Courses

CHEM 501G Introduction to Biochemistry

3 cr. Graduate.
The chemistry of biological systems.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 341(P) or 345(P).
Course Rules: Does not count toward graduate degree in chemistry.
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General Syllabus for online course.

CHEM 502G Development of Modern Chemistry

2 cr. Graduate.
Traces the development of chemistry from ancient to modern times.
Prerequisites: jr st; a grade of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P), & Chem 341(P) or 343(P).
Course Rules: Does not count toward graduate degree in chemistry.
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CHEM 511G Inorganic Chemistry

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Introduction to theoretical principles and descriptive chemistry of the elements.
Prerequisites: jr st & grade of C or better in Chem 562(P); or grad st.
Course Rules: Does not count toward graduate degree in Chemistry.
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CHEM 524G Instrumental Analysis

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Chemical equilibria, separations, and theory and practice of instrumental measurements.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P).
Course Rules: Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry.
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CHEM 537G Industrial Microbiology and Biochemistry Laboratory

2 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: Bio Sci 383(P) & Chem 501(P).
Course Rules: Bio Sci 537 & Chem 537 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Course Rules: Does not count toward graduate degree in chemistry.
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CHEM 543G Bioproduct Regulatory Protocols Laboratory

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Experiments in the production, purification, and characterization of biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of human disease in compliance with ICH and FDA guidelines.
Prerequisites: jr st; Chem/Bio Sci 537(P); Chem 541(P); Chem 501(P).
Course Rules: Does not count toward graduate degree in chemistry.
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CHEM 560G Biophysical Chemistry

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
General course designed for majors in fields other than chemistry.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 104(P); Math 211(P) or equiv.
Course Rules: Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry.
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CHEM 561G Physical Chemistry I

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Primary focus on chemical thermodynamics.
Prerequisites: 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).
Course Rules: Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry.
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CHEM 562G Physical Chemistry II

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Continuation of Chem 561; course content is largely kinetics, statistical mechanics, and quantum chemistry.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 561(P).
Course Rules: Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry.
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CHEM 563G Physical Chemistry Laboratory

1-2 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Prerequisites: jr st & grade of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P) & Chem 561(P).
Course Rules: Carries grad cr for students other than chem students.
Course Rules: Does not count toward graduate degree in chemistry.
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CHEM 582 Advanced Chemistry Laboratory I

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Advanced organic chemistry laboratory course.
Prerequisites: jr st & grade of C or better in Chem 344 and 345.
Course Rules: Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry.
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CHEM 584 Advanced Integrated Laboratory II

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
This course comprises four experiments and a “special research project” that are intended to supplement the material covered in the Intermediate Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry II courses (CHEM 524 and CHEM 562, respectively).
Course Rules: Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry.
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CHEM 599G Special Projects in Chemistry

3-5 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Directed study or research on subjects selected by the instructor. For further information consult dept chair.
Prerequisites: jr st; cons instr.
Course Rules: May be retaken to 7 cr max. Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry.
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CHEM 601G Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Cellular synthesis of proteins, protein structure/function, enzyme mechanisms.
Prerequisites: jr st; grades of C or better in Chem 345(P), 501(P), & either 560(C) or 562(C).
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CHEM 602G Biochemistry: Cellular Processes

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Biosynthesis and metabolism of nucleic acids, structure and replication of DNA, control of gene expression, signal transduction.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 501(P) or cons instr.
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CHEM 603G Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory

2 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Experiments in biological preparations, colorimetry, chromatography, and radioisotope techniques.
Prerequisites: jr st; grades of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P) & in Chem 501(P).
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CHEM 604G Biochemistry: Metabolism

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Glycolysis, photosynthesis, biosynthesis, metabolism.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 501(P) or cons instr.
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CHEM 611G Physical Inorganic Chemistry

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Physical and theoretical aspects of inorganic chemistry (spectroscopy, crystallography, kinetic and theoretical methods) are discussed.
Prerequisites: Chem 511(P) or cons instr.
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CHEM 612G Transition Metal and Organometallic Chemistry

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Advanced survey of elements, emphasizing transition elements and organometallic species. Main group organometallics and actinides and lanthanides briefly discussed.
Prerequisites: Chem 511(P) or cons instr.
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CHEM 613G Main Group Chemistry

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Advanced survey of metallic and non-metallic main group elements.
Prerequisites: jr st & grade of C or better in Chem 511(P); or grad st.
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CHEM 614G Bio-Inorganic Chemistry

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Inorganic chemistry for biological systems; metaloproteins; coordination chemistry in enzymes.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 511(P).
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CHEM 628G Nuclear and Radiochemistry

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Survey of modern nuclear and radiochemistry; emphasis on the interactions of radiation with matter and application in radiation detection and measurement.
Prerequisites: jr st.; grades of B or better in Chem 524(P), 561(P), 562(P), & 563(P) or equiv; cons instr for undergrads.
Course Rules: Counts as repeat of Chem 726 w/same topic.
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CHEM 630G Computational Chemistry

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Computer modeling techniques for molecular systems.
Prerequisites: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 562(P) or cons instr.
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CHEM 640G Advanced Survey of Organic Chemistry

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Prerequisites: jr st; a grade of C or better in Chem 345(P).
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CHEM 647G Physical Methods of Organic Chemistry

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Application of modern instrumental methods to the separation, analysis, and identification of organic compounds.
Prerequisites: jr st, a grade of C or better in Chem 345(P), 346(P), 524(P).
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CHEM 661G Intermediate Chemical Thermodynamics

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Laws of thermodynamics equilibria between phases. Introductory statistical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties of gases, solids, and solutions.
Prerequisites: sr st, a grade of C or better in Chem 562(P).
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CHEM 662G Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics

3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Present understanding of reaction kinetics and dynamics. Topics range from experimental methods for kinetics measurements to microscopic theories of reaction rates.
Prerequisites: sr st; grade of C or better in Chem 562(P).
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CHEM 690G Scientist Career Transitions

1 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
This course is designed to better prepare science undergraduates for their transition to employment in science-oriented industrial workplaces. The program would include pre-internship/apprenticeship classroom experiences to develop “translational skills” to increase competence for the workplace and better translate academic learning to initial employment, job success, and career advancement
Prerequisites: none
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CHEM 701 Topics in Biochemistry

2-4 cr. Graduate.
Prerequisites: grad st; grade of C or better in Chem 501(P) or 601(P).
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1. Application of Macromolecular Crystallography
Background of Crystallography
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2. Fluorescence Techniques in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Exploration of advanced fluorescence spectroscopy techniques as they apply to modern studies in chemistry and biochemistry
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CHEM 710 Advanced Survey of Inorganic Chemistry

3 cr. Graduate.
Graduate-level treatment of theoretical principles and descriptive chemistry of the elements.
Prerequisites: grad st.
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CHEM 711 Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

2-4 cr. Graduate.

1. Computational Chemistry II
Continuation of CHEM 630 “Computational Chemistry”
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CHEM 724 Electrochemistry

3 cr. Graduate.
Survey of modern electrochemical theory and applications to measurement of solution concentrations, rate constants, thermodynamic quantities, transport properties, and adsorption phenomena.
Prerequisites: grad st; grade of C or better in Chem 524(P) or 621(P).
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CHEM 726 Topics in Analytical Chemistry

3 cr. Graduate.
Separations.
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CHEM 740 Advanced Organic Chemistry-Methods in Synthetic Chemistry

3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; a grade of C or better in Chem 345(P).
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CHEM 741 Topics in Organic Chemistry

2-3 cr. Graduate.
1. Classics in Total Synthesis
Survey of total syntheses of natural compounds, protection group strategies, SciFinder
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2. Bioorganic Chemistry
Chemical mechanisms and transformation of biology
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3. Organometallic Chemistry
Synthesis and reaction of organometallic compound, transition metal catalyzed reactions
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4. Nanomaterials
Discussion of advanced material on the nano-scale.
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CHEM 743 Medicinal Chemistry I: Drug Discovery/Lead Optimization & DNA as Drug Targets

3 cr. Graduate.
Major principles of drug discovery; focus on nucleic acids as drug targets.
Prerequisites: grad st.
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CHEM 744 Medicinal Chemistry II: Pharmacokinetics/Enzymes & Receptors as Drug Targets

3 cr. Graduate.
Principles of drug development; focus on protein drug targets.
Prerequisites: grad st.
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CHEM 748 Physical Organic Chemistry

3 cr. Graduate.
Application of kinetics and other physical principles to the determination of reaction mechanisms.
Prerequisites: grad st; a grade of C or better in Chem 562(P) & 640(P).
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CHEM 762 Topics in Physical Chemistry

3 cr. Graduate.
Laser Spectroscopy
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CHEM 765 Statistical Thermodynamics

3 cr. Graduate.
Fundamental principles of statistical mechanics, with applications to topics of physiochemical interest.
Prerequisites: grad st; grade of C or better in Chem 661(P).
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CHEM 767 Basic Quantum Chemistry

3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; a grade of C or better in Chem 562(P), 564(P), & Math 234(P).
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CHEM 769 Surface Chemistry II

3 cr. Graduate.
Discussion of kinetic methods of studying reaction mechanisms with particular emphasis on catalytic reactions.
Prerequisites: grad st; grade of C or better in Chem 768(P).
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CHEM 780 Modern Industrial Organic Chemistry

3 cr. Graduate.
Organic chemical processes-comprehensive emphasis on chemistry, polymers (preparation, properties, application), energy aspects, raw material supplies, impact on nation’s and world’s economics.
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CHEM 781 Pulsed NMR Spectroscopy Theory and Practice

3 cr. Graduate.
Discussion and hands on practice of modern FT NMR approaches applied to analysis of chemical structure and dynamics in organic, inorganic, and biochemical molecules.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr.
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CHEM 782 Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Fundamentals and Applications

3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; cons instr.
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CHEM 798 Scientific Glassblowing

1 cr. Graduate.
Techniques in design and maintenance of scientific glassware including low pressure systems together with consideration of the chemical structure and properties of common glasses.
Prerequisites: grad st.
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CHEM 912 Graduate Seminar

1 cr. Graduate.
Research problems in chemistry. Weekly papers and reports.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Required of all candidates for advanced degree.
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