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Graduate Chemistry Courses

  • CHEM 5100 - Chemistry Teaching Assistant Training

    Teaching assistant training for new graduate students.

    Requisites: CHEM or BIOCHEM graduate student

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5200 - Chemical Literature

    Instruction in use of chemical literature and application to scientific writing.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5310 - Analytical Chemistry II: Chromatography and Spectroscopy

    Survey of chromatographic and spectroscopic methods of analysis. Topics include liquid-liquid extractions, partition chromatography, ion-exchange, gas chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography, exclusion chromatography, electrophoresis, atomic absorption, atomic emission, molecular absorption and molecular absorption and molecular emission and X-ray methods of analysis.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5310L - Analytical Chemistry II Lab

    Laboratory work to accompany 4310.

    Credits: 2

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 6.0 laboratory

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5510 - Physical Chemistry

    For premedicine, B.S.Ed., B.S.I.H., and A.B. Chemistry majors. Topics include thermodynamics, thermochemistry, equilibrium, solutions, and kinetics.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5530 - Physical Chemistry I

    Calculus-based study of thermodynamics with applications to chemical equilibria, mixtures, and phase diagrams.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5540 - Physical Chemistry II

    Continuation of 4530. Kinetics, Quantum theory with applications to simple systems which model the electronic structure of atoms and molecules.

    Requisites: CHEM 5530 or 553

    Credits: 3

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5600 - Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry

    Modern spectroscopic methods as employed in organic chemical research: NMR, IR, mass spectrometry, and UV.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5760 - Modern Inorganic Chemistry

    Considers relationship between physical and chemical properties of inorganic substances and nature of bonding and structures involved.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5800 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

    Structural theory, stereochemistry, reactive intermediates, and reaction mechanisms.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5805 - Advanced Organic Synthesis: Reactions and Mechanisms

    This course will provide an overview of modern organic synthesis. This course is designed for the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate student who desires a deeper understanding of organic synthesis as initially presented in the typical undergraduate organic course.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5840 - Forensic Chemistry I: Arson, Explosives and DNA

    Survey topics, which are not included in CHEM 4870 or law enforcement technology (LET) courses, relevant to the modern crime lab. These topics will be focused on arson and explosives analysis and DNA analysis. The DNA section will survey the techniques and instrumentation used in the identification, extraction, and analysis of DNA obtained from forensic evidence with an emphasis on electrophoretic methods of analysis. Topics include the identification and extraction of blood stains, DNA analysis by restriction fragment length polymorphisms, PCR amplified length and sequence polymorphisms, STR systems, Amelogenin markers, Y-chromosome markers and mitochondrial DNA sequencing. Electrophoretic techniques and statistical interpretation of data will also be covered. Other topics may also be included.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5840L - Forensic Chemistry I lab: Arson, Explosives and DNA

    Laboratory to accompany CHEM 4840.

    Requisites: Graduate Status

    Credits: 2

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 6.0 laboratory

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5850 - Introduction to Toxicology

    Introduction to chemical, clinical, environmental, and forensic aspects of toxicology, types of poisions, how poisons act, treatment of acute poisoning, and control of poisonous materials.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5860 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry

    Fundamental principles of instrumental analysis. Atomic and molecular spectroscopy, NMR, separation techniques, mass spectrometry, hyphenated techniques, and specialized techniques like surface characterization techniques, circular dichroism, etc.

    Requisites: Graduate Status

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5870 - Forensic Chemistry II: Procedures, Drugs and Trace Analysis

    Surveys chemical problems most frequently encountered in crime labs and their currently acceptable solutions, as well as special techniques not covered in other analytical chemistry courses.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5870L - Forensic Chemistry II Lab

    Laboratory work to accompany 4870.

    Credits: 2

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 6.0 laboratory

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5890 - Basic Biochemistry

    Survey course, including introduction to biochemical concepts and techniques, metabolic pathways, and information storage and transmission, with emphasis on directions of current biochemical research.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5900 - Special Topics in Chemistry

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5901 - Biochemistry I

    Macromolecular structure of biomolecules. Bioenergetics, metabolism, and metabolic control systems. Physical chemistry recommended. Complex integrated biochemical systems.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 5902 - Biochemistry II

    Macromolecular structure of biomolecules. Bioenergetics, metabolism, and metabolic control systems. Physical chemistry recommended. Complex integrated biochemical systems.

    Requisites: CHEM 5901

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 6900 - Special Topics in Chemistry

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 6950 - Research and Thesis

    Research and thesis as recommended by department.

    Requisites: Graduate Status

    Credits: 1 - 12

    Lecture/Lab Hours: thesis/dissertation

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7010 - Advanced Organic Chemistry I

    Organic methodology and syntheses.

    Requisites: CHEM 5800 or concurrent

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7020 - Advanced Organic Chemistry II

    A continuation of Chem 7010 with an emphasis on the synthesis of natural products.

    Requisites: CHEM 7010 or concurrent

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7030 - Physical Organic Chemistry

    Application of modern concepts to structure and reactivity in organic reactions of various mechanistic classes.

    Requisites: CHEM 7020 or concurrent

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7040 - Modern Heterocyclic Chemistry

    Theoretical and synthetic aspects of heterocyclic chemistry.

    Requisites: CHEM 7020 or concurrent

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7050 - Organometallic Chemistry

    Structure and reactivity of organometallic compounds.

    Requisites: CHEM 5760 and 5800

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7060 - Natural Products Chemistry

    Terpenes, steroids, alkaloids, and other natural products.

    Requisites: CHEM 7020

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7110 - Protein Chemistry

    Examination of seminal discoveries in the fields of protein and carbohydrate chemistry. Includes detailed study of the work of Nobelists like Fred Sanger, Gunter Blobel, and others.

    Requisites: CHEM 5901

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7150 - Advanced Special Topics in Biochemistry

    Seminar contents varies.

    Requisites: CHEM 5890 or (5900 or 590)

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7160 - Enzymology

    A study of the subjects and techniques relevant to the structure and function of enzymes. Topics include enzyme kinetics, purification, characterization, and active site chemistry. Current research directions such as the construction of catalytic RNA molecules (ribozymes) and catalytic antibodies are emphasized, along with the recent role molecular biology techniques have played in the enzymology field.

    Requisites: CHEM 5890 or 5901

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7170 - Chemical Biology

    A study of the concepts and methods of applying chemical tools to study problems in cell and molecular biology. Specific topics include chemical genetics, directed evolution, diversity oriented synthesis, microarray-based protein profiling, photoaffinity labeling, and native chemical ligation. Emphasis is placed on current research objectives in chemical biology such as modulating biomolecular interactions using chemical tools, developing bioorthogonal fluorescent reporters, and applications of small molecules in developmental biology.

    Requisites: CHEM 5902

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7260 - Electroanalytical Chemistry

    Fundamentals and applications of potentiometry, conductometry, coulometry, voltammetry, amperometry, cyclic voltammetry, chronocoulometry, and spectroelectrochemistry.

    Requisites: CHEM 5860

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7270 - Spectrochemical Analysis

    Modern instrumental methods of molecular spectroscopy including Raman, FT-IR and NMR, circular dichroism, and mass spectrometry; recent methods of atomic spectroscopy including plasma sources and X-ray methods of analysis.

    Requisites: CHEM 5310 or 5860

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7280 - Theory and Principles of Analytical Separation

    Topics include liquid-liquid extractions, partition chromatography, ion exchange, gas chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography, exclusion chromatography, and electrophoresis.

    Requisites: CHEM 5310 or 5860

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7290 - Introduction to Chemometrics

    Topics include multivariate calibration, experimental design and optimization, pattern recognition, signal processing, and multivariate curve resolution.

    Requisites: CHEM 5860

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7300 - Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry

    Selected topics in Analytical Chemistry. Topics vary depending on faculty expertise, but recent offerings have included mass spectrometry and bioanalytical techniques.

    Requisites: CHEM 5860

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7530 - Chemical Applications of Group Theory

    Develops foundations for application of elementary group theory to organize or simplify problems in quantum chemistry. Applications include molecular orbitals, molecular vibrations, and ligand field environments.

    Requisites: CHEM 5760

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7570 - Chemical Kinetics

    Experimental methods of obtaining reaction rates, interpretation of rate data, and relationships between mechanism of reactions and rate equations of reactions.

    Requisites: CHEM 5510

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7580 - Solid State Chemistry

    Develops foundation of basic surface science concepts and techniques. These concepts include structure of clean and adsorbate covered surfaces, chemical bonding of adsorbates, energy transfer mechanisms on surfaces, and catalyzed surface reactions.

    Requisites: CHEM 5510

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7610 - Molecular Structure I

    Theoretical principles of rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectra of diatomic and polyatomic molecules.

    Requisites: CHEM 5510

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7750 - Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry

    Theoretical principles underlying physical and chemical behavior of inorganic substances.

    Requisites: CHEM 5760

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7760 - Chemistry of the Representative Elements

    Descriptive chemistry of main group elements.

    Requisites: CHEM 5760

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7770 - Chemistry of Transition Elements

    Descriptive chemistry of transition elements and their coordination compounds.

    Requisites: CHEM 7750

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7780 - Chemistry of Heavy Elements

    Descriptive chemistry of lanthanides, actinides, and selected heavy metals.

    Requisites: CHEM 7750

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7900 - Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

    Lectures in this seminar varies.

    Requisites: CHEM 5760

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7901 - Special Topics in Organic Chemistry

    Selected topics of current interest.

    Requisites: CHEM 5800

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 7950 - Special Topics in Physical Chemistry

    Lectures in this seminar varies.

    Requisites: CHEM 5510

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 8900 - Special Topics in Chemistry

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 8950 - Doctoral Research and Dissertation

    Research and dissertation as recommended by department.

    Requisites: Graduate Status

    Credits: 1 - 12

    Lecture/Lab Hours: thesis/dissertation

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 8960 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

    Required of inorganic chemistry majors. Selected topics from current literature presented by participating students and staff.

    Requisites: Graduate Status

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 8970 - Organic Chemistry Seminar

    Required of organic and biological chemistry majors. Selected topics from current literature presented by participating students and staff.

    Requisites: Graduate Status

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 8980 - Physical Chemistry Seminar

    Required of physical chemistry majors. Selected topics from current literature presented by participating students and staff.

    Requisites: Graduate Status

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHEM 8990 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar

    Required of analytical chemistry majors. Selected topics from current literature presented by participating students and staff.

    Requisites: Graduate Status

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

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