Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    21 credits
    • Major/Concentration: 21
  • Accreditation

    WSCUC

A chemistry minor requires the completion of 21 credits. Six chemistry minor credits must not count towards any other major or minor.


Courses

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.

Core Courses

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-".
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

Continuation of General Chemistry I. Subjects include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, solubility, acidity, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and various special topics. Prerequisites: CHEM 105.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: A minimum grade of a "C-" is required to subsequently register in CHEM 301 or 320.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

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.
Prerequisites: CHEM 106 with a grade of "C-" or better.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: CHEM 311.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

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.
Prerequisites: CHEM 301.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: CHEM 312.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

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.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: CHEM 301.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $150.

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.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: CHEM 302.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $150.

Covers classical chemical methods of analysis such as titrimetry and gravimetry along with various instrumental methods including electrochemistry, spectroscopy and chromatography. Prerequisites: CHEM 301.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; six hours laboratory, weekly.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $130.

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.
Prerequisites: CHEM 302.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

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.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Six hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $150.