Chemistry Undergraduate Courses

It is possible to register separately for the lecture component (3 cr) and the laboratory (1 cr) of several 4-credit courses that have both components. These courses include MET CH 101, CH 102, CH 203, and CH 204. However, separate registration is not permitted if the student is taking the lecture and laboratory components simultaneously.

Click on any course title below to read its description. Courses offered in the upcoming semester include a schedule, and are indicated by a label to the right of the title.

For science concentrators, premedical students, and students in related fields. Stoichiometry, states of matter, acids and bases, equilibrium, and selected chemical systems. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours lab per week, and one hour postlab discussion per week.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Vardar-Ulu SCI 113 TR 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
B2 DIS Vardar-Ulu SCI 115 R 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
L3 LAB Vardar-Ulu SCI 268D F 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
L5 LAB Vardar-Ulu SCI 268B W 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm

For science concentrators, premedical students, and students in related fields. Covers thermodynamics, atomic structure and bonding, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and selected chemical systems. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours lab, and one hour postlab discussion per week.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Dill SCI 109 MWF 9:05 am – 9:55 am
A1 Dill ROOM M 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
A2 LEC Georgiadis SED 205 MWF 11:15 am – 12:05 pm
A3 LEC Tullius SCI 109 TR 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
A3 Tullius ROOM M 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
F4 DIS Bassina CAS 116 R 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
LJ LAB Golger SCI 268C W 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Lecture component of MET CH 101. See CH 101 course description. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion per week.   [ 3 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Keyes SCI 113 TR 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
B2 DIS Keyes SCI 115 R 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm

Lecture component of MET CH 102. See CH 102 course description. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.   [ 3 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A3 LEC Dill SCI 109 TR 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
A3 Dill ROOM M 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
F4 DIS Bassina CAS 116 R 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm

For students who have already taken the lecture portion of CH 101. Three hours lab, one hour postlab discussion per week.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
L5 LAB Golger SCI 268B W 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Laboratory component of MET CH 102. For students who have already taken the lecture portion of CH 102. Three hours lab, one hour postlab discussion per week.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
LJ LAB Golger SCI 268C W 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Introduction to chemistry: separation and purification of matter, atomic theory, structure of atoms, molecules and chemical bonding, chemical formulas, equations, stoichiometry; water, solutions, concentration, acids, bases, pH and buffers; gases; reaction kinetics and equilibrium, and radioactivity. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab.   [ 4 cr. ]

Organic chemistry: structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of carbon compounds; emphasis on compounds of biochemical interest: polysaccharides, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. Biochemistry: structure and function of molecules of biological importance; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Staff SCI 113 MWF 10:10 am – 11:00 am
B1 DIS Staff CGS 311 T 11:15 am – 12:05 pm
B5 DIS Staff PSY B37 R 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
C3 LAB Rubio SCI 160 F 11:15 am – 2:00 pm
D1 PLB Rubio CAS 522 M 3:35 pm – 4:25 pm

Prereq: MET CH 171 or CH 101, 102. Organic chemistry: structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of carbon compounds; emphasis on compounds of biochemical interest: polysaccharides, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. Biochemistry: structure and function of molecules of biological importance; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.  [ 3 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Lamanna SCI 113 MWF 10:10 am – 11:00 am
B1 DIS Lamanna CGS 311 T 11:15 am – 12:05 pm

Organic chemistry: structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of carbon compounds; emphasis on compounds of biochemical interest. Structure and function of -molecules of biological importance. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Rubio CAS 315 MWF 10:10 am – 11:00 am
B1 DIS Rubio SOC B59 T 3:35 pm – 4:25 pm
C3 LAB Rubio SCI 160 F 11:15 am – 2:00 pm
C9 LAB Rubio SCI 160 F 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
D1 PLB Rubio CAS 522 M 3:35 pm – 4:25 pm

Structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, stereochemistry, laboratory methods. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological interest. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, stereochemistry, laboratory methods. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological interest. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
CA LEC Beeler STO B50 TR 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
D1 PLB Loy LAW AUD W 4:40 pm – 5:30 pm
E4 LAB Loy SCI 348 W 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Lecture component of MET CH 203, 204. Structure and reactivity of organic compounds, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, and stereochemistry. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological importance. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion weekly.   [ 3 cr. ]

Lecture component of MET CH 203, 204. Structure and reactivity of organic compounds, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, and stereochemistry. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological importance. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion weekly.   [ 3 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C2 DIS Beeler CAS 316 T 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
CA LEC Beeler STO B50 TR 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Laboratory component of MET CH 203, 204. An introduction to laboratory techniques, including experiments in distillation, extraction, chromatography, purification, derivitization, and synthesis. Laboratory course. One hour prelab lecture and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks.   [ 1 cr. ]

Laboratory component of MET CH 203, 204. An introduction to laboratory techniques, including experiments in distillation, extraction, chromatography, purification, derivitization, and synthesis. Laboratory course. One hour prelab lecture and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
E4 LAB Loy SCI 348 W 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Primarily for students in allied health professions. Structure and function of biological macromolecules: polysaccharides, proteins, and nucleic acids; lipids; enzymes and metabolism; bioenergetics, control mechanisms; hormones; body fluids; nutrition; and biochemical pathology. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.   [ 4 cr. ]

Quantum Theory, atomic and molecular structure, molecular spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, solid state chemistry. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.  [ 4 cr. ]

Introduction to thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics. Applications include electrochemistry, phase transitions, catalysts, aqueous solutions and polymers. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.  [ 4 cr. ]

  [ 4 cr. ]

Prereq: CAS CH 204, CH 212, CH 214, or CH 282. Introductory biochemistry. Protein structure and folding, enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, and allostery; nucleic acid structure; lipids and membrane structure; bioenergetics; vitamins and coenzymes; introduction to intermediary metabolism. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. Meets with CAS CH 421.  [ 4 cr. ]

Prereq:(METCH421) or equivalent. *Polysaccharides, energy storage and recognition; intermediary metabolism; lipid and isoprene metabolism; nitrogen metabolism; nucleotide metabolism, macromolecular biosynthesis with emphasis on specificity and fidelity in the mechanisms of RNA, DNA, and protein synthesis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Staff CAS B12 MWF 9:05 am – 9:55 am
B1 LAB Staff SCI 162 W 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
C1 DIS Staff CAS 326 F 10:10 am – 11:00 am