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Chemistry Minor

Division of Science & Mathematics - Adm
Division of Science and Mathematics
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 24 to 28
The chemistry curriculum focuses on the structure of matter and the conditions required for material change. It prepares students for postgraduate work in a wide variety of fields, or for careers in industry or secondary teaching.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Courses may not be taken S-N except where noted. Up to 8 credits of coursework with a grade of D or D+ may be used to meet the minor requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of coursework with a grade of A or B. The GPA in the minor courses must be at least 2.00.
Required Courses
CHEM 1101 - General Chemistry I [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
CHEM 1102 - General Chemistry II [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I [SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Lab I (1.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Three elective courses are required. Students must take either CHEM 3101 or 3501. Two additional courses are also required. If CHEM 3101 is not taken, one of the two courses must include lab or have an additional concurrent lab registration.
If CHEM 3101 is taken:
CHEM 3101 - Analytical Chemistry [SCI-L] (4.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· BIOL 4211 - Biochemistry (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 3301 - The Chemistry of Sustainable Energy [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 3401 - Polymer Chemistry and the Environment [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 3501 - Physical Chemistry I [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 3502 - Physical Chemistry II [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4111 - Instrumental Analysis (5.0 cr)
· CHEM 4352 - Synthesis (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4551 - Theoretical Chemistry (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4552 - Molecular Spectroscopy (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 4701 - Inorganic Chemistry (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4751 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (2.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II [SCI] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 2304 - Organic Chemistry II with a Biological Emphasis [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4351 - Bioorganic Chemistry (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 4354 - Biochemistry of Neurological Disorders (4.0 cr)
or If CHEM 3101 is not taken:
CHEM 3501 - Physical Chemistry I [SCI] (4.0 cr)
Chose one course and lab combination from the following pairs:
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· CHEM 3502 - Physical Chemistry II [SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 3511 - Physical Chemistry Lab (1.0 cr)
· CHEM 4701 - Inorganic Chemistry (4.0 cr)
CHEM 4711 - Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1.0 cr)
· BIOL 4211 - Biochemistry (4.0 cr)
BIOL 4611 - Biochemistry Lab (1.0 cr)
· CHEM 3401 - Polymer Chemistry and the Environment [SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 3411 - Polymer Chemistry Lab (1.0 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· BIOL 4211 - Biochemistry (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 2304 - Organic Chemistry II with a Biological Emphasis [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 3301 - The Chemistry of Sustainable Energy [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 3401 - Polymer Chemistry and the Environment [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 3502 - Physical Chemistry II [SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4351 - Bioorganic Chemistry (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4352 - Synthesis (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4354 - Biochemistry of Neurological Disorders (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4551 - Theoretical Chemistry (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4552 - Molecular Spectroscopy (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 4701 - Inorganic Chemistry (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 4751 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (2.0 cr)
 
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CHEM 1101 - General Chemistry I (SCI-L)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Scientific method, measurements, nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, thermochemistry, chemical periodicity, introduction to chemical bonding, and properties of common elements and ions. Development of scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills. Laboratory exercises concomitant with these topics. (three 65-min lect, 180 min lab) prereq: Math 0901 or placement beyond Math 0901 using ACT/placement exam score
CHEM 1102 - General Chemistry II (SCI-L)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of Chem 1101. Chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, acid-base chemistry, chemical equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, quantum theory, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Lab exercises concomitant with these topics. (three 65-min lect, 180 min lab) prereq: 1101
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to the structure and reactivity of organic molecules; nomenclature and functional groups; stereochemistry; mechanisms of substitution and elimination pathways; physical organic chemistry; introduction to synthetic strategy; fundamentals of spectroscopic techniques. prereq: 1102
CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Lab I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: coreq 2301 or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of lab techniques in organic chemistry; experimental problem-solving. (3 hrs lab) prereq: coreq 2301 or instr consent
CHEM 3101 - Analytical Chemistry (SCI-L)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
The application of chemical equilibria to chemical analysis with emphasis on the fundamental quantitative aspects of analytical chemistry. Acid-base, oxidation-reduction, and complexometric titrations, introduction to electrochemical and spectrophotometric analyses and separations. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 1102
BIOL 4211 - Biochemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structures, functions, and biochemical transformations of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. (three 65-min lect) Optional lab offered. See Biol 4611. prereq: Chem 2302 or Chem 2304, prereq or coreq Biol 3121, or instr consent
CHEM 3301 - The Chemistry of Sustainable Energy (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01758 - Chem 3301/ESci 3301
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Same as ESci 3301. The fundamental chemical concepts underlying energy sources. Topics include: energy basics, fossil fuels, "sustainable" energy sources, biomass, solar voltaics, hydrogen fuel cells, and nuclear energy. prereq: 2302 or 2304 or instr consent
CHEM 3401 - Polymer Chemistry and the Environment (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01801 - Chem 3401/ESci 3401
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Same as ESci 3401. Introduction to many traditional topics in polymer chemistry including those with a connection to elements of the environment and environmental science such as the preparation of polymers from renewable feedstocks, polymers in renewable energy, green syntheses of polymers, and environmental impacts of polymers. prereq: 2302 or 2304 or instr consent
CHEM 3501 - Physical Chemistry I (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
The gas state. Classical thermodynamics. Phase, chemical and heterogeneous equilibria. Chemical kinetics. Kinetic theory of gases. Transport. prereq: 1102, Phys 1101, Math 1102 or instr consent
CHEM 3502 - Physical Chemistry II (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to quantum theory. Atomic and molecular structure. Group Theory. Introduction to statistical mechanics. Chemical dynamics. Topics drawn from the liquid and solid states, advanced kinetics, electrochemistry, and surfaces. prereq: 3501, coreq 3511 or instr consent for chem majors
CHEM 4111 - Instrumental Analysis
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Principles of chemical instrumentation and instrumental methods of analysis; extensive lab work using chromatographic, spectrophotometric, and electrochemical methods of analysis. (3 hrs lect, 6 hrs lab) prereq: 3101
CHEM 4352 - Synthesis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Study of the preparation of biologically active molecules, emphasizing the application of transition metal chemistry to modern synthetic methods. prereq: 2302 or 2304
CHEM 4551 - Theoretical Chemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Quantum theory of molecules. Statistical thermodynamics; Gibbsian ensembles; applications. prereq: or coreq 3502 or instr consent
CHEM 4552 - Molecular Spectroscopy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Interaction of molecules and electromagnetic radiation. Spectroscopic determination of molecular structure. Operation of spectrometers and spectrophotometers. prereq: 2302 or 2304, 3101 or instr consent
CHEM 4701 - Inorganic Chemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
The periodic table; models of structure and bonding of main group elements and transition metals, nomenclature, symmetry, and bonding theory of coordination compounds. prereq: 3501 or instr consent
CHEM 4751 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 4701 or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Structure and reactions of coordination compounds, inorganic cages and clusters, lanthanide and actinide series. Nanoparticles, bioinorganic topics, and other trends in the field. prereq: 4701 or instr consent
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01741 - Chem 2302/Chem 2304
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of topics from Chem 2301; spectroscopy; chemistry of polyenes, aromatic systems, and amines; enol and enolate chemistry; free-radical chemistry; retrosynthetic analysis; special topics. prereq: C or better in 2301, coreq 2321 or instr consent for chem majors
CHEM 2304 - Organic Chemistry II with a Biological Emphasis (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01741 - Chem 2302/Chem 2304
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Continuation of topics from Chem 2301, with an emphasis on compounds and reactions of biological interest. Topics include spectroscopy, structure and reactivity of aromatic compounds, phosphoryl and acyl group transfer, nucleophilic carbonyl addition, reactions involving enolate and enamine intermediates, coenzyme chemistry, electrophilic addition, beta elimination, oxidation and reduction of organic compounds, and reactions involving free radical intermediates. prereq: C or better in 2301, Biol 2111 or instr consent
CHEM 4351 - Bioorganic Chemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Discussion of the theory of enzyme catalysis and catalytic antibodies, experimental determination of catalytic mechanisms for a variety of organic reactions in biological systems, and elucidation of biosynthetic pathways. Involves extensive reading in the primary literature. prereq: 2302 or 2304, Biol 4211
CHEM 4354 - Biochemistry of Neurological Disorders
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Discussion of the biochemical aspects of neurodegenerative diseases, addiction, and poisons such as the roles of metal ions and non-covalent interactions in protein folding and function. The course involves extensive reading and discussion of primary literature with a strong focus on data interpretation and experimental design. prereq: 2321 or Biol 3700, Biol 4211 or instr consent
CHEM 3501 - Physical Chemistry I (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
The gas state. Classical thermodynamics. Phase, chemical and heterogeneous equilibria. Chemical kinetics. Kinetic theory of gases. Transport. prereq: 1102, Phys 1101, Math 1102 or instr consent
CHEM 3502 - Physical Chemistry II (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to quantum theory. Atomic and molecular structure. Group Theory. Introduction to statistical mechanics. Chemical dynamics. Topics drawn from the liquid and solid states, advanced kinetics, electrochemistry, and surfaces. prereq: 3501, coreq 3511 or instr consent for chem majors
CHEM 3511 - Physical Chemistry Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: coreq 3502
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab experiments to illustrate physico-chemical principles and to develop skills in data collection, analysis and interpretation, and in report writing. (3 hrs lab) prereq: coreq 3502
CHEM 4701 - Inorganic Chemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
The periodic table; models of structure and bonding of main group elements and transition metals, nomenclature, symmetry, and bonding theory of coordination compounds. prereq: 3501 or instr consent
CHEM 4711 - Inorganic Chemistry Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Lab experiments in inorganic/organometallic chemistry illustrating synthetic and spectroscopic techniques. (3 hrs lab) prereq: 2322, coreq 4701 or instr consent
BIOL 4211 - Biochemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structures, functions, and biochemical transformations of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. (three 65-min lect) Optional lab offered. See Biol 4611. prereq: Chem 2302 or Chem 2304, prereq or coreq Biol 3121, or instr consent
BIOL 4611 - Biochemistry Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiments using the major separation and analytical techniques of biochemistry, including centrifugation, chromatography, electrophoresis, immunochemistry, and spectrophotometry. (one 180-minute lab) prereq: (or coreq) 4211
CHEM 3401 - Polymer Chemistry and the Environment (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01801 - Chem 3401/ESci 3401
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Same as ESci 3401. Introduction to many traditional topics in polymer chemistry including those with a connection to elements of the environment and environmental science such as the preparation of polymers from renewable feedstocks, polymers in renewable energy, green syntheses of polymers, and environmental impacts of polymers. prereq: 2302 or 2304 or instr consent
CHEM 3411 - Polymer Chemistry Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Synthesis, characterization, and physical properties of polymers with an emphasis on sustainable polymer chemistry. (3 hrs lab) prereq: 2322, coreq 3401 or ESci 3401 or instr consent
BIOL 4211 - Biochemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structures, functions, and biochemical transformations of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. (three 65-min lect) Optional lab offered. See Biol 4611. prereq: Chem 2302 or Chem 2304, prereq or coreq Biol 3121, or instr consent
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01741 - Chem 2302/Chem 2304
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of topics from Chem 2301; spectroscopy; chemistry of polyenes, aromatic systems, and amines; enol and enolate chemistry; free-radical chemistry; retrosynthetic analysis; special topics. prereq: C or better in 2301, coreq 2321 or instr consent for chem majors
CHEM 2304 - Organic Chemistry II with a Biological Emphasis (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01741 - Chem 2302/Chem 2304
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Continuation of topics from Chem 2301, with an emphasis on compounds and reactions of biological interest. Topics include spectroscopy, structure and reactivity of aromatic compounds, phosphoryl and acyl group transfer, nucleophilic carbonyl addition, reactions involving enolate and enamine intermediates, coenzyme chemistry, electrophilic addition, beta elimination, oxidation and reduction of organic compounds, and reactions involving free radical intermediates. prereq: C or better in 2301, Biol 2111 or instr consent
CHEM 3301 - The Chemistry of Sustainable Energy (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01758 - Chem 3301/ESci 3301
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Same as ESci 3301. The fundamental chemical concepts underlying energy sources. Topics include: energy basics, fossil fuels, "sustainable" energy sources, biomass, solar voltaics, hydrogen fuel cells, and nuclear energy. prereq: 2302 or 2304 or instr consent
CHEM 3401 - Polymer Chemistry and the Environment (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01801 - Chem 3401/ESci 3401
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Same as ESci 3401. Introduction to many traditional topics in polymer chemistry including those with a connection to elements of the environment and environmental science such as the preparation of polymers from renewable feedstocks, polymers in renewable energy, green syntheses of polymers, and environmental impacts of polymers. prereq: 2302 or 2304 or instr consent
CHEM 3502 - Physical Chemistry II (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to quantum theory. Atomic and molecular structure. Group Theory. Introduction to statistical mechanics. Chemical dynamics. Topics drawn from the liquid and solid states, advanced kinetics, electrochemistry, and surfaces. prereq: 3501, coreq 3511 or instr consent for chem majors
CHEM 4351 - Bioorganic Chemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Discussion of the theory of enzyme catalysis and catalytic antibodies, experimental determination of catalytic mechanisms for a variety of organic reactions in biological systems, and elucidation of biosynthetic pathways. Involves extensive reading in the primary literature. prereq: 2302 or 2304, Biol 4211
CHEM 4352 - Synthesis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Study of the preparation of biologically active molecules, emphasizing the application of transition metal chemistry to modern synthetic methods. prereq: 2302 or 2304
CHEM 4354 - Biochemistry of Neurological Disorders
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Discussion of the biochemical aspects of neurodegenerative diseases, addiction, and poisons such as the roles of metal ions and non-covalent interactions in protein folding and function. The course involves extensive reading and discussion of primary literature with a strong focus on data interpretation and experimental design. prereq: 2321 or Biol 3700, Biol 4211 or instr consent
CHEM 4551 - Theoretical Chemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Quantum theory of molecules. Statistical thermodynamics; Gibbsian ensembles; applications. prereq: or coreq 3502 or instr consent
CHEM 4552 - Molecular Spectroscopy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Interaction of molecules and electromagnetic radiation. Spectroscopic determination of molecular structure. Operation of spectrometers and spectrophotometers. prereq: 2302 or 2304, 3101 or instr consent
CHEM 4701 - Inorganic Chemistry
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
The periodic table; models of structure and bonding of main group elements and transition metals, nomenclature, symmetry, and bonding theory of coordination compounds. prereq: 3501 or instr consent
CHEM 4751 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 4701 or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Structure and reactions of coordination compounds, inorganic cages and clusters, lanthanide and actinide series. Nanoparticles, bioinorganic topics, and other trends in the field. prereq: 4701 or instr consent