Courses

CHEM 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2008, Spring 2000, Spring 1999, Spring 1995.
CHEM 501 Introduction to Biochemistry
3 cr. Undergraduate/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.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
CHEM 501G Introduction to Biochemistry
3 cr. Undergraduate/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.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
CHEM 502 Development of Modern Chemistry
2 cr. Undergraduate/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).
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2013.
CHEM 511 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.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014.
CHEM 524 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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 537 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.
Last Taught: Fall 2015.
CHEM 543 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).
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2016.
CHEM 560 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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 561 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.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015.
CHEM 562 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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 563 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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 599 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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015.
CHEM 601 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).
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
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).
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 602 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.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015.
CHEM 603 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).
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
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).
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017.
CHEM 604 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.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015.
CHEM 611 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.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009.
CHEM 612 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.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2012, Spring 2011.
CHEM 613 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.
CHEM 614 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).
Last Taught: Spring 2012, Spring 2007.
CHEM 628 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.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2016.
CHEM 630 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.
Last Taught: Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2010, Spring 2003.
CHEM 640 Advanced Survey of Organic Chemistry
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.

Prerequisites: jr st; a grade of C or better in Chem 345(P).
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 640G Advanced Survey of Organic Chemistry
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.

Prerequisites: jr st; a grade of C or better in Chem 345(P).
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 647 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).
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Fall 2013.
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).
Last Taught: Spring 2015, Fall 2013.
CHEM 661 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).
Last Taught: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2010.
CHEM 662 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).
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
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).
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 701 Topics in Biochemistry:
2-4 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; grade of C or better in Chem 501(P) or 601(P).
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015.
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.
Last Taught: Spring 2010, Fall 2008, Fall 2007, Fall 2006.
CHEM 711 Topics in Inorganic Chemistry:
3 cr. Graduate.
Selected topics of current research interest in inorganic chemistry are discussed in detail.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2005.
CHEM 724 Electrochemistry
3 cr. Graduate.
Surey 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).
Last Taught: Fall 2009, Fall 2005, Fall 2003, Spring 2001.
CHEM 726 Topics in Analytical Chemistry:
3 cr. Graduate.
Selected topics which reflect current advances in analytical chemistry.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2012.
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).
Last Taught: Spring 2009, Spring 2006, Spring 2003, Spring 2000.
CHEM 741 Topics in Organic Chemistry:
2-3 cr. Graduate.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st; grade of C or better in Chem 345(P).
Course Rules: Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016.
CHEM 743 Medicinal Chemistry: 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.
Course Rules: Counts as repeat of Chem 741 w/ Medicinal Chemistry I topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2015.
CHEM 744 Medicinal Chemistry: Pharmacokinetics/Enzymes & Receptors as Drug Targets
3 cr. Graduate.
Principles of drug development; focus on protein drug targets.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Counts as repeat of Chem 741 w/ Medicinal Chemistry II subtitle.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2016.
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).
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2005.
CHEM 762 Topics in Physical Chemistry:
3 cr. Graduate.
In-depth discussion of selected topics of current interest in modern physical chemistry.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakeable with change in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2008, Spring 1996.
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).
Last Taught: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Fall 2012, Spring 2011.
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).
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012.
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).
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2010.
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.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Recommended for minor in polymer chem.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2002.
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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014.
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.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2015.
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.
Last Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016.
CHEM 900 Chemistry Colloquium
0 cr. Graduate.
Weekly lectures on current research by members of the department and visiting scientists.
Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Fee assessed for 1 cr. Required of all Chem grad students.
Last Taught: Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010.
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.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 931 Advanced Seminar in Analytical Chemistry
1 cr. Graduate.
Weekly discussions and reports on recent developments and current progress in analytical chemistry. Topics will differ each semester, reflecting current work of particular interest.
Prerequisites: grad st & enroll in Chem 993(C).
Course Rules: Retakable to 9 cr max. No more than 9 cr may be accumulated in courses numbered 931-935.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 932 Advanced Seminar in Biochemistry
1 cr. Graduate.
Weekly discussions and reports on recent developments and current progress in biochemistry. Topics will differ each semester, reflecting current work of particular interest.
Prerequisites: grad st & enroll in Chem 996(C).
Course Rules: Retakable to 9 cr max. No more than 9 cr may be accumulated in courses numbered 931-935.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 933 Advanced Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry
1 cr. Graduate.
Weekly discussions and reports on recent developments and current progress in inorganic chemistry. Topics will differ each semester, reflecting current work of particular interest.
Prerequisites: grad st & enroll in Chem 994(C).
Course Rules: Retakable to 9 cr max. No more than 9 cr may be accumulated in courses numbered 931-935.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 934 Advanced Seminar in Organic Chemistry
1 cr. Graduate.
Weekly discussions and reports on recent developments and current progress in organic chemistry. Topics will differ each semester, reflecting current work of particular interest.
Prerequisites: grad st & enroll in Chem 990(C).
Course Rules: Retakable to 9 cr max. No more than 9 cr may be accumulated in courses numbered 931-935.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 935 Advanced Seminar in Physical Chemistry
1 cr. Graduate.
Weekly discussions and reports on recent developments and current progress in physical chemistry. Topics will differ each semester, reflecting current work of particular interest.
Prerequisites: grad st & enroll in Chem 992.
Course Rules: Retakable to 9 cr max. No more than 9 cr may be accumulated in courses numbered 931-935.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 990 Research: Organic
1-9 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Spring 2017.
CHEM 991 Research: Chemical Education
1-9 cr. Graduate.
Research in chemical education.
Prerequisites: grad st
Course Rules: Retakable.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016.
CHEM 992 Research: Physical
1-9 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Spring 2017.
CHEM 993 Research: Analytical
1-9 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable.
Last Taught: Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017.
CHEM 994 Research: Inorganic
1-9 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable.
Last Taught: Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017.
CHEM 996 Research: Biochemical
1-9 cr. Graduate.

Prerequisites: grad st.
Course Rules: Retakable.
Last Taught: Summer 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017.