Chemistry and Biochemistry Course Descriptions

CHM 500 - Chemical Topics (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256.

CHM 512 - Molecular Modeling (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
An introduction to computational chemistry with an emphasis on the structures and energies of organic systems. Cross listed with CHM 412. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256.

CHM 514 - Chemical Group Theory (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Application of symmetry and group theory to chemical systems. Topics include point groups, character tables, spectroscopic selection rules, and molecular orbital theory. Cross listed with CHM 414. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256.

CHM 516 - Environmental Chemistry (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Chemical principles applied to environmental topics such as air, water, soils, and conventional and hazardous wastes. Thermodynamic and kinetic principles, acid-base and redox chemistry, interfacial chemistry and analytical techniques are included. Students conduct independent projects. Not open to students with credit in CHM 316. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 112 or CHM 116.

CHM 520 - Instrumental Analysis (4 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Theory and applications of qualitative and quantitative instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Includes laboratory. Cross listed with CHM 420. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 257 and CHM 326.

CHM 522 - Clinical Chemistry (2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Diagnostic laboratory testing methods in a variety of areas, including endocrinology, enzymes, acid-base balance, carbohydrates, and lipids. Not open to students with credit in CHM 422. Prerequisite: CHM 150 and CHM 160.

CHM 526 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Instrumental analysis, including topics in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, sampling, and statistics. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 420 or CHM 520.

CHM 528 - Topics in Analytical Chemistry (1-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 326.

CHM 532 - Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Preparation, properties, reactions and uses of the main group and transition elements and their compounds. Not open to students with credit in CHM 332. Prerequisites: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 326.

CHM 536 - Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry, including atomic structure, molecular structure, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and catalysis. Cross listed with CHM 436. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisites: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 326.

CHM 537 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Synthesis and instrumental characterization of main group, coordination, organometallic, and bioinorganic compounds. Students conduct independent projects. Cross listed with CHM 437. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 532 or CHM 536 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 538 - Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (1-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 532 or CHM 536.

CHM 540 - Materials Chemistry (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Study of unit cells, band theory, and the structure, function, and characterization (diffraction, microscopy, and spectroscopy) of metals, polymers, glasses, concrete, ceramics, and biomaterials. Cross listed with CHM 440. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisites: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 257 or consent of instructor.

CHM 541 - Materials Chemistry Laboratory (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Laboratory that reinforces and expands upon concepts covered in CHM 440/540. Emphasis on methods of fabrication and characterization of various types of materials. Cross listed with CHM 441. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 440 or CHM 540 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 548 - Topics in Materials Chemistry (1-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 540.

CHM 550 - Industrial Organic Chemistry (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Survey of industrial organic chemistry with an emphasis on petroleum derivatives. Cross listed with CHM 450. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256.

CHM 552 - Physical Organic Chemistry (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topics include kinetics; molecular orbital calculations; aromaticity; reactive intermediates; photochemistry; linear free energy and orbital symmetry relationships. Cross listed with CHM 452. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: CHM 256 and CHM 257.

CHM 554 - Organic Spectroscopy (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Characterization and identification of compounds using spectrometric methods with an emphasis on mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, and one- and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Cross listed with CHM 454. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256 and 257.

CHM 555 - Organic Spectroscopy Laboratory (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Laboratory to accompany CHM 554. Cross listed with CHM 455. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisites: C or better in CHM 454/554 or concurrent enrollment in CHM 554.

CHM 558 - Topics in Organic Chemistry (1-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CHM 562 - Protein Structure and Function (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Investigation of the structure-function relationships of proteins, with emphasis on thermodynamics and kinetics. Topics include ligand binding, enzymatic catalysis, and the use of molecular visualization software. Cross listed with CHM 465. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 360 or equivalent.

CHM 564 - Biochemical Literature (1-2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Designed to foster students' ability to read and critically evaluate biochemistry papers from the primary literature. In addition, students will gain experience in giving oral presentations and writing critical summaries of the papers they present. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 360 and consent of instructor.

CHM 566 - Intermediary Metabolism (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Study of the processes by which carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids are synthesized, stored, or oxidized to generate biochemical energy and building blocks. Regulation of these processes will be examined. Cross listed with CHM 466. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 360 or equivalent.

CHM 568 - Selected Topics in Biochemistry (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 570 - Physical Chemistry I (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topics include kinetic molecular theory, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and kinetics. Students conduct independent projects. Cross listed with CHM 470. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisites: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 326; 1 year each of college level calculus and physics.

CHM 571 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Experimental and computational studies of the physical properties of matter. Cross listed with CHM 471. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 470 or concurrent enrollment in CHM 570.

CHM 576 - Physical Chemistry II (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topics include quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and statistical thermodynamics. Students conduct independent projects. Cross listed with CHM 476. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisites: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 326; 1 year each of college level calculus and physics.

CHM 577 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Computational and experimental studies of the physical properties of matter. Cross listed with CHM 477. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 476 or CHM 576, or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 578 - Topics in Physical Chemistry (1-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 580 - Literature Seminar in Chemistry & Biochemistry (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Each student presents a literature-based seminar under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 584 - Readings in Chemistry and Biochemistry (1-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Directed reading for qualified students. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; repeatable for up to 6 hrs credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 599 - Research (0-8 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Research in an area of interest to the student, repeatable for up to 8 hours credit. At the completion of the semester, students are required to submit a research report, describing the goals, methods, and results of the study. Zero-credit course graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 680 - Research Seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry (1 hour)
Gen. Ed.
Each student presents a research-based seminar under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 699 - Thesis (0-2 hours)
Gen. Ed.
All MS students must write a thesis based upon independent research, the final version of which must conform to the requirements outlined on the departmental and Graduate School Web pages. Typically, students enroll in the course in the semester they intend to submit their thesis. Zero credit course graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: 4 hours of CHM 599 with grades of B or better.