Chemistry Courses

Chemistry majors must complete 53 hours of coursework. Chemistry Teacher Licensure is also available with an additional 42 hours of professional education courses.

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CH 111-G General Chemistry I/4
Fundamental principles of chemistry, including an introduction to atomic structure, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, gases, chemical bonding, solutions, and solids. A course for science majors. Three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: an ACT math score of 20 or above or consent of instructor. Fall semester.

CH 112 General Chemistry II/4
A continuation of the topics introduced in General Chemistry, including chemical equilibrium, kinetics, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, and acids and bases. Three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: CH 111-G. Spring semester.

CH 230 Principles of Nutrition/3
Basic principles of nutrition, the characteristics of nutrients, and the essential nutrient requirements of man. The course includes a project in area of student’s interest. Prerequisite: CH 111-G. Offered on demand.

CH 303 Organic Chemistry I/4
Principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on reaction mechanisms and structure. Includes introduction to organic spectroscopy. Three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: CH 112. Fall semester, even-numbered years.

CH 304 Organic Chemistry II/4
Continuation of Organic Chemistry I with emphasis on mechanism of reactions, structural determination, and selected topics in organic chemistry. Three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: CH 303. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

CH 312 Analytical Chemistry/4
Principles of analytical chemistry with emphasis on the fundamental reactions used for chemical analysis. Topics include chemical equilibria in acid/base, complexation, separations, and redox systems, data analysis, potentiometry, and spectroscopy. Six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: CH 112. Fall semester, odd-numbered years.

CH 319 Research Methods/0-1 see NS 319

CH 403 Physical Chemistry I/4
A study of gases and the kinetic theory of gases, introductory atomic and molecular structure, thermodynamics and its molecular interpretation, and applications of thermodynamics to solutions and electrochemical cells. One laboratory session per week. Prerequisites: CH 312, PH 233, and MA 114-G. Spring semester, odd-numbered years.

CH 404 Physical Chemistry II/4
Chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, bonding, and molecular structure. Prerequisites: CH 403 and MA 112. Offered on demand.

CH 412 Instrumental Analysis/4
Optical, electrical, and chromatographic methods of analysis. Two laboratory sessions per week. Prerequisites: CH 312, PH 233, PH 234-G, and MA 114-G. Interterm, or spring, even-numbered years.

CH 416 Biochemistry/4
Chemistry of the living organism, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, digestion, metabolism, and enzyme action. Three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: CH 303. Spring semester, even-numbered years.

CH 420 Chemistry Project/1-4 see NS 420

CH 450 Topics in Chemistry/2-4
Selected topics in analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry, such as acid-base theories, coordination compounds, chemical bonding, reaction mechanism, and others. Laboratory work may be included. Offered on demand.