Chemistry Minor

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Minor Requirements

24 credit hours

Complete the following:
This course covers fundamental chemical principles, reactions, and mode theories. Special emphasis is given to the role of chemistry in everyday life. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MATH 190 Precalculus Mathematics (or equivalent).
This course covers fundamental chemical principles, reactions, and mode theories. Special emphasis is given to the role of chemistry in everyday life. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 General Chemistry I.
A study of principles, structure, bonding, reactions, and energy as related to carbon chemistry. The laboratory stresses materials, equipment, and skills in synthesis, purification, and identification of representative groups of organic compounds. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 General Chemistry I and CHEM 212 General Chemistry II.
A study of principles, structure, bonding, reactions, and energy as related to carbon chemistry. The laboratory stresses materials, equipment, and skills in synthesis, purification, and identification of representative groups of organic compounds. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I.
Choose two of the following:
This course covers the principles and techniques of quantitative analysis in biochemical and chemical systems. The subject matter includes: the use of statistical methods of data analysis; the primary methodologies for conducting quantitative experiments; and the use of modern instrumentation for quantitation of chemical and biochemical compounds. The laboratory component focuses on the development of specific skills used in the laboratory and the use of spectroscopic, electrochemical, and chromatographic methods for quantitative analysis. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 General Chemistry I and CHEM 212 General Chemistry II.
These courses offer a rotating list of advanced topics relevant to student interests for example: Environmental Chemistry & Nanotoxicology and Nutrition and Food Chemistry. Designed to help students in the Department of Biological and Molecular Science become acquainted with latest ideas on advanced topics in biochemistry. Emphasis on analysis of key concepts in the field with reference to classical papers and recent literature. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 General Chemistry I, CHEM 212 General Chemistry II, and CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I.
A systematic and theoretical study of the biochemical activities of living cells. Topics to be covered will include: the structure, properties, and molecular interactions of biomolecules, metabolic pathways, bioenergetics, and metabolism of biomolecules, and RNA, DNA, and protein synthesis. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I.
A systematic and theoretical study of the biochemical activities of living cells. Topics to be covered will include: the structure, properties, and molecular interactions of biomolecules, metabolic pathways, bioenergetics, and metabolism of biomolecules, and RNA, DNA, and protein synthesis. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 341 Biochemistry I.
This course focuses on the intersection of energy and biochemical and biological systems from the electron to the molecule to the ensemble. An overview of quantum mechanics, kinetics, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics is presented, with an emphasis on real-world biochemical and biological applications. Topics such as assembly of cell membranes, binding of growth factors to cells, ligand-gated ion channels, thermodynamic models of transcription, connection of macroscopic thermodynamic properties to microscopic molecular properties using statistical mechanics, chemical potentials, equilibrium states, binding cooperativity, behavior of macromolecules in solution and at interfaces, and solvation. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 General Chemistry I, CHEM 212 General Chemistry II, and CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I.