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Graduate courses

CHEM 53300 Introductory Biochemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: A rigorous one-semester introduction to biochemistry.
  • Prerequisites: C342 or equivalent.

CHEM 54200 Inorganic Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Atomic structure; periodic trends and properties of the elements. Introduction to symmetry and group theory. Valence bond, molecular orbital, and ligand field theories of bonding and their application to structure and properties of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Spectroscopic properties and acid-base, oxidation-reduction, and coordination reactions of inorganic compounds. Advanced topics in main group or transition element chemistry.
  • Prerequisites: C362 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

CHEM 57500 Intermediate Physical Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Quantum theory of atoms and molecules, theories of chemical bonding, molecular spectroscopy, methods for determining molecular structure, and electrical and magnetic properties.
  • Prerequisites: C362 or equivalent.

CHEM 59900 Special Assignments

  • Credit Hours: 1-4
  • Course Summary: Directed reading or special work not included in other courses.
  • Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

CHEM 62100 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: A critical survey of recent developments in chemical and instrumental methods of analysis.
  • Prerequisites: C311 and C410.

CHEM 62900 Chromatographic Methods of Analysis

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Principles and practice of modern gas and liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis are developed from an integrated point of view. Emphasis is placed both on theory and on features useful for practical analytical separations.
  • Prerequisites: C410 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

CHEM 63400 Biochemistry: Structural Aspects

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Chemistry of materials of biochemical interest: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, amino acids, nucleic acids, porphyrins, biochemistry of blood.
  • Prerequisites: C311, C342, C361, and C362 or equivalent.

CHEM 63600 Biochemical Mechanisms

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: The chemical basis of enzymatic catalysis with particular emphasis on catalytic interactions important in aqueous media.
  • Prerequisites: One year of physical chemistry and 651.

CHEM 64100 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Applications of symmetry and group theory to structure, bonding and spectral properties of inorganic compounds. Advanced topics in main group and transition element chemistry including determination of structure from physical and spectroscopic properties, bonding in coordination, and organometallic compounds and inorganic reaction mechanisms.
  • Prerequisites: C430 or 54200 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

CHEM 65100 Advanced Organic Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Modern structural organic chemistry. Introduction to bonding theory, stereochemistry, and computational chemistry.
  • Prerequisites: C342 or equivalent.

CHEM 65200 Synthetic Organic Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: An advanced treatment of methods for preparing major types of organic functionalities and bonds, stressing stereo chemical and radiochemical control, and employing mechanistic organic chemistry for understanding choice of reagents and reactions conditions.
  • Prerequisites: 65100 or 65700.

CHEM 65700 Reaction Mechanisms

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Modern structural organic chemistry, introduction to physical organic chemistry, mechanisms of representative reactions, and methods used for understanding reactivity in organic transformations.
  • Prerequisites: C342 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

CHEM 67200 Quantum Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Basic principles of classical and quantum mechanics, approximation methods, atomic structure, spectroscopy, application of group theory, and theory of molecular bonding.
  • Prerequisites: One year of physical chemistry.

CHEM 67500 Chemical Kinetics

  • Credit Hours: 2-3
  • Course Summary: Experimental and theoretical considerations of chemical reaction rates and mechanisms.
  • Prerequisites: One year of physical chemistry.

CHEM 68200 Statistical Thermodynamics

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Application of statistical mechanics to the description of imperfect gases, liquids, and solutions, to order-disorder phenomena in solids and surfaces; Monte Carlo techniques and molecular dynamics.
  • Prerequisites: C362 or equivalent.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Chemical Information Technology

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: Overview of chemical informatics techniques, including chemical information and data systems, chemical structure and data representation and search systems, and bioinformatics techniques.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Biophysical Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: The study of structure and properties of biologically important macromolecules in solution using physical techniques, with special emphasis on optical, fluorescence, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy to describe protein conformation, denaturation, catalytic center structure, thermodynamics of ligand binding, time-dependent processes, and membrane properties.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Biomaterials

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: Introduction to the field of biomaterials science including chemistry, physics, and engineering of biomaterials; biological and biochemical aspects of biomaterials; and biomaterials in medicine.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Bioorganic Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: Structure and reactivity of biological macromolecules, such as proteins, enzymes, and nucleic acids, and their relevance to bioorganic chemistry. Current experimental studies of enzymes, nucleic acids, and model systems.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Bioinorganic Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: A study of the occurrence, properties, and mechanistic roles of transition and main group elements in biological processes including photosynthesis, oxygen evolution, respiration, nitrogen fixation, metabolic detoxification, and electron transfer.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Bioelectrochemistry

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: Principles of electrochemical measurements including potentiometry, amperometry, and linear sweep and cyclic voltammetry and application to the study and utilization of biological molecules. Topics covered include redox transformations in biological systems, electron transfer between electrodes and biological molecules, and electrochemical sensors for detection and quantitation of biological analytes.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Biochemistry-Dynamic Aspects

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: Mechanisms of biological catalysis, metabolism, biosynthesis, regulation of genetic information, and molecular biology.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics In Chemistry: Bioanalytical Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Modern techniques for the study of biological macromolecules, such as protein and peptides, carbohydrates, DNA, RNA, and lipids, including (1) spectroscopy (UV-Vis, Raman, NMR, mass spectrometry, and light scattering); (2) bioseparations (chromatography, electrophoresis, and microdialysis); (3) electrochemistry (sensors, electron transfer, and LCEC); and (4) miscellaneous topics (amino acid analysis, sequencing, microcalorimetry, and immunochemistry).

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Solid-Phase Synthesis and Combinatorial Chemistry: Theory and Practice

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: This course will explore how the tools of solid-phase synthesis and combinatorial chemistry are being used to solve a wide variety of problems requiring chemical solutions. Examples range from medicinal chemistry and drug discovery to new catalyst creation, from new "chiral selectors" to new biochemical probes. The course will focus on the rationale for employing a combinatorial approach in chemical discovery. It will teach the basics of solid-phase organic chemistry, and the methodology, equipment, and analytical technology employed to use it as a tool to rapidly and effectively carry out a combinatorial approach to problem solving.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Group Theory in Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: This course is on molecular symmetry and how we obtain information about the quantum states of molecules through application of group theoretical techniques related to the symmetries of molecules.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Protein Structure and Function

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: Physical forces stabilizing protein structure; protein folding. Essential features of macromolecular interactions. Introduction to enzyme kinetics and chemical mechanism in enzyme reactions.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Organometallics in Organic Synthesis

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: Recent developments in the use of transition metals in synthetic organic methodology. Emphasis is placed on applications of methods in the synthesis of complex organic molecules.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Medicinal Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: The application of basic concepts of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and pharmacology to the design of organic medicinal agents as well as recent advances in synthesis and evaluation of pharmaceuticals.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Electroanalytical Chemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Principles of modern methods of electroanalytical chemistry and quantitative applications to electrode reaction mechanisms and analytical determinations.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Applied Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling

  • Credit Hours: 1-3
  • Course Summary: Applied computational techniques that are widely used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, including computational chemistry, molecular modeling, and computer-aided synthesis.

CHEM 69600 Special Topics in Chemistry: Analytical Spectroscopy

Credit Hours: 1-3

Course Summary: Survey of modern techniques, applications of spectroscopy, and imaging in analytical chemistry.

Prerequisites: Bachelor of Science in chemistry from an accredited institution or consent of instructor.

CHEM 69800 Research M.S. Thesis

  • Credit Hours: Arr. cr.
  • Course Summary: Research M.S. Thesis

CHEM 69900 Research Ph.D. Thesis

  • Credit Hours: Arr. cr.
  • Course Summary: Research Ph.D. Thesis