CHEM101
Career Opportunities in Chemistry

Description: Introduction to chemistry careers and faculty research interests in the Department of Chemistry. This course is required for all chemistry majors (B.S. and B.A.) but is open to all students interested in learning about the chemistry program and its relationship to careers.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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CHEM105
Chemistry in Context I

Prerequisites: Math 101, or placement into Math 102 or above.

Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195. Students planning to take CHEM 251 and 252, or CHEM 261 and 262, should register for CHEM 109 and 110, or CHEM 113 and 114 (the general chemistry sequence). CHEM 105 is the first part of a two-semester sequence, along with CHEM 106, to constitute the "Chemistry in Context" series.

Description: The extraordinary chemistry of ordinary things. The chemical model of solids, liquids, gases, molecules, and salts. How these models are used to explore chemical aspects of biological, social, or economic situation.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 327, HORT 327, TLMT 327; ASCI 240; NRES 319

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 4 Science

CHEM106
Chemistry in Context II

Prerequisites: CHEM 105

Continuation of CHEM 105. CHEM 106 will not serve as a prerequisite for any chemistry course. Students planning to take CHEM 251-252 or 263-264, should take CHEM 109-110 or 113-114 (general chemistry sequence). CHEM 106 is the second part of a two-semester sequence, along with CHEM 105, to constitute the "Chemistry in Context" series.

Description: How organic chemistry and biochemistry complement one another. Chemical aspects of biological, social, or economic situations.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 320

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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CHEM109
General Chemistry I

Prerequisites: MATH 103 or a Math Placement Test score for MATH 104 or 106

Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195.

Description: Lecture and laboratory serving as an introduction to chemical reactions, the mole concept, properties of the states of matter, atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding, and molecular structure.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 4 Science

CHEM110
General Chemistry II

Prerequisites: CHEM 109

Description: Lecture and laboratory serving as an introduction to intermolecular forces, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 4 Science

CHEM111
Chemistry for Engineering and Technology

Prerequisites: Math Placement Test score for MATH 106; one unit high school chemistry; one unit high school physics.

Credit towards the degree may be earned in only one: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195. Not open to chemical engineering majors. CHEM 111 is a one semester introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry course for engineering students.

Description: Fundamentals of chemistry for engineering.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 355; MATL 360

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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CHEM113
Fundamental Chemistry I

Prerequisites: A Math Placement Test score for MATH 106; one unit of high school chemistry; and one unit high school physics.

Credit towards the degree may be earned in only one: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195.

Description: Fundamentals of chemistry for students in physical sciences or chemical engineering. Includes atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, and acid-base reactions. Intended for students who plan to take upper-level courses in chemistry.

This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 114; CHME 114; CHME 202; GEOL 210

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 4 Science

CHEM114
Fundamental Chemistry II

Prerequisites: CHEM 113.

Parallel: CHEM 221 is the associated laboratory course.

Description: Chemical kinetics, oxidation-reduction reactions and electrochemistry, ionic solution equilibria, thermodynamic concepts, and chemistry of selected elements.

This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 355; CHEM 251; CHEM 255; CHEM 261; CHEM 263

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM116
Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory

Prerequisites: CHEM 113.

Parallel: CHEM 114. Designed for students (including chemistry and chemical engineering) who wish to take advanced laboratory instruction in such courses as CHEM 263, 264, 471/871, 482/882, and 484/884. Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 116 and 221.

Description: Elementary quantitative laboratory instruction in analytical methods and preparations including titrimetry, gravimetry, separations, and use of pH meter and spectrophotometer, qualitative chemical analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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CHEM131
The Science of FoodCrosslisted with FDST 131, NUTR 131

Description: General scientific concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics using food as a model. What food is from both chemical and nutritional perspectives, and the fate of food from when it leaves the farm to when it becomes a part of the individual. Assists students in making intelligent decisions about many food related controversial issues (e.g., food irradiation, food additives, health foods).

This course is a prerequisite for: FDST 301

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

CHEM191H
Freshman Honors Chemistry I

Prerequisites: Open to freshman only; good standing in the University Honors Program; and concurrent registration in CHEM 109 or 111 or 113; 3 units of high school mathematics including algebra and geometry; 1 unit high school chemistry; 1 unit of high school physics.

Description: Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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CHEM192H
Freshman Honors Chemistry II

Prerequisites: Open to freshman only; good standing in the University Honors Program; CHEM 109 or 111 or 113, with a minimum grade of "B"; recommendation(s) from chemistry instructor(s) from previous semester; concurrent registration in CHEM 110 or 114; and permission.

Description: Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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CHEM195
Today's Chemistry in Education

Description: Interactive, practical approach to learning chemistry and its relationship to today's world. Intended for elementary and middle-level education majors. Uses the Operation Chemistry model to help students learn the essential chemistry content and teaching practices for elementary-level classrooms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM221
Elementary Quantitative Analysis

Prerequisites: CHEM 110 or parallel CHEM 114

This is the laboratory course for CHEM 114 as well as a stand-alone course in quantitative analysis. Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 221 and 116.

Description: Introduction to principles of quantitative analytical chemistry, including ionic equilibria and solution stoichiometry. Lab instruction includes titrimetry, gravimetry, separations, and use of pH meter and spectrophotometer.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 455, AGRO 855, NRES 455, NRES 855, SOIL 455

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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CHEM251
Organic Chemistry I

Prerequisites: CHEM 110 or 114 with a minimum grade of C.

This course is designed to be taken parallel with CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry Laboratory. CHEM 251 and 252, with their corresponding labs of CHEM 253 and 254, form a continuous basic course in organic chemistry.

Description: Chemistry of carbon compounds. Applications to the biological sciences, agriculture and pre-professional programs including premedical and pre-dental. Emphasizes basic principles.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 455, AGRO 855, NRES 455, NRES 855, SOIL 455; BIOC 321; VBMS 403

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM252
Organic Chemistry II

Prerequisites: CHEM 251 and 253.

Description: Chemistry of carbonyl compounds. Aspects of aromatic chemistry, heterocycles, carbohydrates and nitrogen compounds, with some emphasis on the organic compounds found in nature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM253
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

Prerequisites: CHEM 110 or 114, with a grade of C; CHEM 251.

Description: Basic techniques of organic chemistry. Structure, identification, physical properties of compounds, molecular modeling, and introduction to the spectroscopic characteristics of organic compounds.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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CHEM254
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Prerequisites: CHEM 251, 253; CHEM 252 or parallel.

Description: Synthesis of representative organic compounds. Qualitative analysis of organic compounds. Naturally occurring compounds.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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CHEM255
Biological Organic Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 110 or 114

This course should not be taken by majors in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

Description: One-semester organic chemistry course in which biological molecules and biochemical reactions will be used to explain and illustrate the central concepts of organic chemistry.

This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 321

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM257
Biological Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Prerequisites: CHEM 255 or concurrent

Description: Basic techniques in organic chemistry with a focus on biomolecules. Structure, identification, and physical properties of compounds, accompanied with molecular modeling and introduction to spectroscopy.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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CHEM261
Organic Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 110 or 114 with minimum grades of C.

This course was designed to be taken in parallel with CHEM 263 Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Students having credit in CHEM 251 or its equivalent may not receive credit in CHEM 261.

Description: CHEM 261 and 262, together with lab courses 263 and 264, form a continuous basic course covering the important compounds of carbon.

This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 262; CHEM 264; CHEM 264A

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM262
Organic Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 261

Description: Continuation of CHEM 261.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM263
Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Prerequisites: CHEM 110 or CHEM 114 with minimum grades of C.

Description: Students following the professional curriculum in chemistry should elect this course.

This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 264

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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CHEM263A
Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Prerequisites: Same as for CHEM 261.

Students having credit in CHEM 251 or its equivalent may receive only 1 hour of credit in CHEM 263.

Description: Students having credit in CHEM 251 or its equivalent should elect this course.

This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 264A

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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CHEM264
Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Prerequisites: CHEM 261 and 263

Parallel: CHEM 262.

Description: Continuation of CHEM 263. Lab work in qualitative organic analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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CHEM264A
Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Prerequisites: CHEM 261 and 263A

Parallel: CHEM 262.

Description: Continuation of CHEM 263A.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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CHEM291H
Honors: Sophomore Chemistry I

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; good standing in the University Honors Program; CHEM 110 or 114, with minimum grade of "B"; recommendation(s) from chemistry instructor(s) from previous semester; concurrent registration in CHEM 221 or 251 or 261; and permission.

Description: Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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CHEM292H
Honors: Sophomore Chemistry II

Prerequisites: good standing in the University Honors Program; CHEM 221 or 251 or 261,with minimum grade of "B"; recommendation(s) from chemistry instructor(s) from previous semester; concurrent registration in CHEM 251 or 252 or 262; and permission.

Description: Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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CHEM396
Independent Study
Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-12

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CHEM399
Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Open to undergraduates desiring to undertake a special research project under the direction of a member of the departmental faculty. The grade will be awarded following the submission of a written progress and/or final report.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-12

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CHEM421
Analytical ChemistryCrosslisted with CHEM 821

Prerequisites: CHEM 471/871 or 481/881; parallel CHEM 423/823

Description: Chemical and physical properties applied to quantitative chemical analysis. Solution equilibria, stoichiometry, and instrumental theory and techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CHEM423
Analytical Chemistry LaboratoryCrosslisted with CHEM 823

Prerequisites: Same as for CHEM 421/821.

Description: Lab designed to accompany CHEM 421/821. Applications of analytical chemical principles to laboratory problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

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CHEM431
Structure and MetabolismCrosslisted with BIOC 431, BIOC 831, BIOS 431, BIOS 831, CHEM 831

Prerequisites: CHEM 252 or CHEM 262 with a grade of C or better. LIFE 120 and BIOS 206 are recommended

First course of a two-semester, comprehensive biochemistry course sequence.

Description: Structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids; nature of enzymes; major metabolic pathways of catabolism; and biochemical energy production.

This course is a prerequisite for: VBMS 410

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM432
Metabolism and Biological InformationCrosslisted with BIOC 432, BIOC 832, BIOS 432, CHEM 832, BIOS 832

Prerequisites: BIOC 431/831 with a grade of C or better, BIOS 206 or AGRO 215.

Continuation of BIOC 431/831.

Description: Major metabolic pathways of anabolism, structural and biochemical aspects of biological information flow and use in biotechnology.

This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 435; BIOC 934, BIOS 934, CHEM 934

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM433
Biochemistry LaboratoryCrosslisted with BIOC 433, BIOC 833, BIOS 433, BIOS 833, CHEM 833

Prerequisites: BIOC 431/831 (or concurrent enrollment) or CHEM 435/835.

Description: Introduction to techniques used in biochemical and biotechnology research, including measurement of pH, spectroscopy, analysis of enzymes, chromatography, fractionation of macromolecules, electrophoresis, and centrifugation.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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CHEM434
Plant BiochemistryCrosslisted with AGRO 434, BIOC 434, BIOS 434, AGRO 834, BIOC 834, BIOS 834, CHEM 834

Prerequisites: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.

Description: Biochemical metabolism unique to plants. Relationships of topics previously acquired in general biochemistry to biochemical processes unique to plants. Biochemical mechanisms behind physiological processes discussed in plant or crop physiology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM435
Chemical BiologyCrosslisted with CHEM 835

Prerequisites: Chem 252 or 262, and Chem 221

Credit toward the undergraduate or graduate degree cannot be earned in both CHEM 435/835, and 431/831 and/or 432/832 or their equivalents.

Description: Fundamentals of chemical biology with an emphasis on the underlying principles of biomolecular structures, macromolecular-small molecule interactions, including mechanistic aspects of enzymes and cofactors, use of modified enzymes to alter biochemical pathways, and the use of chemical tools for understanding biological processes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM441
Inorganic ChemistryCrosslisted with CHEM 841

Prerequisites: CHEM 221 with at least a C; CHEM 252 or CHEM 262.

Description: CHEM 441/841 and the accompanying lab course, CHEM 443/843, constitute a basic course in inorganic chemistry. Structure, bonding, properties, and reactions of inorganic compounds with emphasis on the relationships and trends that are embodied in the periodic table of the elements.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CHEM443
Inorganic Chemistry LaboratoryCrosslisted with CHEM 843

Prerequisites: CHEM 252 or 262-264.

Parallel: CHEM 441/841 or permission.

Description: Introduction to typical inorganic chemistry laboratory techniques through the preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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CHEM463
Advanced Organic PreparationsCrosslisted with CHEM 863

Prerequisites: CHEM 252 or 254.

For students who wish additional laboratory work in organic chemistry.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1-5

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CHEM471
Physical ChemistryCrosslisted with CHEM 871

Prerequisites: CHEM 114 and 116, or 221, with a grade of 'C' or better; MATH 106 and 238, or 107; one year college physics.

Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 471/871 and CHEM 481/881.

Description: Conceptual and mathematical foundations of classical and statistical thermodynamics. Applications of thermodynamics to phase and chemical equilibria. Thermodynamics of solutions of small molecules and of polymers. Biological applications of thermodynamics. Introduction to chemical and biochemical spectroscopy.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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CHEM481
Physical Chemistry ICrosslisted with CHEM 881

Prerequisites: CHEM 221 with grade of at least C; MATH 208; PHYS 212.

Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 471/871 and 481/881.

Description: CHEM 481/881 and 482/882 with accompanying lab 484/884 form a continuous basic course in physical chemistry for students interested in chemistry as a profession. Introduction to quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics; application to problems in atomic and molecular structure and to spectroscopy.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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CHEM482
Physical Chemistry IICrosslisted with CHEM 882

Prerequisites: CHEM 481/881

This course should parallel CHEM 484/884. Continuation of CHEM 481/881.

Description: Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics and their application to the study of solids, liquids, gases, solutions, phase equilibria, and chemical equilibria. Chemical kinetics and reaction dynamics.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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CHEM484
Physical Chemical MeasurementsCrosslisted with CHEM 884

Prerequisites: CHEM 481/881. Parallel with CHEM 482/882.

Lab designed to accompany CHEM 482.

Description: Applications of physical measurements and principles to study chemical systems and processes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM484A
Physical Chemical MeasurementsCrosslisted with CHEM 884A

Prerequisites: CHEM 481/881.

Parallel with CHEM 482/882.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

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CHEM486
Advanced Topics in Biophysical ChemistryCrosslisted with BIOC 486, BIOC 886, BIOS 486, BIOS 886, CHEM 886

Prerequisites: CHEM 471/871 or 481/881.

Description: Applications of thermodynamics to biochemical phenomena, optical properties of proteins and polynucleotides, and kinetics of rapid reactions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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CHEM498
Undergraduate Research

Prerequisites: BIOC 433 and permission

Description: Research on a specific biochemical project under the supervision of a biological chemistry faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

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