CHM 341. Environmental Chemistry. 3 Hours

An introduction to the chemical processes in the environment. Topics include chemical equilibrium in aqueous solution, reaction mechanisms as applied to atmospheric chemistry, and analytical methods commonly applied to environmental samples. Prerequisite(s): CHM 314 or permission of instructor.

CHM 341L. Environmental Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory course to accompany CHM 341. Corequisite(s): CHM 341.

CHM 390. Seminar III. 0 Hours

Overview of methods of scientific oral presentation and formal conversation within the molecular sciences professional community.

CHM 404. Special Topics in Physical Chemistry. 3 Hours

Thorough treatment of topics such as electrochemistry, macromolecules, photochemistry, or spectroscopy. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisite(s): CHM 302 or CHM 303.

CHM 412. Intermediate Organic Chemistry. 3 Hours

Modern theory and practice of organic chemistry. May include structure-reactivity relationships, reaction mechanism, and synthetic topics not normally treated in introductory courses. Prerequisite(s): CHM 302 or equivalent; CHM 313, CHM 314; senior standing.

CHM 415. Analytical Chemistry. 2 Hours

Chemical analysis based on modern instrumentation. Chromatographic, electrochemical, and spectroscopic methods. Prerequisite(s): CHM 201, CHM 201L; (CHM 302 or CHM 304).

CHM 415L. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. 2 Hours

Course to accompany CHM 415. Two three-hour laboratory sessions each week. Prerequisite(s): CHM 201L; CHM 302 or equivalent.

CHM 417. Inorganic Chemistry. 3 Hours

An advanced course in modern inorganic chemistry. Atomic structure, principles of bonding and structure, acid-base chemistry, periodicity, coordination compounds, nonaqueous solvents, electrochemistry, molecular symmetry, organometallic compounds, and the chemistry of selected representative elements. Prerequisite(s): CHM 314. Corequisite(s): CHM 302 or CHM 304.

CHM 418L. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory course dealing with the synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Topics include vacuum and inert atmosphere techniques, separation and purification, spectroscopic characterization, X-ray diffraction, magnetic moment, and conductance measurements. Prerequisite(s): CHM 201L, CHM 314L. Corequisite(s): CHM 417.

CHM 420. Biochemistry. 3 Hours

The fundamental aspects of the chemistry and biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Enzymology, protein purification, bioenergetics, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, nucleotides and nucleic acids, elementary molecular biology, and control processes are described. Acceptable preparation for medical school. Prerequisite(s): CHM 314.

CHM 426. Biosynthetic Organic Chemistry. 3 Hours

Mechanistic fundamentals of the biosynthesis and transformation of organic natural products, with special emphasis on medicinal compounds, toxins, pheromones and other secondary metabolite structures. Prerequisite(s): (CHM 314, CHM 314L) or equivalent.

CHM 427. Medicinal Chemistry. 3 Hours

The chemical mechanisms of action of the major drug classes will be surveyed with particular emphasis on the facets of organic chemistry that control drug-receptor interactions, metabolism and mechanisms of toxicity and resistance. First term. Prerequisite(s): CHM 314; (CHM 420 or CHM 451).

CHM 450. Advanced Organic Synthesis. 3 Hours

Fundamentals of synthesis and transformations of organic compounds, with emphasis on mechanisms; pericyclic reactions; small and medium ring synthesis; chemoselectivity, regioselectivity, stereoselectivity, retrosynthesis, functional group transformations, carbon-carbon bond forming reactions, oxidations, reductions and protecting groups. Prerequisite: (CHM 314, CHM 314L) or equivalent.

CHM 451. General Biochemistry I. 3 Hours

Discussion of the chemistry and biochemistry of carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids, including health-science and methodologic aspects. Descriptions of enzymology, protein purification, and carbohydrate metabolism related to such topics as bioenergetics, membranes, and disease processes. Recommended for students desiring entry into graduate and professional schools. Prerequisite(s): CHM 201, CHM 314.

CHM 452. General Biochemistry II. 3 Hours

Discussion of selected topics in bioenergetics, and metabolism of lipids, amino acids, porphyrins, nucleic acids, and proteins. Current aspects of nutrition, biochemical genetics, endocrinology, regulation, and genetic engineering addressed and related to health-science topics as time permits. Suitable preparation for medical school. Prerequisite(s): CHM 451.

CHM 454. Rational Drug Design. 3 Hours

Introduction to drug target selection, lead compound discovery, and application of structure-activity relationships and computational chemistry towards refinement and optimization of lead compounds and their derivatives. Use of molecular graphics software and publicly available macromolecular structure databases will provide the foundation for evaluating macromolecular models of drug targets and allow a hands-on exploration of the structure/function relationships of proteins that have been successful targets of rational drug design. Prerequisite(s): (CHM 420 or CHM 452) or equivalent.

CHM 462L. Biochemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory course to accompany biochemistry lecture courses. Spectrophotometry, pH and dissociation, enzymologic methodology and analytical techniques, chromatographic techniques. Corequisite(s): CHM 420 or CHM 451.

CHM 463L. Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour

Introduction to analytical methods in current use in biochemistry. Course will focus on separations and spectroscopic methods for the analysis of biomolecules. Prerequisite(s): CHM 201, CHM 201L, CHM 302.

CHM 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

CHM 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

CHM 480. Professional Practices Seminar. 1 Hour

Practicum which culminates in the presentation of a technical talk on a topic in chemistry to peers and faculty members. Emphasis on the molecular scale of observation.

CHM 490. Seminar IV. 1 Hour

Presentation of a research topic during the weekly seminar series for the Department of Chemistry. Prerequisite(s): CHM 480.

CHM 495. Introduction to Research Seminar. 0 Hours

Research topics presented by visiting scientists and faculty, and the results of thesis research by senior students. Required of all junior chemistry and biochemistry majors in the B.S. programs. Grading Option two.

CHM 496. Professional Practices Seminar. 0 Hours

After discussions of the chemical literature and information retrieval, resumes, graduate education, and career opportunities, students present technical talks on topics with social, ethical, or historical implications. Required of all chemistry and biochemistry majors, both B.S. and B.A.

CHM 497. Research Seminar. 0 Hours

A series of seminars as described under CHM 495. Required of all senior chemistry and biochemistry majors in the B.S. programs.

CHM 498. Research & Thesis. 3 Hours

All students in the B.S. programs including co-op students are required to enroll for a minimum of three semester hours in a research course (CHM 498). Students may take additional research semester hours (CHM 499) if the work extends for more than two semesters. Successful completion of research courses requires the submission of a typewritten thesis and the presentation of a seminar. With the prior approval of the department chairperson, B.S. co-op students may substitute work experience for research. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

CHM 499. Research & Thesis. 1-3 Hours

All students in the B.S. programs including co-op students are required to enroll for a minimum of three semester hours in a research course (CHM 498). Students may take additional research semester hours (CHM 499) if the work extends for more than two semesters. Successful completion of research courses requires the submission of a typewritten thesis and the presentation of a seminar. With the prior approval of the department chairperson, B.S. co-op students may substitute work experience for research. Prerequisite(s): CHM 498; permission of department chairperson.