Courses

Core Courses

Listed below are the core courses for each major.

There are no core course requirements for the Chemistry major. The courses are decided upon by the student and the committee.

Analytical

Chem 511 Advanced Quantitative Analysis 3 credits
Chem 512 Electrochemistry 3 credits
Chem 513 Analytical Molecular and Anatomic Spectroscopy 3 credits
Chem 516 Analytical Separations 3 credits
Chem 611 Seminar 1 credit each semester

Inorganic

Chem 502 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
Chem 505 Physical Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
Chem 600 Seminar 1 credit each semester
Chem 601 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 1-2 credits
Four additional credits from the following courses:
Chem 503 Bioinorganic Chemistry 2 credits
Chem 571 Solid State Chemistry 2 credits
Chem 574 Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals 2 credits
Chem 578 Chemical Kinetics and Mechanisms 2 credits

Organic

Chem 531 Organic Synthesis I 2 credits
Chem 532 Organic Synthesis II 2 credits
Chem 537 Physical Organic Chemistry I 3 credits
Chem 538 Physical Organic Chemistry II 3 credits
Chem 572 Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds 3 credits
Chem 631 Seminar in Organic Chemistry 1 credit each semester
Chem 632 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry 2 credits

Physical

Chem 561 or *Phys 591 Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics or Quantum Physics 4 credits
Chem 562 or 564 or *Phys 592 Fundamentals of Atomic and Molecular Quantum Mechanics or Molecular Spectroscopy and Structure or Quantum Physics II 3 credits/4 credits
Chem 563 or *Phys 531 Statistical Mechanics 2 credits
Chem 583 Chemical Group Theory 1 credits
Chem 660 Seminar in Physical Chemistry 1 credit each semester

Chemical Education

Courses outlined for one of the above listed programs 13 credits
Chem 555 Chemical Pedagogy 2 credits
Statistics 401 Statistical Methods for Research Workers 3 credits
Statistics 402 Statistical Design and the Analysis of Experiments 3 credits
Curriculum & Instruction 533 Educational Psychology of Learning, Cognition and Memory 3 credits
Curriculum & Instruction 541 How People Learn: Implications for Teaching Science. 3 credits
Curriculum & Instruction 546 Advanced Pedagogy in Science Education. 3 credits
Psychology 516 Advanced Cognition 3 credits