Chemistry and Biochemistry Degrees

B.S. in Chemistry

The B.S. in Chemistry The B.S. degree in Chemistry is designed for students who intend to pursue advanced studies leading to the Masters or Ph.D. degree in the chemical sciences, or who wish to obtain employment as chemists in industrial or government laboratories. A one research project is required of all students earning the B.S. Degree.

General Education Curriculum (GEC): 45-46 hours

Only MAT 1302 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement

General Education Curriculum requirements

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Required Related Courses: 9-17 hours

English: 3 hours

ENG 3312 Writing in the Natural Sciences: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 1301, 1302, and 3 hours of sophomore literature, and 45 credit hours
An advanced composition course designed to improve logic, clarity, concision, and strength in prose by focusing on writing, reading, research, and critical thinking skills as they relate to scientific topics. Readings and assignments will concern different kinds of writing done within or about scientific disciplines, addressing both specialist and non-specialist audiences. A formal oral presentation is a significant component of each student's evaluation.

Mathematics: 6 hours

MAT 1324 Calculus I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1303 or the equivalent
Distance formula, slope, equation of a straight line, equations and graphs of conic sections, translation and rotation of axes, limits, the derivative, rules for differentiation, chain rule, higher derivatives, implicit differentiation, extrema, related rates, introduction to integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, and area under a curve.

MAT 1325 Calculus II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324
Volumes; one-sided limits; limits at infinity; continuity and derivatives; derivatives and integrals of trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, and hyperbolic functions; parametric equations; polar coordinates and equations; and an extensive study of techniques of integration.

Physics: ......0-8 hours

PHY 1401 University Physics I*: 4 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324 (may be taken concurrently), MAT 1302 for EXS majors, or consent of instructor
Mechanics of solids, liquids, gases, and the phenomena of heat. Three lecture hours per week and one 3- hour laboratory per week.

PHY 1402 University Physics II*: 4 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor
Electricity and magnetism, wave motion, and elements of modern physics. Three lecture hours per week and one 3- hour laboratory per week.

Major Requirements: 33-41 hours

Chemistry: 33-41 hours

CHE 1315 General Chemistry I*: 3 hours
Prerequisite: High school chemistry; concurrent enrollment in CHE 1115 and MAT 1302
A one-semester lecture course emphasizing the laws and theories of composition, structure, properties, and transformation of matter. Emphasis is placed on the stoichiometric relationships of inorganic substances. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 1115 General Chemistry Laboratory I*: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 1315 and MAT 1302
A one-semester laboratory course covering the empirical approaches to problem solving, emphasizing the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of experimental measurements in determinations of chemical relationships, with emphasis on inorganic chemistry. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

CHE 1316 General Chemistry II*: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 1315, concurrent enrollment in CHE 1116
A three-credit freshman level General Chemistry course that is a continuation of Chemistry 1315. Students will study advanced atomic structure and bonding concepts, acid-base theory, kinetics and equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and the chemistry of some elements. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 1116 General Chemistry Laboratory II*: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 1315, concurrent enrollment in CHE 1316
A laboratory course designed to illustrate the fundamental principles covered in CHE 1315 and 1316, including experiments related to thermodynamics, kinetics, acid-base, synthesis, quantitative and qualitative analysis and to introduce basic techniques used in analytical chemistry. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

CHE 2316 Organic Chemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 1316, 1116, with a “C” or better and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2116, or consent of instructor
The study of carbon compounds, their structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry, with emphasis on the introduction and interconversion of functional groups. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 2116 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 2316
Introduction to organic structural analysis, with emphasis on instrumental methods including infrared, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy, and chromatography (gas and thin layer), along with preliminary determination of physical and chemical properties. Four laboratory hours per week.

CHE 2317 Organic Chemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2316, 2116, with a “C” or better, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2117
Continuation of the study of organic compounds stressing synthetic methods for interconversion of functional groups, reaction mechanisms and structure-reactivity relationships. Three lectures per week.

CHE 2117 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2316 and 2116, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2317
Introduction to organic laboratory techniques, with emphasis on single and multi-step syntheses, isolation of natural products, determination of structure-reactivity relationships, and chemistry of stereoisomers. Four laboratory hours per week.

CHE 3101 Seminar in Chemistry: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317
Discussions of contemporary issues in chemistry led by students and by distinguished visitors. Students will learn to access and use discipline specific resources. One hour per week.

CHE 3305 Physical Chemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, with a “C” or better, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3105
Introduction to the thermodynamic and kinetic approaches to chemical systems, emphasizing a critical understanding of the principles and limitations of these approaches. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3105 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3305
Assigned laboratory exercises illustrating applications of thermodynamic, kinetic, molecular, optical, and electrochemical principles. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 3306 Physical Chemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 with a “C” or better, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3106
Introduction to quantum mechanics of chemical systems, emphasizing a critical understanding of the principles and limitations of this theory. Additional topics include symmetry, group theory, and molecular spectroscopy. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3106 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3306
Individually selected laboratory exercises illustrating applications of thermodynamic, kinetic, optical, molecular, and electrochemical principles. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 3318 Analytical Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, 2217, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3118, or consent of instructor
Introduction to theories and application of classical and modern quantitative and qualitative methods, with emphasis on the functional basis of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, and mass spectrometry and factors affecting choice of techniques and sampling protocols. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3118 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory: 1 hour
A one-semester laboratory course emphasizing applications of instrumental methodology, including absorption and emission spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, electrodeposition and polarography, mass spectrometry, and gas chromatography. Emphasis will be given to environmental problem solving. One lecture/demonstration/recitation and 3 laboratory hours per week.

CHE 4102 Seminar in Chemistry: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 3101
Discussions of contemporary issues in chemistry led by students and by distinguished visitors. Students will learn to prepare poster presentations and electronic slide presentations. One hour per week.

CHE 4113 Advanced Instrumental Analysis Laboratory: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 4312
Demonstration and application of the basic principles underlining instruments commonly used for advanced analytical work. Students will learn the general applicability of various instrumental and computer-aided methods that can be used to solve many chemical problems. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 4251 Research in Chemistry: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 and 3101 with a “C” or better, and consent of instructor
Identification and definition of research problem, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Eight hours of research activities per week. May be repeated for total of 4 credit hours.

CHE 4252 Research in Chemistry II: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 and, 3101 with a “C” or better, and consent of instructor
Identification and definition of research problem, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Eight hours of research activities per week. May be repeated for total of 4 credit hours.

CHE 4312 Advanced Instrumental Analysis: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306; concurrent enrollment in 4113
Theory and applications of modern instrumental analyses, with emphasis on principles of analytic technique, operating parameters of instruments, and sophisticated data manipulative practices. Three lecture hours per week.

Any 3 hours from the following courses:

CHE 4326 Biochemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3218 and 3318
Introduction to amino acids, protein structure and function, enzymes, oxygen transport systems, carbohydrate chemistry and function, membranes, survey of energy generating and storage systems, and bioinorganic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4327 Biochemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 4326
A continuation of CHE 4326, dealing with metabolic pathways, biosynthesis of precursors of macromolecules, biophysical aspects of enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, structure and function of polynucleotides, and physical applications to biochemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4331 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306 or consent of instructor
Theory of bonding, acid-base concepts, theory and descriptive chemistry of coordination and organo-metallic compounds. Three lecture hours per week.

Electives: 20-28 hours

The following electives are recommended for students who intend to pursue careers as chemistry professionals:

Chemistry

CHE 4326 Biochemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3218 and 3318
Introduction to amino acids, protein structure and function, enzymes, oxygen transport systems, carbohydrate chemistry and function, membranes, survey of energy generating and storage systems, and bioinorganic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4126 Biochemistry Laboratory: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 4326
An introduction to the use of chromatographic, electrophoretic, spectroscopic, and centrifugation techniques used in a modern biochemical research laboratory. The emphasis will be on the isolation and identification of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and activity of enzymes, cell fractionation, and photosynthesis. Four to five hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 4327 Biochemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 4326
A continuation of CHE 4326, dealing with metabolic pathways, biosynthesis of precursors of macromolecules, biophysical aspects of enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, structure and function of polynucleotides, and physical applications to biochemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4311 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

CHE 4341 Advanced Organic Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306 or consent of instructor
In-depth consideration of selected topics in organic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

Mathematics

MAT 2331 Calculus III: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1325
Solid analytic geometry, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, indeterminate forms, sequences, series, convergence tests, Taylor series, differentiation and integration of series, partial derivatives, total and exact differentials, and multiple integrals.

MAT 2351 Differential Equations: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1325
Techniques of solving differential equations and applications. Solutions of first order differential equations, solutions of nth order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, differential operators, solution of nonhomogeneous equations by undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters, Laplace transformation, simultaneous differential equations, and power series.

Select either French or German:

French

FRE 1341 Elementary French I: 3 hours
General acquisition of French as a foreign language.

FRE 1342 Elementary French II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 1341 or the equivalent
General acquisition of French as a foreign language.

German

GER 1341 Elementary German I: 3 hours
First elements of German language, with emphasis on speaking, writing, and doing interactive activities.

GER 1342 Elementary German II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: GER 1341 or the equivalent
Practical application of more advanced grammar, composition, conversation, and pronunciation skills. Further development of vocabulary usage and reading comprehension using cultural and literary texts.

Total Hours: 124 hours

B.A. in Chemistry

The B.A. degree in Chemistry is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in teaching science or Chemistry at the High School level.

General Education Curriculum: 45-46 hours

Only MAT 1302 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement

General Education Curriculum requirements

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Required Related Courses: 26-34 hours

English: 3 hours

ENG 3312 Writing in the Natural Sciences: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 1301, 1302, and 3 hours of sophomore literature, and 45 credit hours
An advanced composition course designed to improve logic, clarity, concision, and strength in prose by focusing on writing, reading, research, and critical thinking skills as they relate to scientific topics. Readings and assignments will concern different kinds of writing done within or about scientific disciplines, addressing both specialist and non-specialist audiences. A formal oral presentation is a significant component of each student's evaluation.

Foreign Language: 6 hours

Geology: 0-4 hours

GEO 1401 Principles of Physical Geology*: 4 hours
Principles and processes of physical geology with special emphasis on field aspects, such as identification of minerals, rocks, rock formations, and geological processes. Introduction to plate tectonics. Includes laboratory.

Mathematics: 6 hours

MAT 1324 Calculus I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1303 or the equivalent
Distance formula, slope, equation of a straight line, equations and graphs of conic sections, translation and rotation of axes, limits, the derivative, rules for differentiation, chain rule, higher derivatives, implicit differentiation, extrema, related rates, introduction to integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, and area under a curve.

MAT 1325 Calculus II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324
Volumes; one-sided limits; limits at infinity; continuity and derivatives; derivatives and integrals of trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, and hyperbolic functions; parametric equations; polar coordinates and equations; and an extensive study of techniques of integration.

Natural Science: 3-7 hours

NSC 1405 Meteorology, Oceanography, and Space Science*: 4 hours
Prerequisite: Either permission of the instructor or 6 hours of laboratory science, recommended NSC 1403 and 1406
Introduction to the principles of climate, weather, oceanic processes, ocean floor topography, basic geologic processes, and astronomy. Three 1-hour class periods and one 3-hour laboratory per week. This course is suggested for prospective K-12 teachers interested in teaching science.

NSC 4301 Teaching Science in the Secondary Classroom: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Biology Core and BIO 4120
Investigation the nature of science and technology and their roles in society is the primary focus of this course. The skills necessary to teach these in the 6-12 classroom are applied to state science standards.

Physics: 0-8 hours

PHY 1401 University Physics I*: 4 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324 (may be taken concurrently), MAT 1302 for EXS majors, or consent of instructor
Mechanics of solids, liquids, gases, and the phenomena of heat. Three lecture hours per week and one 3- hour laboratory per week.

PHY 1402 University Physics II*: 4 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor
Electricity and magnetism, wave motion, and elements of modern physics. Three lecture hours per week and one 3- hour laboratory per week.

Major Requirements: 23-31 hours

Chemistry: 23-31 hours

CHE 1315 General Chemistry I*: 3 hours
Prerequisite: High school chemistry; concurrent enrollment in CHE 1115 and MAT 1302
A one-semester lecture course emphasizing the laws and theories of composition, structure, properties, and transformation of matter. Emphasis is placed on the stoichiometric relationships of inorganic substances. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 1115 General Chemistry Laboratory I*: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 1315 and MAT 1302
A one-semester laboratory course covering the empirical approaches to problem solving, emphasizing the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of experimental measurements in determinations of chemical relationships, with emphasis on inorganic chemistry. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

CHE 1316 General Chemistry II*: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 1315, concurrent enrollment in CHE 1116
A three-credit freshman level General Chemistry course that is a continuation of Chemistry 1315. Students will study advanced atomic structure and bonding concepts, acid-base theory, kinetics and equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and the chemistry of some elements. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 1116 General Chemistry Laboratory II*: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 1315, concurrent enrollment in CHE 1316
A laboratory course designed to illustrate the fundamental principles covered in CHE 1315 and 1316, including experiments related to thermodynamics, kinetics, acid-base, synthesis, quantitative and qualitative analysis and to introduce basic techniques used in analytical chemistry. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

CHE 2316 Organic Chemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 1316, 1116, with a “C” or better and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2116, or consent of instructor
The study of carbon compounds, their structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry, with emphasis on the introduction and interconversion of functional groups. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 2116 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 2316
Introduction to organic structural analysis, with emphasis on instrumental methods including infrared, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy, and chromatography (gas and thin layer), along with preliminary determination of physical and chemical properties. Four laboratory hours per week.

CHE 2317 Organic Chemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2316, 2116, with a “C” or better, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2117
Continuation of the study of organic compounds stressing synthetic methods for interconversion of functional groups, reaction mechanisms and structure-reactivity relationships. Three lectures per week.

CHE 2117 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2316 and 2116, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2317
Introduction to organic laboratory techniques, with emphasis on single and multi-step syntheses, isolation of natural products, determination of structure-reactivity relationships, and chemistry of stereoisomers. Four laboratory hours per week.

CHE 3101 Seminar in Chemistry: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317
Discussions of contemporary issues in chemistry led by students and by distinguished visitors. Students will learn to access and use discipline specific resources. One hour per week.

CHE 3305 Physical Chemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, with a “C” or better, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3105
Introduction to the thermodynamic and kinetic approaches to chemical systems, emphasizing a critical understanding of the principles and limitations of these approaches. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3105 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3305
Assigned laboratory exercises illustrating applications of thermodynamic, kinetic, molecular, optical, and electrochemical principles. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 3318 Analytical Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, 2217, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3118, or consent of instructor
Introduction to theories and application of classical and modern quantitative and qualitative methods, with emphasis on the functional basis of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, and mass spectrometry and factors affecting choice of techniques and sampling protocols. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3118 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory: 1 hour
A one-semester laboratory course emphasizing applications of instrumental methodology, including absorption and emission spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, electrodeposition and polarography, mass spectrometry, and gas chromatography. Emphasis will be given to environmental problem solving. One lecture/demonstration/recitation and 3 laboratory hours per week.

CHE 4111 Teaching of Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour
Prerequisite: consent of instructor
Overview of ideal and practical aspects involved in the selection, preparation, supervision, and evaluation of laboratory experiments. One discussion-conference per week.

CHE 4251 Research in Chemistry: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 and 3101 with a “C” or better, and consent of instructor
Identification and definition of research problem, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Eight hours of research activities per week. May be repeated for total of 4 credit hours.

CHE 4326 Biochemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3218 and 3318
Introduction to amino acids, protein structure and function, enzymes, oxygen transport systems, carbohydrate chemistry and function, membranes, survey of energy generating and storage systems, and bioinorganic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

Electives: 0 hours

The following electives are recommended for students who intend to pursue careers as chemistry professionals.

Chemistry

CHE 3306 Physical Chemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 with a “C” or better, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3106
Introduction to quantum mechanics of chemical systems, emphasizing a critical understanding of the principles and limitations of this theory. Additional topics include symmetry, group theory, and molecular spectroscopy. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3106 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3306
Individually selected laboratory exercises illustrating applications of thermodynamic, kinetic, optical, molecular, and electrochemical principles. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 4251 Research in Chemistry I: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 and 3101 with a “C” or better, and consent of instructor
Identification and definition of research problem, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Eight hours of research activities per week. May be repeated for total of 4 credit hours.

CHE 4311 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

CHE 4312 Advanced Instrumental Analysis: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306; concurrent enrollment in 4113
Theory and applications of modern instrumental analyses, with emphasis on principles of analytic technique, operating parameters of instruments, and sophisticated data manipulative practices. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4113 Advanced Instrumental Analysis Laboratory: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 4312
Demonstration and application of the basic principles underlining instruments commonly used for advanced analytical work. Students will learn the general applicability of various instrumental and computer-aided methods that can be used to solve many chemical problems. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 4326 Biochemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3218 and 3318
Introduction to amino acids, protein structure and function, enzymes, oxygen transport systems, carbohydrate chemistry and function, membranes, survey of energy generating and storage systems, and bioinorganic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4226 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 4326
An introduction to the use of chromatographic, electrophoretic, spectroscopic, and centrifugation techniques used in a modern biochemical research laboratory. The emphasis will be on the isolation and identification of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and activity of enzymes, cell fractionation, and photosynthesis. Four to five hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 4327 Biochemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 4326
A continuation of CHE 4326, dealing with metabolic pathways, biosynthesis of precursors of macromolecules, biophysical aspects of enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, structure and function of polynucleotides, and physical applications to biochemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4331 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306 or consent of instructor
Theory of bonding, acid-base concepts, theory and descriptive chemistry of coordination and organo-metallic compounds. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4341 Advanced Organic Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306 or consent of instructor
In-depth consideration of selected topics in organic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

Mathematics

MAT 2331 Calculus III: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1325
Solid analytic geometry, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, indeterminate forms, sequences, series, convergence tests, Taylor series, differentiation and integration of series, partial derivatives, total and exact differentials, and multiple integrals.

MAT 2351 Differential Equations: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1325
Techniques of solving differential equations and applications. Solutions of first order differential equations, solutions of nth order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, differential operators, solution of nonhomogeneous equations by undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters, Laplace transformation, simultaneous differential equations, and power series.

Education Requirements: 26 hours

Education: 23 hours

EDU 2300 Introduction to Education: 3 hours
Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA
An introduction to teaching, to the Texas Wesleyan University teacher education program and Texas certification standards. Designed to enhance the student’s educational understanding and critical thinking. Students will explore links among historical foundations and best practice, learning theorist, and contemporary concerns in education. Ten fieldwork hours are required. This course is a prerequisite for the professional development core and methodology courses.

EDU 3308 The Exceptional Child: 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 2300 and admission to Teacher Education
An introductory study of the various exceptionalities. EDU 3308 requires 10 hours of field experience in addition to class time.

EDU 3310 Multicultural Education: 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 2300 and admission to Teacher Education
This course address the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary for working with culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse students and their families, especially as it relates to the role of the classroom teacher in providing appropriate cultural experiences, environments, and curriculum for students. The course is based on the application of family-centered practices, including preservation of the home language. The format of the class will provide opportunities for and critical reflection and participation in active learning processes such as role playing, small group discussion, and problem solving with culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse family situations and instructional dilemmas.

EDU 3432 Instruction, Assessment, and Classroom Management in the Secondary School: 4 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 2300 and admission to Teacher Education
Principles of instruction, assessment and classroom management are explored in the context of conceptual development. Includes how to organize and manage a successful learning environment. The course assists teacher candidates develop an individual classroom management and instructional plan appropriate to their proposed teaching field. In addition to class time, ten hours of Observation and ten hours of Field Experience within context of a public or private school are required. This course requires 20 observation hours.

EDU 4110 Pedagogy and Professional Development: 1 hour
Prerequisite: EDU 2300, 3431, admission to Teacher Education, and senior standing
Provides review of professional development TExES exam. Student must achieve mastery of the material to satisfactorily complete the course. This course is a prerequisite for student teaching.

EDU 4331 Differentiating Instruction in Mixed-Ability K-12 Classrooms: 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 2300, 3431, 3308 and admission to Teacher Education
This course will provide students with research-based resources, strategies, and technology for working with students of all abilities in the regular classroom. Students will examine the role of the classroom teacher in differentiating instruction for special education, average-ability, and gifted students in the content areas.

EDU 4604 Secondary Student Teaching 6 hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and Consent of Teacher Education Committee, Successful passing of Wesleyan TExES pretests for Generalist and PPR.
The secondary student teaching experience is the culmination and application of all educational coursework at Texas Wesleyan University. Students are required to demonstrate a thorough understanding of best practice strategies for the secondary classroom. The course consists of two classroom assignments over a fourteen week period. Students must participate in all aspects of the public school system during this course. This will include instruction, assessment, classroom management, and professional communications in a public school setting. Students must apply for student teaching a semester prior to taking the course, pass all required practice certification exams, successfully complete any and all improvement plans arising from any fitness to teach report.

Reading: 3 hours

RDG 4347 Reading in the Content Area: 3 hours
Prerequisite: EDU 2300, 3432, and admission to Teacher Education
A course to assist teachers and prospective teachers in becoming aware of and sensitive to reading in content classrooms. Focus is on both diagnostic and instructional techniques in content area instruction. Laboratory required.

Total Hours: 129-137 hours

B.S. in Biochemistry

The B.S. degree in Biochemistry is designed for students who intend to pursue advanced studies leading to the Master's or Ph.D. degree in the biochemical sciences, or who wish to obtain employment as chemists in industrial or government laboratories. A one research project is required of all students earning the B.S. Degree.

General Education Curriculum: 45-46 hours

Only MAT 1302 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement

General Education Curriculum requirements

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Required Related Courses: 21-29 hours

Biology: 8-12 hours

BIO 1321 Introduction to Cell Biology*: 3 hours
Prerequisite: placement in ENG 1301 (or higher) and MAT 0301 (or higher) and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1121
This is the first course of the Biology Core. This course provides an introduction to the scientific study of biology and focuses on basic biochemistry and the organization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. This course must be taken concurrently with the associated laboratory course, BIO 1121.

BIO 1121 Introduction to Cell Biology Laboratory*: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1321
A laboratory course survey that focuses on the acquisition of basic research techniques and their application to selected laboratory projects. These projects will cover a variety of topics in basic cell biology. Biology 1121 is the companion lab course for Biology 1321. One three-hour meeting per week.

BIO 1322 Introduction to Genetics: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Biology 1321 and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1122
An introduction to the structure and operation of genes as they are expressed in cells, organisms and populations.

BIO 1122 Introduction to Genetics Laboratory: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BIO 1121 and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1322
A laboratory course survey that focuses on the acquisition of basic research techniques and their application to selected laboratory projects. These projects will cover a variety of topics in basic genetics. BIO 1122 is to be taken as a companion course for BIO 1322. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

BIO 2341 Microbiology: 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 1321, 1121, 1322, 1122 and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 2141. Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHE 1315 and 1115
An introduction to the microbial world with an emphasis on bacteria. Addresses fundamental microbiological principles including cell structurefunction relationship, prokaryotic metabolism, microbial ecology, bacterial genetics, and pathogenesis. Examines the role of microbes in food production, medicine, biotechnology, and the environment. The diversity of prokaryotic life is an overarching theme.

BIO 2141 Microbiology Laboratory: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BIO 1321, 1121, 1322, 1122 and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 2341. Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHE 1315 and 1115
Course examines bacterial diversity using both classical and modern microbiology laboratory techniques. Covers culture-based identification by distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics, as well as molecular identification using DNA-based technologies. Also addresses microscopy, cell enumeration, microbial growth, and growth control.

English: 3 hours

ENG 3312 Writing in the Natural Sciences: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 1301, 1302, and 3 hours of sophomore literature, and 45 credit hours
An advanced composition course designed to improve logic, clarity, concision, and strength in prose by focusing on writing, reading, research, and critical thinking skills as they relate to scientific topics. Readings and assignments will concern different kinds of writing done within or about scientific disciplines, addressing both specialist and non-specialist audiences. A formal oral presentation is a significant component of each student's evaluation.

Mathematics: 6 hours

MAT 1324 Calculus I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1303 or the equivalent
Distance formula, slope, equation of a straight line, equations and graphs of conic sections, translation and rotation of axes, limits, the derivative, rules for differentiation, chain rule, higher derivatives, implicit differentiation, extrema, related rates, introduction to integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, and area under a curve.

MAT 1325 Calculus II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324
Volumes; one-sided limits; limits at infinity; continuity and derivatives; derivatives and integrals of trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, and hyperbolic functions; parametric equations; polar coordinates and equations; and an extensive study of techniques of integration.

Physics: 0-8 hours

PHY 1401 University Physics I*: 4 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324 (may be taken concurrently), MAT 1302 for EXS majors, or consent of instructor
Mechanics of solids, liquids, gases, and the phenomena of heat. Three lecture hours per week and one 3- hour laboratory per week.

PHY 1402 University Physics II*: 4 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor
Electricity and magnetism, wave motion, and elements of modern physics. Three lecture hours per week and one 3- hour laboratory per week.

Major Requirements: 38-46 hours

Chemistry: 38-46 hours

CHE 1315 General Chemistry I*: 3 hours
Prerequisite: High school chemistry; concurrent enrollment in CHE 1115 and MAT 1302
A one-semester lecture course emphasizing the laws and theories of composition, structure, properties, and transformation of matter. Emphasis is placed on the stoichiometric relationships of inorganic substances. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 1115 General Chemistry Laboratory I*: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 1315 and MAT 1302
A one-semester laboratory course covering the empirical approaches to problem solving, emphasizing the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of experimental measurements in determinations of chemical relationships, with emphasis on inorganic chemistry. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

CHE 1316 General Chemistry II*: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 1315, concurrent enrollment in CHE 1116
A three-credit freshman level General Chemistry course that is a continuation of Chemistry 1315. Students will study advanced atomic structure and bonding concepts, acid-base theory, kinetics and equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and the chemistry of some elements. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 1116 General Chemistry Laboratory II*: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 1315, concurrent enrollment in CHE 1316
A laboratory course designed to illustrate the fundamental principles covered in CHE 1315 and 1316, including experiments related to thermodynamics, kinetics, acid-base, synthesis, quantitative and qualitative analysis and to introduce basic techniques used in analytical chemistry. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

CHE 2316 Organic Chemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 1316, 1116, with a “C” or better and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2116, or consent of instructor
The study of carbon compounds, their structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry, with emphasis on the introduction and interconversion of functional groups. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 2116 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 2316
Introduction to organic structural analysis, with emphasis on instrumental methods including infrared, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy, and chromatography (gas and thin layer), along with preliminary determination of physical and chemical properties. Four laboratory hours per week.

CHE 2317 Organic Chemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2316, 2116, with a “C” or better, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2117
Continuation of the study of organic compounds stressing synthetic methods for interconversion of functional groups, reaction mechanisms and structure-reactivity relationships. Three lectures per week.

CHE 2117 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2316 and 2116, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2317
Introduction to organic laboratory techniques, with emphasis on single and multi-step syntheses, isolation of natural products, determination of structure-reactivity relationships, and chemistry of stereoisomers. Four laboratory hours per week.

CHE 3101 Seminar in Chemistry: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317
Discussions of contemporary issues in chemistry led by students and by distinguished visitors. Students will learn to access and use discipline specific resources. One hour per week.

CHE 3305 Physical Chemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, with a “C” or better, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3105
Introduction to the thermodynamic and kinetic approaches to chemical systems, emphasizing a critical understanding of the principles and limitations of these approaches. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3105 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3305
Assigned laboratory exercises illustrating applications of thermodynamic, kinetic, molecular, optical, and electrochemical principles. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 3306 Physical Chemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 with a “C” or better, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3106
Introduction to quantum mechanics of chemical systems, emphasizing a critical understanding of the principles and limitations of this theory. Additional topics include symmetry, group theory, and molecular spectroscopy. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3106 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3306
Individually selected laboratory exercises illustrating applications of thermodynamic, kinetic, optical, molecular, and electrochemical principles. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 3318 Analytical Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, 2217, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3118, or consent of instructor
Introduction to theories and application of classical and modern quantitative and qualitative methods, with emphasis on the functional basis of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, and mass spectrometry and factors affecting choice of techniques and sampling protocols. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3118 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory: 1 hour
A one-semester laboratory course emphasizing applications of instrumental methodology, including absorption and emission spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, electrodeposition and polarography, mass spectrometry, and gas chromatography. Emphasis will be given to environmental problem solving. One lecture/demonstration/recitation and 3 laboratory hours per week.

CHE 4102 Seminar in Chemistry: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 3101
Discussions of contemporary issues in chemistry led by students and by distinguished visitors. Students will learn to prepare poster presentations and electronic slide presentations. One hour per week.

CHE 4251 Research in Chemistry: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 and 3101 with a “C” or better, and consent of instructor
Identification and definition of research problem, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Eight hours of research activities per week. May be repeated for total of 4 credit hours.

CHE 4252 Research in Chemistry II: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 and, 3101 with a “C” or better, and consent of instructor
Identification and definition of research problem, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Eight hours of research activities per week. May be repeated for total of 4 credit hours.

CHE 4312 Advanced Instrumental Analysis: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306; concurrent enrollment in 4113
Theory and applications of modern instrumental analyses, with emphasis on principles of analytic technique, operating parameters of instruments, and sophisticated data manipulative practices. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4326 Biochemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3218 and 3318
Introduction to amino acids, protein structure and function, enzymes, oxygen transport systems, carbohydrate chemistry and function, membranes, survey of energy generating and storage systems, and bioinorganic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4226 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 4326
An introduction to the use of chromatographic, electrophoretic, spectroscopic, and centrifugation techniques used in a modern biochemical research laboratory. The emphasis will be on the isolation and identification of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and activity of enzymes, cell fractionation, and photosynthesis. Four to five hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 4327 Biochemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 4326
A continuation of CHE 4326, dealing with metabolic pathways, biosynthesis of precursors of macromolecules, biophysical aspects of enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, structure and function of polynucleotides, and physical applications to biochemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4113 Advanced Instrumental Analysis Laboratory: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 4312
Demonstration and application of the basic principles underlining instruments commonly used for advanced analytical work. Students will learn the general applicability of various instrumental and computer-aided methods that can be used to solve many chemical problems. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

Electives: 3-11 hours

The following electives are recommended for students who intend to pursue careers as chemistry professionals.

Chemistry

CHE 4311 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

CHE 4331 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306 or consent of instructor
Theory of bonding, acid-base concepts, theory and descriptive chemistry of coordination and organo-metallic compounds. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4341 Advanced Organic Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306 or consent of instructor
In-depth consideration of selected topics in organic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

Mathematics

MAT 2331 Calculus III: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1325
Solid analytic geometry, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, indeterminate forms, sequences, series, convergence tests, Taylor series, differentiation and integration of series, partial derivatives, total and exact differentials, and multiple integrals.

MAT 2351 Differential Equations: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1325
Techniques of solving differential equations and applications. Solutions of first order differential equations, solutions of nth order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, differential operators, solution of nonhomogeneous equations by undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters, Laplace transformation, simultaneous differential equations, and power series.

Biology

BIO 3431 Genetics: 4 hours
Prerequisite: Biology Core and General Chemistry with a C or better
A study of the nature, transmission, activity, and evolution of genetic information. Three hours of laboratory per week.

BIO 3420 Assays and Experiments in Medical Botany

Select either French or German:

French

FRE 1341 Elementary French I: 3 hours
General acquisition of French as a foreign language.

FRE 1342 Elementary French II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: FRE 1341 or the equivalent
General acquisition of French as a foreign language.

German

GER 1341 Elementary German I: 3 hours
First elements of German language, with emphasis on speaking, writing, and doing interactive activities.

GER 1342 Elementary German II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: GER 1341 or the equivalent
Practical application of more advanced grammar, composition, conversation, and pronunciation skills. Further development of vocabulary usage and reading comprehension using cultural and literary texts.

Total Hours: 124 hours

B.A. in Biochemistry

The B.A. degree in Biochemistry is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in or have an interest in Health related fields (B.A. Biochemistry).

General Education Curriculum: 45-46 hours

Only MAT 1302 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement

General Education Curriculum requirements

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Required Related Courses: 31-39 hours

Biology: 8-16 hours

BIO 1321 Introduction to Cell Biology*: 3 hours
Prerequisite: placement in ENG 1301 (or higher) and MAT 0301 (or higher) and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1121
This is the first course of the Biology Core. This course provides an introduction to the scientific study of biology and focuses on basic biochemistry and the organization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. This course must be taken concurrently with the associated laboratory course, BIO 1121.

BIO 1121 Introduction to Cell Biology Laboratory*: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1321
A laboratory course survey that focuses on the acquisition of basic research techniques and their application to selected laboratory projects. These projects will cover a variety of topics in basic cell biology. Biology 1121 is the companion lab course for Biology 1321. One three-hour meeting per week.

BIO 1322 Introduction to Genetics: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Biology 1321 and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1122
An introduction to the structure and operation of genes as they are expressed in cells, organisms and populations.

BIO 1122 Introduction to Genetics Laboratory: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BIO 1121 and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 1322
A laboratory course survey that focuses on the acquisition of basic research techniques and their application to selected laboratory projects. These projects will cover a variety of topics in basic genetics. BIO 1122 is to be taken as a companion course for BIO 1322. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

BIO 2341 Microbiology: 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 1321, 1121, 1322, 1122 and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 2141. Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHE 1315 and 1115
An introduction to the microbial world with an emphasis on bacteria. Addresses fundamental microbiological principles including cell structurefunction relationship, prokaryotic metabolism, microbial ecology, bacterial genetics, and pathogenesis. Examines the role of microbes in food production, medicine, biotechnology, and the environment. The diversity of prokaryotic life is an overarching theme.

BIO 2141 Microbiology Laboratory: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BIO 1321, 1121, 1322, 1122 and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 2341. Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHE 1315 and 1115
Course examines bacterial diversity using both classical and modern microbiology laboratory techniques. Covers culture-based identification by distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics, as well as molecular identification using DNA-based technologies. Also addresses microscopy, cell enumeration, microbial growth, and growth control.

BIO 2324 Evolution and Ecology: 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 1321, 1121, 1322, 1122, 2341, 2141 and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 2124
The interactions of populations with their environment, including natural selection, population genetics, speciation, ecosystems, and behavior.

BIO 2124 Evolution and Ecology Laboratory: 1 hour
Prerequisite: BIO 1321, 1121, 1322, 1122, 2341, 2141 and concurrent enrollment or credit in BIO 2324
A laboratory course in the interactions of populations with their environment, including natural selection, population genetics, speciation, ecosystems, and behavior. One 3-hour meeting per week.

English: 3 hours

ENG 3312 Writing in the Natural Sciences: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 1301, 1302, and 3 hours of sophomore literature, and 45 credit hours
An advanced composition course designed to improve logic, clarity, concision, and strength in prose by focusing on writing, reading, research, and critical thinking skills as they relate to scientific topics. Readings and assignments will concern different kinds of writing done within or about scientific disciplines, addressing both specialist and non-specialist audiences. A formal oral presentation is a significant component of each student's evaluation.

Foreign Language: 6 hours

Mathematics: 6 hours

MAT 1324 Calculus I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1303 or the equivalent
Distance formula, slope, equation of a straight line, equations and graphs of conic sections, translation and rotation of axes, limits, the derivative, rules for differentiation, chain rule, higher derivatives, implicit differentiation, extrema, related rates, introduction to integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, and area under a curve.

MAT 1325 Calculus II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324
Volumes; one-sided limits; limits at infinity; continuity and derivatives; derivatives and integrals of trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, and hyperbolic functions; parametric equations; polar coordinates and equations; and an extensive study of techniques of integration.

Physics: 0-8 hours

PHY 1401 University Physics I*: 4 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324 (may be taken concurrently), MAT 1302 for EXS majors, or consent of instructor
Mechanics of solids, liquids, gases, and the phenomena of heat. Three lecture hours per week and one 3- hour laboratory per week.

PHY 1402 University Physics II*: 4 hours
Prerequisite: MAT 1324 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor
Electricity and magnetism, wave motion, and elements of modern physics. Three lecture hours per week and one 3- hour laboratory per week.

Major Requirements: 26-34 hours

Chemistry: 26-34 hours

CHE 1315 General Chemistry I*: 3 hours
Prerequisite: High school chemistry; concurrent enrollment in CHE 1115 and MAT 1302
A one-semester lecture course emphasizing the laws and theories of composition, structure, properties, and transformation of matter. Emphasis is placed on the stoichiometric relationships of inorganic substances. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 1115 General Chemistry Laboratory I*: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 1315 and MAT 1302
A one-semester laboratory course covering the empirical approaches to problem solving, emphasizing the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of experimental measurements in determinations of chemical relationships, with emphasis on inorganic chemistry. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

CHE 1316 General Chemistry II*: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 1315, concurrent enrollment in CHE 1116
A three-credit freshman level General Chemistry course that is a continuation of Chemistry 1315. Students will study advanced atomic structure and bonding concepts, acid-base theory, kinetics and equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and the chemistry of some elements. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 1116 General Chemistry Laboratory II*: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 1315, concurrent enrollment in CHE 1316
A laboratory course designed to illustrate the fundamental principles covered in CHE 1315 and 1316, including experiments related to thermodynamics, kinetics, acid-base, synthesis, quantitative and qualitative analysis and to introduce basic techniques used in analytical chemistry. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

CHE 2316 Organic Chemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 1316, 1116, with a “C” or better and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2116, or consent of instructor
The study of carbon compounds, their structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry, with emphasis on the introduction and interconversion of functional groups. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 2116 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 2316
Introduction to organic structural analysis, with emphasis on instrumental methods including infrared, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy, and chromatography (gas and thin layer), along with preliminary determination of physical and chemical properties. Four laboratory hours per week.

CHE 2317 Organic Chemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2316, 2116, with a “C” or better, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2117
Continuation of the study of organic compounds stressing synthetic methods for interconversion of functional groups, reaction mechanisms and structure-reactivity relationships. Three lectures per week.

CHE 2117 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2316 and 2116, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 2317
Introduction to organic laboratory techniques, with emphasis on single and multi-step syntheses, isolation of natural products, determination of structure-reactivity relationships, and chemistry of stereoisomers. Four laboratory hours per week.

CHE 3101 Seminar in Chemistry: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317
Discussions of contemporary issues in chemistry led by students and by distinguished visitors. Students will learn to access and use discipline specific resources. One hour per week.

CHE 3305 Physical Chemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, with a “C” or better, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3105
Introduction to the thermodynamic and kinetic approaches to chemical systems, emphasizing a critical understanding of the principles and limitations of these approaches. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3105 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3305
Assigned laboratory exercises illustrating applications of thermodynamic, kinetic, molecular, optical, and electrochemical principles. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 3318 Analytical Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317, 2217, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3118, or consent of instructor
Introduction to theories and application of classical and modern quantitative and qualitative methods, with emphasis on the functional basis of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, and mass spectrometry and factors affecting choice of techniques and sampling protocols. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3118 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory: 1 hour
A one-semester laboratory course emphasizing applications of instrumental methodology, including absorption and emission spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, electrodeposition and polarography, mass spectrometry, and gas chromatography. Emphasis will be given to environmental problem solving. One lecture/demonstration/recitation and 3 laboratory hours per week.

CHE 4102 Seminar in Chemistry: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 3101
Discussions of contemporary issues in chemistry led by students and by distinguished visitors. Students will learn to prepare poster presentations and electronic slide presentations. One hour per week.

CHE 4326 Biochemistry I: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3218 and 3318
Introduction to amino acids, protein structure and function, enzymes, oxygen transport systems, carbohydrate chemistry and function, membranes, survey of energy generating and storage systems, and bioinorganic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4226 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 4326
An introduction to the use of chromatographic, electrophoretic, spectroscopic, and centrifugation techniques used in a modern biochemical research laboratory. The emphasis will be on the isolation and identification of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and activity of enzymes, cell fractionation, and photosynthesis. Four to five hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 4327 Biochemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 4326
A continuation of CHE 4326, dealing with metabolic pathways, biosynthesis of precursors of macromolecules, biophysical aspects of enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, structure and function of polynucleotides, and physical applications to biochemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

Electives: 5-13 hours

Courses in Humanities are recommended.

Recommended Chemistry and Biology Courses:

Chemistry

CHE 3306 Physical Chemistry II: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 with a “C” or better, MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3106
Introduction to quantum mechanics of chemical systems, emphasizing a critical understanding of the principles and limitations of this theory. Additional topics include symmetry, group theory, and molecular spectroscopy. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 3106 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II: 1 hour
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 MAT 1325, and concurrent enrollment in CHE 3306
Individually selected laboratory exercises illustrating applications of thermodynamic, kinetic, optical, molecular, and electrochemical principles. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 4251 Research in Chemistry I: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 and 3101 with a “C” or better, and consent of instructor
Identification and definition of research problem, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Eight hours of research activities per week. May be repeated for total of 4 credit hours.

CHE 4252 Research in Chemistry II: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 2317 and, 3101 with a “C” or better, and consent of instructor
Identification and definition of research problem, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Eight hours of research activities per week. May be repeated for total of 4 credit hours.

CHE 4311 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

CHE 4312 Advanced Instrumental Analysis: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306; concurrent enrollment in 4113
Theory and applications of modern instrumental analyses, with emphasis on principles of analytic technique, operating parameters of instruments, and sophisticated data manipulative practices. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4113 Advanced Instrumental Analysis Laboratory: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 4312
Demonstration and application of the basic principles underlining instruments commonly used for advanced analytical work. Students will learn the general applicability of various instrumental and computer-aided methods that can be used to solve many chemical problems. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE 4331 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306 or consent of instructor
Theory of bonding, acid-base concepts, theory and descriptive chemistry of coordination and organo-metallic compounds. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE 4341 Advanced Organic Chemistry: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHE 3306 or consent of instructor
In-depth consideration of selected topics in organic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

Biology

BIO 3401 Developmental Biology

BIO 3405 Introduction to Human Physiology

BIO 3420 Assays and Experiments in Medical Botany

BIO 3431 Genetics: 4 hours
Prerequisite: Biology Core and General Chemistry with a C or better
A study of the nature, transmission, activity, and evolution of genetic information. Three hours of laboratory per week.

BIO 4412 Techniques of Molecular Biology: 4 hours
Prerequisite: Biology Core and General Chemistry with a C or better and completion of CHE 2316 and 2116
A laboratory-based course designed to familiarize students with the techniques of molecular biology including restriction enzyme analysis, Southern blots, DNA sequencing, the polymerase chain reaction, and cloning. Data interpretation is a strong component of this course.

BIO 4426 Infection and Immunity: 4 hours
Prerequisite: Biology Core and General Chemistry with a C or better
This course provides the students with a basic understanding of infectious disease and host responses. Students will study the microorganisms involved in infection and immune related disease, current treatments, and research directions. The course has three hours of laboratory per week.

Total Hours: 124 hours

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