Chemistry (CHM)

CHM 100      INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY      Credits: 4

An introduction to the basic chemical and mathematical concepts used in the chemistry, biology and pre-nursing programs. For students that have not successfully completed high-school level chemistry and desire to enter the chemistry, biology and pre-nursing programs. Laboratory portion included in course.

CHM 101      CHEMISTRY FOR LIFE      Credits: 3

An introduction to general chemistry including elements, compounds, reactions, equilibrium, and acids and bases. Course includes an accompanying laboratory component.
Prerequisites: MTH 097.

CHM 101L      CHEMISTRY FOR LIFE LAB      Credits: 0

Laboratory component of CHM 101.
Corequisites: CHM 101.

CHM 102      PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC & BIOCHEMISTRY      Credits: 3

An introduction to the chemistry of organic molecules and the chemical reactions of living organisms. Course includes an accompanying laboratory component.
Prerequisites: CHM 101 with a C or higher
Corequisites: CHM 102L.

CHM 102L      PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC & BIOCHEMISTRY LAB      Credits: 0

Laboratory component of CHM 102.
Corequisites: CHM 102.

CHM 199E      EXPERIMENTAL COURSE      Credit: 1

Experimental course option varies by term. Please see academic department for course description.

CHM 211      INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I      Credits: 4

Learn the fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry, including atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, the periodic table, states of matter, and solutions. Course includes an accompanying laboratory component.
Prerequisites: MTH 123 with a C or higher
Corequisites: CHM 211L.

CHM 211L      INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB      Credits: 0

Laboratory component of CHM 211. An introduction to basic quantitative chemical laboratory techniques.
Corequisites: CHM 211.

CHM 212      INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II      Credits: 4

A continuation of CHM 211 with a study of thermodynamics, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibrium, electrochemistry, transition elements, and nuclear chemistry. Course includes an accompanying laboratory component.
Prerequisites: CHM 211 with a C or higher
Corequisites: CHM 212L.

CHM 212L      INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB      Credits: 0

Laboratory component of CHM 212.
Corequisites: CHM 212.

CHM 288      DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR      Credit: 1

A reading and discussion course on subjects of general interest to students in a variety of disciplines. Topics are determined in advance and described in the online Course Schedule for each term. May be repeated with unique topics. Upper division credit will require greater participation.

CHM 321      ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY      Credits: 3

A study of environmental chemistry, with topics addressing water resources, pollution and treatment, oil spills, solid waste disposal, hazardous chemicals and pesticides, stratospheric ozone, greenhouse gases, photochemical smog, particulates, acid rain, trace metals, and nuclear waste disposal. Course includes an accompanying laboratory component.
Prerequisites: CHM 212 with a C or higher
Corequisites: CHM 321L.

CHM 321L      ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LAB      Credits: 0

Laboratory component of CHM 321. A laboratory approach to current problems in environmental chemistry.
Corequisites: CHM 321.

CHM 344      ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I      Credits: 4

An introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds. Particular emphasis is given to the nomenclature, structure, properties, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis of hydrocarbons and haloalkanes. Stereoisomerism is also included in this course. Course includes an accompanying laboratory component.
Prerequisites: CHM 212 with a C or higher
Corequisites: CHM 344L.

CHM 344L      ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB      Credits: 0

Laboratory component of CHM 344.
Corequisites: CHM 344.

CHM 345      ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II      Credits: 4

A continuation of the study of carbon containing compounds. Particular emphasis is given to the nomenclature, structure, properties, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis of aromatic compounds, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, aldehydes, ketones, and amines. Structure elucidation methods, including a study of IR, NMR, and UV spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry (including GC/MS), are also covered. Course includes an accompanying laboratory component.
Prerequisites: CHM 344 with a C or higher
Corequisites: CHM 345L.

CHM 345L      ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB      Credits: 0

Laboratory component of CHM 345.
Corequisites: CHM 345.

CHM 360      CHEMICAL QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS      Credits: 4

Introduction to chemical quantitative techniques including volumetric and gravimetric methods. Students will gain experience in experimental design, data processing and statistical methods of data analysis.
Prerequisites: CHM 212 with a C or higher.

CHM 361      INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS      Credits: 4

A study of the theory and practice of modern chemical instrumental analysis including optical spectroscopy, atomic spectroscopy, chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared spectrometry, and luminescence spectrometry.
Prerequisites: CHM 360 with a C or higher.

CHM 399E      EXPERIMENTAL COURSE      Credit: 1

Experimental course option varies by term. Please see academic department for course description.

CHM 414      BIOCHEMISTRY I      Credits: 4

Overview of the structure and function of biomolecules with an emphasis on cellular energy metabolism including a thorough study of enzyme kinetics, glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation and nucleic acids. Course includes an accompanying laboratory component.
Prerequisites: CHM 345 and BIO 211 with a C or higher
Corequisites: CHM 414L.

CHM 414L      BIOCHEMISTRY I LAB      Credits: 0

Laboratory component of CHM 414.
Corequisites: CHM 414.

CHM 415      BIOCHEMISTRY II      Credits: 4

A continuation of CHM 414 Biochemistry I. Subjects of interest are examined from the viewpoint of biochemistry. Scientific journal articles are used to explore current research in areas such as cancer, bioengineering, pathogenic microorganisms, genetic diseases, neurobiology, and others, with an eye to the underlying biochemistry. Course includes an accompanying laboratory component.
Prerequisites: CHM 414 with a C or higher
Corequisites: CHM 415L.

CHM 415L      BIOCHEMISTRY II LAB      Credits: 0

Laboratory component of CHM 415.
Corequisites: CHM 415.

CHM 421      TOXICOLOGY AND RISK ASSESSMENT      Credits: 3

Introduction to the use of toxicology and risk assessment in the management of hazardous substances. The course will explore the sources, emissions, distributions and fate of various classes of contaminants, the theory and method of toxicology and ecotoxicology, exposure analysis, and selected toxicant modes of action.
Prerequisites: CHM 321 with a C or higher.

CHM 425      CHEMISTRY TEACHING ASSISTANT      Credit: 1

An opportunity for junior or senior chemistry majors to design labs, prepare lessons, and assist in teaching chemistry courses they have completed successfully.
Prerequisites: Upper division standing and Instructor permission.

CHM 442      PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I      Credits: 3

Students in the course will learn the fundamental physical principles of chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics.
Prerequisites: MTH 211 and PHY 212 and CHM 345 with a C or higher.

CHM 443      PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II      Credits: 3

The emphasis in the course will be the development of fundamental principles of quantum theory and its applications to atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy.
Prerequisites: CHM 442 and MTH 212 with a C or higher.

CHM 488      DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR      Credit: 1

A reading and discussion course on subjects of general interest to students in a variety of disciplines. Topics are determined in advance and described in the online Course Schedule for each term. May be repeated with unique topics. Upper division credit will require greater participation.

CHM 490      RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY      Credits: 3

Experience in hands-on research on a topic agreed upon by the student and a specific faculty member. Includes research planning, background reading, experimental laboratory work, and a concluding report. May be taken up to two times for credit.
Prerequisites: CHM 212 with C or better and instructor permission.

CHM 492      SENIOR THESIS PREPARATION      Credit: 1

This course is required for students planning to complete a senior thesis. The product of this course will be a thesis proposal.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status, CHM 490 recommended.

CHM 493      CHEMISTRY THESIS I: LITERATURE REVIEW AND PROJECT DESIGN      Credits: 2

The first of two courses required to complete the thesis option of the Senior Project for graduation as a Chemistry major. A thesis involves completion of an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Students are guided through the initial components of the thesis process including literature review, experimental design, and initial stages of laboratory work on the thesis project.
Prerequisites: CHM 492 with a B or higher; upper division standing; agreement of a faculty member to serve as Faculty Supervisor for thesis project.

CHM 494      CHEMISTRY THESIS II: RESEARCH, WRITING, AND DEFENSE      Credits: 2

The second of two courses required to complete the thesis option of the Senior Project for graduation as Chemistry major. Each student is guided by a faculty mentor through the final research and writing of the thesis. This includes experimental work, data analysis, and writing and defense of the thesis. The defense will be a public event open to faculty, staff, students, and community members.
Prerequisites: CHM 493 with a C or higher.

CHM 496      CHEMISTRY SENIOR PROJECT      Credits: 1.5-3

Supervised experience in a setting related to the student's career interests. Requires 135 documented hours of experience at a practicum site, a final written summary and a concluding presentation at a scheduled senior symposium.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status as a chemistry major required.