CHEM100 - Chemistry Around Us
Credit: 3 semester hours

This class will examine the principles and applications of how chemistry relates to everyday life. Special emphasis will be on study of matter, atoms & molecules, carbon & polymer chemistry, biomolecules, water chemistry, environmental issues, and energy production. This course does not count as credit toward a natural science degree. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements. Prerequisite: Math 104 or higher. Students registered for MATH 104 may not register for CHEM 100.

CHEM211 - General Chemistry I
Credit: 3 semester hours

Consists of the fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, properties of gases, quantum mechanics and periodic properties of the elements. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. This course can be used to satisfy the University Studies Physical Science requirement. This course is required for the Natural Science major, though enrollment is open to all students.
Prerequisites: MATH113 orMATH115 orMATH120 Corequisite: CHEM221

CHEM212 - General Chemistry II
Credit: 3 semester hours

Consists of the fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base theory, and periodic properties of the elements. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements. This course is required for the Natural Science major, though enrollment is open to all students.
Prerequisites: CHEM211 Corequisite: CHEM222

CHEM221 - General Chemistry Lab I
Credit: 1 semester hour

Complements the material studied in CHEM 211-212. Emphases will include experiments addressing the properties of matter, stoichiometry, analysis, and developing good laboratory techniques
Corequisites: CHEM211

CHEM222 - General Chemistry Lab II
Credit: 1 semester hour

Complements the material studied in CHEM 211-212. Emphases will include experiments addressing colligative properties, equilibrium, and qualitative analysis.
Prerequisites: CHEM221 Corequisite: CHEM212

CHEM295 - Introduction to Forensic Science
Credit: 3 semester hours

This course uses scientific method and thought process to think critically about the evidence of the crime. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisites: PSY103

CHEM301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credit: 3 semester hours

Studies nomenclature and properties of organic compounds, including structure and bonding in alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, alcohols, and alkyl halides. This course also introduces the study of stereochemistry and emphasizes methods of preparation as well as mechanistic principles.
Prerequisites: CHEM211 CHEM212 CHEM221 CHEM222

CHEM302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credit: 3 semester hours

Studies the structure, physical and chemical properties of a variety of functional groups, including aromatic compounds, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids. Emphasis is placed upon stereochemistry and mechanistic principles, as well as the use of spectroscopic methods of analysis.
Prerequisites: CHEM301

CHEM306 - Introduction to Biochemistry
Credit: 3 semester hours

Biochemistry is concerned with the application of the principles of chemistry to the study of biological systems. This survey course introduces the student to the chemistry of the four major types of biological macromolecules (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids); enzymes, coenzymes, and vitamins and their relation to biochemical energetics are discussed as well.
Prerequisites: CHEM301 CHEM302

CHEM311 - Organic Chemistry Lab I
Credit: 1 semester hour

Complements material studied in CHEM 301-302. Experiments will emphasize the principal techniques of separation and identification of organic compounds and will include methods of analysis, purification, and synthesis.
Corequisite: CHEM301

CHEM312 - Organic Chemistry Lab II
Credit: 1 semester hour

Complements material studied in CHEM 301-302. Experiments will include studies in kinetics and equilibrium, with major emphasis on spectral methods as probes for identification of organic compounds.
Corequisite: CHEM302

CHEM314 - Intermediary Metabolism
Credit: 3 semester hours

Intermediary Metabolism is a study of biochemical reactions that have a significant impact on biological systems. Strong emphasis is given to biochemical pathways and sub-cellular organization of those metabolic functions. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

CHEM316 - Biochemistry Lab
Credit: 1 semester hour

Complements the topics studied in CHEM 306. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisites: CHEM306

CHEM320 - Analytical Biochemistry
Credit: 3 semester hours

Analytical Biochemistry is an integrated lecture-laboratory class which will introduce modern instrumental methods used in the quantitative analysis of biologically relevant molecules. Topics for discussion/laboratory investigation will include various spectroscopic, chromatographic, electrophoretic and immunochemical techniques commonly used in the analysis of molecules of biological interest. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

CHEM490 - Independent Study
Credit: To be arranged

Studies those areas of chemistry which are not normally taught in one of the regular chemistry courses. Though the student is expected to assume the responsibility of pursuing the study project independently, he or she will work under the supervision of a faculty member. The student must prepare a written plan of study. The instructor must accept this plan and the student. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisite: Approval of the department chairperson.

ENVS101 - Living Green
Credit: 3 semester hours

Environmental Studies 101 is a broad based survey course from which students will gain an understanding of basic ecological principles, an awareness of the interconnectedness present in nature, and a realization of human impact on natural systems. The ecological, social, political, and economic aspects of environmental issues will be examined using simulations, case studies, computer research, videos and lecture. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

PHSC101 - Fundamentals of Physical Science
Credit: 3 semester hours

One session course in the physical sciences for non-science majors. The content is drawn from physics and chemistry. Topics include the scientific method, kinematics, dynamics, forces, energy, heat, sound waves, light waves, electromagnetism, atomic structure, chemical compounds, and chemical reactions. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements, but does not satisfy the Physics requirement for Occupational Therapy students. This course does not count toward the science credit hours needed by a Natural Science major for graduation.
Prerequisites: MATH104 or higherStudents registered in MATH 104 may not register for PHSC 101.

PHSC102 - Fundamentals of Earth Science
Credit: 3 semester hours

A one session course in earth and space sciences for non-science majors. The content is drawn from geology, meteorology, and astronomy. Topics include the structure of the Earth, plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, the atmosphere of the Earth, and topics in astronomy. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements. This course does not count toward the science credit hours needed by a Natural Science major for graduation.
Prerequisites: MATH104 or higher

PHSC109 - Weather and Climate
Credit: 3 semester hours

This is an introductory course in meteorology for non-majors. It provides a general and practical understanding of weather phenomena without the need for a strong math-science background. The course emphasizes the observational nature of the science and the impacts it has on life and society. Topics include atmospheric composition and structure, Earth's energy budget, temperature variations, clouds and precipitation, pressure and winds, the general circulation, and air mass/frontal weather. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.
Prerequisites: MATH104 or higher

PHYS311 - Classical Physics I
Credit: 3 semester hours

PHYS311 is the first course of a two-session course in Classical Physics for natural science majors. The topics for the first session include the historical development of Physics and the scientific method, kinematics, dynamics, forces, energy, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics. Concurrent registration in PHYS321, the lab part of this course is normally required. PHYS311 is a prerequisite for PHYS312. The student will be expected to have a working knowledge of Trigonometry and Calculus.
Prerequisites: MATH117 orMATH120 MATH253 MATH254 Corequisite: PHYS321

PHYS312 - Classical Physics II
Credit: 3 semester hours

The second course of a two-session course in Classical Physics for natural science majors. The topics for the second session include waves, sound, light and optics, electricity and magnetism. Concurrent registration in PHYS322, the lab part of this course is normally required. The student will be expected to have a working knowledge of Trigonometry and Calculus.
Prerequisites: MATH117 orMATH120 MATH253 MATH254 PHYS311 Corequisite: PHYS322

PHYS321 - Classical Physics I Lab
Credit: 1 semester hour

First course of a two-session Lab course in Classical Physics for natural science majors. The experiments performed relate to the course material in PHYS311. These include experiments to study motion, forces, heat and thermodynamics. Concurrent registration in PHYS311, the lecture part of this course is normally required. PHYS321 is a prerequisite for PHYS322.
Corequisite: PHYS311

PHYS322 - Classical Physics II Lab
Credit: 1 semester hour

The second course of a two-session lab course in Classical Physics for natural science majors. The experiments performed relate to the course material in PHYS312. These include experiments to study sound, light and optics, electricity, and electric circuits.
Prerequisites: PHYS321 Corequisite: PHYS312