Undergraduate

CHEMISTRY CONCENTRATION

This is the recommended concentration for pre-professional students and students preparing for chemically-oriented occupations.  This concentration requires a minimum of 33 credit hours of study. A minor is required with this concentration.

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ACS-APPROVED CHEMISTRY

This concentration is designed for students who intend to follow a career in the field of chemistry or who intend to enter a graduate program in this science.  The curriculum is based on the recommendations of, and is approved by, the American Chemical Society (ACS).  As such, it is subject to change upon notice from the ACS.  A minor is not required with this concentration.


Course Requirements

A minimum of 53 credit hours of study is required. These include all courses required in the chemistry professional concentration (including all three advanced integrated labs, 4611, 4621, and 4631 may be taken in any order) and “Biochemistry of Macromolecules” (BIOL 4147) or “Biochemistry of Metabolism” (BIOL 4167) (note these have a prerequisite of BIOL 1110/11). In addition, three credit hours must be selected from the list below. “Physical Chemistry” (CHEM 3750-60) is recommended or required as a prerequisite to these courses:

CHEM 4817 Intro Indus Chem ........................................................3
CHEM 4900 Research ................................................................ 1-3
CHEM 4957 Special Topics .......................................................... 3

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ACS-APPROVED CHEMICAL PHYSICS CONCENTRATION

This is a collaborative program with the Department of Physics and Astronomy and provides students with a strong emphasis in the physical and mathematical aspects of chemistry. It is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in such fields as computational chemistry, materials science, or the many areas of nanotechnology.  This concentration is a degree track program which meets the requirements for student certification by the American Chemical Society. A minor is not required with this concentration.

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ACS-APPROVED BIOCHEMISTRY CONCENTRATION

This is a joint concentration with the Department of Biological Sciences (College of Arts and Sciences) and the Department of Biochemistry (Quillen College of Medicine). The students may major in either biology or chemistry, and coursework is required in both departments. The Chemistry Department’s biochemistry concentration is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and as such it is subject to change upon notice from the ACS. The student should consult frequently with an advisor to ensure completion in a judicious manner.  A minor is not required with this concentration.

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CHEMISTRY MINOR

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Undergraduate Program Courses with attached syllabus where available.

CHEM 1000 (4 hr), Chemistry and Well-Being
CHEM 1030 (4 hr), Introduction to Chemistry Survey
CHEM 1110/ 1120 (4 hr), General Chemistry Lecture
CHEM 1111/1121 (0 hr), General Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 2010/ 2020 (3 hr), Organic Chemistry Lecture
CHEM 2011/ 2021 (3 hr), Organic Chemistry Lecture
CHEM 2220 (2 hr), Quantitative Analysis Lecture
CHEM 2221 (2 hr), Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
CHEM 2989/2999 (3 hr), Cooperative Education
CHEM 3110 (3 hr), Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 3550 (3 hr), Forensic Chemistry
CHEM 3611 (2 hr), Introductory Integrated Laboratory
CHEM 3710 (3 hr), Principles of Physical Chemistry Lecture
CHEM 3750/3760 (3 hr), Physical Chemistry
CHEM 3989/3999 (3 hr), Cooperative Education
CHEM 4010 (2 hr), Seminar in Chemistry
CHEM 4110 (3 hr), Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 4200 (3 hr), Principles of Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 4611 (2 hr), Advanced Integrated Laboratory - Dynamics
CHEM 4621 (2 hr), Advanced Integrated Laboratory - Structure
CHEM 4631 (2 hr), Advanced Integrated Laboratory - Analytical Techniques
CHEM 4817/5817 (3 hr), Introduction to Industrial Chemistry
CHEM 4900 (1-3 hr), Research in Chemistry
CHEM 4957/5957 (3 hr), Special Topics in Chemistry
CHEM 4989/4999 (3 hr), Cooperative Education