Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM S100 Introduction to Chemical Science

3 credits (3+0)
GER. Introduction to chemistry for the non-science major. Includes units of measurement, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, metabolism, radioactivity oxidation-reduction reactions, solutions, acids and buffers.

CHEM S103 Introduction to General Chemistry

4 credits (3+3)
GER. Fundamentals of chemistry including the historical and descriptive aspects as well as basic mathematical concepts. Prepares students to take CHEM S105.
Prerequisite: MATH S105.

CHEM S104 A Survey of Organic and Biochemistry

4 credits (3+3)
Fundamentals of chemistry as applied to biological systems. Bridges the gap between a general chemistry course and the biological concepts of other health related sciences. Recommended for health-science degree majors. Prepares students to take CHEM S105.
Prerequisite: CHEM S103.

CHEM S105 General Chemistry I

4 credits (3+4)
GER. Introduction to chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure; the principles of chemical change and related energy changes. Four hours lab per week required. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM S105R is highly recommended.
Prerequisite: High school chemistry and MATH S151.

CHEM S105R General Chemistry I Recitation

1 credit (1+0)
Provides direction and review of the concepts and calculations covered in General Chemistry I. Quizzes, homework problems and exams presented in CHEM S105 will be covered extensively. Requires concurrent enrollment in CHEM S105 or instructor permission. Pass/Fail grading.

CHEM S106 General Chemistry II

4 credits (3+1)
GER. Introduction to chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure; the principles of chemical change and related energy changes. Includes the chemistry of the elements. Four hours lab per week required. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM S106R highly recommended.
Prerequisite: CHEM S105 with a C or better.

CHEM S106R General Chemistry II Recitation

1 credit (1+0)
Provides direction and review of the concepts and calculations covered in General Chemistry II. Quizzes, homework problems and exams presented in CHEM S106 will be covered extensively. Requires concurrent enrollment in CHEM S106 or instructor permission. Pass/Fail grading.

CHEM S341 Organic Chemistry

4 credits (3+4)
Theory and laboratory covering the fundamentals of organic chemistry including functional group reactivities, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy. The laboratory provides practical experience with emphasis on organic synthesis, natural products, and structure identification. Four hours of lab per week required.
Prerequisite: CHEM S106 with a C or better.

CHEM S342 Biochemistry

4 credits (3+4)
Lecture and laboratory which introduce the fundamental principles of biochemistry. Topics include structure and function of biological molecules, properties of enzymes, kinetics, bioenergetics, metabolism, and molecular biology. Four hours lab per week required.
Prerequisite: CHEM S341 with a C or better.

CHEM S350 Environmental Chemistry

4 credits (3+4)
Provides a general overview of chemical processes in the natural environment. Subjects include the chemistry of natural and anthropogenically influenced processes in air, soil, and water; energy production and its impact. Laboratory focuses on the analytical tools and methods used in chemical analyses of environmental samples. CHEM S341 recommended.
Prerequisite: CHEM S106 with C or better.

CHEM S398 Individual Research

CHEM S498 Research: