A chemistry minor requires the completion of 21 credits. Six chemistry minor credits must not count towards any other major or minor.
Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry I|
Principles and theories of the structure and properties of matter including stoichiometry, atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, states of matter, gas laws and solutions. Prerequisites: Passing score on Chemistry Placement Exam; or CHEM 092, CHEM 104, or CHEM 107 with at least a "B-".
|CHEM 106||General Chemistry II|
Continuation of General Chemistry I. Subjects include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, solubility, acidity, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and various special topics. Prerequisites: CHEM 105.
|CHEM 301||Organic Chemistry I|
The first semester of the traditional yearlong course in organic chemistry. Structure, properties and reactivity of carbon-containing compounds with emphasis on reaction mechanisms. An introduction to the major functional groups and the instrumental methods for structure determination: IR, NMR, and MS.
|CHEM 302||Organic Chemistry II|
Continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Continued work with more complicated reactions and mechanisms. An introduction to computer-based drawing and searching tools. The last third of the course is devoted to the structure and properties of major biochemical substances.
|CHEM 311||Laboratory in Organic Chemistry I|
Basic laboratory techniques for the synthesis, isolation, purification and analysis of organic compounds including the major chromatographic methods, TLC, GC, LC. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
|CHEM 312||Laboratory in Organic Chemistry II|
Continuation of the laboratory methods in organic chemistry including the major structural determination and analysis tools of NMR, IR, HPLC, UV/Vis. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
|CHEM 350||Analytical Chemistry|
Covers classical chemical methods of analysis such as titrimetry and gravimetry along with various instrumental methods including electrochemistry, spectroscopy and chromatography. Prerequisites: CHEM 301.
|CHEM 411||Biochemistry I|
Structures and properties of the biomolecular components of cells and their action in biological systems. Topics include: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleotides, nucleic acids, vitamins and coenzymes.
|CHEM 413||Laboratory in Biochemistry|
A laboratory course to accompany CHEM 411, CHEM 412 (BIOS 411, BIOS 412). The isolation, characterization and analysis of biomolecules including the use of biochemical instrumentation and methodology for work in protein isolation, enzymology, and immunology. Prerequisites: BIOS 411 or CHEM 411.