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Chemistry Plan of Study

Chemistry Major: Bach Sci | Chemistry Minor | Chemistry Major - Recommended Electives: Bach Sci | Chemistry Major - Support: Bach Sci
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Chemistry Major: Bach Sci

   

   Major Courses (38 cr. to be chosen)

   
      CHM 1110   General Chemistry I 4 cr.  Principles of chemistry, including atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution concepts, acid-base theory, redox processes, and equilibrium. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry or CHM 1010 with grade of C (2.0) or better; one year of high school algebra or MTH 1040 with grade of C (2.0) or better. Two years of high school algebra highly recommended, or MTH 1040 and 1050 with grades of C (2.0) or better. 
      CHM 1120   General Chemistry II 4 cr.  Principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium systems, proton transfer, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory projects related to each major subject area. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 or equivalent; MTH 1050 or equivalent. 
      CHM 2210   Organic Chemistry I 4 cr.  Structure and classification of compounds of carbon, with stress on the aliphatics; IUPAC nomenclature; properties, characteristic reactions of the common functional groups, especially of the oxygen functions; concepts of stereochemistry; introduction to mechanisms; stress on Bronsted and Lewis acid/base processes. Laboratory exercises directed to demonstration of mechanistic processes. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
      CHM 2220   Organic Chemistry II 4 cr.  More extensive study of reaction mechanisms, aromatics, spectroscopy, and polymerization. Laboratory exercises directed to aromatic substitution reactions, chromatography, and systematic identification of organic functional groups. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 and CHM 2210; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
      CHM 3310   Quantitative Analysis 4 cr.  Theory and techniques of classical quantitative analysis, including acquisition and evaluation of analytical data from gravimetry, titrimetry, potentiometry, and spectrophotometry techniques. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 1120, CHM 2210, MTH 1210 or equivalent. 
      CHM 3510   Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4 cr.  Descriptive chemistry of the representative elements, transition metal complexes and organometallic compounds; ligand field theory, molecular orbital and valence bond theories, symmetry and group theory, nuclear chemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 1120, MTH 1210 or equivalent. 
      CHM 4410   Physical Chemistry I 4 cr.  Chemical thermodynamics and phase equilibria; thermodynamics and kinetic theory. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 312, PHY 271 
      CHM 4420   Physical Chemistry II 4 cr.  Atomic and molecular structure, quantum theory and mechanics, analytical spectroscopy, selection rules, photochemistry. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 4410; MTH 2510, MTH 2520; PHY 2530 or PHY 2630, PHY 2540 or PHY 2640. 
      CHM 4510   Instrumental Analysis 4 cr.  Theory and techniques of modern instrumental analysis including UV, visible, and IR spectrophotometry; NMR, EPR, and mass spectroscopies; electrochemistry; chromatography including HPLC; other current topics. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 1120, CHM 2210; MTH 1210 or MTH 2510 and MTH 2520; PHY 2530, PHY 2540. 
      CHM 4950   Senior Seminar 2 cr.  Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor and Departmental Chair 
Chemistry Minor    

   Minor Courses (20 cr. to be chosen)

   
      CHM 1110   General Chemistry I 4 cr.  Principles of chemistry, including atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution concepts, acid-base theory, redox processes, and equilibrium. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry or CHM 1010 with grade of C (2.0) or better; one year of high school algebra or MTH 1040 with grade of C (2.0) or better. Two years of high school algebra highly recommended, or MTH 1040 and 1050 with grades of C (2.0) or better. 
      CHM 1120   General Chemistry II 4 cr.  Principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium systems, proton transfer, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory projects related to each major subject area. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 or equivalent; MTH 1050 or equivalent. 
      CHM 2210   Organic Chemistry I 4 cr.  Structure and classification of compounds of carbon, with stress on the aliphatics; IUPAC nomenclature; properties, characteristic reactions of the common functional groups, especially of the oxygen functions; concepts of stereochemistry; introduction to mechanisms; stress on Bronsted and Lewis acid/base processes. Laboratory exercises directed to demonstration of mechanistic processes. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 

      CHM 2220/3610 Option (4 cr. to be chosen)

   
         CHM 2220   Organic Chemistry II 4 cr.  More extensive study of reaction mechanisms, aromatics, spectroscopy, and polymerization. Laboratory exercises directed to aromatic substitution reactions, chromatography, and systematic identification of organic functional groups. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 and CHM 2210; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
         CHM 3610   Biochemistry I (BIO/CHM*) 4 cr.  Principles of biochemistry; major metabolic and biosynthetic pathways; structure and conformation of biological molecules and their molecular biology. Laboratory exercises in enzyme kinetics, electrophoresis, chromatography, and DNA isolation and manipulation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 2210. 
      CHM 3310   Quantitative Analysis 4 cr.  Theory and techniques of classical quantitative analysis, including acquisition and evaluation of analytical data from gravimetry, titrimetry, potentiometry, and spectrophotometry techniques. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 1120, CHM 2210, MTH 1210 or equivalent. 
Chemistry Major - Recommended Electives: Bach Sci    

   Recommended Electives (9 cr. to be chosen)

   
      CHM 3610   Biochemistry I (BIO/CHM*) 4 cr.  Principles of biochemistry; major metabolic and biosynthetic pathways; structure and conformation of biological molecules and their molecular biology. Laboratory exercises in enzyme kinetics, electrophoresis, chromatography, and DNA isolation and manipulation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 2210. 
      CHM 3620   Biochemistry II (BIO/CHM*) 4 cr.  Advanced treatment of modern topics, including DNA structure and function; gene control; recombinant techniques; and newer techniques of protein design and engineering. Laboratory exercises in molecular cloning, transformation, DNA transfer techniques, immunoprecipitation, and mutagenesis studies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 2210, and CHM 3610. 
      CHM 4900   Problems in Chemistry 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)   
Chemistry Major - Support: Bach Sci    

   Support Courses (21 cr. to be chosen)

   
      MIS 2800   Introduction to Visual Basic Programming 4 cr.  Robert Morris University transfer course. This course provides the student with experience in using the microcomputer as a problem-solving tool. The primary feature is the development of well-structured, user-friendly applications using the Visual Basic programming language. Concise problem analysis, logic development, and programming techniques are emphasized. Programming competency in Visual Basic is developed and applied to a wide range of potential business and other applications. Topics ranging from introductory programming concepts through various file creation/manipulation/update applications are presented and practiced. Prerequisite: INFS1050 or INFS2010 or INFS2110 or INFS2130 or INFS3140 or INFS3184 or INFS3151 or MATH2070 
      MTH 2510   Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 cr.  Topics include a study of limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of derivatives, integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: MTH 1210 or departmental approval. Computer Science majors must complete this course with a grade of C (2.0) or better within the first 20 semester hours of their major. 
      MTH 2520   Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4 cr.  Derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, L'Hopital's Rule, sequences, series, convergence, divergence, power series, Taylor and Maclaurin Series, differentiation and integration of power series. Prerequisite: C or better in MTH 201 

      PHY 2530/2630 Option (4 cr. to be chosen)

   
         PHY 2530   General Physics I 4 cr.  Fundamental methods of mechanics, molecular physics, heat, and sound. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Fall Semester.) 
         PHY 2630   Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4 cr.  For students planning to major in engineering, pre-medicine, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Motion and Newton’s laws, energy, momentum, rigid-body mechanics, gravitation, simple harmonic motion, waves and sound, and thermal physics. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite or corequisite: MTH 2510. 

      PHY 2540/2640 Option (4 cr. to be chosen)

   
         PHY 2540   General Physics II 4 cr.  Fundamental methods and principles of magnetism, electricity, optics, light, and atomic physics. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Winter Semester.) 
         PHY 2640   Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4 cr.  For students planning to major in engineering, pre-medicine, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science. Electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, geometrical and wave optics, and the essence of modern physics. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory three hours weekly. Prerequisites: MTH 2510 and PHY 2630. 
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