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Chemistry

CHE 101 General Chemistry I (3–3L) A

Focuses on the fundamental principles and concepts necessary for understanding all aspects of chemistry. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, bonding, basis of chemical reactions and intermolecular forces.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 30

 

CHE 103 General Chemistry II (3–3L) A

Focuses on the quantitative aspects of chemistry. Topics include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility and electrochemistry.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 30

 

CHE 251 Organic Chemistry I (3–3L) A

Students apply the basic principles of chemical bonding to organic molecules, and are introduced to the concept of stereochemistry, spectroscopy and reaction mechanisms.

Prerequisite: CHE 101 and CHE 103

 

CHE 253 Organic Chemistry II (3–3L) A

A continuation of Chemistry 251, this course looks at reactions of common functional groups. Topics include electrophilic addition reactions, aromaticity, electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions, radical chemistry, nucleophilic addition reactions, nucleophilic substitution reactions, enolate chemistry and synthesis.

Prerequisite: CHE 251

 

CHE 333 Environmental Health and Toxicology (3) B

Focuses on the source, reactivity and environmental fates of toxic chemicals with a global perspective. Topics include environmental aquatic chemistry, environmental microbial chemistry, environmental health and toxicology, pollution and waste management. Instruction will consist of lecture, in-class activities and presentations.

Prerequisite: CHE 251

 

CHE 335 Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (3) B

An introduction to the fundamental concepts and applications of the developing field of nanoscience and technology. The underlying principles of nanoscale science, the unique properties of nano-sized particles, and the modern applications of nanoscience will be explored. Instruction will consist of lectures, supplementary readings, in-class activities, quizzes, group projects and presentations.

Prerequisite: CHE 251

 

CHE 405 Special Topics in Chemistry (3) O

Special studies in Chemistry as announced.

Prerequisite: CHE 101 or CHE 103

 

CHE 440 Advances in Green Chemistry (3) B

An environmental sustainability course focused on applying green chemistry principles. This course will explore how chemistry can help address global human health and environmental issues. Chemistry knowledge will be applied to develop appropriate solutions using green chemistry approaches.

Prerequisite: CHE 251

 

 

CHE 493 Independent Research Study in Chemistry (3) O

This course is a one-semester research project in chemistry. Students will design and implement a chemistry experiment, conduct data analysis, and disseminate this knowledge as a formal scientific report and an oral conference presentation.

Prerequisite: 15 credits of senior courses in Science with a minimum of 9 credits in Chemistry (BCH, CHE)

 

CHE 495 Independent Research Study in Chemistry I (3) O

This course is the first course of a two-semester chemistry research project. Students will choose a research topic of choice, conduct a literature review, and write a research proposal identifying a new research question and describing an experimental protocol.

Prerequisite: 15 credits of senior courses in Science with a minimum of 9 credits in Chemistry (BCH, CHE), and minimum CGPA of 3.0

 

CHE 497 Independent Research Study in Chemistry II (3) O

This course is the second course of a two-semester chemistry research project. Students will design, implement, and conduct data analysis on the research project proposed during CHE 495, and will disseminate this knowledge as a formal scientific report and an oral conference presentation.

Prerequisite: CHE 495 and minimum CGPA of 3.0