Chemistry

The courses in the Chemistry Department are offered for Biology and Wellness majors. All are designed to satisfy standards recommended by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for ACS certification.

       

Pre-Pharmacy Emphasis Courses

 
CHM 131 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 132 General Chemistry II 4
BIO 120 General Biology 4
BIO 220 General Zoology 4
BIO 222 General Botany 4
MTH 203 Calculus I 4
CHM 241 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 242 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHY 221 General Physics 4
PHY 222 General Physics 4
BIO 340 Microbiology 4

Chemistry Courses

CHM 121 Chemistry in Society (3 cr.)

Survey of the impact and importance of chemistry on our lives, including topics such as food, energy, pollution, genetics, and medicine. Note: This course does not meet the general chemistry requirement for pre-professional programs, and it does not meet the core lab science requirement.

CHM 131 General Chemistry I (4 cr.)

This is the first course of a two-semester sequence that is the prerequisite to all advanced chemistry courses. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical periodicity, atomic and molecular structure, changes of state, and thermochemistry, with applications in other sciences and the world. Three lectures, one 3-hour laboratory. (Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry and two years of high school algebra, all with at least a C, or their equivalents) (Course Fee $65)

CHM 132 General Chemistry II (4 cr.)

This course is the continuation of Chemistry 131 and completes a two-semester sequence in general chemistry. Topics include rates of chemical reactions, equilibrium, thermodynamics, acid-base chemistry, descriptive chemistry, and electrochemistry, with applications in other sciences and the world. Three lectures, one 3-hour laboratory. (Prerequisite: CHM 131 with at least a C or its equivalent) (Course Fee $65)

CHM 241 Organic Chemistry I (4 cr.)

This course is the first of a two-semester sequence of the chemistry of carbon compounds. Topics include structure and bonding, nomenclature, reactivity of different functional groups, and reaction mechanisms, with applications in other sciences and the world. Three lectures, one 3-hour laboratory. (Prerequisite: CHM 132 with at least a C or its equivalent) (Course Fee $65)

CHM 242 Organic Chemistry II (4 cr.)

This course is the continuation of Chemistry 241 and completes a two-semester course in organic chemistry. Topics include applications of the principles from CHM 241 to solving problems in structure elucidation, stereochemistry, and synthesis as applied to other sciences and the world. Three lectures, one 3-hour laboratory. (Prerequisite: CHM 241 with at least a C or its equivalent) (Course Fee $65)