Courses

CHEM 100 - Chemical Science (4 units; U)
Introductory course in general inorganic chemistry designed for the student with little or no previous science training. 3 hrs lec, 1 hr dis. Not open for cr to students who have cr in Chem 102. Prereq: a math placement score of 30 or a satisfactory grade in any appropriate math course equal to or greater than UWM Math 105(P) or 108(P).
CHEM 101 - Chemical Science (4 units; U)
Introductory chemistry with an emphasis on organic chemistry and selected aspects of general chemistry. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab, 1 hr dis. Designed for students in nursing and related fields. Not open for cr to students who have cr in Chem 341 or 343; may not serve as prereq for Chem 341 or 343. Prereq: a score of 1 on the chem placement test, & a math placement score of 30 or a satisfactory grade in any appropriate math course equal to or greater than UWM Math 105 or 108; or a grade of C or better in Chem 100(P).
CHEM 102 - General Chemistry (5 units; U)
Introductory college chemistry. Modern fundamental principles of chemistry, with emphasis on the chemistry of nonmetals. 3 hrs lec, 3 hrs lab, 1 hr dis. Prereq: score of 1 on chem placement test, & math placement score 30 or a satisfactory grade in any appropriate math course equal to or greater than UWM Math 105 or 108; or min grade C in Chem 100(P).
CHEM 103 - Survey of Biochemistry (4 units; U)
The nature of materials of biological systems. 3 hrs lec, 1 hr dis, 3 hrs lab. Designed for students in nursing and related fields. Not open for cr to chem majors; may not serve as a prereq for Chem 341 or 343. Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 101(P).
CHEM 104 - General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (5 units; U)
Continuation of Chem 102. 3 hrs lec, 3 hrs lab, 1 hr dis. Prereq: grade C or better in Chem 102(P).
CHEM 105 - General Chemistry for Engineering (5 units; U)
Modern principles of chemistry with emphasis on applications in engineering fields. Not open to those w/cr in Chem 104(ER). Not a prereq for Chem 221, 341, or 343. Prereq: score of 1 on chem placement test, math placement score 30 or a satisfactory grade in any appropriate math course equal to or greater than UWM Math 105 or 108; or in grade C in Chem 100(P).
CHEM 106 - Chemistry in the World Around Us--Chemistry for the Non-Science Major (3 units; U)
An introduction to chemistry with an emphasis on outlining how chemistry affects our everyday lives. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab/dis. Intended for non-science majors and minors; does not carry cr toward chem or biochem majors or chem minor. Prereq: none.
CHEM 185 - Basic Chemistry for Teachers (3 units; U)
Chemical models, atoms, and molecules; properties of elements; useful chemical reactions; application to elementary education classrooms. 2 hrs lec; 2 hrs lab/dis. Prereq: Math 176(P) or cons instr.
CHEM 194 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
CHEM 210 - Introduction to Fermentation Chemistry (3 units; U)
Concepts of chemistry in the context of fermentation. The ideas of mass balance, equilibrium, rate and catalysis are applicable to fermentation. Prereq: none.
CHEM 221 - Elementary Quantitative Analysis (4 units; U)
Introduction to modern chemical analysis, including volumetric, gravimetric, electrochemical, and chromatographic methods. 2 hrs lec, 6 hrs lab. Prereq: a grade of C or better in Chem 104(P).
CHEM 281 - Dead Men Do Tell Tales: An Introduction to Forensic Science (3 units; U)
A multidisciplinary view of how forensic scientists contribute to the many ways that physical evidence is collected, analyzed, and evaluated. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Anthro/BMS(C L Sci)/Crm Jst 281. Prereq: none.
CHEM 285 - Medicolegal Death Investigation (3 units; U)
Lectures on the fundamentals of death investigation as outlined by national guidelines for death investigators. Jointly-offered with & counts as repeat of Anthro/BMS(C L Sci)/Crm Jst 285. Prereq: none.
CHEM 289 - Internship in Chemistry, Lower Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of chemistry in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in chem; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
CHEM 297 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
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. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
CHEM 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
CHEM 311 - Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry (3 units; U)
Inorganic chemistry; solid state chemistry, coordination chemistry, main-group chemistry. Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 104(P).
CHEM 341 - Introductory Survey of Organic Chemistry (3 units; U)
Intended for students who expect to take only one semester of organic chemistry. Not open for cr to students who have credit in Chem 343. Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 104(P); conc reg in Chem 342(R).
CHEM 342 - Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 units; U)
6 hrs lab. Prereq: a grade of C or better in Chem 104(P); conc reg in 341(R).
CHEM 343 - Organic Chemistry (3 units; U)
For students who intend to take more than one semester of organic chemistry. Not open for cr to students who have credit in Chem 341. Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 104(P).
CHEM 344 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 units; U)
6 hr lab. Not open for cr to students who have credit in Chem 342. Prereq: grade C or better Chem 343(P); conc reg Chem 345(R).
CHEM 345 - Organic Chemistry (3 units; U)
Continuation of Chem 343. Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 343(P); conc reg Chem 344(R).
CHEM 381 - Honors Seminar: (3 units; U)
Discussion of aspects of the relationship of chemistry and society. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir; add'l prereq possible depending on specific topic.
CHEM 399 - Special Chemical Problems: (1-4 units; U)
Directed study or research on topics selected by the instructor. Retakable to 7 cr max. Prereq: Chem 104(P); cons instr.
CHEM 481 - Criminalistics (3 units; U)
Instruction on collection, preservation, and analysis of physical evidence from crime scenes. Instruction on the rules of evidence and expert testimony. Anthro 481, Chem 481, BMS(C L Sci) 481, & Crm Jst 481 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; admis to Forensic Sci cert prog; Anthro/Chem/C L Sci/Crm Jst 281(P); Crm Jst 480(P).
CHEM 489 - Internship in Chemistry, Upper Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of advanced principles of chemistry in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in Chem; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
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. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
CHEM 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st.
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 541 - Bioprocess Chemical Engineering (3 units; U)
Technical aspects of biotechnology and fermentation based on reactor design and function. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in 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 582 - Advanced Chemistry Laboratory I (2 units; U)
Modern advanced chemical synthesis techniques. Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 344(P).
CHEM 584 - Advanced Chemistry Laboratory II (2 units; U)
Advanced laboratory for analysis and characterization of chemical compounds. Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 344(P), 524(P), & 563(P).
CHEM 585 - Internship in Forensic Toxicology (1-3 units; U)
Practical experience in a forensic toxicology laboratory under the supervision of a toxicologist. Anthro 585, Chem 585, BMS(C L Sci) 585, & Crm Jst 585 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; admis to Forensic Sci cert prog; Anthro/Chem/BMS(C L Sci)/Crm Jst 281(P) & 285(P); Chem 221(P) or 223(P); Crm Jst 480(P); Hepatitis B vaccine series or waiver.
CHEM 589 - Internship in Death Investigation (1-3 units; U)
Practical experience in death investigation under the supervision of a death investigator and forensic pathologist. Anthro 589, Chem 589, BMS(C L Sci) 589, & Crm Jst 589 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; admis to Forensic Sci certif prog; Anthro/Chem/BMS(C L Sci)/Crm Jst 281(P); Crm Jst 480(P); BMS(C L Sci) 620(R); Hepatitis B vaccine series or waiver.
CHEM 594 - Internship in Forensic Science (1-3 units; U)
On-site shadowing of evidence analyst at State Crime Laboratory. Anthro 594, Chem 594, BMS(C L Sci) 594, & Crm Jst 594 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; admis to Forensic Sci cert prog; Anthro/Chem/BMS(C L Sci)/Crm Jst 281(P); Chem 221(P) or 223(P); Crm Jst 480(P); Hepatitis B vaccine series or waiver.
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. Retakable 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 690 - Scientist Career Transitions Seminar (1 units; U)
Preparation of science undergraduates for transition to science-related employment internships. Counts as repeat of Chem 489 with similar topic. Prereq: soph st; Chem 344(C) & 345(C) or equiv; 3.000 GPA in science courses; cons instr.
CHEM 691 - Senior Research (1-4 units; U)
Introduction to chemical research. Independent and original study done under the direction of a staff member; communication of results. Recom for Chem majors. Chem 691 & 692 retakable to combined 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st; cons instr.
CHEM 692 - Senior Thesis (2-6 units; U)
Introduction to chemical research. Independent and original study done under the direction of a staff member. Recom for chem majors. Chem 691 & 692 retakable to combined 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st; grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT; cons instr.
CHEM 697 - Senior Seminar (1 units; U)
Prereq: sr st.