CHE*101, Introductory Chemistry (3 credits)
An introduction and survey course in chemistry which discusses atomic structure, bonding, energy changes, gas laws, stoichiometry, solutions, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. This course is intended for non-science majors and fulfills the science requirement for the General Studies degree. Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG*101 or 101E and eligible for MAT*137 (or higher).

CHE*111, Concepts of Chemistry (4 credits/6 contact hours)
An introduction to inorganic chemistry. Topics include atomic structure,bonding, nomenclature, gases, solutions, equilibrium, nuclear chemistry, and acids & bases. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Two and a half hours of class and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENG*101 or 101E and eligible for MAT*137 (or higher).

CHE*112, Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (4 credits/6 contact hours)
An introduction to organic and biochemistry. Topics will include the major organic functional groups, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, as well as glycolysis, Krebs cycle, electron transport, protein synthesis, and DNA/RNA. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite:CHE*111 or CHE*121 or permission of the instructor.

CHE*121, General Chemistry I (4 credits/6 contact hours)
The first of a two semester sequence, this course introduces fundamental concepts, models, and techniques including stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure, reaction types, and molecular shape. This course also prepares the student for continued study in CHE*122. Lecture: 3 hours per week.Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: MAT*137 with a grade of “C-” or better, eligible for ENG*101, and either High School Chemistry or CHE*111.

CHE*122, General Chemistry II (4 credits/6 contact hours)
The second of a two semester sequence, this course builds upon concepts presented in CHE*121, including discussions of kinetics, equilibrium, and thermodynamics. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite:CHE*121 with a grade of “C-” or better.

CHE*211, Organic Chemistry I (4 credits/6 contact hours)
CHE*212, Organic Chemistry II (4 credits/6 contact hours)
A first course in Organic Chemistry covering the structures, properties,synthesis, and reactions of the major functional groups, and the principal organic reaction mechanisms. Stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and chromatography are also covered during the course and in the laboratory. Lecture: 2 1/2 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: CHE*121-122 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

CHE*220, Biochemistry (4 credits)
This intermediate level course focuses on the details of the structure, function, and properties of biological molecules. The chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and the role of enzymes and nucleic acids will be covered in detail. Concepts are discussed in the context of real world examples. This course includes laboratory work that will teach techniques such as pipetting, solution preparation, spectrophotometry, culturing, DNA manipulation, computer analysis, and gel electrophoresis. Prerequisites: BIO*121 with a “C” or better and CHE*122 with a “C” or better.

CHE*250, Instrumental Analysis (4 credits/6 contact hours)
This course is a theoretical and hands-on introduction to analytical instruments commonly used in chemical, biological, and environmental analyses. Students will become familiar with polarimetry, refractometry, spectrophotometry (infrared, ultraviolet, visible, and atomic absorption), and chromatography (paper, thin layer, gas-liquid, and liquid-liquid). Sample preparation, analysis, and data evaluation will be emphasized. Lecture: 3hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: CHE*121 with a grade of ‘C-’ or better, or permission of the instructor.