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CHEMISTRY


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PROGRAMS

 

Master of arts (MA) in chemistry and master of science (MS) in chemistry

See the Science listing under the College of Sciences and Humanities, page 180, for doctoral programs in science education and philosophy in environmental science.

 

Admission requirements

 

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and should have satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal and quantitative scores.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN CHEMISTRY

 

PREFIX   NO    SHORT TITLE     CR HRS

 

Chemistry option

CHEM    500   Chem Comunic        1

               563   Prn Biochm 1           3

               626   Adv Analytic           3

               636   Adv Org Chem        3

               646   Adv Phy Chem        3

               651   Adv Inorgan            3

               673   Seminar                   1

Graduate chemistry courses

approved by the graduate advisor    9

 

Research requirements

4 hours from

CHEM    670   Resrch Chem (1-7)

               696   Resrch Meth (2)

RES        697   Research Ppr (1-3)   4

                                                    ———

                                                    30 hrs

 

Chemical Education option

CHEM    500   Chem Comunic        1

               563   Prn Biochm 1           3

               626   Adv Analytic           3

               636   Adv Org Chem        3

               646   Adv Phy Chem        3

               651   Adv Inorgan            3

               673   Seminar                   1

 

Graduate chemistry courses

approved by the graduate advisor    9

 

Research requirements

4 hours from

CHEM    671   Resrch Ch Ed (1-7)

               696   Resrch Meth (2)

RES        697   Research Ppr (1-3)   4

                                                    ———

                                                    30 hrs

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY

 

PREFIX   NO    SHORT TITLE     CR HRS

 

Chemistry option

CHEM    500   Chem Comunic        1

               563   Prn Biochm 1           3

               626   Adv Analytic           3

               636   Adv Org Chem        3

               646   Adv Phy Chem        3

               651   Adv Inorgan            3

               673   Seminar                   1

 

Research requirements

CHEM    670   Resrch Chem (1-7)  7

THES      698   Thesis (1-6)             6

                                                    ———

                                                    30 hrs

 

Chemical Education option

CHEM    500   Chem Comunic        1

               563   Prn Biochm 1           3

               626   Adv Analytic           3

               636   Adv Org Chem        3

               646   Adv Phy Chem        3

               651   Adv Inorgan            3

               673   Seminar                   1

 

Research requirements

CHEM    671   Resrch Ch Ed (1-7)  7

THES      698   Thesis (1-6)             6 

                                                    ———

                                                    30 hrs

These programs are designed for students who hold bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degrees in chemistry, including at least one year of calculus-based physical chemistry. Students with substantial backgrounds (e.g., those who have completed at least ACS-certified bachelor’s degrees or work beyond the bachelor’s level) may have one or more of the core course requirements waived, but the minimum number of 30 hours required for graduation still applies. These students should discuss the possibilities with the chemistry graduate advisor.

Students with substantial chemistry backgrounds but who have undergraduate degrees in such other disciplines as biology, medical technology, premedicine, or predentistry may be admitted to the graduate program to begin some graduate course work while making up undergraduate deficiencies. However, courses taken to remove undergraduate deficiencies cannot be applied to total graduate hours. These students should discuss their situations with the chemistry graduate advisor to determine whether their backgrounds are sufficient to begin graduate work in chemistry.

 

CHEMISTRY (CHEM)

 

500 Chemical Communications. (1) Use of scientific literature, sources, and classification systems, and current and retrospective searches in the specialized branches of chemistry.

Prerequisite: 20 hours of chemistry or permission of the department chairperson.

Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 400.

 

520 Chemical Instrumentation 1. (3) Theoretical principles and applications of selected spectroscopic, electro chemical, and chromatographic methods, with illustrative experiments. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 225, 344 or 340 or permission of the department chairperson.

Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 420.

 

521 Chemical Instrumentation 2. (3) Advanced treatment of selected topics in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and chromatography. Introduction to mass spectroscopy, nuclear methods, and thermal and surface analysis. Three hours of lecture weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 520 or permission of the department chairperson.

 

525 Instrumental Methods of Analysis. (3) Practical applications of modern chemical instrumentation: electrometric, chromatographic, and spectroscopic methods. For chemical/medical technologists or departmental minors. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 225.

Not applicable to MS or MA degree programs in chemistry.

Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 325.

 

530 Organic Laboratory Techniques. (2) Laboratory course that includes multi-step syntheses of organic compounds, their isolation, purification, and characterization using modern spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques. Six hours of laboratory weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 232 or its equivalent.

Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 430.

 

540 Selected Principles of Physical Chemistry. (3) Introduction to the properties of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions and to the basic concepts of thermodynamics and kinetics. Especially for premedical, biology, and general science majors, chemistry teaching majors, and chemistry minors. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour recitation/laboratory period weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 225; MATHS 161.

Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 340, 344, or 544.

 

544 Physical Chemistry 1. (4) Thermodynamic and structural description of chemical processes and properties of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 232 or 235; MATHS 166; one year of college physics.

Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 344.

Cannot be used for credit by a candidate for the master of science degree with chemistry as a major.

 

545 Physical Chemistry 2. (4) Continuation and extension of CHEM 544. Topics include reaction kinetics, theoretical facets of quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 344 or 544.

Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 345.

Cannot be used for credit by a candidate for the master of science degree with chemistry as a major.

 

550 Inorganic Chemistry. (4) Chemistry of the elements, including the relationships of chemical properties and atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, acid-base theories, chemical periodicity, and modern theories of coordination compounds. Four hours of lecture weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 232 or 235 or 360; MATHS 161 or 165.

Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 450.

 

560 Essentials of Biochemistry. (4) Organic chemistry of carboxylic acids, amines, and their derivatives; biochemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids; metabolism and the regulation of metabolic processes. For students in life sciences, dietetics, and medical technology. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory session weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 231 or the equivalent.

Not applicable to MS or MA degree programs in chemistry.

Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 360 or 463 or 563.

 

563 Principles of Biochemistry 1. (3) Chemistry of proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. For chemistry, life sciences, and premedicine majors. Three hours of lecture weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 232 or 235.

Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 463.

 

564 Principles of Biochemistry 2. (3) Continuation and extension of CHEM 563 including biological oxidations and energy transfers; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; and regulation of metabolic processes. Three hours of lecture weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 463 or 563.

Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 464.

 

575 Exploration of Selected Topics in Chemistry. (1-3) Discussion or written reports or both in advanced special topics in or related to chemistry. Examples are topics in neurochemistry, physical organic, chemical synthesis, kinetics, spectroscopy, etc.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

 

626 Advanced Analytical Chemistry. (3) Survey of modern analytical chemistry. Topics include sampling, wet chemical techniques, nonaqueous systems, and contemporary research and applications in chromatography, spectroscopy, and electrochemistry. Three hours of lecture weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 225 or the equivalent.

 

627 Analytical Chemistry in the Environmental Sciences. (3) Survey of the development and implementation of modern analytical methods, particularly as they apply to the study of environmentally relevant systems. Techniques include gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, UV-visible absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, electrochemistry and elemental analysis techniques such as AAS and ICP.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

 

636 Advanced Organic Chemistry. (3) Topics include nomenclature, bonding, acids and bases, sterochemistry, structure- reactivity relationships, and mechanisms of important reactions. Introduction to synthesis, the disconnect approach, synthons, protecting groups, and functional group interconversions.

Prerequisite: CHEM 232 or 235 or the equivalent.

 

646 Advanced Physical Chemistry. (3) Survey of physical chemical principles with emphasis on practical applications. Topics include thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and selected quantum chemical applications.

Prerequisite: CHEM 345 or its equivalent.

 

651 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. (3) Continuation of CHEM 550. Current theories of bonding in coordination chemistry. Descriptive and theoretical treatments of the chemistry and structure of transition metal complexes, organometallic compounds, fluxional molecules, and metal clusters; the importance of metals in biological systems. Three hours of lecture weekly.

Prerequisite: CHEM 450, 340 or 344.

 

667 Medical Biochemistry. (6) Chemistry of major cellular constituents; enzymes as the catalysts of intracellular chemical reactions with emphasis on underlying principles of physical and organic chemistry. Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and nucleotides; modern techniques employed in the study of metabolic processes; biosynthesis and degradation of intracellular components; hormonal regulation of metabolism.

Prerequisite: admission to the medical education program.

 

670 Research in Chemistry. (1-7) Original work at the molecular level on projects based in the current scientific literature. The projects will be directed by graduate faculty and will typically involve aspects of ongoing research.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 7 hours of credit may be earned.

 

671 Research in Chemical Education.

(1-7) Original work based on the current science education literature. Projects will be directed by graduate faculty and may involve conducting surveys, developing new instructional materials or methods, or evaluating the effectiveness of technology-based teaching.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 7 hours of credit may be earned.

 

673 Seminar in Chemistry. (1) Critical examination and discussion of recent experimental and theoretical developments in chemistry.

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 or 500; permission of the department chairperson.

 

675 Advanced Topics in Chemistry. (1-3) Discussion, experimentation, or both in specialized topics for the qualified advanced student. Information concerning specific topics offered during a given semester may be obtained from the departmental office. Lecture and laboratory schedules appropriate to the topics offered.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.

 

690 Contemporary Instruction and Curricula in Chemistry. (2-4) Designed to make the inservice chemistry teacher familiar with management of large-group instruction, development and implementation of multimedia materials in instructional schemes, use of videotape in the laboratory, and facility design for modular and other systems. Field trips to nearby schools to study facility design may be included. Two hours of lecture weekly.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 4 hours of credit may be earned.

 

696 Chemistry Research Methods. (2) Introduction to use of scientific literature, design of research experiments, specialized techniques, and writing skills endemic to the specialized fields of chemistry. Class and laboratory experience appropriate to students’ specializations.

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 or 500; permission  

of the department chairperson.

 

770 Research in Chemistry. (1-12) In-depth original work at the molecular level on projects based in the current scientific literature. The projects will be directed by graduate faculty and will typically involve aspects of ongoing research.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned.

 

771 Research in Chemical Education.

(1-12) In-depth original work based on the current science education literature. Projects will be directed by graduate faculty and may involve conducting surveys, developing new instructional materials or methods, or evaluating the effectiveness of technology-based teaching.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned.

 

773 Chemistry and Chemical Education Seminar. (1-3) In-depth analyses of recent trends and developments in chemistry or chemical education. Seminar participants report on assigned topics to departmental groups.

Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.

A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.