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Chemistry Course List

CHEM 501 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 (3-0)

Topics of advanced organic chemistry including organic reactions, mechanisms, natural products, spectroscopy, and industrial applications. Pre-requisite: CHEM 302, or permission of instructor. (F)

CHEM 501L Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab 1 (0-3)

Molecular structure determination by chemical and instrumental methods. Advanced synthetic techniques. Co-requisite or pre-requisite: CHEM 501. (F)

CHEM 503 Polymer Chemistry 3 (3-0)

Study of synthetic polymers including synthesis, mechanisms of formation, structure elucidation, reactivity, properties, and industrial application. Biopolymers also will be considered. Pre-requisite: CHEM 302, or permission of instructor. (S)

CHEM 511 Biochemistry I 3 (3-0)

Chemistry of constituents of living matter, including proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acid and lipids. An introduction to enzymes and coenzymes. Pre-requisite: one year undergraduate Organic Chemistry. (F)

CHEM 512 Biochemistry II 3 (3-0)

Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids. Bioenergetics. Pre-requisite: CHEM 411 or 511. (S)

CHEM 512L Biochemistry II Lab 2 (0-6)

Pre-requisite: CHEM 302. Co-requisite: CHEM 512. (S)

CHEM 519 Instrumental Analysis 3 (3-0)

Instrumental techniques in chemical separations, electro-chemistry, atomic, and molecular spectroscopy. Pre-requisite: CHEM 317 and 321, or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: CHEM 519L. (S)

CHEM 519L Instrumental Analysis Lab 2 (0-6)

Pre-requisite: CHEM 317 and 321, or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: CHEM 519. (S)

CHEM 510 Foundations in Graduate Studies 3 (3-0)

Laboratory safety. Effective sourcing, use, and interpretation of the literature. Scientific methodology, writing, and review of research ethics. Development of a thesis or internship plan. Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F)

CHEM 521 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 (3-0)

Structure and bonding, coordination theory, periodic relations, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry, industrial applications. Pre-requisite: CHEM 321, or permission of instructor. (S)

CHEM 525 Environmental Chemistry 3 (3-0)

Chemical processes in the air, water and soil. Air, water soil analysis and treatment. Special emphasis upon the problems and effects of industrial and other pollution. Pre-requisite: CHEM 321, or permission of instructor. (F)

CHEM 529 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 3 (3-0)

Emphasizes latest developments in applied analytical chemistry, including advanced theory, wet chemical methods, and the design and application of advanced instrumentation. Pre-requisite: CHEM 419/L, and CHEM 321 or permission of instructor. (S/E)

CHEM 531 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3 (3-0)

Emphasizes latest developments in applied physical chemistry, including advanced theory, and instrumental and computational applications. Pre-requisite: CHEM 321 or permission of instructor. (S/E)

CHEM 550 Industrial Chemistry 2 (2-0)

The economic importance and special characteristics of the chemical industry. Feedstocks, intermediates and products of the chemical industry including thermoplastics, thermosetting plastics, paints and coatings, elastomers, fibers, surfactants, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, paper, acids, etc. Market demands, price and cost factors, scale, research, process chemistry and process control, product development. Case studies illustrating above topics. (F)

CHEM 560 Advanced Forensic Chemistry 2 (2-0)

Investigation of identification techniques for forensic analysis. Topics include arson, biological fluid and drug identification, and DNA analysis. Pre-requisites: CHEM 260/L and 419/L (or permission of instructor). Co-requisite: CHEM 560L. (F)

CHEM 560L Advanced Forensic Chemistry 2 (0-4)

The laboratory will accompany CHEM 560, Advanced Forensic Chemistry lecture. Pre-requisites: CHEM 260/L and 419/L (or permission of instructor). Co-requisite: CHEM 560. (F)

CHEM 578 Practicum in Laboratory Instruction 1 (0-2)

Laboratory preparation, instruction and methods under the guidance and supervision of an instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Pre-requisites: graduate standing or approval of department chair. (S/U grades) (F,S,SS)

CHEM 588 Internship Seminar 1 (1-0)

Graduate internship presentation and examination for completion of MS degree option within the Graduate Programs in Natural Sciences. Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

CHEM 589 Thesis Defense 1 (1-0)

Thesis presentation for completion of MS degree option within the Graduate Programs in Natural Sciences. Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

CHEM 591 Special Topics (1-4 VAR)

Pre-requisite: permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 591 Research (1-6 VAR)

Faculty directed research project for graduate students. Pre-requisite: graduate standing and approval of department chair or program director. (S/U grading) (F,S,SS) Repeatable

CHEM 593 Seminar 1 (1-0)

An interdisciplinary seminar on topics appropriate to the application of natural sciences. Pre-requisite: graduate standing and CHEM 510. (S)

CHEM 595 Independent Study (1-4 VAR) (*)

CHEM 598 Graduate Non-Thesis Internship (1-4 VAR) (S/U Grading)

Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

CHEM 599 Thesis Research (1-6 VAR) (S/U Grading)

Pre-requisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS) 

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