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Quality Science Minor

Chemical Engineering
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2021
  • Required credits in this minor: 28 to 29
The pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, and consumer goods industries work to promote and protect patient health around the world. At the heart of our ability to affect patient lives is the necessity to develop and manufacture products that consistently meet the intended quality in a way that is supported by scientific research and data. This confidence in product safety and efficacy is grounded in quality science. The Quality Science minor is designed to accelerate the readiness of students entering the life science industries by arming them with critical-thinking skills gained through immersion in science-based quality education and real-world experiences of the 21st century. The holistic approach of the Quality Science minor combines the science, regulatory, and business acumen needed to: Mobilize enterprise-wide quality effectiveness grounded in science, data, stakeholder awareness, and regulatory intelligence. Proactively anticipate and manage risk, optimize value, and provide objectivity. Understand the business in which employees operate, and how to positively affect the outcome. Establish innovative systems to increase the right-first-time rate of cross-functional stakeholders, thus bolstering consumer and regulatory confidence in product safety, efficacy, and intended use.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Chemistry I with lab (5 cr)
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I [LE CAT, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I [LE CAT, NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Calculus I (5 cr)
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Global Quality Framework (3 cr)
CHE 2500 - Global Quality Regulatory Framework (3.0 cr)
Physics I with lab (5 cr)
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Business (2 cr)
BUS 2100 - Fundamentals of Accounting (2.0 cr)
Chemical Engineering (5 cr)
CHE 3501 - Product Development and Validation (3.0 cr)
CHE 3502 - Risk and Failure Analysis in Life Science Industries (2.0 cr)
Elective (3 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 2571 - Microbiology for Human Health (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 3502 - General Microbiology (4.0 cr)
· CHE 4601 - Biochemical Engineering I (3.0 cr)
· CHE 4701 - Biochemical Engineering II (3.0 cr)
· CHE 4711 - Biomedical Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CHE 5711 - Biomedical Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2212 - Environmental Chemistry [NAT SCI, SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
· Quantitative Analysis
· CHEM 2222 - Quantitative Analysis (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2223 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· Biochemistry
· CHEM 3322 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
CHEM 3324 - Biochemistry Laboratory (1.0 cr)
 
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CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I (LE CAT, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CHEM 1173/CHEM 1153/CHEM 1161
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom, molecule, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, and other selected topics. The companion laboratory, CHEM 1154, should be taken concurrently. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets the lab component of NAT SCI, LE CAT 4. prereq: One year high school chem, Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of least C- in Math 1005, Credit will not be granted if already received for 1151 or 1161 or 1173. Fall semester, SCSE majors only.
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I (LE CAT, NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: CHEM 1174/CHEM 1154
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating the fundamental principles of chemistry. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom and molecule, stoichiometry, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, characteristic properties of anions, gas laws and spectrophotometry. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1153. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets liberal education category 4 requirements. prereq: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1153 or 1173; credit will not be granted if already received for CHEM 1151, 1161 or 1174.
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
CHE 2500 - Global Quality Regulatory Framework
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides students an understanding of the role of regulators with an overview of global regulations as stated in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), EudraLex Directives and Annexes, and Emerging Market regulations for the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, animal health and consumer goods industries. Explores the relationship between regulatory requirements and legal accountability while introducing fundamental concepts in regulations related to clinical trial development, management, ethics, data integrity, data security, privacy, change control and validation. pre-req:
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014 should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Prerequisite of Math 1290 or 1296 or 1596; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 2011.
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2013 and should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2013 or 2017
BUS 2100 - Fundamentals of Accounting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to financial and managerial accounting. Basic financial statement preparation. Basic decision making by managers using financial information. prereq: CUE major or or BTAG or Business Administration Certificate or Museum Studies Certificate or college consent; this course cannot be used to fulfill a LSBE major/minor requirement.
CHE 3501 - Product Development and Validation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to the major design processes that are critical to life science product, process and specification development, including cradle to grave product and process development, prototype builds, scalability, design of experiments, variability, control, specification development and validation methodology. pre-req: CHE 2500
CHE 3502 - Risk and Failure Analysis in Life Science Industries
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Distinctions of the life science industries related to the specific regulations that apply to consumer health products. Use of risk analysis techniques, including FMEA, Fault Tree and 5 Why?s, to analyze a holistic set of data (in-production, across product lines, across equipment, human variability, on-market, on-stability, validation studies, change control, etc.) that lead to scientifically justified investigations supported by evidence, and the identification of effective corrective and preventative actions (CAPA). pre-req: ChE 2500
BIOL 2571 - Microbiology for Human Health
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will introduce students to the microbiological issues they will face as health care professionals. We will cover the basic science of microorganisms primarily bacteria, viruses, and fungi. We will examine the impacts of these microbes on patient health, of microbial infections, modes of preventative care, and how the human immune response protects the body against infection and disease. This course cannot be used for upper division credit for BA or BS majors in the Biology Department. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab pre-req: BIOL 1011 and 1012; credit will not be granted if already received for BIOL 3502 or 4501; This course cannot be used for Biology majors to fulfill biology elective credit except in the Biology BA Human Biology track.
BIOL 3502 - General Microbiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: BIOL 3502/4503/FST 4168
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Morphology of microorganisms; growth; environmental and physiological types; physical and chemical control; taxonomy; viruses; genetics of bacteria; practical applications, including medical, water, soil, and food microbiology. (2 hrs lect, 4 hrs lab) prereq: BIOL 2201 or IBS Grad student
CHE 4601 - Biochemical Engineering I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of chemical engineering principles to design and operation of industrial biological processes, emphasizing enzyme and cell growth kinetics. prereq: 2111 or 2211, minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 5601
CHE 4701 - Biochemical Engineering II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of ChE 4601/5601. Advanced design and operation of bioreactors for varied cultivation methods, transport limitations, and reactor types. Operation and control considerations for aeration, agitation, heat transfer, and instrumentation. Unit operations for recovery and purification of products. Microbial, animal, plant, and mixed culture applications. prereq: 4601 or 5601; credit will not be granted if already received for 5701
CHE 4711 - Biomedical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of the field of Biomedical Engineering. Topics covered include cell and tissue engineering, transport phenomena in biological systems, biomaterials, bioelectricity and neural engineering, development of biomedical devices, and government regulations in the biomedical industry. pre-req: MATH 3280, PHYS 2013 or 2017, minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 5711; no grad credit.
CHE 5711 - Biomedical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to the field of Biomedical Engineering. Topics covered include cell and tissue engineering, transport phenomena in biological systems, biomaterials, bioelectricity and neural engineering, development of biomedical devices, and government regulations in the biomedical industry. prereq: 3111, 3112 or grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for CHE 4711.
CHEM 2212 - Environmental Chemistry (NAT SCI, SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of chemical processes in natural air, water, soil and sediment environments. Sources, reaction, transport, effects, and fates of natural and anthropogenic chemical species will be covered. Methods of analysis of environmental samples, with emphasis on quantitative treatment of data. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1176, Environmental Science major
CHEM 2222 - Quantitative Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Considered the first course of analytical chemistry, this course aims to explore the concepts of quantification and measurement related to chemical systems. Topics in this course include statistical analysis of error/uncertainty, systematic development of aqueous chemical equilibria, and fundamental principles of electrochemical, spectrophotometric, and chromatographic analyses. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1175, concurrent registration in 2223 is strongly recommended
CHEM 2223 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab companion to 2222 involving the quantitative analysis of organic and inorganic samples using classical and instrumental techniques. Students are instructed in the use of classical and modern computer-controlled instrumentation and techniques, as applied to the acquisition and analysis of experimental data. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1176; concurrent registration in 2222 is required
CHEM 3322 - Biochemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Survey of biochemistry, emphasizing enzyme catalysis, cellular energetics, and major metabolic processes. prereq: 2522 or 2532 or 2542
CHEM 3324 - Biochemistry Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Identification and analysis of biological molecules with emphasis on the macro-molecules, polysaccharides, proteins, and nucleic acids (RNA, DNA). prereq: 2522 or 2532 or 2542; previous or concurrent registration in 3322