CHEM 1715. Introductory Chemistry Seminar (1-0-1) This course is designed to introduce students to the emerging areas of research and development in chemistry through seminar presentations. The course will include skills, techniques and safety issues of conducting experiments in the laboratory.
CHEM 3555. Selected Topics in Chemistry (1-0-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L with a grade of "C" or better. Selected Topics provides study of one of the major branches of chemistry. Course may be repeated for credit with a different course topic.
CHEM 3698. Internship (0-0-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L with a grade of "C" or better in each and permission from the Department Chair. Academic credit may be earned for approved work experiences in the field of chemistry, either as a volunteer or through employment. An internship experience must be approved in advance. Successful completion requires written evaluation from a supervisor, a written report and an oral presentation to faculty and students summarizing and reflecting on the internship experience. May be repeated for credit for a total of 8 hours. (S/U grading)
CHEM 4165. Flavor Chemistry and Technology (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3137 with a grade of C or better. This course introduces the chemistry related to flavor compounds and their precursors in food systems; the relationship of flavor chemicals in foods impact on sensory and psychological aspects; and flavor compounds used in foods, their production, isolation, and specific attributes.
CHEM 4112. Physical Chemistry 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 4111 and CHEM 4311 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 4312. Topics include introduction and applications of quantum theory; atomic structure and spectra; valence bond and molecular orbital theory; introduction to rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra; molecular interactions; rate equations and rate laws, activation energy; kinetics of elementary and unimolecular reactions; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.
CHEM 4312. Physical Chemistry 2 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: CHEM 4111 and CHEM 4311 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 4112. Laboratory experiments include kinetics and mechanism of acid and base hydrolysis, persulfate-iodide reaction, viscosity of polymer, molecular modeling using Spartan program, coulometric titrations, uv-vis spectrocopy, surface area of heterogeneous catalysis. (Course fee required.)
CHEM 4899. Supervised Undergraduate Research (0-2-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L with a grade of "C" or better and Approval of department chair. This course is a hands-on experience conducting chemical research under the guidance and mentorship of a faculty member. Enrollment is limited to students judged capable of performing supervised research. A faculty mentor must be identified before registration. Assessment of the course may include a written report, oral presentation, or poster presentation. The course could be taken multiple times for 1, 2, or 3 credits to a limit of 9 credits. (Course fee required.)
CHEM 5105. Polymer Chemistry (3-0-3) Prerequisites Undergraduate: STAT 1401; CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each. An overview of polymer chemistry that focuses on those topics considered most important by the chemical industry. Topics include molecular weight averages of polymers, kinetics and statistics of step-growth polymerization, kinetics and statistics of addition polymerization, copolymerization, the glass transition temperature, and polymer characterization.
CHEM 5110. Synthetic Organic Chemistry (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each. An introduction to advanced topics in the synthesis of organic molecules. Principles of retrosynthetic analysis will be applied to the synthesis of complex organic molecules, emphasizing control over sterochemistry. Named reactions will be described along with their mechanisms.
CHEM 5115. Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each. A systematic study of spectroscopic methods and techniques for identification of small and large organic compounds. Applications of Mass, Infrared, ultraviolet / Visible, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy for the identification and characterization of organic compound.
CHEM 5116. Catalysis (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 4111 or CHEM 4115 with a grade of "C" or better in each. Topics include advance concepts, problem solving and applications of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis and reactions at solid surfaces.
CHEM 5555. Selected Topics in Chemistry (1-0-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each. Selected Topics provides an in-depth study of one of the major branches of chemistry. Course may be repeated for credit with a different course topic.