Course Descriptions

CHM 100 - Fundamentals of General Chemistry (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Introduction to fundamental chemical concepts, including measurements; basic inorganic nomenclature; atomic structure; nuclear chemistry; periodic properties; molecular structure and bonding; basic thermochemistry; types of reactions; stoichiometry; properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; equilibria; acids and bases. May not be counted for credit in programs offered within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; not open to students with credit in CHM 110.

CHM 101 - Fundamentals of General Chemistry Lab (1 hour)
Gen. Ed. FS
Laboratory that reinforces and expands upon concepts covered in CHM 100. Topics include: measurements; stoichiometry; thermochemistry; molecular structure and bonding; properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; acids and bases. Prerequisite: CHM 100 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 110 - General Chemistry I (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Course designed to provide chemical concepts for students majoring in the physical or biological sciences, engineering, or related disciplines. Topics include: measurements; basic inorganic nomenclature; atomic structure; stoichiometry; types of reactions; thermochemistry; periodic properties; molecular structure and bonding; properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; acids and bases. Prerequisite: high school chemistry or CHM 100.

CHM 111 - General Chemistry I Lab (1 hour)
Gen. Ed. FS
Laboratory that reinforces and expands upon concepts covered in CHM 110. Topics include: measurements; stoichiometry; spectrophotometry; thermochemistry; periodic properties; molecular structure and bonding; properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; equilibria; acids and bases. Prerequisite: CHM 110 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 112 - Engineering Chemistry (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Continuation of CHM 110. For students majoring in engineering and related disciplines. Topics include: thermodynamics; equilibria; electrochemistry and corrosion; descriptive chemistry of metals and nonmetals; properties of metallic and silicon-based materials; organic and polymer chemistry; nuclear chemistry; environmental chemistry. Prerequisite: CHM 110.

CHM 116 - General Chemistry II (4 hours)
Continuation of CHM 110. For students majoring in the physical or biological sciences and related disciplines. Topics include: acid-base equilibria; thermodynamics; electrochemistry; descriptive chemistry of metals and nonmetals; kinetics; nuclear chemistry; environmental chemistry. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 110.

CHM 117 - General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 hour)
Laboratory that reinforces and expands upon concepts covered in CHM 116. Topics include: acid-base equilibria; spectrophotometry; complexation; electrochemistry; inorganic reaction chemistry. Prerequisite: CHM 111; CHM 116 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 122 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science (1 hour)
Overview of the medical laboratory science profession, including classroom instruction to introduce students to the clinical areas of hematology, clinical chemistry, diagnostic microbiology, immunohematology, serology, and phlebotomy. Scope of practice, career opportunities, and current issues along with a tour of a large hospital laboratory will be included. Prerequisite: Medical Laboratory Science major, Biology major with Medical Technology concentration, or consent of program coordinator.

CHM 150 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (2 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Synthesis, reactions, and uses of organic compounds as related to allied health fields. May not be counted for credit in programs offered within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Not open to students who have credit in CHM 252. Prerequisite: CHM 100 or CHM 110.

CHM 160 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry (2 hours)
Gen. Ed. FS
Introduction to the structure and function of the macromolecular components of living organisms and the processes by which these biomolecules are acquired from the diet, synthesized by biochemical pathways, and utilized or stored by living organisms. May not be counted for credit in programs offered within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Not open to students who have credit in CHM 360. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 150 or CHM 252.

CHM 161 - Organic-Biochemistry Laboratory for Health Sciences (1 hour)
Laboratory that reinforces and expands upon concepts covered in CHM 150 and CHM 160. Introduction to synthesis, purification and identification of organic compounds. Basic analytical techniques for the characterization of biologically important compounds such as amino acids, proteins, enzymes, and lipids. May not be counted for credit in programs offered within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Not open to students who have credit in CHM 361. Prerequisite: CHM 150 and CHM 160 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 162 - Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry (4 hours)
Structure and reactivity of organic compounds as related to biochemistry. Structure, function, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. May not be counted for credit in programs offered within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Not open to students with credit in CHM 150 and CHM 160 or with credit in CHM 360. Prerequisite: CHM 100 or CHM 110

CHM 252 - Organic Chemistry I (4 hours)
Systematic treatment of the structure, preparation, and properties of organic compounds, including the fundamental principles of stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopic methods of analysis. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 116 and CHM 117

CHM 253 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 hour)
Laboratory to accompany CHM 252 emphasizing the synthesis, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in CHM 252.

CHM 256 - Organic Chemistry II (3 hours)
Continuation of CHM 252. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 252.

CHM 257 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 hour)
Laboratory to accompany CHM 256. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 253 and concurrent enrollment in CHM 256.

CHM 283 - Laboratory Assistant (0 hours)
Working under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor, students who participate as laboratory assistants have the opportunity to gain experience in laboratory preparation, maintenance, and instruction. Course may be repeated; course graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: CHM 110 and CHM 111.

CHM 292 - Chemical Informatics (1 hour)
A survey of the tools employed in obtaining, analyzing, and presenting chemical information; an introduction to the chemical literature; computer applications; ethics. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 252 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 299 - Directed Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry (0-6 hours)
Studies undertaken by freshman or sophomore students under the guidance of faculty mentors. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; repeatable for up to 6 hrs credit. At the completion of the semester, students are required to submit a research report, describing the goals, methods, and results of the study. Zero credit course graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 110 and CHM 111; consent of instructor and department chair.

CHM 300 - Chemistry and Civilization (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. TS
A course for non-science majors that broadly surveys chemistry and its effects on civilization. May not be counted for credit in programs offered within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Prerequisite: junior standing.

CHM 302 - Medical Terminology (1 hour)
Terminology relevant to the medical and paramedical disciplines and interpreting typical medical reports. Prerequisite: CHM 116 and BIO 151

CHM 316 - Environmental Chemistry (3 hours)
Chemical principles applied to environmental topics such as air, water, soils, and conventional and hazardous wastes. Thermodynamic and kinetic principles, acid-base and redox chemistry, interfacial chemistry and analytical techniques. Not open to students with credit in CHM 516. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 112 or CHM 116.

CHM 326 - Analytical Chemistry (4 hours)
Introduction to modern analytical chemistry involving aqueous equilibrium chemistry, UV-vis and atomic spectroscopy, electrochemistry and chromatography. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 116 and CHM 117.

CHM 332 - Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours)
Preparation, properties, reactions and uses of the main group and transition elements and their compounds. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 326.

CHM 360 - Biochemistry (3 hours)
Survey of the structural and functional properties of the major classes of biological macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids) and their roles in biological systems. Topics include enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, selected metabolic pathways, and the role of nucleic acids in the flow of genetic information. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256; BIO 151 or one year of freshman Biology

CHM 361 - Biochemistry Laboratory (1 hour)
Techniques and methods of macromolecular purification and characterization; refining skills of record collecting, data analysis, and presentation of results in manuscript form. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 360 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 380 - Seminar I in Chemistry and Biochemistry (0 hours)
Students attend weekly seminars pertaining to all aspects of Chemistry. Course graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: CHM 256

CHM 386 - Seminar II in Chemistry and Biochemistry (0.5 hours)
Students attend and write summaries of weekly seminars pertaining to all aspects of Chemistry. Course graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Chemistry or Biochemistry major; CHM 360 and CHM 380

CHM 412 - Molecular Modeling (1 hour)
An introduction to computational chemistry with an emphasis on the structures and energies of organic systems. Cross listed with CHM 512. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256.

CHM 414 - Chemical Group Theory (1 hour)
Application of symmetry and group theory to chemical systems. Topics include point groups, character tables, spectroscopic selection rules, and molecular orbital theory. Cross listed with CHM 514. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256.

CHM 420 - Instrumental Analysis (4 hours)
Theory and applications of qualitative and quantitative instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Includes laboratory; cross listed with CHM 520. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 257 and CHM 326.

CHM 422 - Clinical Chemistry (2 hours)
Diagnostic laboratory testing methods in a variety of areas, including endocrinology, enzymes, acid-base balance, carbohydrates, and lipids. Prerequisite: CHM 256.

CHM 436 - Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours)
Theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry, including atomic structure, molecular structure, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and catalysis. Cross listed with CHM 536. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 326.

CHM 437 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 hour)
Synthesis and instrumental characterization of main group, coordination, organometallic, and bioinorganic compounds. Cross listed with CHM 537. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 332 or CHM 436 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 440 - Materials Chemistry (3 hours)
Study of unit cells, band theory, and the structure, function, and characterization (diffraction, microscopy, and spectroscopy) of metals, polymers, glasses, concrete, ceramics, and biomaterials. Cross listed with CHM 540. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 257 or consent of instructor.

CHM 441 - Materials Chemistry Laboratory (1 hour)
Laboratory that reinforces and expands upon concepts covered in CHM 440. Emphasis on methods of fabrication and characterization of various types of materials. Cross listed with CHM 541. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 440 or CHM 540 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 450 - Industrial Organic Chemistry (1 hour)
Survey of industrial organic chemistry with an emphasis on petroleum derivatives. Cross listed with CHM 550. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256.

CHM 452 - Physical Organic Chemistry (3 hours)
Topics include kinetics; molecular orbital calculations; aromaticity; reaction intermediates; photochemistry; linear free energy and orbital symmetry relationships. Cross listed with CHM 552. Prerequisite: CHM 256 and CHM 257.

CHM 454 - Organic Spectroscopy (3 hours)
Characterization and identification of compounds using spectrometric methods with an emphasis on mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, and one- and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Cross listed with CHM 554. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256 and 257.

CHM 455 - Organic Spectroscopy Laboratory (1 hour)
Laboratory to accompany CHM 454. Cross listed with CHM 555. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 454 or concurrent enrollment in CHM 454.

CHM 465 - Protein Structure and Function (3 hours)
Investigation of the structure-function relationships of proteins, with emphasis on thermodynamics and kinetics. Topics include ligand binding, enzymatic catalysis, and the use of molecular visualization software. Cross listed with CHM 562. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 360.

CHM 466 - Intermediary Metabolism (3 hours)
Study of the processes by which carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids are synthesized, stored, or oxidized to generate biochemical energy and building blocks. Regulation of these processes will be examined. Cross listed with CHM 566. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 360.

CHM 470 - Physical Chemistry I (3 hours)
Topics include kinetic molecular theory, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and kinetics. Cross listed with CHM 570. It is recommended that students take CHM 326 before taking this course Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 116 and CHM 256; MTH 122 or 116; PHY 201 or 108

CHM 471 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1 hour)
Experimental and computational studies of the physical properties of matter. Cross listed with CHM 571. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 470 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 476 - Physical Chemistry II (3 hours)
Topics include quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and statistical thermodynamics. Cross listed with CHM 576. It is recommended that students take CHM 326 before taking this course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 116 and CHM 256; MTH 122 or 116; PHY 201 or 108

CHM 477 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1 hour)
Computational and experimental studies of the physical properties of matter. Cross listed with CHM 577. Prerequisite: CHM 476 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 480 - Seminar III in Chemistry and Biochemistry (0.5 hours)
Each student presents a seminar under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: CHM 386

CHM 499 - Directed Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry (0-6 hours)
Studies undertaken by advanced students under the guidance of faculty mentors. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; repeatable for up to 6 hours credit. At the completion of the semester, students are required to submit a research report describing the goals, methods, and results of the study. Zero credit course graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 252 and CHM 253; consent of instructor and department chair.

CHM 500 - Chemical Topics (1-3 hours)
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256.

CHM 512 - Molecular Modeling (1 hour)
An introduction to computational chemistry with an emphasis on the structures and energies of organic systems. Cross listed with CHM 412. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256.

CHM 514 - Chemical Group Theory (1 hour)
Application of symmetry and group theory to chemical systems. Topics include point groups, character tables, spectroscopic selection rules, and molecular orbital theory. Cross listed with CHM 414. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256.

CHM 516 - Environmental Chemistry (3 hours)
Chemical principles applied to environmental topics such as air, water, soils, and conventional and hazardous wastes. Thermodynamic and kinetic principles, acid-base and redox chemistry, interfacial chemistry and analytical techniques are included. Students conduct independent projects. Not open to students with credit in CHM 316. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 112 or CHM 116.

CHM 520 - Instrumental Analysis (4 hours)
Theory and applications of qualitative and quantitative instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Includes laboratory. Cross listed with CHM 420. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 257 and CHM 326.

CHM 522 - Clinical Chemistry (2 hours)
Diagnostic laboratory testing methods in a variety of areas, including endocrinology, enzymes, acid-base balance, carbohydrates, and lipids. Not open to students with credit in CHM 422. Prerequisite: CHM 162

CHM 524 - Fundamentals of Separation Science (3 hours)
The theory and practice of separation methods used in the analytical chemistry of chemical and biochemical systems are covered. Traditional separation methods such as extraction, precipitation, and crystallization are introduced. These techniques are compared and contrasted with chromatographic methods of separation that make up the bulk of the topics covered. Chromatographic theory and its practical application in the form of specific analytical separation methods are discussed. Prerequisite: CHM 326 or CHM 420 or CHM 470

CHM 526 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 hours)
Instrumental analysis, including topics in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, sampling, and statistics. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 420 or CHM 520.

CHM 528 - Topics in Analytical Chemistry (1-6 hours)
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 326.

CHM 532 - Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours)
Preparation, properties, reactions and uses of the main group and transition elements and their compounds. Not open to students with credit in CHM 332. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 326.

CHM 536 - Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours)
Theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry, including atomic structure, molecular structure, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and catalysis. Cross listed with CHM 436. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 326.

CHM 537 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 hour)
Synthesis and instrumental characterization of main group, coordination, organometallic, and bioinorganic compounds. Students conduct independent projects. Cross listed with CHM 437. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 532 or CHM 536 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 538 - Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (1-6 hours)
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 532 or CHM 536.

CHM 540 - Materials Chemistry (3 hours)
Study of unit cells, band theory, and the structure, function, and characterization (diffraction, microscopy, and spectroscopy) of metals, polymers, glasses, concrete, ceramics, and biomaterials. Cross listed with CHM 440. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 257 or consent of instructor.

CHM 541 - Materials Chemistry Laboratory (1 hour)
Laboratory that reinforces and expands upon concepts covered in CHM 440/540. Emphasis on methods of fabrication and characterization of various types of materials. Cross listed with CHM 441. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 440 or CHM 540 or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 548 - Topics in Materials Chemistry (1-6 hours)
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 540.

CHM 550 - Industrial Organic Chemistry (1 hour)
Survey of industrial organic chemistry with an emphasis on petroleum derivatives. Cross listed with CHM 450. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256.

CHM 552 - Physical Organic Chemistry (3 hours)
Topics include kinetics; molecular orbital calculations; aromaticity; reactive intermediates; photochemistry; linear free energy and orbital symmetry relationships. Cross listed with CHM 452. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: CHM 256 and CHM 257.

CHM 554 - Organic Spectroscopy (3 hours)
Characterization and identification of compounds using spectrometric methods with an emphasis on mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, and one- and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Cross listed with CHM 454. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256 and 257.

CHM 555 - Organic Spectroscopy Laboratory (1 hour)
Laboratory to accompany CHM 554. Cross listed with CHM 455. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 454/554 or concurrent enrollment in CHM 554.

CHM 558 - Topics in Organic Chemistry (1-6 hours)
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CHM 562 - Protein Structure and Function (3 hours)
Investigation of the structure-function relationships of proteins, with emphasis on thermodynamics and kinetics. Topics include ligand binding, enzymatic catalysis, and the use of molecular visualization software. Cross listed with CHM 465. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 360 or equivalent.

CHM 564 - Biochemical Literature (1-2 hours)
Designed to foster students' ability to read and critically evaluate biochemistry papers from the primary literature. In addition, students will gain experience in giving oral presentations and writing critical summaries of the papers they present. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 360 and consent of instructor.

CHM 566 - Intermediary Metabolism (3 hours)
Study of the processes by which carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids are synthesized, stored, or oxidized to generate biochemical energy and building blocks. Regulation of these processes will be examined. Cross listed with CHM 466. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 360 or equivalent.

CHM 568 - Selected Topics in Biochemistry (1-3 hours)
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 570 - Physical Chemistry I (3 hours)
Topics include kinetic molecular theory, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and kinetics. Students conduct independent projects. Cross listed with CHM 470. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 326; 1 year each of college level calculus and physics.

CHM 571 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1 hour)
Experimental and computational studies of the physical properties of matter. Cross listed with CHM 471. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 470 or concurrent enrollment in CHM 570.

CHM 576 - Physical Chemistry II (3 hours)
Topics include quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and statistical thermodynamics. Students conduct independent projects. Cross listed with CHM 476. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 256 and CHM 326; 1 year each of college level calculus and physics.

CHM 577 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1 hour)
Computational and experimental studies of the physical properties of matter. Cross listed with CHM 477. For cross-listed undergraduate/graduate courses, the graduate-level course will have additional academic requirements beyond those of the undergraduate course. Prerequisite: C or better in CHM 476 or CHM 576, or concurrent enrollment.

CHM 578 - Topics in Physical Chemistry (1-6 hours)
Topic stated in the current Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 580 - Literature Seminar in Chemistry & Biochemistry (1 hour)
Each student presents a literature-based seminar under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 584 - Readings in Chemistry and Biochemistry (1-6 hours)
Directed reading for qualified students. Maximum of 3 hours per semester; repeatable for up to 6 hrs credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 599 - Research (0-8 hours)
Research in an area of interest to the student, repeatable for up to 8 hours credit. At the completion of the semester, students are required to submit a research report, describing the goals, methods, and results of the study. Zero-credit course graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHM 680 - Literature Seminar (1 hour)
Each student presents a literature-based seminar that describes the scientific background motivating his/her graduate research project. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CHM 682 - Thesis Research Seminar (1 hour)
Each student presents a public seminar detailing the accomplishments of his/her thesis research. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

CHM 697 - Research (0-10 hours)
Research in an area of chemistry or biochemistry of interest to the student, repeatable for up to 10 hours credit. At the completion of the semester, students are required to submit a research report, giving an update of the progress made in their research. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

CHM 699 - Thesis (0-1 hours)
All MS students must write a thesis based upon independent research, the final version of which must conform to the requirements outlined on the departmental and Graduate School Web pages. Typically, students enroll in the course in the semester they intend to submit their thesis. Zero credit course graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: 6 hours of CHM 697 with grades of B or better.