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Chemistry (CHE)


CHE 100: Inquiry Chemistry for Middle School Teachers (3) A
Prerequisite: completion of all developmental requirements; pre-teaching or teaching middle school education majors only. Activity-oriented chemistry; elements, molecules, solutions, acids and bases, reactions, energy and environmental topics. 2 Lec/2 Lab. Gen. Ed. E-4 [NS]

CHE 101:  Introductory Chemistry I (3) I, II

Typically offered fall, spring and summer I term  (all campuses). Offered online via EKU's eCampus.  Prerequisite: completion of all developmental requirements. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 101L  and MAT 105 or higher. For students who plan to take no more than one year of chemistry. Basic principles of structure and properties of  matter, chemical nomenclature and reactivity. Relates chemistry concepts to everyday life phenomena. A withdrawal from CHE 101 must be  matched by a withdrawal from CHE 101L. Gen. Ed. VII (NS) or IVB with CHE 101L. 

CHE 101L:  Introductory Chemistry Lab I (1) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer I term  (all campuses). Offered online through EKU's eCampus.   Prerequisite: completion of all developmental requirements. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 101 and MAT 098, 105 or higher.Laboratory component of CHE 101. Basic laboratory  techniques, methods of separation, types of chemical reactions, solution preparation, titrations, household chemicals, molecular modeling. 2 Lab. Gen. Ed. IVB, E-4B with CHE 101. Top

CHE 102:  Introductory Chemistry II (3) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer II term  (main campus only). Offered online through EKU's eCampus.   Prerequisite: CHE 101 and 101L, or CHE 111 and 111L. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 102L. Continuation of CHE 101. A survey of the classes of organic molecules including their common uses and physical and chemical properties. In addition, an introductory look at the structure and function of biological macromolecules. Withdrawal from CHE 102 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE 102L. Top

CHE 102L:  Introductory Chemistry Lab II (1) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer II term  (main campus only). Offered online through EKU's eCampus.   Prerequisite: CHE 101 and 101L. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 102. Lab component of CHE 102. Perform basic organic reactions and laboratory procedures including melting point, distillation, and recrystallization. 2 Lab. Gen. Ed. VII  (NS) with CHE  102.   Top

CHE 104:  Inquiry Physical Science for Elementary Teachers (3) I, II.

Typically offered fall and spring.  Cross-listed with PHY 104. Prerequisite: Elementary education majors only, sophomore standing, and MAT 112 or higher. An activity-oriented conceptual course in the physical sciences. Topics include the structure and properties of matter, heat and temperature, forces, motion, magnets, energy, and sound waves. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 104 and PHY 104. 2 Lec/2 Lab. Top

CHE 105:  Chemistry for the Health Sciences (3) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer I term (all campuses).  Prerequisite: completion of all developmental requirements. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 105L. An introductory course for students in allied health. Principles of bonding, structure, and reactivity related to biological processes. A withdrawal from CHE 105 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE 105L. Gen. Ed. VII (NS) or IVB with CHE 105LTop

CHE 105L:  Health Science Chemistry Lab (1) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer I term (all campuses).  Prerequisite: completion of all developmental requirements. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE  105. Laboratory component of CHE 105. Laboratory experiments that demonstrate chemical concepts and laboratory techniques related to the  health science profession. 2 Lab. Gen. Ed. VII (NS) or IVB with CHE 105Top

CHE 110: General Chemistry Preparation (3) A.

Typically offered winter term  (100% Online Only).  Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 098. Prepares students for further studies in general chemistry. Topics will include introduction to matter, chemical formulas and reactions, bonding and molecules, chemical calculations, the periodic table.  Top

CHE 111:  General Chemistry I (3) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer I term (all campuses).  Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 111L and ACT math score of 22+ or SAT math score of 530+ or MAT 112 (C or better ) or 114 (C or better) or CHE 110 (C or better) or departmental approval. Principles of atomic and molecular structure and reactivity, stoichiometry, states of matter. Prepares students for further studies in chemistry. One year of high school chemistry is recommended. Cannot be taken concurrent with CHE 110 (prerequisite only). A withdrawal from CHE 111 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE 111L. Gen. Ed. E-4 with CHE 111L. [NS]Top

CHE 111L:  General Chemistry Lab I (1) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer I term (all campuses).  Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 111. Laboratory component of CHE 111. Basic laboratory  techniques, methods of separation, types of chemical reactions, solution preparation and standardization, titrations, molecular modeling, qualitative analysis, gases, virtual labs on computer. 3 Lab. Gen. Ed. IVB with CHE 111. [NS]Top

CHE 112:  General Chemistry II (3) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer II term (all campuses).  Prerequisite: CHE 111 and 111L (C or better). Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 112L or CHE 112HL (C or better). Continuation of CHE 111. Kinetics and equilibrium, solution chemistry, energy changes in chemical reactions, descriptive inorganic chemistry. Prepares students for further studies in chemistry. A withdrawal from CHE 112 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE 112L or CHE 112HLTop

CHE 112L:  General Chemistry Lab II (1) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer II term (all campuses).  Prerequisite: CHE 111 and 111L (C or better). Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 112L or CHE 112HL (C or better). Continuation of CHE 111. Kinetics and equilibrium, solution chemistry, energy changes in chemical reactions, descriptive inorganic chemistry. Prepares students for further studies in chemistry. A withdrawal from CHE 112 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE 112L or CHE 112HLTop

CHE 200: Volunteering in Chemistry (0) A.

Typically offered fall, spring, and summer term.  An exposure to chemistry outreach activities, including, but not limited to exploring chemical research projects, organizing chemistry community service, and assisting other chemistry departmental  events. Students can choose the focus of the volunteering in each semester. Passing grade achieved for attending 80% of the designated activities in each semester.  Top

CHE 260: Organic Chemistry Preparation (3) A.

Typically offered winter term (100% online only).  Prepares students for further studies in organic chemistry. This course will emphasize fundamental concepts and help students develop a productive mindset for studying Organic Chemistry.  Top

CHE 325: Analytical Chemistry (3) A.

Typically offered fall and spring (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 112 and 112L (C or better). Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 325L. Introduces chemical analysis (with statistical evaluations) focusing on the principles of stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium, titrimetric and spectrophotometric analysis, potentiometry, and analytical separation processes. A withdrawal from CHE 325 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE 325LTop

CHE 325L:  Analytical Chemistry Lab (2) A.

Typically offered fall and spring (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 112 and 112L (C or better). Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 325. Lab  component of CHE 325. Lab course designed to introduce the principles of wet chemical techniques and basic instrumental analysis through experimentation. 4 Lab.  Top

CHE 349:  Applied Learning in Chemistry (1‑8) A.

Offered on case-by-case basis.  Contact Departmental Chair for more information.  Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Provide students an opportunity to receive credit for chemistry career-related, work experience.  A student must have a proposal form  approved by departmental chair prior to enrollment. One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. A minimum of 80 hours of employment required for each semester hour of  academic credit. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours.  Top

CHE 349 A-N:  Cooperative Study: Chemistry (1‑8) A.

Offered on case-by-case basis.  Contact Departmental Chair for more information.   Prerequisite: Overall GPA: 2.0 and Departmental approval. Work in placements related to academic studies in chemistry. One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. Total  hours: sixteen, baccalaureate. A minimum of 80 hours of employment required for each semester hour of academic credit.  Top

CHE 361:  Organic Chemistry I (3) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer I term (main campus only).  Prerequisite:  CHE 112 and 112L (C or above).  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  CHE 361L.  Bonding; structure; reaction theory; aliphatic hydrocarbons; functional groups;  stereochemistry; aromatic hydrocarbons; spectroscopy; substitution and elimination reactions. A withdrawal from CHE 361 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE 361L.  Top

CHE 361L: Organic Chemistry Lab I (1) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer I term (main campus only).  Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 361. Laboratory component of CHE 361. Experimental work to illustrate principles of organic chemistry. Basic techniques including separation and spectroscopic methods; and selected syntheses. 3 Lab.  Top

CHE 362:  Organic Chemistry II (3) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer I term (main campus only).  Prerequisites: CHE 361 and CHE 361L (C or above).  Prerequisite or Corequisite:  CHE 362L.  Alcohols and ethers; aldehydes and ketones; carboxylic acids and derivatives;  carbanions; amines; phenols; carbohydrates and amino acids. A withdrawal from CHE 362 must be matched by a withdrawal from CHE 362LTop

CHE 362L:  Organic Chemistry Lab II (1) I, II.

Typically offered fall, spring and summer I term (main campus only).  Prerequisites: CHE 361 and 361L (C or better). Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 362.  Laboratory component of CHE 362. Experimental work to illustrate principles of organic chemistry. Selected chemical syntheses and advanced techniques such as separation and spectroscopic methods. 3 Lab.  Top

CHE 385:  Chemical Literature (2) I.

Typically offered fall (main campus only).  Prerequisites: CHE 112(C).  Course introduces professional tools and techniques necessary for scientists including chemical literature searching, methods for disseminating chemical data, chemical safety, and professional conduct. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 385 and 480Top

CHE 411: Practicum (1–3) A.

Typically offered fall, spring, and summer term.  Prerequisite: departmental approval. Students will gain specific experiences through participation in planning, teaching, analysis, and/or required maintenance in a designated undergraduate chemistry course. Formal project assigned by a faculty mentor. May be retaken for a maximum of three hoursTop

CHE 425:  Instrumental Analysis (3) A.

Typically offered every fall (main campus only).  Spring offering is possible if enough enrollment is present.  Cross-listed as FOR 411. Prerequisites: CHE 325, 325L, 362, 362L; PHY 132 (or 202); MAT 234 (C or better in each course). Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 425L. Fundamental principles of the operation and application of analytical instrumentation including spectroscopy, chromatography, electrochemistry, and mass spectrometry found throughout industrial, government, forensic, and/or research environments are presented. Credit will not be awarded to those who have received credit for FOR 411 or CHE 525. 3 Lec.  Top

CHE 425L:  Instrumental Analysis Lab (1) A.

Typically offered every fall  (main campus only). Spring offering is possible if enough enrollment is present.  Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 385 and CHE 425. Lab component of CHE 425. Lab course designed to provide hands-on experience with modern chemical instrumentation for qualitative and quantitative measurements found throughout industrial, government, and/or research environments. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 425L and FOR 411LTop

CHE 430:  Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3) A.

Typically offered fall (main campus only).  Spring offering is possible if enough enrollment is present.  Prerequisites: CHE 362 and 362L. Structure, analysis, and organization of proteins,  nucleic acids, and lipids; physical and organic mechanisms of enzyme action; chemistry of membrane action and the immune system. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 430 and CHE 530Top

CHE 431:  Metabolic Biochemistry (3) A.

Typically offered spring (main campus only).  Fall offering is possible if enough enrollment is present.  Prerequisites: CHE 362 and 362L. Continuation of CHE 430. Chemistry, catabolism, and  biosynthesis of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and nucleotides; analysis of nucleic acids and structure, function, and control of cellular genetic apparatus. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 431 and CHE 531Top

CHE 432:  Biochemistry Laboratory (1) A.

Typically offered spring (main campus only).  Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 430 or 431 or departmental approval. Experimental techniques characteristic of biochemical research. Purification and characterization of proteins and nucleic acids; use of computers in modeling biochemistry data. 3 Lab. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 432 and CHE 532Top

CHE 450:  Inorganic Chemistry (3) I.

Typically offered fall (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 362 and MAT 234 (C or better). Principles of inorganic chemistry with emphasis on symmetry, chemical bonding, including atomic and molecular orbital theory, and reactivity. Application of these principles to acid-base, coordination, organometallic, bioinorganic and materials chemistry are included. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 450 and CHE 550Top

CHE 484:  Chemistry Colloquium (1) I, II.

Typically offered fall and spring (main campus only).  Prerequisites: CHE 325 and 362. Lectures and presentations of chemical information by local or visiting scholars currently involved in chemical research. One weekly meeting. Cannot be taken concurrent with CHE 485. May be retaken for a maximum of two hoursTop

CHE 485:  Chemistry Seminar (1) I, II.

Typically offered fall and spring (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 362(C) and 385(C). Presentation of specific chemical research from recent  literature and/or performed experimentation to members of the chemistry faculty and departmental majors. One weekly meeting. Cannot be taken concurrent with CHE 484. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 481 and 485Top

CHE 495A: Independent Chemical Research (1) A.

Typically offered fall, spring.  Summer possible on a case-by-case basis.  Prerequisite: CHE 112 and departmental approval. An introduction to research in all fields of chemistry. Literature-based assigned research project with a faculty mentor that will require a formal research report. May be retaken to a maximum of three hours. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty mentor and  departmental chair prior to enrollment. 3 Lab.  Top

CHE 495B Chemistry Laboratory Independent Research:________ (1-3) A.

Typically offered fall, spring. Summer possible on a case-by-case basis. Prerequisites: CHE 112 and departmental approval. Objectives and techniques of chemical research. Problems in all fields of chemistry. May be retaken to a maximum of nine  hours. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and departmental chair prior to enrollment.  Top

CHE 501A-E:  Chemtopics: ______(1‑3) A.

Offered on rotation schedule by chemical subdiscipline. Topics are announced.  Prerequisite: departmental approval. Topics to be chosen from current and/or specialized area of chemistry based on interests and/or need: A: Analytical, B: Biochemistry, C:  Inorganic, D: Organic, or E: Physical. May be retaken to a maximum of six hoursTop

CHE 501L:  Chemtopics Lab: ______(1) A.

Unusual offerings. Topics are announced.  Prerequisite: departmental approval. Laboratory experiences chosen from specialized areas of  chemistry including advanced chemical instrumentation analysis, synthetic methods, computational chemistry, or molecular modeling. Topics vary according to student needs.May be retaken to a maximum of two hours. 3 Lab.  Top

CHE 515:  Synthetic & Analytical Methods (5) A.

Typically offered every spring (main campus only).  Prerequisites: CHE 362, 362L, 425 (or FOR 411), 425L (or FOR 411L) (C or better in each  course). Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 450 (C or better). Synthesis, isolation, purification, and characterization (including spectroscopy and other analytical methods) of inorganic and organic compounds and mixtures. Other methods include handling of air and moisture sensitive compounds and molecular computations. 3 Lec/6 Lab.  Top

CHE 520:  Mass Spectrometry (3) A.

Typically offered every spring (main campus only).  Cross-listed with FOR 475. Prerequisite: CHE 362. Topics include types of mass spectrometers;  qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry, different ionization processes, sample inlet systems (including chromatography systems), and interpretation of mass spectral data. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 520 and FOR 475Top

CHE 570: Biophysical Chemistry I (4) I,II

Typically offered fall and spring (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 361 (C or better), BIO 111 or higher (C or better), and either MAT 234, or MAT 261. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHY 131 or 201. An introduction to physical and chemical explanations of biological phenomenon and physical chemistry theories and methodologies applied on biological systems. Topics include thermodynamics, chemical  equilibrium, kinetics, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and selected topics. 6 Lec / Lab / Rec.  Top

CHE 574:  Physical Chemistry I (3) A.

Typically offered every other fall on odd years (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 361 (C or better). Prerequisites or Corequisites: CHE 574L and MAT 244 and PHY 131 or 201 (C or better in each course). A study of thermodynamic properties in physical and chemical systems; electrochemical processes; rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 574 and CHE 471Top

CHE 574L:  Physical Chemistry Lab I (1) A.

Typically offered every other fall on odd years (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 325 and 325L (C or better in each course). Prerequisites or Corequisites: CHE 574 and CHE 385 (C or better in each course). Laboratory component of CHE 574. Experimental work to illustrate principles of  physical chemistry that include thermochemistry, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and reaction kinetics. 3 Lab.  Top

CHE 575:  Physical Chemistry II (3) A.

Typically offered every other spring on even years (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 361 (C or better). Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 575L and MAT 254 and PHY 132 or 202 (C or better in each course). An introduction to quantum mechanics as applied to model, atomic, and molecular systems;  applications of atomic and molecular spectroscopy; introduction to computational chemistry. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 575 and CHE 472Top

CHE 575L:  Physical Chemistry Lab II (1) A.

Typically offered every other spring on even years (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 325 and 325L (C or better in each course). Prerequisites or Corequisites: CHE 575 and CHE 385 (C or better in each course). Laboratory component of CHE 575. Experimental work to illustrate principles of physical chemistry including UV-visible, infrared, and fluorescence spectroscopic techniques, fundamentals of laser operation,  statistical mechanics, and computational chemistry.  Top

CHE 701:  Chemtopics:_____ (1-3) A.

Offered on rotation schedule by chemical subdiscipline. Topics are announced.   Prerequisite: instructor approval. Topics to be chosen from a current and/or specialized area of chemistry such as environmental chemistry or industrial chemistry, and will vary according to students’ needs. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours.  Top

CHE 701L:  Chemtopics Lab: ______ (1) A.

Unusual offerings. Topics are announced.  Prerequisite: departmental approval. Laboratory experiences chosen from specialized areas of chemistry including advanced chemical instrumentation / analysis, synthetic methods, computational  chemistry, or molecular modeling. Topics vary according to student needs. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours. 3 Lab.  Top

CHE 715:  Synthetic & Analytical Methods (5) A.

Typically offered every spring (main campus only).  Prerequisites: CHE 362, 362L, 425 (or FOR 411), 425L (or FOR 411L), (C or better in each course) or departmental approval. Pre- or Corequisite: CHE 450 (C or better). Synthesis, isolation, purification, and characterization (including spectroscopy and other analytical methods) of inorganic and organic compounds and mixtures. Other methods include handling of air and moisture sensitive  compounds and molecular computations. 3 Lec/6 Lab.  Top

CHE 720:  Mass Spectrometry (3) A.

Typically offered every spring (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 362. Topics include types of mass spectrometers; qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry, different ionization processes, sample inlet systems (including chromatography  systems), and interpretation of mass spectral data.  Top

CHE 770: Biophysical Chemistry I (4) I,II

Typically offered fall and spring (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 361 (C or better), BIO 111 or higher (C or better), and either MAT 234 or MAT 261. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHY 131 or 201. An introduction to physical and chemical explanations of biological phenomenon and physical chemistry theories and methodologies applied on biological systems. Topics include thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and selected topics. 6 Lec / Lab / Rec.  Top

CHE 774:  Physical Chemistry I (3) A.

Typically offered every other fall on odd years (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 361 (C or better). Prerequisites or Corequisites: CHE 774L and MAT 244 and PHY 131 or 201 (C or better in each course). A study of thermodynamic properties in physical and chemical systems; electrochemical processes; rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions.  Top

CHE 774L:  Physical Chemistry Lab I (1) A.

Typically offered every other fall on odd years (main campus only). Prerequisites or Corequisites: 774 (C or better). Laboratory component of CHE 774. Experimental work to illustrate principles of physical chemistry that include thermochemistry, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and reaction kinetics. 3 Lab.  Top

CHE 775:  Physical Chemistry II (3) A.

Typically offered every other spring on even years (main campus only).  Prerequisite: CHE 361 (C or better). Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 775L and MAT 254 and PHY 132 or 202 (C or better in each course). An introduction to quantum mechanics as applied to model,  atomic, and molecular systems; applications of atomic and molecular spectroscopy; introduction to computational chemistry.  Top

CHE 775L:  Physical Chemistry Lab II (1) A.

Typically offered every other spring on even years (main campus only). Prerequisites or Corequisites: 775 (C or better). Laboratory component of CHE 775. Experimental work to illustrate principles of physical chemistry including UV-visible, infrared, and fluorescence spectroscopic techniques, fundamentals of laser operation, statistical mechanics, and computational chemistry.  Top

CHE 801:  Special Topics in Chemical Education (3) A.

Unusual offerings. Topics are announced. Prerequisite: departmental approval.Areas of secondary school chemical content aligned with current state and national standards. May be retaken for a maximum of 6 credit hours provided topics are different. Lec/Lab.  Top

CHE 810:  Professional Training (2) I.

Typically offered every fall on main campus only.  Prerequisite: departmental approval. Course demonstrates professional tools and establishes skills including chemical literature searching, independent project planning, methods for disseminating chemical data, chemical safety, as well as professional ethical conduct.  Top

CHE 811: Chemistry Practicum (1–2) A.

Typically offered fall, spring, and summer term.  Methodologies of chemistry teaching achieved through guided mentoring. Formal project assigned by faculty mentor is required for each student. Examples include developing novel assignments or lab  experiences, designing new education demonstrations, or investigating lecturing/tutoring techniques. May be retaken for a maximum of two hours. 3–6 Lab.  Top

CHE 822:  Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3) A.

Offering based on Graduate Course Master Schedule. Main campus only.  Modern practices in chemical analysis. Sampling, sample preparation, spectroscopic and chromatographic methods.  Top

CHE 830:  Applied Biochemistry (3) A.

Offering based on Graduate Course Master Schedule. Main campus only.  Prerequisite: CHE 430 or departmental approval. Structure, analysis, and organization of proteins; drug development; organic mechanisms of enzyme action; and the chemistry of the immune system.  Top

CHE 839: Applied Learning in Chemistry (.5-6) A.

Offered on case-by-case basis.  Contact Departmental Chair for more information.  Prerequisite: departmental approval. Work under faculty and professional supervisors in an accepted chemistry or chemistry-related internship. One half (.5) to six hours per semester or summer. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours. A minimum of 80 hours work for each credit.  Top

CHE 839: A-F Cooperative Study: Chemistry (.5-6) A.

Offered on case-by-case basis.  Contact Departmental Chair for more information. Prerequisite: departmental approval. Work under faculty and field supervisors in cooperative experience. One half (.5) to six hours per semester or summer. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours. A minimum of 80 hours work for each credit.  Top

CHE 845: Chemical Laboratory and Demonstration Techniques (1-4) A.

Unusual offering.  Prerequisite: six semesters of undergraduate work in chemistry or departmental approval. Techniques of constructing and demonstrating apparatus to illustrate principles of chemistry. Primarily for high school and community college science teachers. 3-12 Lab.  Top

CHE 850: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. (3) A.

Offering based on Graduate Course Master Schedule. Main campus only.  Prerequisite: CHE 450 or departmental approval. Molecular symmetry in inorganic chemistry, mechanisms of inorganic reactions, and catalysis by coordination and organometallic complexes.  Top

CHE 860: Advanced Organic Chemistry (3) A.

Offering based on Graduate Course Master Schedule. Main campus only.  Prerequisite: CHE 362 and 362L or departmental approval. Structure and reactivity of organic molecules and an in-depth study of interactions involved in molecular, macromolecular, and supramolecular systems and multiple step synthesis for polyfunctional molecules.  Top

CHE 880: Graduate Seminar (1) I, II.

Typically offered in fall and spring.  Presentation of significant developments in chemistry to members of the chemistry faculty and department majors. May be retaken to a maximum of two hours.  Top

CHE 881: Graduate Colloquium (1) I, II.

Typically offered in fall and spring. Discussions of recent developments in chemistry (and related fields) based on literature and/or experimental research from local or visiting scholars. One weekly meeting. Cannot be taken concurrent with CHE 810 or 880.  Top

CHE 899: Thesis (1-6) A.

Typically offered in fall, spring, and summer.  Laboratory research in one of the major areas of chemistry for application to a thesis. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours.  Top

CHE 899C: Continuation of Thesis Research (1-9) A.

Offered as needed for graduate students.  Prerequisite: departmental approval. The continuation of research in one of the major areas of chemistry. May be retaken as necessary to complete research. A student must have registered (or be currently registered) for six hours of CHE 899 before registering for CHE 899C. May not be used to satisfy degree program requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 899C and CHE 895C.  Top


FORENSIC SCIENCE (FOR)


For information on course offerings please see the Master Schedule.

There is a separate page for the Forensic Science Program (click here).

FOR 301:  Introduction to Forensic Science (3) A.

Introduction to the application of scientific methods for the examination of physical evidence in the criminal justice system; an overview of the forensic analysis of firearms, fingerprints, drugs, blood, hair, fibers, paint, glass, arson debris, etc.  Top

FOR 310: Training for Forensic Internships (1) A.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing in Forensic Science. This course provides the student guidance in the preparation for an internship and explains the forensic internship application process.  Top

FOR 331: DNA Profiling (3) A.

Prerequisites: BIO 111(C) and STA 270 (C). Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHE 102 or 361. This course will include topics in forensic DNA profiling; sample collection, DNA extraction, DNA quantitation and amplification. Prepares students for further studies/career in forensic/molecular biology. Laboratory FOR 331L is optional with this courseTop

FOR 331L: DNA Profiling Lab (1) A.

Prerequisite: CHE 361(C). Prerequisite or co-requisite: FOR 331. Laboratory course of FOR 331. Provides practical experience in Forensic DNA profiling; sample collection, DNA extraction, DNA quantitation and amplification. Prepares students for further studies/career in forensic/molecular biology.  Top

FOR 349: Applied Learning in Forensic Science (0.5‑8) A.

Typically offered on a case-by-case basis.  Contact Forensic Science Director to inquire further.  Prerequisite: FOR 310 or departmental approval. Independent laboratory work and study related for forensic science in a laboratory setting. A minimum of 80 hours of employment required for each semester hour of academic credit. May be taken for a maximum of 12 hours, but only six hours may be counted toward the major requirements. Four to sixteen weeksTop

FOR 349 A-N: Cooperative Study: Forensic Science (0.5‑8) A.

Typically offered on a case-by-case basis.  Contact Forensic Science Director to inquire further.  Prerequisite: FOR 310 or departmental approval. Work in experiences related to academic studies in forensic science. One half to eight hours credit per semester or summer. A minimum of 80 hours of employment required for each semester hour of academic credit. May be repeated for maximum of 12 credit hours but only six hours may be counted toward the major requirementsTop

FOR 401:  Forensic Professional Practice (3) I

Prerequisite: FOR 301. Introduces professional practices and expectations for the forensic scientist. Includes discussion of professional organizations, certification, ethics, QA/QC, accreditation, technical writing, data treatment and interpretation.  Top

FOR 411:  Instrumental Analysis (3) A

Cross-listed with CHE 425. Prerequisites: CHE 325, 325L, 362, 362L; PHY132 (or 202); MAT 234 (C or better in each course). Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHE 411L.  Fundamental principles of the operation and application of analytical instrumentation including spectroscopy, chromatography, electrochemistry, and mass  spectrometry found throughout industrial, government, forensic, and/or research environments are presented. Credit will not be awarded for both FOR 411 and CHE  425.  Top

FOR 411L:  Forensic Instrumental Lab (1) A

Prerequisite: BIO 121 (C or better); Prerequisite or Corequisite: FOR 411. Lab component of FOR 411. Lab providing hands-on experience operating instrumentation  most commonly used in forensic science analytical laboratories, including UV-visible, infrared, Raman, X-ray fluorescence, and atomic absorption  spectrophotometric techniques plus thinlayer, gas, and liquid chromatographic separation techniques. Credit will not be awarded for both FOR 411L and CHE 425L.  3 Lab.  Top

FOR 412:  Forensic Trace Evidence (3) II

Prerequisites: FOR 411(C), 411L(C), 451(C), and 451L(C). Prerequisites or Corequisite: FOR 412L. Introduction to forensic trace and impression evidence and the application of instrumentation and techniques to analyze various types of trace and impression evidence. Students will learn about the numerous instruments and techniques used in forensic labs to analyze different types of trace and impression evidence; paint, glass, fibers, tapes, plastic bags, accelerants, explosives, building materials, firearms, tire and shoeprints and other materials commonly encountered in the crime laboratory.  Top

FOR 412L:  Forensic Trace Evidence Lab (1) II

Prerequisites: FOR 411, 411L, 451, and 451L. Prerequisite or Corequisite: FOR 412. Lab component of FOR 412. Use of microscopes and various instruments for  examination of forensic trace evidence materials. 3 Lab.  Top

FOR 440:  Drug Chemistry (3) I

Prerequisite: CHE 362 (C or better). Discusses aspects of drug chemistry relevant to understanding the properties, physiological effects, and techniques used for the separation, analysis, and identification of drugs. Emphasis is on controlled substances.  Top

FOR 442: Forensic Analytical Toxicology (3) II.

Formerly FOR 430. Prerequisites: FOR 411(C) and 411L (C) or CHE 425(C) and 425L (C); or departmental approval. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: FOR 442L. Study of the chemistry, biochemical activity, isolation and identification of drugs of forensic interest in biological materials. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for FOR 430.  Top

FOR 442L:  Drugs and Toxicology Lab (1) II

Prerequisites: FOR 411(C) and 411L(C), or CHE 425(C) and 425L(C). Prerequisite or corequisite: FOR 442. Introduces techniques and instrumentation used for the chemical separation and analysis of drugs in both solid dosage and toxicological samples. 3 Lab.  Top

FOR 451:  Forensic Microscopic Analysis (2) I

Prerequisite or Corequisite: FOR 411, 411L, and 451L (C or better). Introduction to concepts of forensic microscopic analysis; identification and characterization of  trace evidence, such as glass, hair, fiber, and soil.  Top

FOR 451L:  Forensic Microscopy Lab (1) I

Prerequisite or Corequisite: FOR 451. Laboratory component of FOR 451. Use of stereoscopes and polarizing light microscopes for examination of forensic materials. 3 Lab.  Top

FOR 460:  Selected Topics in Forensic Science (1‑3) A

(Unusual offering.  Contact Forensic Science Director to inquire further.)
Prerequisite: instructor approval. Topics will be chosen from areas of current interest and may be retaken for credit when new topics are offered. Topics and credit  will be announced prior to each offering.  Top

FOR 465W:  Expert Witness Testimony (3) A

Prerequisites: ENG 102 or ENG 105 or HON 102 and FOR 411(C) and FOR 411L(C) or departmental approval. Theory and purpose for expert witness testimony,  qualifications of scientific experts, ethical issues, and practical aspects of expert witness discovery and courtroom testimony. Videotaping of testifying in mock  testifying situations is also included. 2 Lec/2 Lab.  Top

FOR 475:  Mass Spectrometry (3) A

Crosslisted with CHE 520. Prerequisite: CHE 362. Topics include types of mass spectrometers; qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry, different ionization  processes, sample inlet systems, (including chromatography systems), and interpretation of mass spectral data. Credit will not be awarded for both FOR 475 and  CHE 520Top

FOR 490:  Introduction to Research (1‑3) A

(Unusual offering.  Contact Forensic Science Director to inquire further.)
Prerequisite: FOR 411 or departmental approval. Instruction to laboratory research in one of the areas of forensic science. May be retaken to a maximum of six  hours, but only three hours may be counted toward the major requirements. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment.  Top

FOR 499:  Forensic Science Capstone (3) A

Prerequisites: FOR 411,(C) and 411L(C), and 6 hours of 400 level or above FOR or CHE or BIO courses from within the student's option (C or better in each course). Prerequisite or co-requisite: FOR 465 or 465W. Capstone experience that provides overview of the investigative process from collection of evidence at a mock crime scene, through analysis, data interpretation, and presentation of results in a mock courtroom setting. 2 Lec / 3 Lab.  Top


FERMENTATION SCIENCE (FMT)


There is a separate page for the Fermentation Science Program (click here).

FMT 340: Fermentation Chemistry (3) A.

Prerequisite: CHE 102/102L or 361/361L. Course describes the chemistry and chemical principles present at different steps of fermentation (specific to beverages) including the composition of initial feedstocks, malting process, wort generation, fermentation, packaging, and storage. Top

FMT 345: Sensory Analysis (2) A.

Prerequisite: FMT 340 (C or better) and age requirement >21 years. Basic principles involved in sensory perception pertaining to neurochemistry and practical sensory experience with products generated from fermentation processes. 1 Lec / 2 Lab. Top

FMT 349: Applied Learning in Fermentation Science (0.5-8) A.

Prerequisite: FMT 340 (C or better) and departmental approval. Independent investigations and study related to academic studies in fermentation science and based in a laboratory setting. One half to eight hours credit per semester or summer. A minimum of 80 hours of employment required for each semester hour of academic credit. May be repeated for maximum of 12 credit hours but only three hours may be counted toward the major requirements. Top

FMT 349 A-N: Cooperative Study: Fermentation Science (0.5‑8) A.

Prerequisite: FMT 340 (C or better) and Departmental approval. Work in experiences related to academic studies in fermentation science. One half to eight hours credit per semester or summer. A minimum of 80 hours of employment required for each semester hour of academic credit. May be repeated for maximum of 12 credit hours but only three hours may be counted toward the certificate or major requirements. Top

FMT 495: Fermentation Research (1-3) A.

Prerequisites: FMT 340 (C or better) and departmental approval. Students concentrate on the objectives and techniques of fermentation science research to address a variety of issues / problems in all aspects of the field. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours but only three hours can count towards a degree. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and departmental chair prior to enrollment. 3–9 Lab.  Top

FMT 501A-D: Special Topics in Fermentation: _____ (1-3) A.

Prerequisite: Senior standing and departmental approval. Lecture or laboratory experience to be chosen from current and/or specialized area of fermentation science including (but not limited to) historical aspects, advanced methods of analysis, or facility building. Topics will vary according to student interests and needs. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours. If a laboratory course, then three contact hours will be required for every credit hour. Top

FMT 540: Fermentation Microbiology (3) A.

Prerequisites: Senior standing, FMT 340 (C or better), and BIO 320 (C or better). Course focuses on the biochemistry, genetics, and behavior of microorganisms for the production of fermented beverages. Information will be presented in a lecture format with hands-on experiences performed in a laboratory setting. 2 Lec / 3 Lab.  Top

FMT 545: Chemical Analysis and Quality Control (4) A.

Prerequisite: Senior standing, CHE 325/325L (C or better), and FMT 340 (C or better). Course focuses on quality assurance and control (QA/QC) based on analysis using chemical and instrumental methods of initial feedstocks, water, and fermentation products. Analysis will be based on current industrial standards. 3 Lec / 3 Lab.  Top

FMT 549: Fermentation Project Lab (2) A.

Prerequisites: Senior standing, FMT 540 (C or better), and 545 (C or better). Age requirement (>21 years). Course to perform an independent capstone project where students will decide on the process to make a final fermentation product. Complete analysis of the product will also be performed at different stages of production. 1 Lec / 3 Lab.  Top

FMT 701A-D: Special Topics in Fermentation:_____ (1-3) A.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Lecture or laboratory experience to be chosen from current and/or specialized area of fermentation science including (but not limited to) historical aspects, advanced methods of analysis, or facility building. Topics will vary according to student interests and needs. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours. If a laboratory course, then three contact hours will be required for every credit hour.  Top

FMT 740: Fermentation Microbiology* (3) A.

Prerequisites: FMT 340 (C or better) and BIO 320 (C or better). Course focuses on the biochemistry, genetics, and behavior of microorganisms for the production of fermented beverages. Information will be presented in a lecture format with hands-on experiences performed in a laboratory setting. 2 Lec / 3 Lab.  Top

FMT 745: Chemical Analysis and Quality Control* (4) A.

Prerequisite: CHE 325/325L (C or better) and FMT 340 (C or better). Course focuses on quality assurance and control (QA/QC) based on analysis using chemical and instrumental methods of initial feedstocks, water, and fermentation products. Analysis will be based on current industrial standards. 3 Lec / 3 Lab. Top

FMT 749: Fermentation Project Lab (2) A.

Prerequisites: FMT 540 or 740 (C or better) and 545 or 745 (C or better). Age requirement (>21 years). Course to perform an independent capstone project where students will decide on the process to make a final fermentation product. Complete analysis of the product will also be performed at different stages of production. 1 Lec / 3 Lab.  Top

*Students that take graduate (7xx) level courses will have to complete additional student learning outcomes and course requirements.

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