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Chemistry

A study of the composition and properties of matter, chemistry exists at the crossroads of geology, physics, and biology. That makes a chemistry degree a natural choice for any student who possesses a general love of science—pretty much wherever you look, there's chemistry to be done! Study at MTSU includes traditional areas—analytical, biochemistry, organic, inorganic, and physical—as well as computational, polymer, medicinal, and environmental chemistry.

The game changer

The game changer

Students choosing to study science at MTSU likely will get to learn and work in a new $147 million facility representing the state’s largest capital investment in higher education. Opening in Fall 2014, the new science building comprises 37 class laboratories, two open labs, 13 research labs, six classrooms, some 1,500 student stations in labs and classrooms, chemistry and biology faculty and staff offices, numerous informal learning areas, and space for student presentations. Opportunities for pursuing exciting programs in science are greater than ever.

Welcome to the club

Welcome to the club

Jordan Dodson is the latest chemistry student to win a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering, the award will contribute $15,000 over two years to help Dodson, a sophomore when he received the honor, in the pursuit of his academic and career goals. Dodson joins a growing list of Goldwater Scholars, including Evan Matthew Craig, Heidi Klumpe, and alumnus Taylor Barnes, MTSU's first Goldwater recipient in 2007.

To study chemistry is to prepare for any number of careers, many of which do not necessarily involve lab coats and flasks. Examples include 

  • Agricultural scientist
  • College professor
  • Crime lab analyst
  • Environmental health specialist
  • Food scientist technician
  • Forensic chemist
  • Hydrologist
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Product tester
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Science lab technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Water purification chemist

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Aegis Sciences
  • Baxter BioScience
  • Belcher Pharmaceuticals
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Liquidia Technologies
  • Merck Pharmaceutical
  • Pfizer
  • Specialized Assays
  • St. Jude Children's Hospital
  • TBI Crime Laboratory
  • University Hospitals
  • Vanderbilt University

Undergraduate students may pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Chemistry or with a concentration in Professional Chemistry. Other departmental majors leading to a B.S. include Biochemistry, Science, and Health Science, under which numerous pre-professional programs are coordinated. Undergraduate and graduate minors in Chemistry are available. The department is one of the participants in Forensic Science, an interdisciplinary major leading to a B.S.

Graduate study includes a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Chemistry.

Chemistry Professional Biomolecular Professional Materials  General Science


Chemistry, B.S.

Department of Chemistry 
615-898-2954
Norma Dunlap, program coordinator
Norma.Dunlap@mtsu.edu

The Chemistry major consists of 36 semester hours in chemistry including CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111 *, CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121, CHEM 2230/CHEM 2231, CHEM 3010/CHEM 3011, CHEM 3020/CHEM 3021, CHEM 4330/CHEM 4331, CHEM 4340/CHEM 4341, (or CHEM 4360/CHEM 4361), and at least 7 hours from among the upper-division electives: (CHEM 3530/CHEM 3531 or CHEM 4500),CHEM 3000CHEM 3880CHEM 3890, CHEM 4000, CHEM 4100, (CHEM 4230/CHEM 4231), CHEM 4400, CHEM 4510, CHEM 4530, CHEM 4600, CHEM 4610, CHEM 4700, CHEM 4780, CHEM 4880, and PSCI 4080. Also required are MATH 1910; PHYS 2010/PHYS 2011, PHYS 2020/PHYS 2021; BIOL 1110/BIOL 1111, BIOL 1120/BIOL 1121; one minor; and fulfillment of University General Education requirements. A minimum of 12 upper-division hours in the Chemistry major must be taken at MTSU.

*Students with a weak background in Chemistry should take CHEM 1011/CHEM 1010 before taking CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111.

NOTE: Students who wish to get jobs as chemists are strongly encouraged to take additional upper-division courses, especially CHEM 4230/CHEM 4231, follow the plan for the professional major or take more advanced chemistry courses upon graduation. The Chemistry major requires one minor of at least 18 hours. Students who plan to graduate with no more than 120 hours should consult their advisors to be sure 42 upper-division hours are included in their curriculum.

Curriculum: Chemistry

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

 

  • CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  (Nat Sci) AND

    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: High school chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometric relationships, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of gases. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II  4 credit hours  AND

    CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: C- or better in CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. Corequisite: CHEM 1121. Chemical equilibrium, solid and liquid states of matter, chemistry of acids and bases, principles of chemical kinetics, precipitation reactions, elementary thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • BIOL 1110 - General Biology  4 credit hours  (Nat Sci) AND

    BIOL 1110 - General Biology

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: BIOL 1111. Primarily for Biology majors and minors and other science-oriented students. Biological principles and processes, including introduction to the nature of science, cells (structure, function, metabolism, division), genetics, evolution, viruses, bacteria, protists, and fungi. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory. While BIOL 1110 can be used to fulfill half the 8-hour General Education requirement for Natural Sciences, it is the first semester of a two-semester sequence primarily designed for science majors.

 

  • BIOL 1120 - General Biology  4 credit hours  AND

    BIOL 1120 - General Biology

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1110/BIOL 1111. Corequisite: BIOL 1121. Primarily for Biology majors and minors and other science-oriented students. Survey of plants and animals emphasizing evolution, structure, function, reproduction, growth, and ecology. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus  4 credit hours  (Math)

    MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or successful completion of high school precalculus course. An integrated and rigorous study of the algebra and trigonometry needed to successfully attempt calculus. Emphasis on functions, their analysis and their applications. Level of algebraic sophistication developed above that found in MATH 1710. Topics include exponentials and logarithms, analysis of graphs, and word problems. Graphing calculator required.

  • MATH 1910 - Calculus I  4 credit hours  

    MATH 1910 - Calculus I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1730 with a grade of C or better or Math ACT of 26 or better or Calculus placement test score of 73 or better. An introduction to calculus with an emphasis on analysis of functions, multidisciplinary applications of calculus, and theoretical understanding of differentiation and integration. Topics include the definition of the derivative, differentiation techniques, and applications of the derivative. Calculus topics related to trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions also included. Course concludes with the fundamental theorem of calculus; the definition of antidifferentiation and the definite integral; basic applications of integrations; and introductory techniques of integration. Graphing calculator required.

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Sophomore

 

  • CHEM 2230 - Quantitative Analysis

    5 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121 with minimum grade of C- (or equivalent course). Corequisite: CHEM 2231. Gravimetric, volumetric, optical, and electrochemical analysis with examples from clinical chemistry, water pollution chemistry, occupational health and safety, and industrial chemistry. Three hours lecture and two, three-hour laboratories.

 

  • CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I  4 credit hours  AND

    CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121 or equivalent. Corequisite: CHEM 3011. Types of carbon compounds, their nomenclature, reactions, and physical properties. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II  4 credit hours  AND

    CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 3010. Corequisite: CHEM 3021. A continuation of CHEM 3010. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730. Required corequisite: PHYS 2011. Web-based discussion class to be taken in conjunction with cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2011. Classical mechanics traditionally covered in a first-semester college physics course. Kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Class time used for discussion of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams.

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730. Required corequisite: PHYS 2010. Group-oriented problems course taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2010. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2010 discussion class. Covers kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions.

 

  • PHYS 2020 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics II

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2011. Required corequisite: PHYS 2021. Web-based discussion class taken in conjunction with the cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2021. Fundamentals of optics, modern physics, and electronics traditionally covered in a second-semester college physics course. Reflection and refraction, vision, diffraction effects, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and analog and digital electronics. Scheduled class time is used for discussions of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams.

  • PHYS 2021 - Physics Problems Laboratory II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2011. Required corequisite: PHYS 2020. Group-oriented problems course to be taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2020. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2020 discussion class. Optics, modern physics, and electronics traditionally covered in a second-semester college physics course. Reflection and refraction, vision, diffraction effects, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and analog and digital electronics. The skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions.

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

 

  • Minor 3 credit hours
  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Junior

  • CHEM electives (upper division) 3 credit hours
  • Minor courses 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (2 rubrics) 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (2 rubrics) 6 credit hours
  • Electives (upper division) 3 credit hours

 

  • CHEM 4330 - Physical Chemistry Fundamentals I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MATH 1910; PHYS 2020/PHYS 2021; CHEM 2230/CHEM 2231 or CHEM 4550/CHEM 4551. Corequisite: CHEM 4331. Basic study of physical chemistry including modern theories of atomic and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and related theoretical topics. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

  • CHEM 4340 - Physical Chemistry Fundamentals II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 4330/CHEM 4331. A continuation of CHEM 4330/CHEM 4331. Corequisite: CHEM 4341. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

OR

  • CHEM 4360 - In-depth Physical Chemistry

    5 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 4330/CHEM 4331; MATH 1920. Corequisite: CHEM 4361. A molecular approach to traditional physical chemistry. Concepts and theorems of classical thermodynamics revisited on the basis of quantum and statistical mechanics applied to simple molecular models. Necessary mathematical apparatus discussed in sufficient detail, but only at applied level. Laboratory session provides hands-on experience with quantum-chemistry computational software to predict thermochemical and spectroscopic properties of molecules. Three hours lecture and two three-hour laboratories. Offered every spring.

Subtotal: 29-30 Hours

Senior

 

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

  • CHEM elective (upper division ) 4 credit hours
  • Minor course (upper division) 6 credit hours
  • Elective (upper division) 7 credit hours
  • Minor or elective courses (upper division ) 8 credit hours

Subtotal: 31 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

 

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Chemistry, B.S., Academic Map  


Chemistry, Professional Concentration (Biomolecular Track)

Department of Chemistry 
615-898-2071
Andrienne Friedli, program coordinator
Andrienne.Friedli@mtsu.edu

This curriculum is approved by the American Chemical Society. With this degree students are more likely to be hired as practicing chemists or gain admission to professional programs or graduate schools. See the General Education section for suggestions about how to fit General Education course requirements into this program. A minimum of 12 upper-division hours of chemistry courses must be taken at MTSU. No minor is required for this major. Students who wish to double major in Chemistry and another subject area, such as Biology, or who are not prepared to begin calculus in their freshman  year should consider the regular Chemistry major, which has fewer prescribed chemistry courses. The Professional Chemistry curriculum offers a choice of two tracks--one with a biomolecular emphasis and one with a materials science emphasis--that differ starting in the junior year. Some courses are offered only one semester each year, and others are offered in alternative years, so please consult early and often with your advisor to plan your schedule. With either Chemistry major, students may substitute University Physics (PHYS 2110/PHYS 2111PHYS 2120/PHYS 2121) for College Physics (PHYS 2010/PHYS 2011PHYS 2020/PHYS 2021).

Recommended Curriculum: Chemistry, Professional (Biomolecular Track)

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories

Freshman

 

  • CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  (Nat Sci)

    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: High school chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometric relationships, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of gases. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

  • CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II  4 credit hours  AND

    CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: C- or better in CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. Corequisite: CHEM 1121. Chemical equilibrium, solid and liquid states of matter, chemistry of acids and bases, principles of chemical kinetics, precipitation reactions, elementary thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

  • BIOL 1110 - General Biology  4 credit hours  (Nat Sci)

    BIOL 1110 - General Biology

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: BIOL 1111. Primarily for Biology majors and minors and other science-oriented students. Biological principles and processes, including introduction to the nature of science, cells (structure, function, metabolism, division), genetics, evolution, viruses, bacteria, protists, and fungi. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory. While BIOL 1110 can be used to fulfill half the 8-hour General Education requirement for Natural Sciences, it is the first semester of a two-semester sequence primarily designed for science majors.

  • BIOL 1120 - General Biology  4 credit hours  AND

    BIOL 1120 - General Biology

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1110/BIOL 1111. Corequisite: BIOL 1121. Primarily for Biology majors and minors and other science-oriented students. Survey of plants and animals emphasizing evolution, structure, function, reproduction, growth, and ecology. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

  • MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus  4 credit hours  (Math)

    MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or successful completion of high school precalculus course. An integrated and rigorous study of the algebra and trigonometry needed to successfully attempt calculus. Emphasis on functions, their analysis and their applications. Level of algebraic sophistication developed above that found in MATH 1710. Topics include exponentials and logarithms, analysis of graphs, and word problems. Graphing calculator required.

  • MATH 1910 - Calculus I  4 credit hours  

    MATH 1910 - Calculus I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1730 with a grade of C or better or Math ACT of 26 or better or Calculus placement test score of 73 or better. An introduction to calculus with an emphasis on analysis of functions, multidisciplinary applications of calculus, and theoretical understanding of differentiation and integration. Topics include the definition of the derivative, differentiation techniques, and applications of the derivative. Calculus topics related to trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions also included. Course concludes with the fundamental theorem of calculus; the definition of antidifferentiation and the definite integral; basic applications of integrations; and introductory techniques of integration. Graphing calculator required.

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Sophomore

 

  • CHEM 2230 - Quantitative Analysis

    5 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121 with minimum grade of C- (or equivalent course). Corequisite: CHEM 2231. Gravimetric, volumetric, optical, and electrochemical analysis with examples from clinical chemistry, water pollution chemistry, occupational health and safety, and industrial chemistry. Three hours lecture and two, three-hour laboratories.

  • CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I  4 credit hours  AND

    CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121 or equivalent. Corequisite: CHEM 3011. Types of carbon compounds, their nomenclature, reactions, and physical properties. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

  • CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II  4 credit hours  AND

    CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 3010. Corequisite: CHEM 3021. A continuation of CHEM 3010. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730. Required corequisite: PHYS 2011. Web-based discussion class to be taken in conjunction with cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2011. Classical mechanics traditionally covered in a first-semester college physics course. Kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Class time used for discussion of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams.

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730. Required corequisite: PHYS 2010. Group-oriented problems course taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2010. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2010 discussion class. Covers kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions.

  • PHYS 2020 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics II

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2011. Required corequisite: PHYS 2021. Web-based discussion class taken in conjunction with the cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2021. Fundamentals of optics, modern physics, and electronics traditionally covered in a second-semester college physics course. Reflection and refraction, vision, diffraction effects, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and analog and digital electronics. Scheduled class time is used for discussions of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams.

  • PHYS 2021 - Physics Problems Laboratory II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2011. Required corequisite: PHYS 2020. Group-oriented problems course to be taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2020. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2020 discussion class. Optics, modern physics, and electronics traditionally covered in a second-semester college physics course. Reflection and refraction, vision, diffraction effects, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and analog and digital electronics. The skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions.

  • MATH 1920 - Calculus II  4 credit hours  

    MATH 1920 - Calculus II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910. A topics course providing a wide view of different techniques and applications of calculus in the plane. Techniques of integration and applications of integration fully developed. Power series and Taylor series included. Emphasis on multidisciplinary applications includes Taylor series approximation; applications of integration to physics, biology, and business; and geometric and power series applications. Graphing calculator required.

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA)

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

Subtotal: 28 Hours

 

Junior

 

  • CHEM 4500 - Biochemistry I  3 credit hours  

    CHEM 4500 - Biochemistry I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 3020/CHEM 3021; not open to those who have had CHEM 3530/CHEM 3531. Chemical properties of biological molecules such as amino acids, proteins, enzymes, and carbohydrates. Chemical basis of enzyme catalysis and reactions of carbohydrate metabolism. Three hours lecture per week.

  • CHEM 4510 - Biochemistry II  3 credit hours  

    CHEM 4510 - Biochemistry II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 4500. Structure and metabolism of lipids, amino acids, nucleotides, and nucleic acids at the molecular level. Emphasis on chemistry of metabolic reactions. Three hours lecture per week.

  • CHEM 4530 - Biochemical Techniques

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 4500 or consent of instructor. Laboratory in biochemical techniques with emphasis on protein purification, enzyme kinetics, carbohydrate and lipid analysis, and manipulation of DNA. Six hours of laboratory per week.

  • CHEM 3000 - Careers in Chemistry and Biochemistry

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 2030 or CHEM 3010. Communicating science, taking standardized tests, applying for graduate/professional school or a job, using library and online resources, and other professional skills. Capstone course. One-hour lecture. Offered each spring.

  • CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation

    3 credit hours

    A general introduction to computers with an emphasis on personal computing, database, word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and Internet tools. Does not count for Computer Science major or minor.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (2 rubrics) 6 credit hours
  • Electives (upper division) 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Senior

 

  • CHEM 4330 - Physical Chemistry Fundamentals I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MATH 1910; PHYS 2020/PHYS 2021; CHEM 2230/CHEM 2231 or CHEM 4550/CHEM 4551. Corequisite: CHEM 4331. Basic study of physical chemistry including modern theories of atomic and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and related theoretical topics. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

  • CHEM 4360 - In-depth Physical Chemistry

    5 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 4330/CHEM 4331; MATH 1920. Corequisite: CHEM 4361. A molecular approach to traditional physical chemistry. Concepts and theorems of classical thermodynamics revisited on the basis of quantum and statistical mechanics applied to simple molecular models. Necessary mathematical apparatus discussed in sufficient detail, but only at applied level. Laboratory session provides hands-on experience with quantum-chemistry computational software to predict thermochemical and spectroscopic properties of molecules. Three hours lecture and two three-hour laboratories. Offered every spring.

  • CHEM 4400 - Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry Aq: Aqueous and Bio-inorganic Chemistry

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CHEM 1120 or equivalent; CHEM 2030 or CHEM 3010 recommended. The basic concepts and theories of inorganic chemistry and how these are used to predict and understand the physical and chemical properties of compounds of the elements other than carbon. Inorganic compounds in the air, water, earth, and in the laboratory and in biochemistry, geochemistry, and industrial materials and processes.

  • CHEM 3880 - Undergraduate Research II

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; CHEM 2230 recommended. Student research allied with the instructor's research or designed specifically for the particular student. Minimum of three clock-hours work per week required for each credit hour. Summary report or some other form of presentation required. A total of no more than four hours of research credits may be counted toward a major in chemistry. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Electives (upper division) 6 credit hours
  • Elective(s) 4 credit hours

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 32 Hours

 

Total hours in program: 120

 

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Chemistry, Professional (Biomolecular), B.S., Academic Map  


Chemistry, Professional Concentration (Materials Track)

Department of Chemistry 
615-898-2071
Andrienne Friedli, program coordinator
Andrienne.Friedli@mtsu.edu

This curriculum is approved by the American Chemical Society. With this degree students are more likely to be hired as practicing chemists or gain admission to professional programs or graduate schools. See the General Education section for suggestions about how to fit General Education course requirements into this program. A minimum of 12 upper-division hours of chemistry courses must be taken at MTSU. No minor is required for this major. Students who wish to double major in Chemistry and another subject area, such as Biology, or who are not prepared to begin calculus in their freshman year should consider the regular Chemistry major, which has fewer prescribed chemistry courses. The Professional Chemistry curriculum offers a choice of two tracks-one with a biomolecular emphasis and one with a materials science emphasis-that differ starting in the junior year. Some courses are offered only one semester each year, and others are offered in alternative years, so please consult early and often with your advisor to plan your schedule. With either Chemistry major, students may substitute University Physics (PHYS 2110/PHYS 2111PHYS 2120/2121 PHYS 2121) for College Physics (PHYS 2010/PHYS 2011,PHYS 2020/PHYS 2021 ).

Recommended Curriculum: Chemistry, Professional (Materials Track)

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

 

  • CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  (Nat Sci) AND

    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: High school chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometric relationships, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of gases. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II  4 credit hours  AND

    CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: C- or better in CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. Corequisite: CHEM 1121. Chemical equilibrium, solid and liquid states of matter, chemistry of acids and bases, principles of chemical kinetics, precipitation reactions, elementary thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • BIOL 1110 - General Biology  4 credit hours  (Nat Sci) AND

    BIOL 1110 - General Biology

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: BIOL 1111. Primarily for Biology majors and minors and other science-oriented students. Biological principles and processes, including introduction to the nature of science, cells (structure, function, metabolism, division), genetics, evolution, viruses, bacteria, protists, and fungi. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory. While BIOL 1110 can be used to fulfill half the 8-hour General Education requirement for Natural Sciences, it is the first semester of a two-semester sequence primarily designed for science majors.

 

  • BIOL 1120 - General Biology  4 credit hours  AND

    BIOL 1120 - General Biology

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1110/BIOL 1111. Corequisite: BIOL 1121. Primarily for Biology majors and minors and other science-oriented students. Survey of plants and animals emphasizing evolution, structure, function, reproduction, growth, and ecology. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus  4 credit hours  (Math)

    MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or successful completion of high school precalculus course. An integrated and rigorous study of the algebra and trigonometry needed to successfully attempt calculus. Emphasis on functions, their analysis and their applications. Level of algebraic sophistication developed above that found in MATH 1710. Topics include exponentials and logarithms, analysis of graphs, and word problems. Graphing calculator required.

  • MATH 1910 - Calculus I  4 credit hours  

    MATH 1910 - Calculus I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1730 with a grade of C or better or Math ACT of 26 or better or Calculus placement test score of 73 or better. An introduction to calculus with an emphasis on analysis of functions, multidisciplinary applications of calculus, and theoretical understanding of differentiation and integration. Topics include the definition of the derivative, differentiation techniques, and applications of the derivative. Calculus topics related to trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions also included. Course concludes with the fundamental theorem of calculus; the definition of antidifferentiation and the definite integral; basic applications of integrations; and introductory techniques of integration. Graphing calculator required.

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Sophomore

 

  • CHEM 2230 - Quantitative Analysis

    5 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121 with minimum grade of C- (or equivalent course). Corequisite: CHEM 2231. Gravimetric, volumetric, optical, and electrochemical analysis with examples from clinical chemistry, water pollution chemistry, occupational health and safety, and industrial chemistry. Three hours lecture and two, three-hour laboratories.

 

  • CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I  4 credit hours  AND

    CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121 or equivalent. Corequisite: CHEM 3011. Types of carbon compounds, their nomenclature, reactions, and physical properties. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II  4 credit hours  AND

    CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 3010. Corequisite: CHEM 3021. A continuation of CHEM 3010. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730. Required corequisite: PHYS 2011. Web-based discussion class to be taken in conjunction with cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2011. Classical mechanics traditionally covered in a first-semester college physics course. Kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Class time used for discussion of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams.

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730. Required corequisite: PHYS 2010. Group-oriented problems course taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2010. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2010 discussion class. Covers kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions.

 

  • PHYS 2020 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics II

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2011. Required corequisite: PHYS 2021. Web-based discussion class taken in conjunction with the cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2021. Fundamentals of optics, modern physics, and electronics traditionally covered in a second-semester college physics course. Reflection and refraction, vision, diffraction effects, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and analog and digital electronics. Scheduled class time is used for discussions of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams.

  • PHYS 2021 - Physics Problems Laboratory II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2011. Required corequisite: PHYS 2020. Group-oriented problems course to be taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2020. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2020 discussion class. Optics, modern physics, and electronics traditionally covered in a second-semester college physics course. Reflection and refraction, vision, diffraction effects, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and analog and digital electronics. The skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions.

 

  • CSCI 1150 - Computer Orientation

    3 credit hours

    A general introduction to computers with an emphasis on personal computing, database, word processing, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and Internet tools. Does not count for Computer Science major or minor.

  • MATH 1920 - Calculus II  4 credit hours  

    MATH 1920 - Calculus II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1910. A topics course providing a wide view of different techniques and applications of calculus in the plane. Techniques of integration and applications of integration fully developed. Power series and Taylor series included. Emphasis on multidisciplinary applications includes Taylor series approximation; applications of integration to physics, biology, and business; and geometric and power series applications. Graphing calculator required.

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

Subtotal: 31 Hours

 

Junior

 

  • CHEM 3000 - Careers in Chemistry and Biochemistry

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 2030 or CHEM 3010. Communicating science, taking standardized tests, applying for graduate/professional school or a job, using library and online resources, and other professional skills. Capstone course. One-hour lecture. Offered each spring.

  • CHEM 4330 - Physical Chemistry Fundamentals I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisites: MATH 1910; PHYS 2020/PHYS 2021; CHEM 2230/CHEM 2231 or CHEM 4550/CHEM 4551. Corequisite: CHEM 4331. Basic study of physical chemistry including modern theories of atomic and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and related theoretical topics. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

  • CHEM 4360 - In-depth Physical Chemistry

    5 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 4330/CHEM 4331; MATH 1920. Corequisite: CHEM 4361. A molecular approach to traditional physical chemistry. Concepts and theorems of classical thermodynamics revisited on the basis of quantum and statistical mechanics applied to simple molecular models. Necessary mathematical apparatus discussed in sufficient detail, but only at applied level. Laboratory session provides hands-on experience with quantum-chemistry computational software to predict thermochemical and spectroscopic properties of molecules. Three hours lecture and two three-hour laboratories. Offered every spring.

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • CHEM or other upper division elective 3 or 4 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (2 rubrics) 6 credit hours
  • Elective (upper division) 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 31-32 Hours

Senior

 

  • Electives (upper division ) 6 credit hours
  • Elective 1 credit hour
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • CHEM or other upper division elective 3-4 credit hours

 

  • CHEM 3530 - Principles of Biochemistry

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 2030/CHEM 2031 or CHEM 3010/CHEM 3011. Corequisite: CHEM 3531. Structure, properties, and functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids and their reactions in living organisms. Three-hour lecture and one three-hour lab. Does not count toward Biochemistry major.

  • CHEM 3880 - Undergraduate Research II  1 to 4 credit hours  OR

    CHEM 3880 - Undergraduate Research II

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; CHEM 2230 recommended. Student research allied with the instructor's research or designed specifically for the particular student. Minimum of three clock-hours work per week required for each credit hour. Summary report or some other form of presentation required. A total of no more than four hours of research credits may be counted toward a major in chemistry. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

  • CHEM 3970 - Cooperative Education

    3 credit hours

    Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Department chair should be consulted. Pass/Fail.

  • CHEM 4780 - Polymer and Materials Chemistry Laboratory

    2 credit hours

    Prerequisite: CHEM 3020/CHEM 3021; corequisites: CHEM 4700; CHEM 4330/CHEM 4331 strongly recommended.  Laboratory introduction to synthesis, kinetics, characterization, engineering, and applications of polymers and other modern materials.

  • CHEM 4400 - Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry Aq: Aqueous and Bio-inorganic Chemistry

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: CHEM 1120 or equivalent; CHEM 2030 or CHEM 3010 recommended. The basic concepts and theories of inorganic chemistry and how these are used to predict and understand the physical and chemical properties of compounds of the elements other than carbon. Inorganic compounds in the air, water, earth, and in the laboratory and in biochemistry, geochemistry, and industrial materials and processes.

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 28-29 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

 

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Chemistry, Professional (Materials), B.S., Academic Map  

 

 


Science, General Science Concentration, B.S.

Department of Chemistry 
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Preston MacDougall, program coordinator
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The major in Science has two concentrations-General Science and Health Science. A minimum of 9 semester hours of upper-division courses in either concentration of the Science major must be taken at MTSU. The Science major requires only one minor which must include at least 3 semester hours at the upper-division level taken at MTSU.

The General Science concentration is a broad-based science degree requiring 19 semester hours acceptable for a minor in each of two fields selected from biology, chemistry, and physics plus 8 semester hours from the third field. Each student should work closely with his/her advisor in completing the program for the General Science concentration.

Curriculum: Science, General Science

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories. 

Freshman

 

  • CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I  4 credit hours  (Nat Sci) AND

    CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: High school chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometric relationships, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of gases. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II  4 credit hours  AND

    CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: C- or better in CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. Corequisite: CHEM 1121. Chemical equilibrium, solid and liquid states of matter, chemistry of acids and bases, principles of chemical kinetics, precipitation reactions, elementary thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • BIOL 1110 - General Biology  4 credit hours  (Nat Sci) AND

    BIOL 1110 - General Biology

    4 credit hours

    Corequisite: BIOL 1111. Primarily for Biology majors and minors and other science-oriented students. Biological principles and processes, including introduction to the nature of science, cells (structure, function, metabolism, division), genetics, evolution, viruses, bacteria, protists, and fungi. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory. While BIOL 1110 can be used to fulfill half the 8-hour General Education requirement for Natural Sciences, it is the first semester of a two-semester sequence primarily designed for science majors.

 

  • BIOL 1120 - General Biology  4 credit hours  AND

    BIOL 1120 - General Biology

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1110/BIOL 1111. Corequisite: BIOL 1121. Primarily for Biology majors and minors and other science-oriented students. Survey of plants and animals emphasizing evolution, structure, function, reproduction, growth, and ecology. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

 

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus  4 credit hours  (Math)

    MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 or successful completion of high school precalculus course. An integrated and rigorous study of the algebra and trigonometry needed to successfully attempt calculus. Emphasis on functions, their analysis and their applications. Level of algebraic sophistication developed above that found in MATH 1710. Topics include exponentials and logarithms, analysis of graphs, and word problems. Graphing calculator required.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • Elective 1 credit hour
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Sophomore

 

  • PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics I

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730. Required corequisite: PHYS 2011. Web-based discussion class to be taken in conjunction with cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2011. Classical mechanics traditionally covered in a first-semester college physics course. Kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Class time used for discussion of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams.

  • PHYS 2011 - Physics Problems Laboratory I

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or MATH 1730. Required corequisite: PHYS 2010. Group-oriented problems course taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2010. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2010 discussion class. Covers kinematics, forces, momentum, angular motion, calorimetry, and sound waves. Skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions.

 

  • PHYS 2020 - Non-Calculus-Based Physics II

    0 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2011. Required corequisite: PHYS 2021. Web-based discussion class taken in conjunction with the cooperative-learning based problems lab PHYS 2021. Fundamentals of optics, modern physics, and electronics traditionally covered in a second-semester college physics course. Reflection and refraction, vision, diffraction effects, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and analog and digital electronics. Scheduled class time is used for discussions of the Web-lecture material and for the administration of exams.

  • PHYS 2021 - Physics Problems Laboratory II

    4 credit hours

    Prerequisite: PHYS 2011. Required corequisite: PHYS 2020. Group-oriented problems course to be taken in conjunction with the Web-based discussion class PHYS 2020. Students work in groups with the topics presented in the PHYS 2020 discussion class. Optics, modern physics, and electronics traditionally covered in a second-semester college physics course. Reflection and refraction, vision, diffraction effects, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, and analog and digital electronics. The skills associated with the development of experimental investigations including graphical analysis and estimation of uncertainties emphasized. Two two-and-one-half-hour laboratory sessions.

 

  • Science major electives 8 credit hours
  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • Minor 6 credit hours
  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

Subtotal: 28 Hours

 

Junior

 

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

  • Science major electives 8 credit hours
  • Minor 6 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (2 rubrics) 6 credit hours
  • Electives (upper division) 6 credit hours

Subtotal: 32 Hours

 

Senior

  • Science major electives 6 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours
  • Minor 3 credit hours
  • Minor or elective (upper division) 3 credit hours
  • Electives (upper division) 12 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours

 

Total hours in program: 120

 

Academic Maps

Following are printable, suggested four-year schedules of courses:

Science, General Science (Biology Chemistry), B.S., Academic Map  

Science, General Science (Biology Physics), B.S., Academic Map  

Science, General Science (Chemistry Physics), B.S., Academic Map  


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CHEM 1010 - Introductory General Chemistry I
4 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 1011. For students with no prior courses in chemistry; to be taken before CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of chemistry: measurements, matter, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, nuclear chemistry, states of matter, solutions, and electrolytes. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory. Will not count toward a major or minor in Chemistry.

CHEM 1011 - Intro to General Chemistry I Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 1010.

CHEM 1020 - Introductory General Chemistry II
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 1010/CHEM 1011. Corequisite: CHEM 1021 Topics include hydrocarbons, organic functional groups, isomerism, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and proteins, enzymes, and metabolism. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory. Will not count toward a major or minor in Chemistry.

CHEM 1021 - Intro to General Chemistry II Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 1020.

CHEM 1030 - Chemistry for Consumers
4 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 1031. Language, development, structure, and role of chemistry as it relates to the knowledge and activities of the educated person. Examples will be taken from medicine and human health, environmental pollution, energy and its costs, etc. Understanding of the relationship between chemistry and society will be enhanced using special subtopics: lectures, demonstrations, and inquiry-based laboratory work drawing from the expertise of the individual instructor. For nonscience majors. Three hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory. (Does not count toward any major or minor.)

CHEM 1031 - Chemistry for Consumers Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 1030.

CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: High school chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. Fundamental concepts of atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometric relationships, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of gases. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 1110.

CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: C- or better in CHEM 1110/CHEM 1111. Corequisite: CHEM 1121. Chemical equilibrium, solid and liquid states of matter, chemistry of acids and bases, principles of chemical kinetics, precipitation reactions, elementary thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

CHEM 1121 - General Chemistry II Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 1120.

CHEM 2030 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 1020/CHEM 1021 or CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121. Corequisite: CHEM 2031. Aspects of organic chemistry fundamental to an understanding of reactions in living organisms. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

CHEM 2031 - Elements of Organic Chemistry Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 2030.

CHEM 2230 - Quantitative Analysis
5 credit hours

Prerequisites: CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121 with minimum grade of C- (or equivalent course). Corequisite: CHEM 2231. Gravimetric, volumetric, optical, and electrochemical analysis with examples from clinical chemistry, water pollution chemistry, occupational health and safety, and industrial chemistry. Three hours lecture and two, three-hour laboratories.

CHEM 2231 - Quantitative Analysis Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 2230.

CHEM 2880 - Undergraduate Research I
1 to 4 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Student research allied with the instructor's research or designed specifically for the particular student. Minimum of three clock-hours work per week required for each credit hour. Up to four hours may count in the General Science major, but does not count for a major or minor in Chemistry. May be repeated for a total of four credits.

CHEM 2930 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours

Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Department chair should be consulted. Pass/Fail.

CHEM 2940 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours

Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Department chair should be consulted. Pass/Fail.

CHEM 3000 - Careers in Chemistry and Biochemistry
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: CHEM 2030 or CHEM 3010. Communicating science, taking standardized tests, applying for graduate/professional school or a job, using library and online resources, and other professional skills. Capstone course. One-hour lecture. Offered each spring.

CHEM 3010 - Organic Chemistry I
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121 or equivalent. Corequisite: CHEM 3011. Types of carbon compounds, their nomenclature, reactions, and physical properties. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

CHEM 3011 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 3010.

CHEM 3020 - Organic Chemistry II
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 3010. Corequisite: CHEM 3021. A continuation of CHEM 3010. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

CHEM 3021 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 3020.

CHEM 3080 - Liquid Chromatography Techniques
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: CHEM 2230 / CHEM 2231 or consent of instructor. Techniques involving the use of liquid, column, paper, thin-layer, and ion-exchange chromatography for the purpose of purifying and/or separating compounds.

CHEM 3090 - Techniques of Gas Chromatography
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: CHEM 2230/ CHEM 2231 or consent of instructor. Principles, techniques, and applications of gas chromatography. Selection of column materials, packing of columns, and types of detectors. Separation of mixtures of hydrocarbons, drugs, and pesticides.

CHEM 3530 - Principles of Biochemistry
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 2030/CHEM 2031 or CHEM 3010/CHEM 3011. Corequisite: CHEM 3531. Structure, properties, and functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids and their reactions in living organisms. Three-hour lecture and one three-hour lab. Does not count toward Biochemistry major.

CHEM 3531 - Principles of Biochemistry Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 3530. Lab to accompany CHEM 3530. One three-hour laboratory per week.

CHEM 3880 - Undergraduate Research II
1 to 4 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; CHEM 2230 recommended. Student research allied with the instructor's research or designed specifically for the particular student. Minimum of three clock-hours work per week required for each credit hour. Summary report or some other form of presentation required. A total of no more than four hours of research credits may be counted toward a major in chemistry. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

CHEM 3890 - Chemistry Instruction Internship
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Successful completion of target courses and permission of instructor. A course to refine thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills through exposure to on-the-spot technical questions and a laboratory teaching experience as an assistant in an introductory chemistry laboratory. Course credits will count toward a major in General Science and one hour will count toward a major in Chemistry. May be repeated for a total of three credits.

CHEM 3970 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours

Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Department chair should be consulted. Pass/Fail.

CHEM 3980 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours

Provides students with opportunities for on-the-job training in conjunction with on-campus academic experiences. Department chair should be consulted. Pass/Fail.

CHEM 4000 - Medicinal Chemistry
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CHEM 3010/CHEM 3011 and CHEM 3020/CHEM 3021 or CHEM 2030/CHEM 2031 with permission of instructor. Drug design and development including structural changes involved in making drug analogs. Drug interaction with macromolecular targets including receptors, enzymes, and DNA. Various classes of drugs and their mechanisms for the treatment of specific therapeutic areas.

CHEM 4100 - Organic Spectroscopy
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 3020/CHEM 3021. Theory of and practice in the interpretation of mass, infrared, Raman, ultraviolet-visible, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectra. Three hours lecture.

CHEM 4150 - Bioorganic Chemistry
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CHEM 3010/ CHEM 3011 and CHEM 3020/ CHEM 3021 or CHEM 2030/ CHEM 2031 with permission of the instructor. Focuses on the structure and function of bioorganic molecules (i.e., peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and peptidomimetics), similarities between enzymatic reactions and bench-top organic reactions, and the techniques and instrumentation used to study bioorganic molecules.

CHEM 4190 - Mass Spectrometry
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: CHEM 2230/CHEM 2231, CHEM 4550/CHEM 4551, or consent of instructor. Mass spectrographic analysis emphasizing the use of the instrument in obtaining mass spectral data. Technique of obtaining spectra using gas chromatographic effluents as well as normal sampling procedures. Routine maintenance and an introduction to the interpretation of simple spectra.

CHEM 4230 - Instrumental Analysis
4 credit hours

(Same as FSCH 4230.) Prerequisite: CHEM 2230/CHEM 2231, or CHEM 4550/CHEM 4551. Corequisite: CHEM 4231. Potentiometric titration, polarographic, coulometric, gas chromatographic, ultraviolet, visible and infrared absorption, and atomic absorption techniques of analysis. Requirements and limitations of each technique for obtaining quantitative measurements; applications to various chemical systems from both theoretical and experimental standpoints. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

CHEM 4231 - Instrumental Analysis Lab
0 credit hours

(Same as FSCH 4231.) Corequisite: CHEM 4230.

CHEM 4280 - Atomic Absorption Analysis Techniques
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: CHEM 2230 / CHEM 2231 or consent of instructor. Laboratory study of atomic absorption spectrophotometry emphasizing the use of the instrument in making analytical measurements. Research instrumentation, flame, and non-flame techniques.

CHEM 4330 - Physical Chemistry Fundamentals I
4 credit hours

Prerequisites: MATH 1910; PHYS 2020/PHYS 2021; CHEM 2230/CHEM 2231 or CHEM 4550/CHEM 4551. Corequisite: CHEM 4331. Basic study of physical chemistry including modern theories of atomic and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and related theoretical topics. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

CHEM 4331 - Physical Chemistry Fundamentals I Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 4330.

CHEM 4340 - Physical Chemistry Fundamentals II
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 4330/CHEM 4331. A continuation of CHEM 4330/CHEM 4331. Corequisite: CHEM 4341. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

CHEM 4341 - Physical Chemistry Fundamentals II Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 4340.

CHEM 4350 - Physical Chemistry I
4 credit hours

Prerequisites: CHEM 2230/CHEM 2231; MATH 1920; PHYS 2020/PHYS 2021 or PHYS 2120/PHYS 2121. Corequisite: CHEM 4351. Quantitative principles of chemistry involving extensive use of calculus. Thermodynamics, phase changes, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, reaction kinetics, quantum chemistry, molecule structure, and statistical mechanics. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

CHEM 4351 - Physical Chemistry I Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 4350.

CHEM 4360 - In-depth Physical Chemistry
5 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 4330/CHEM 4331; MATH 1920. Corequisite: CHEM 4361. A molecular approach to traditional physical chemistry. Concepts and theorems of classical thermodynamics revisited on the basis of quantum and statistical mechanics applied to simple molecular models. Necessary mathematical apparatus discussed in sufficient detail, but only at applied level. Laboratory session provides hands-on experience with quantum-chemistry computational software to predict thermochemical and spectroscopic properties of molecules. Three hours lecture and two three-hour laboratories. Offered every spring.

CHEM 4361 - Physical Chemistry II Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 4360.

CHEM 4380 - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Experimental Methods
1 credit hour credit

Prerequisite: CHEM 3020/CHEM 3021 or CHEM 2030/CHEM 2031. NMR measurements, operation of the spectrometer, and evaluation of the quality of spectra produced.

CHEM 4400 - Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry Aq: Aqueous and Bio-
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CHEM 1120 or equivalent; CHEM 2030 or CHEM 3010 recommended. The basic concepts and theories of inorganic chemistry and how these are used to predict and understand the physical and chemical properties of compounds of the elements other than carbon. Inorganic compounds in the air, water, earth, and in the laboratory and in biochemistry, geochemistry, and industrial materials and processes.

CHEM 4410 - Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry B: Structure, Bondin
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CHEM 3010 and CHEM 4400; corequisite: CHEM 4360/CHEM 4361 recommended. Atomic theory for chemical periodicity; symmetry and group theory; molecular orbital theory; coordination, organometallic, and bioinorganic chemistry of the transition metals.

CHEM 4430 - Advanced Synthetic Laboratory Techniques
2 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 3020/CHEM 3021. Corequisite: CHEM 4431. Techniques for synthesis and purification or organic, organometallic, and inorganic compounds. Practice in the measurement of NMR and IR spectra. Skills in library use for research. Four hours laboratory and one-hour lecture.

CHEM 4431 - Advanced Synthetic Laboratory Techniques Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 4430.

CHEM 4450 - In-Depth Inorganic Chemistry Aq: Aqueous and Bio-inorga
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CHEM 2230, CHEM 3010, and CHEM 4410. In-depth study of concepts and theories of inorganic chemistry and how these are used to predict and understand the physical and chemical properties of compounds of the elements. Inorganic compounds in the air, water, earth, and in the laboratory and in biochemistry, geochemistry, and industrial materials and processes. Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 4400. Offered alternate spring semesters.

CHEM 4460 - In-Depth Inorganic Chemistry B: Structure, Bonding, Met
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CHEM 3010 and CHEM 4400 required; CHEM 3020 recommended; co-registration in CHEM 4360/CHEM 4361 recommended. In-depth study of atomic theory for chemical periodicy; symmetry and group theory; molecular orbital theory; chemistry of metals, nonmetals, and organometallic compounds. Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 4410. Offered alternate spring semesters.

CHEM 4500 - Biochemistry I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 3020/CHEM 3021; not open to those who have had CHEM 3530/CHEM 3531. Chemical properties of biological molecules such as amino acids, proteins, enzymes, and carbohydrates. Chemical basis of enzyme catalysis and reactions of carbohydrate metabolism. Three hours lecture per week.

CHEM 4510 - Biochemistry II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 4500. Structure and metabolism of lipids, amino acids, nucleotides, and nucleic acids at the molecular level. Emphasis on chemistry of metabolic reactions. Three hours lecture per week.

CHEM 4520 - Topics in Biochemistry
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 3530 or  CHEM 4500 or permission of instructor. Lectures, readings, and discussions of topics of current interest in biochemistry. Three hours lecture.

CHEM 4530 - Biochemical Techniques
2 credit hours

Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 4500 or consent of instructor. Laboratory in biochemical techniques with emphasis on protein purification, enzyme kinetics, carbohydrate and lipid analysis, and manipulation of DNA. Six hours of laboratory per week.

CHEM 4550 - Bioanalytical Chemistry
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 2030 /CHEM 2031  or CHEM 3020/ CHEM 3021; corequisite:CHEM 4551 . Survey of basic quantitative, qualitative, and purification methods with specific emphasis on molecules of interest to biochemistry. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab per week.

CHEM 4551 - Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 4550. Laboratory to accompany CHEM 4550. One three-hour laboratory per week.

CHEM 4580 - Medical Technology Clinical Practicum
6 credit hours

Intensive classroom and laboratory studies covering principles and techniques in the areas of clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunohematology, bloodbanking, and related areas. Pass/Fail.

CHEM 4600 - Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121 and 8 hours of BIOL and/or CHEM beyond the freshman level. Introduces major environmental issues including climate change, water quality, air pollution, landfills, hazardous wastes, fossil fuels, and alternative energy. The quality of environment and the changes in the environment due to contamination explored. Three hours lecture.

CHEM 4610 - Environmental Chemistry
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CHEM 1120/CHEM 1121, CHEM 2030/CHEM 2031 or CHEM 3010/CHEM 3011, 8 hours of upper-division biology or chemistry, and junior or senior standing. Fundamental chemical principles applied to the fate and behavior of environmental contaminants in soil-water environments. Important toxins explored and their movement and occurrence in ecosystems explained based on chemical and physical parameters. Topics will include pesticides, dioxin, mercury, and bioaccumulation. Three hours lecture.

CHEM 4700 - Polymers, an Introduction
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 3020/CHEM 3021; physical chemistry strongly recommended. Chemistry of polymers; their structure, properties, and applications. Three hours lecture.

CHEM 4730 - Advanced Physical Chemistry
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 4360/4361 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 4731. Modern chemical concepts as applied to the areas of thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics. Three hours lecture and one three-hour calculation laboratory.

CHEM 4731 - Advanced Physical Chemistry Lab
0 credit hours

Corequisite: CHEM 4730

CHEM 4740 - Research Methods
3 credit hours

(Same as BIOL/PHYS/MATH 4740.) Prerequisite: YOED 3520. Provides secondary science and mathematics teacher candidates with the tools that scientists use to solve scientific problems. Students will use these tools in a laboratory setting, communicate findings, and understand how scientists develop new knowledge.

CHEM 4780 - Polymer and Materials Chemistry Laboratory
2 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 3020/CHEM 3021; corequisites: CHEM 4700; CHEM 4330/CHEM 4331 strongly recommended.  Laboratory introduction to synthesis, kinetics, characterization, engineering, and applications of polymers and other modern materials.

CHEM 4880 - Research
4 credit hours

Prerequisites: 24 hours of ACS-approved chemistry courses. Student research allied with the instructor's research or designed specifically for the particular student. Minimum of twelve (12) hours a week. Student must write a formal report which is approved by the instructor to receive credit for this course.

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