Courses

CHEM 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
CHEM 501 - Introduction to Biochemistry (3 units; U/G)
The chemistry of biological systems. Does not count toward graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 341(P) or 345(P).
CHEM 502 - Development of Modern Chemistry (2 units; U/G)
Traces the development of chemistry from ancient to modern times. Prereq: jr st; a grade of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P), & Chem 341(P) or 343(P).
CHEM 511 - Inorganic Chemistry (3 units; U/G)
Introduction to theoretical principles and descriptive chemistry of the elements. Does not count toward graduate degree in Chemistry. Prereq: jr st & grade of C or better in Chem 562(P); or grad st.
CHEM 524 - Instrumental Analysis (3 units; U/G)
Chemical equilibria, separations, and theory and practice of instrumental measurements. Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P).
CHEM 537 - Industrial Microbiology and Biochemistry Laboratory (2 units; U/G)
Experiments using industrial fermentation approaches for isolation of biologically-relevant molecules, e.g., antibiotics; analysis of their function and activity using microbiological and biochemical techniques. Bio Sci 537 & Chem 537 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: Bio Sci 383(P) & Chem 501(P).
CHEM 543 - Bioproduct Regulatory Protocols Laboratory (3 units; U/G)
Experiments in the production, purification, and characterization of biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of human disease in compliance with ICH and FDA guidelines. Prereq: jr st; Chem/Bio Sci 537(P); Chem 541(P); Chem 501(P).
CHEM 560 - Biophysical Chemistry (3 units; U/G)
General course designed for majors in fields other than chemistry. Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 104(P); Math 211(P) or equiv.
CHEM 561 - Physical Chemistry I (3 units; U/G)
Primary focus on chemical thermodynamics. Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; grades of C or better in Chem 104(P), Physics 210(P) & 215(P), & Math 233(P); ElecEng 234(R) or Math 234(R).
CHEM 562 - Physical Chemistry II (3 units; U/G)
Continuation of Chem 561; course content is largely kinetics, statistical mechanics, and quantum chemistry. Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 561(P).
CHEM 563 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1-2 units; U/G)
Carries grad cr for students other than chem students. Prereq: jr st & grade of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P) & Chem 561(P).
CHEM 599 - Special Projects in Chemistry (3-5 units; U/G)
Directed study or research on subjects selected by the instructor. For further information consult dept chair. May be retaken to 7 cr max. Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
CHEM 601 - Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function (3 units; U/G)
Cellular synthesis of proteins, protein structure/function, enzyme mechanisms. Prereq: jr st; grades of C or better in Chem 345(P), 501(P), & either 560(C) or 562(C).
CHEM 602 - Biochemistry: Cellular Processes (3 units; U/G)
Biosynthesis and metabolism of nucleic acids, structure and replication of DNA, control of gene expression, signal transduction. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 501(P) or cons instr.
CHEM 603 - Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory (2 units; U/G)
Experiments in biological preparations, colorimetry, chromatography, and radioisotope techniques. Prereq: jr st; grades of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P) & in Chem 501(P).
CHEM 604 - Biochemistry: Metabolism (3 units; U/G)
Glycolysis, photosynthesis, biosynthesis, metabolism. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 501(P) or cons instr.
CHEM 611 - Physical Inorganic Chemistry (3 units; U/G)
Physical and theoretical aspects of inorganic chemistry (spectroscopy, crystallography, kinetic and theoretical methods) are discussed. Prereq: Chem 511(P) or cons instr.
CHEM 612 - Transition Metal and Organometallic Chemistry (3 units; U/G)
Advanced survey of elements, emphasizing transition elements and organometallic species. Main group organometallics and actinides and lanthanides briefly discussed. Prereq: Chem 511(P) or cons instr.
CHEM 613 - Main Group Chemistry (3 units; U/G)
Advanced survey of metallic and non-metallic main group elements. Prereq: jr st & grade of C or better in Chem 511(P); or grad st.
CHEM 614 - Bio-Inorganic Chemistry (3 units; U/G)
Inorganic chemistry for biological systems; metaloproteins; coordination chemistry in enzymes. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 511(P).
CHEM 628 - Nuclear and Radiochemistry (3 units; U/G)
Survey of modern nuclear and radiochemistry; emphasis on the interactions of radiation with matter and application in radiation detection and measurement. Counts as repeat of Chem 726 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st.; grades of B or better in Chem 524(P), 561(P), 562(P), & 563(P) or equiv; cons instr for undergrads.
CHEM 630 - Computational Chemistry (3 units; U/G)
Computer modeling techniques for molecular systems. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 562(P) or cons instr.
CHEM 640 - Advanced Survey of Organic Chemistry (3 units; U/G)
Prereq: jr st; a grade of C or better in Chem 345(P).
CHEM 647 - Physical Methods of Organic Chemistry (3 units; U/G)
Application of modern instrumental methods to the separation, analysis, and identification of organic compounds. Prereq: jr st, a grade of C or better in Chem 345(P), 346(P), 524(P).
CHEM 661 - Intermediate Chemical Thermodynamics (3 units; U/G)
Laws of thermodynamics equilibria between phases. Introductory statistical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties of gases, solids, and solutions. Prereq: sr st, a grade of C or better in Chem 562(P).
CHEM 662 - Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics (3 units; U/G)
Present understanding of reaction kinetics and dynamics. Topics range from experimental methods for kinetics measurements to microscopic theories of reaction rates. Prereq: sr st; grade of C or better in Chem 562(P).
CHEM 701 - Topics in Biochemistry: (2-4 units; G)
Selected topics in biochemistry. Two topics, each for 2 cr, will last 1/2 of the semester. Students may enroll in either (2 cr) or both (4 cr). The 3 cr option offers a more complete coverage of a single topic for a full semester. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; grade of C or better in Chem 501(P) or 601(P).
CHEM 710 - Advanced Survey of Inorganic Chemistry (3 units; G)
Graduate-level treatment of theoretical principles and descriptive chemistry of the elements. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 711 - Topics in Inorganic Chemistry: (3 units; G)
Selected topics of current research interest in inorganic chemistry are discussed in detail. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 724 - Electrochemistry (3 units; G)
Surey of modern electrochemical theory and applications to measurement of solution concentrations, rate constants, thermodynamic quantities, transport properties, and adsorption phenomena. Prereq: grad st; grade of C or better in Chem 524(P) or 621(P).
CHEM 726 - Topics in Analytical Chemistry: (3 units; G)
Selected topics which reflect current advances in analytical chemistry. May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 740 - Advanced Organic Chemistry-Methods in Synthetic Chemistry (3 units; G)
Discussion of name reactions and other synthetic methods of preparative significance used in organic syntheses. Introduction and modification of functional groups. Recent examples of application from modern organic chemistry. Prereq: grad st; a grade of C or better in Chem 345(P).
CHEM 741 - Topics in Organic Chemistry: (2-3 units; G)
Current topics in organic chemistry, e.g., organometallic compounds, bioorganic chemistry, non-covalent interactions, reaction mechanisms, alkaloid total synthesis or photochemistry. Offered w/1 topic (3cr), w/2 (2cr ea); if two, take one or both. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; grade of C or better in Chem 345(P).
CHEM 743 - Medicinal Chemistry: Drug Discovery/Lead Optimization & DNA as Drug Targets (3 units; G)
Major principles of drug discovery; focus on nucleic acids as drug targets. Counts as repeat of Chem 741 w/ Medicinal Chemistry I topic. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 744 - Medicinal Chemistry: Pharmacokinetics/Enzymes & Receptors as Drug Targets (3 units; G)
Principles of drug development; focus on protein drug targets. Counts as repeat of Chem 741 w/ Medicinal Chemistry II subtitle. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 748 - Physical Organic Chemistry (3 units; G)
Application of kinetics and other physical principles to the determination of reaction mechanisms. Prereq: grad st; a grade of C or better in Chem 562(P) & 640(P).
CHEM 762 - Topics in Physical Chemistry: (3 units; G)
In-depth discussion of selected topics of current interest in modern physical chemistry. Retakeable with change in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 765 - Statistical Thermodynamics (3 units; G)
Fundamental principles of statistical mechanics, with applications to topics of physiochemical interest. Prereq: grad st; grade of C or better in Chem 661(P).
CHEM 767 - Basic Quantum Chemistry (3 units; G)
Basic postulates of quantum mechanics and consequences. Exact solutions for simple systems. Approximation methods for complex systems. Group theory and applications in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. Prereq: grad st; a grade of C or better in Chem 562(P), 564(P), & Math 234(P).
CHEM 769 - Surface Chemistry II (3 units; G)
Discussion of kinetic methods of studying reaction mechanisms with particular emphasis on catalytic reactions. Prereq: grad st; grade of C or better in Chem 768(P).
CHEM 780 - Modern Industrial Organic Chemistry (3 units; G)
Organic chemical processes-comprehensive emphasis on chemistry, polymers (preparation, properties, application), energy aspects, raw material supplies, impact on nation's and world's economics. Recommended for minor in polymer chem. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 781 - Pulsed NMR Spectroscopy Theory and Practice (3 units; G)
Discussion and hands on practice of modern FT NMR approaches applied to analysis of chemical structure and dynamics in organic, inorganic, and biochemical molecules. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
CHEM 782 - Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Fundamentals and Applications (3 units; G)
Discussion and hands on practice of modern mass spectrometry, with a focus on liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) and LC/tandem MS (LC/MS/MS), as well as ICP-MS. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
CHEM 798 - Scientific Glassblowing (1 units; G)
Techniques in design and maintenance of scientific glassware including low pressure systems together with consideration of the chemical structure and properties of common glasses. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 900 - Chemistry Colloquium (0 units; G)
Weekly lectures on current research by members of the department and visiting scientists. Fee assessed for 1 cr. Required of all Chem grad students. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 912 - Graduate Seminar (1 units; G)
Research problems in chemistry. Weekly papers and reports. Required of all candidates for advanced degree. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 931 - Advanced Seminar in Analytical Chemistry (1 units; G)
Weekly discussions and reports on recent developments and current progress in analytical chemistry. Topics will differ each semester, reflecting current work of particular interest. Retakable to 9 cr max. No more than 9 cr may be accumulated in courses numbered 931-935. Prereq: grad st & enroll in Chem 993(C).
CHEM 932 - Advanced Seminar in Biochemistry (1 units; G)
Weekly discussions and reports on recent developments and current progress in biochemistry. Topics will differ each semester, reflecting current work of particular interest. Retakable to 9 cr max. No more than 9 cr may be accumulated in courses numbered 931-935. Prereq: grad st & enroll in Chem 996(C).
CHEM 933 - Advanced Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry (1 units; G)
Weekly discussions and reports on recent developments and current progress in inorganic chemistry. Topics will differ each semester, reflecting current work of particular interest. Retakable to 9 cr max. No more than 9 cr may be accumulated in courses numbered 931-935. Prereq: grad st & enroll in Chem 994(C).
CHEM 934 - Advanced Seminar in Organic Chemistry (1 units; G)
Weekly discussions and reports on recent developments and current progress in organic chemistry. Topics will differ each semester, reflecting current work of particular interest. Retakable to 9 cr max. No more than 9 cr may be accumulated in courses numbered 931-935. Prereq: grad st & enroll in Chem 990(C).
CHEM 935 - Advanced Seminar in Physical Chemistry (1 units; G)
Weekly discussions and reports on recent developments and current progress in physical chemistry. Topics will differ each semester, reflecting current work of particular interest. Retakable to 9 cr max. No more than 9 cr may be accumulated in courses numbered 931-935. Prereq: grad st & enroll in Chem 992.
CHEM 990 - Research: Organic (1-9 units; G)
Retakable. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 991 - Research: Chemical Education (1-9 units; G)
Research in chemical education. Retakable. Prereq: grad st
CHEM 992 - Research: Physical (1-9 units; G)
Retakable. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 993 - Research: Analytical (1-9 units; G)
Retakable. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 994 - Research: Inorganic (1-9 units; G)
Retakable. Prereq: grad st.
CHEM 996 - Research: Biochemical (1-9 units; G)
Retakable. Prereq: grad st.