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CHEM- 105 Visualizing Chemistry (2.00 cr.)
Natural Science
Repeatable: No
Simple demonstrations that illustrate and reinforce understanding of the physical and chemical properties of matter. Description of the underlying chemistry and chemical safety. A special course fee applies.

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CHEM- 110 Chemistry in Our World (4.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Laboratory, Natural Sciences - Physical Sciences
Repeatable: No
Fundamental role of chemistry in our daily lives focusing on contemporary issues to introduce chemical concepts, developing these concepts in a concerted manner to gain understanding of the issues.

Requires Math proficiency greater than or equal to MATH-110

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CHEM- 115 General Chemistry (5.00 cr.)
Natural Science with Lab
Repeatable: No
Fundamental principles of chemistry with applications: composition and structure of matter, formation and naming of compounds, mole concept, writing and balancing chemical equations, types of reactions, elementary stoichiometry, bonding, states of matter, equilibrium, solutions, acids and bases. Students may incur incidental expenses for software.

Math Placement or MATH-110 required.

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CHEM- 125 Principles Of Chemistry For Health Sciences (5.00 cr.)
Natural Science, Laboratory
Repeatable: No
Principles of chemistry: general, reaction stoichiometry, equilibrium and thermodynamics. Students may incur incidental expenses for software.

Math Placement or MATH-110 required.

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CHEM- 135 College Chemistry I (5.00 cr.)
Natural Science with Lab
Repeatable: No
Principles of inorganic chemistry, properties of important elements and compounds. More rigorous approach and more extensive coverage than in CHEM-115. Normally followed by CHEM-136. Students may incur incidental expenses for software.

Math Placement or MATH-120

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CHEM- 136 College Chemistry II (5.00 cr.)
Natural Science with Lab
Repeatable: No
Reactions and properties of common elements and inorganic compounds; oxidation-reduction and solution equilibria; electrochemistry. Lab work in qualitative analysis for common ions. Students may incur incidental expenses for software.

Prerequisites: take CHEM-135 or take MATH-120 and CHEM-125

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CHEM- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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CHEM- 201 Organic Chemistry I (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Chemistry of carbon compounds: naming, bonding, structure, physical characteristics, reactions. Compounds include hydrocarbons, aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, acids, esters, amines, amides, thiols and sulfides. Laboratory exercises on compound characteristics (physical and chemical), compound identification, reactions and reaction types. Students may incur incidental expenses for software.

Prerequisite: Take either CHEM-125 or CHEM-135

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CHEM- 204 Organic Chemistry II Lecture (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Continuation of Organic Chemistry I; organic reactions, organic compound synthesis, reaction to mechanisms and kinetics, transition state theory, thermodynamics; introduction to IR, NMR and UV-visible spectroscopy of organic compounds.

Prerequisite: take CHEM-201

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CHEM- 206 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Systematic identification of organic compounds using chemical, physical, and instrumental methods with option for organic compound synthesis.

Prerequisite: take CHEM-201; Corequisite: take CHEM-204

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CHEM- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Instructor's consent

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CHEM- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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CHEM- 301 Physical Chemistry Lecture (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamental physical chemistry; behavior of gases, liquid state, properties of solutions, principles of thermodynamics, thermochemistry. Taken concurrently with CHEM-303. Students may incur incidental expenses for software.

Prerequisites: take CHEM-115 or CHEM-125 or CHEM-135, and take MATH-156; Corequisite: CHEM-303

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CHEM- 303 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Lab course to be taken concurrently with CHEM-301. Experimental techniques and apparatus; treatment of experimental data.

Prerequisites: take CHEM-115 or CHEM-125 or CHEM-135, and take MATH-156; Corequisite: take CHEM-301

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CHEM- 311 Biochemistry (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamental chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins; second- and third-order structure of proteins; chemistry of nucleic acids; nature and dynamics of enzymes and enzyme action; biological oxidations; lab work in metabolism, chromatography, enzyme action, qualitative and quantitative analytical procedures.

Prerequisite: take CHEM-201

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CHEM- 315 Food Chemistry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Organic biochemistry of foods: enzymatic and non-enzymatic changes associated with food preparation and storage (Maillard-Browning reaction), denaturation of protein, changes in color, odor, texture and nutritive value. Techniques for isolation and identification of biochemical constituents of foods.

Prerequisites: take CHEM-201

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CHEM- 325 Chemistry Of Polymers (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic science of polymers. Common industrial polymers and their applications. Relationship of the structure and salient structural features of industrial polymers with their properties and applications.

Prerequisite: take CHEM-135

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CHEM- 331 Quantitative Analysis (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the principles of quantitative chemical analysis and training in precision laboratory techniques.

Prerequisite: take CHEM-136

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CHEM- 335 Instrumental Methods Of Analysis (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of instrumental methods to chemical analysis: electrochemical, spectrophotometric, chromatographic, and thermal analysis. Techniques for methods development, sample preparation, optimization of operating conditions, and data analysis needed to obtain accurate, reproducible results by means of instrumentation.

Prerequisite: take CHEM-331

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CHEM- 341 Chemistry Of Materials (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Relationship of the chemistry and microstructure of structural materials (metals, polymers and ceramics) to their properties; degradation of those materials, corrosion of metals, polymers and ceramics.

Prerequisites: take CHEM-115 or CHEM-125 or CHEM-135

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CHEM- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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CHEM- 353 Environmental Chemistry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and origins of chemical reactions that lead to ecological imbalance; systems that have contributed to large-scale environmental pollution or are of current importance; chemical technology needed to correct imbalance.

Prerequisites: take CHEM-115 or CHEM-125 or CHEM-135

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CHEM- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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CHEM- 412 Advanced Biochemistry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Structure and function of enzymes and membrane-bound proteins, enzyme kinetics and mechanism, and regulatory mechanisms of metabolism at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels.

Prerequisite: take CHEM-311

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CHEM- 440 Advanced Materials Laboratory (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Student-devised laboratory experiments to solve a materials problem provided by the instructor.
Instructor's consent

Prerequisites: take CHEM-115 or CHEM-125 or CHEM-135

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CHEM- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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CHEM- 452 Environmental Regulations Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Laws governing environmental issues. Environmental regulations, applcability of the laws, and resources for interpreting the regulations. Evaluation of environmental research.

Prerequisites: take CHEM-115 or CHEM-125 or CHEM-135

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CHEM- 489 Advanced Chemistry Experience (1.00 - 4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Research experiences leading to a greater depth of understanding of chemical principles.
Instructor's consent

Must be Sophomore level or higher

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CHEM- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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CHEM- 501 Physical Chemistry Lecture (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamental physical chemistry; behavior of gases, liquid state, properties of solutions, principles of thermodynamics, thermochemistry. Taken concurrently with CHEM-503. Recommended: CHEM-531.

Recommended prerequisite: CHEM-531 Corequisite: CHEM-503

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CHEM- 503 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Lab course to be taken concurrently with CHEM-501. Experimental techniques and apparatus; treatment of experimental data. Recommended: CHEM-531.

Corerequisite: CHEM-501

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CHEM- 511 Biochemistry (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Fundamental chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins; second- and third-order structure of proteins; chemistry of nucleic acids; nature and dynamics of enzymes and enzyme action; biological oxidations; lab work in metabolism, chromatography, enzyme action, qualitative and quantitative analytical procedures.

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CHEM- 515 Food Chemistry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Organic biochemistry of foods: enzymatic and non-enzymatic changes associated with food preparation and storage (Maillard-Browning reaction), denaturation of protein, changes in color, odor, texture and nutritive value. Techniques for isolation and identification of biochemical constituents of foods.

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CHEM- 531 Quantitative Analysis (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the principles of quantitative chemical analysis and training in precision laboratory techniques.

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CHEM- 535 Instrumental Methods Of Analysis (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of instrumental methods to chemical analysis: electrochemical, spectrophotometric, chromatographic, and thermal analysis. Techniques for methods development, sample preparation, optimization of operating conditions, and data analysis needed to obtain accurate, reproducible results by means of instrumentation.

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CHEM- 541 Chemistry Of Materials (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Relationship of the chemistry and microstructure of structural materials (metals, polymers and ceramics) to their properties; degradation of those materials, corrosion of metals, polymers and ceramics.

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CHEM- 553 Environmental Chemistry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and origins of chemical reactions that lead to ecological imbalance; systems that have contributed to large-scale environmental pollution or are of current importance; chemical technology needed to correct imbalance.

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CHEM- 652 Environmental Regulations Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Laws governing environmental issues. Environmental regulations, applicability of the laws, and resources for interpreting the regulations. Evaluation of environmental research.
Instructor's consent

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CHEM- 770 Thesis - Industrial Hygiene (2.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Independent research under direction of investigation advisor. Selection of problem, review of literature, planning and conducting research, interpretation of findings, and preparation of final paper according to thesis standards. Students may enroll for two, four or six semester hours of credit in various terms for a final total of six.
Department consent

Prerequisites: take EDUC-740 or INMGT-700

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