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.

MET CH 101 General Chemistry I (N)
Fall ‘14

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
A3 LEC Bravaya SCI 109 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
A3 Bravaya ARR M 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
D5 DIS Bassina SCI 115 R 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LX LAB Golger SCI 268A W 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
MET CH 102 General Chemistry II (N)
Fall ‘14

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 Keyes CAS 316 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
B2 DIS Golger BRB 122 T 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
D1 PLB Golger ARR
L3 LAB Golger SCI 268C W 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
MET CH 103 General Chemistry I--Lecture (N)
Fall ‘14

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
A3 LEC Bravaya SCI 109 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
A3 Bravaya ARR M 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
D5 DIS Bassina SCI 115 R 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MET CH 104 General Chemistry II--Lecture (N)
Fall ‘14

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
A1 LEC Keyes CAS 316 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
B2 DIS Golger BRB 122 T 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MET CH 105 General Chemistry I--Laboratory (N)
Fall ‘14

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
LX LAB Golger SCI 268A W 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
MET CH 106 General Chemistry II--Laboratory (N)
Fall ‘14

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
L3 LAB Golger SCI 268C W 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
MET CH 171 Principles of General Chemistry (N)
Fall ‘14

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. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Abrams CAS 522 MWF 10:00 am – 11:00 am
B7 DIS Abrams PRB 150 R 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
L6 LAB Abrams SCI 153 F 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
P1 PLB Abrams SCI 109 M 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MET CH 172 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (NS)

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. ]

MET CH 174 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (NS)

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. ]

MET CH 176 Principles of Organic Chemistry

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. ]

MET CH 203 Organic Chemistry
Fall ‘14

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
C2 DIS Rubio PRB 150 T 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
C9 DIS Rubio PSY B47 R 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CA LEC Rubio COM 101 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
F6 LAB Loy SCI ARR W 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
P2 PLB Loy SCI 109 W 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MET CH 204 Organic Chemistry

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. ]

MET CH 205 Organic Chemistry-Lecture
Fall ‘14

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 Rubio PRB 150 T 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
C9 DIS Rubio PSY B47 R 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CA LEC Rubio COM 101 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
MET CH 206 Organic Chemistry-Lecture

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. ]

MET CH 207 Organic Chemistry-Laboratory
Fall ‘14

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
F6 LAB Loy SCI 109 W 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
F6 Loy SCI ARR W 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
MET CH 208 Organic Chemistry-Laboratory

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. ]

MET CH 273 Principles of Biochemistry
Fall ‘14

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. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Allen SAR 101 TR 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A1 DIS Allen SCI 115 R 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
MET CH 351 Physical Chemistry I

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

MET CH 352 Physical Chemistry II

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

MET CH 421 Biochemistry I
Fall ‘14

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. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Tolan PHO 206 MWF 9:00 am – 10:00 am
A1 Tolan PHO 206 M 8:00 am – 9:00 am
A2 LEC Perlstein CAS 224 TR 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A2 Perlstein CAS ARR M 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
B1 LAB Tolan SCI 162 T 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
B2 LAB Tolan SCI 162 W 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
B3 LAB Tolan SCI 162 W 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
B4 LAB Tolan SCI 162 W 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
B5 LAB Tolan SCI 162 R 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
B6 LAB Tolan SCI 162 R 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
B7 LAB Tolan SCI 162 R 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
B8 LAB Tolan SCI 162 F 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
B9 LAB Tolan SCI 162 F 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BA LAB Tolan SCI 162 M 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
BB LAB Tolan SCI 162 M 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
BC LAB Tolan SCI 162 F 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
C1 DIS Tolan CAS B36 M 10:00 am – 11:00 am
C2 DIS Tolan KCB 107 M 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
C3 DIS Tolan CAS B36 T 8:00 am – 9:00 am
C4 DIS Tolan PSY B43 T 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MET CH 422 Biochemistry 2

  [ 4 cr. ]