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Areas of Study

CHE-103

CHE-103 Introduction to Chemistry I

This course is designed for liberal arts students with little or no background in chemistry and who do not intend to major in any science....

CHE-104

CHE-104 Introduction to Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of CHE 103 and explores carious applications and implications of chemistry in our daily lives, such as polymers, metals and...

CHE-105

CHE-105 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory I

This laboratory covers topics such as metric and temperature measurements, physical and chemical changes, basic reactions, pH and basic organic chemistry. The student develops basic...

CHE-106

CHE-106 Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory II

This laboratory course is a continuation of CHE 105 and covers such topics as water pollution, soap making, synthesis of nylon, properties or hard water,...

CHE-107

CHE-107 General Chemistry I

Designed for science majors, this is the first of a two-semester sequence and is designed to help students become familiar with the properties and reactions...

CHE-108

CHE-108 General Chemistry II

Designed for science majors, this course is the second of a two-semester sequence and is designed to help students become familiar with the properties and...

CHE-109

CHE-109 General Chemistry Laboratory I

A laboratory course to accompany CHE 107, this course enables students to develop skills appropriate to the first-year chemistry course for science majors. Experiments for...

CHE-110

CHE-110 General Chemistry Laboratory II

A laboratory course to accompany CHE 108, this course enables students to develop skills appropriate to the first-year chemistry course for science majors. Experiments for...

CHE-195

CHE-195 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for freshmen. Students may enroll in 195 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

CHE-195 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

CHE-201

CHE-201 Internship in Chemistry I

This course is a work experience to gain necessary applied skills for a successful transition to employment, professional school or graduate research. The work performed...

CHE-202

CHE-202 Internship in Chemistry II

This course is a work experience to gain necessary applied skills for a successful transition to employment, professional school or graduate research. The work performed...

CHE-211

CHE-211 Organic Chemistry Lecture I

This course is designed to give an introduction to the chemistry of carbon-hydrogen compounds, also known as organic chemistry. Students will study the structures, properties,...

CHE-212

CHE-212 Organic Chemistry Lecture II

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence. A functional group approach to organic chemistry is presented, with an emphasis on alkenes, alkynes, aromatic...

CHE-213

CHE-213 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

A laboratory course to accompany CHE 211. This course consists of one three-hour laboratory session per week. The laboratory covers the techniques for preparing, purifying,...

CHE-214

CHE-214 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

A laboratory course to accompany CHE 212. This course consists of one three-hour laboratory session per week. This class covers the techniques for preparing, purifying,...

CHE-240

CHE-240 Computer Applications for Scientists

This course introduces students to the use of computer software and computer programming for data exploration, modeling of natural systems (from biology, chemistry, or physics),...

CHE-250

CHE-250 Introduction to Forensic Science

This course investigates the chemical aspects and applications of forensics studies. The lecture and the laboratory provide a means to develop skills in the following...

CHE-295

CHE-295 Special Topics

Special Topics in the discipline, designed primarily for sophomores. Students may enroll in 295 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

CHE-295 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

CHE-307

CHE-307 Analytical Chemistry I

This is the first course of a two-semester course sequence on basic quantitative methods of chemical analysis. This course focuses on basic analytical tools, such...

CHE-308

CHE-308 Analytical Chemistry II

This is the second and last course of a one-year course sequence on basic quantitative methods of chemical analysis. The second semester covers instrumental topics,...

CHE-309

CHE-309 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I

This is the first laboratory course of a two-laboratory course sequence, focusing on applications of the basic quantitative methods of chemical analysis in the laboratory....

CHE-310

CHE-310 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II

This is the second and last laboratory course of the two-laboratory course sequence, focusing on applications of the basic quantitative methods of chemical analysis in...

CHE-315

CHE-315 Organic Spectroscopy

The identification of organic compounds using various types of spectroscopy. Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory each week.

CHE-322

CHE-322 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Application of modern chemical theories of structures, bonds, and reactions to inorganic substances.

CHE-325

CHE-325 Biochemistry: Proteins and DNA

A study of the principles and reactions that involve proteins and DNA in biological systems. The course investigates the structure and chemistry of amino acids,...

CHE-326

CHE-326 Biochemistry: Nutrients and Metabolism

A study of the principles and reactions that occur upon the intake of nutrients (including carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins) in biological systems. The course will...

CHE-327

CHE-327 Biochemistry Laboratory I

A laboratory course to accompany CHE 325. Qualitative and quantitative experiments related to ordinary biological-chemical materials. One three-hour laboratory.

CHE-328

CHE-328 Biochemistry Laboratory II

A laboratory course to accompany CHE 326. Qualitative and quantitative experiments related to ordinary biological-chemical materials. One three-hour laboratory.

CHE-331

CHE-331 Physical Chemistry for Biosciences

This is the first course of a two-semester sequence. This course will cover the principles of physical chemistry in the areas of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics,...

CHE-332

CHE-332 Quantum Biology

This is the second course of a two-semester sequence. This course will cover the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and spectroscopy, and their applications in chemical...

CHE-333

CHE-333 Physical Chemistry For Biosciences Laboratory

This is the laboratory companion to the Physical Chemistry for Biosciences (CHE 331) course. This laboratory will cover applications of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, equilibrium, transport...

CHE-334

CHE-334 Quantum Biology Laboratory

This is the laboratory companion for the Quantum Biology course (CHE 332). This laboratory will cover the applications of quantum mechanics as manifested in the...

CHE-341

CHE-341 Advanced Organic Chemistry I

The first course of a two-semester sequence. A study of the structure of organic molecules on a more advanced level using molecular orbital theory. The...

CHE-342

CHE-342 Advanced Organic Chemistry II

The second course of a two-semester sequence. A detailed study of the reaction mechanisms of several organic chemistry reactions. Two lectures.

CHE-395

CHE-395 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for juniors. Students may enroll in 395 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.

CHE-395 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

CHE-420

CHE-420 Pharmacology

This course is cross-listed and is otherwise known as HSL 785. This course provides the student with a better understanding of pharmacology from chemical and...

CHE-495

CHE-495 Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for seniors who are majors or minors. Students may enroll in 495 Special Topics multiple times, as long...

CHE-495 Special Topics
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Credit 1-5

CHE-499

CHE-499 Independent Study

Intensive supervised study and research on topics of the student's selection.

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