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About the Chemistry Department

The Mission of the Department of Chemistry is to provide students with a strong background in the fundamental concepts and theories of chemistry, and to equip them with problem-solving and critical thinking skills in preparation for pursuing advanced degrees and careers in chemistry and chemistry-related areas in a variety of professional and technical fields.

Chemistry is the central science that permeates all science disciplines in the university. The chemistry faculty has developed a program to meet the needs of undergraduate students who desire to pursue research or teaching careers, graduate studies in chemistry or studies towards careers in dentistry, medicine or veterinary science. At the undergraduate level, the department offers the B.S. Degree in Chemistry which is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in addition to the Biochemistry, Pre-medicine/Pre-dentistry, and Teacher Certification tracks. On the graduate level, students can pursue the M.S. Degree in Chemistry with research thesis options in a variety of areas. Students are encouraged to review the research interests of the chemistry faculty on this web site and contact them directly to ascertain potential thesis research projects that can be offered in the department.

The Chemistry Department has developed partnerships with a number of companies, research laboratories and other graduate institutions. Financial support, in the form of scholarships, stipends and fellowships, is available to students who meet eligibility criteria for any of these. Inquiries for student financial support should be made to the department chair. Students, both graduate and undergraduate, have opportunities to pursue research internships throughout the nation and/or conduct research with faculty in the  department. The career opportunities for students are plentiful and the salaries are excellent. The administration, faculty and staff of the department of chemistry are dedicated to providing excellent instruction, research and service to students.

Immediate future plans for the chemistry department include the offering of the Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry and the establishment of a Center for Biotechnology and Materials Science. The department has an enrollment of one-hundred twenty undergraduate and twenty three graduate students. Alumni, friends, governmental agencies, other institutions, industrial and business companies, and students are invited to visit the chemistry web site and communicate with the department as often as they desire.


Requirement for Admission to the Department of Chemistry

The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry is one of the most rigorous at the University.  The very demanding course work begins the first semester of the freshman year and increases in rigor as students matriculate through the program.  A total of 56 credits in chemistry and 38 credits in math and other science courses are required for the degree, i.e. 94 credits (78 percent) of the 120 credits required for the degree are credits in demanding science and math courses.  The freshman and sophomore years require students to complete 23 credits of lower division chemistry and 26 credits of lower division math and other science courses.  All of these lower division courses are offered in sequence and are foundational to the chemistry courses required in the junior and senior years. In other word, mastery of the concepts presented in the lower division courses is paramount for students’ success in junior and senior level courses.

General Studies Students (Students With Less Than 60 Credits)
To become a major in the Department of Chemistry, a student in the FAMU Freshman/Sophomore Experience must follow the Department curriculum and maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken as well as earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses listed on the curriculum.

Transfer Students (Students With More Than 60 Credits)
This requirement applies to transfer students from other institutions and FAMU students who transfer from other departments. To become a major in the Department of Chemistry, a transfer student must have an overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken as well as earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses listed on the curriculum.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry

The Chemistry Program at Florida A & M University is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Students completing a baccalaureate degree that meets the ACS Guidelines will receive an “ACS-certified degree”. A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is a gateway to a number of challenging, enriching and high-paying careers.  Students may choose any of the four Bachelor of Science degree programs as a major course of study.  The Bachelor of Science (Teacher Certification) is designed to train students for careers in secondary education; the Bachelor of Science (American Chemical Society Certification) is designed to prepare students for immediate employment or graduate training. The Bachelor of Science (Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry) is designed for students who plan careers in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science; the Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) is designed to prepare students for careers in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Medicine or graduate training.

No chemistry course with a grade below “C” will be accepted as credit toward a major or minor in chemistry.

Requirements for the Minor in Chemistry - A minor in chemistry requires completion of the following chemistry courses with a grade of “C” or better: CHM 1045-1046, CHM 1045L-1046L, CHM 2210-2211, CHM 2210L-2211L plus an additional five (5) semester hours of chemistry courses approved by the department.

Foreign Language Requirement: Students who have not completed two years of the same foreign language or American Sign Language in high school must complete eight semester hours in the same foreign language prior to graduation.

CLAST Requirement: Effecitve July 1, 2011, students do not need CLAST scores or CLAST alternatives to graduate.

Faculty

Professors: Ikediobi, Christopher O.; Turner, Ralph W.; Ugochukwu, Ngozi H.
Associate Professors: Edington, Maurice; Edwards, Jesse; Mateeva, Nella
Assistant Professor: Musa, Musiliyu; Onyeozili, Edith N.
Visiting Assistant Professors:  Lyles-Eggleston, Margaret; Mochona, Bereket; Lita, Adrian; Terry, Doris
Visiting Instructors: Ayuk-Takem, Lambert; Figgers, Cynthia

Undergraduate Program Course Requirements


Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry
(American Chemical Society Certification/Code: 24201)


Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101/1102 Freshman Communication Skills I, II6
*CHM 1045/1046 General Chemistry I, II6
*CHM 1045L/1046L General Chemistry I and II Labs2
CHM 1901/1902 Freshman Special Topics2
*MAC 2311/2312 Calculus I and II8
BSC 1010/1011 General Biology I and II w/Labs
8
 32

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
CHM 2903/2904 Sophomore Special Topics2
CHM 3120/3120L Analytical Chemistry w/Lab4
*CHM 2210/2211 Organic Chemistry I, II w/Lab6
CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry3
*PHY 2048/2049 General Physics I, II w/Labs10
Approved Humanities Elective

3
 30

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
BCH 4033 Biochemistry I w/Lab4
BCH 4033/4034 Biochemistry I, II w/Labs8
CHM 4410/4411 Physical Chemistry I, II w/Lab8
AMH 2091 African American History3
CGS Computer Literacy I3
Approved Humanities Elective3
Approved Social Science Elective

3
 30

Senior Year   Sem. Hrs.
CHM 4220 Advanced Organic Chemistry3
CHM 4130/4130L Instrumental Analysis w/Lab4
CHM 4900 Short Courses in Chemistry3
CHM 4930 Chemistry Seminar1
BCH 4042 Proteins3
Approved Chemistry Elective3
Approved Science Electives

11
 28
TOTAL120

* This is a State Common Prerequisite. Subsitutions indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry
(Biochemistry: 24204)


Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101/1102 Freshman Communication Skills I, II6
*CHM 1045/1046 General Chemistry I, II6
*CHM 1045L/1046L General Chemistry I and II Labs2
CHM 1901/1902 Freshman Special Topics2
*MAC 2311/2312 Calculus I and II8
Approved Humanities Electives

6
 30

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
CHM 2903/2904 Sophomore Special Topics2
*CHM 2210/2211 Organic Chemistry I, II6
*CHM 2210L/2211L Organic Chemistry I, II Labs2
CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry3
*PHY 2048/2049 General Physics I, II w/Labs10
BSC 1011/1011 General Biology I, II w/Labs

8
 31

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
CHM 3905/3906 Junior Special Topics2
BCH 4033/4034 Biochemistry I, II w/Labs8
CHM 4400/4401 Physical Chemistry for Life Science I, II6
CHM 4402L Physical Characterization of Biomolecules2
AMH 2091 African American History3
Approved Biology Elective

8
 29

Senior Year   Sem. Hrs.
BCH 4042 Proteins CHM 4220 Advanced Organic Chemistry3
BCH 4044 Nucleic Acids3
CHM 3120/3120L Analytical Chemistry w/Lab4
CHM 4130/4130L Instrumental Analysis w/Lab4
CHM 4930 Chemistry Seminar1
CGS 2060 Computer Literacy I3
Approved Social Science Elective3
Approved Biology Elective4
Approved Electives

5
 30
TOTAL120

* This is a State Common Prerequisite. Subsitutions indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry
(Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry/Code: 24203)


Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101/1102 Freshman Communication Skills I, II6
*CHM 1045/1046 General Chemistry I, II6
*CHM 1045L/1046L General Chemistry I and II Labs2
CHM 1901/1902 Freshman Special Topics2
Approved Humanities Electives6
*MAC 2311/2312 Calculus I and II

8
 30

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
CHM 2903/2904 Sophomore Special Topics2
*CHM 2210/2211 Organic Chemistry I, II6
*CHM 2210L/2211L Organic Chemistry I, II Labs2
CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry3
*PHY 2048/2049 General Physics I, II w/Labs10
BSC 1010/1011 General Biology I, II w/Labs

8
 31

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
CHM 3905/3906 Junior Special Topics2
BCH 4033/4034 Biochemistry I, II w/Lab8
CHM 4400/4401 Physical Chemistry for Life Science  I, II6
CHM 4402L Physical Characterization of Biomolecules2
AMH 2091 African American History3
Approved Biology Electives

8
 29

Senior Year   Sem. Hrs.
BCH 4042 Proteins   3
BCH 4044 Nucleic Acids3
CHM 3120/3120L Analytical Chemistry w/Lab4
CHM 4130/4130L Instrumental Analysis w/Lab4
CHM 4930 Chemistry Seminar1
CGS 2060 Computer Literacy I3
Approved Electives5
Approved Biology Elective4
Approved Social Science Elective

3
 30
TOTAL120

* This is a State Common Prerequisite. Subsitutions indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry
(Teacher Certification/Code: 24202)


Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101/1102 Freshman Communication Skills I, II6
*CHM 1045/1046 General Chemistry I, II6
*CHM 1045L/1046L General Chemistry I and II Labs2
CHM 1901/1902 Freshman Special Topics2
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education3
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology3
EDG 3004 Overview & Orientation w/FC1
*MAC 2311/2312 Calculus I and II

8
 31

Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
CHM 2903/2904 Sophomore Special Topics2
*CHM 2210/2211 Organic Chemistry I, II6
*CHM 2210L/2211L Organic Chemistry I, II Labs2
Math Elective (w/Geometry)4
AMH 2091 African American History3
BSC 1010 General Biology I w/Lab4
GLY 2001 Introduction to Earth/Space Science3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology3
 EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations w/FC3
 30

Junior YearSem. Hrs.
BCH 4033/4033L Biochemistry I w/Lab4
*PHY 2048/2049 General Physics I, II w/Labs10
CHM 3120/3120L Analytical Chemistry w/Lab4
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy3
SPC 2600 Public Speaking3
EDP 3135 Adolescent Psychology3
SCE 3330 Teaching Science in High Schools w/FC

3
 30

Senior Year   Sem. Hrs.
CHM 4410/4410L Physical Chemistry I w/Lab4
CHM 4930 Chemistry Seminar1
EDF 3430 Measurement & Evaluation of Educational Growth3
ESE 3341 Theory & Practice w/FC3
RED 3333 Reading in Content Area w/FC3
TSL 4324 ESOL Strategies for Instruction3
ESE 4930 Instructional Seminar in Secondary Education3
ESE 4943 Student Teaching6
Approved Humanities Elective

3
 29
TOTAL120

* This is a State Common Prerequisite. Subsitutions indicated in the State Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.



BCH 4033 Biochemistry I (3) Prereq: CHM 2211 and BSC 1011 with passing grades. It includes chemistry of biomolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids, and a basic study of membranes, enzymes, enzyme kinetics, vitamins, intermediary metabolism, and bioenergetics.

BCH 4033L Biochemistry I
Lab (1) Pre-req: CHM 2211, CHM 2211L, BSC 1011 and BSC 1011L with passing grades; Co-req: BCH 4033.    Introduction to biochemical techniques. Experiments include pH determination, buffer preparation, organelle separation, protein quantitation, chromatography, and electrophoresis.

BCH 4034 Biochemistry II
(3) Prereq: BCH 4033 with a passing grade. A brief study of radioisotopes, photosynthesis, and molecular transmission of genetic information. The study includes biochemistry of nucleic acids, replication, transcription, processing, and translation; protein synthesis; immunochemistry; and genetic engineering.

B
CH 4034L Biochemistry II Lab (1)  Pre-req: BCH 4033 and 4033L with passing grades;     Co-req: BCH 4034. Involves handling bacterial cultures, isolation of plasmid DNA, effect of methylation on restriction analysis, restriction mapping, bacterial transformation, bacterial recombination and PCR.

BCH 4042 Proteins (3) Pre-req: CHM 2211 and BSC 1011 with a passing grade.   Pre/Co-req: BCH 4033.    A detailed study of the structure, classification, and kinetics of enzymes; molecular mechanism of enzyme action; and medical and industrial application of enzymes. Laboratory involves isolation, purification, and kinetic studies of enzymes.

BCH 4044 Nucleic Acids (3) Pre-req: BCH 4033 with a passing grade; Pre/Co-req: BCH 4034. A basic study of nucleic acids; Composition, structure, properties; replication, repair and recombination of DNA; Regulation of gene expression and gene therapy.

CHM 1000 Has been removed, as it is no longer offered.

CHM 1020 Fundamentals of Chemistry (3) For students not prepared for CHM 1045 as determined by departmental qualifying exam, including SAT/ACT scores. Teaches fundamental skills necessary for problem solving, emphasizing dimensional analysis. Covers basic concepts of chemistry to prepare students for CHM 1045. Includes recitation sessions for individualized student help.

CHM 1030 Introductory Chemistry for Non-Science Majors
(3) Prereq: Passing grade on departmental examination. Basic principles of general chemistry including systems of measurement, bonding, nomenclature, mole concept, balanced equations and stoichiometry, solutions, kinetics, and equilibrium emphasizing acid-base behavior.

CHM 1030L Introductory Chemistry for Non-Science Major Laboratory
(1)  Co-req: CHM 1030. Introduction to basic chemical techniques. Experiments involve simple chemical reactions, determination of density, and qualitative tests for the determination of inorganic ions in biological fluids.

CHM 1031 Organic Chemistry for Non-Science Major
(3) Prereq: CHM 1030 with passing grade. Introduction to organic chemistry. Study of major classes of organic compounds emphasizing carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and enzymes.

CHM 1031L Organic Chemistry for Non-Science Major Laboratory
(1) Prereq: CHM 1030 with passing grade or with department consent. Co-req: CHM 1031.  Experiments include basic chemical reactions of alkanes, alkenes, carbohydrates and proteins; chromatography and synthesis of organic compounds.

CHM 1045 General Chemistry I
(3) Prereq: CHM 1020 with passing grade or passing grade on departmental qualifying exam, includig SAT/ACT scores. Fundamental laws, theories and principles of chemistry are introduced. Topics include properties of matter, nomenclature, reactions, including redox reactions, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, modern atomic theory, bonding and structure, aqueous solutions, and periodic relationships.

CHM 1045L General Chemistry Laboratory I
(1) Coreq: CHM 1045. Laboratory course to accompany and provide a deeper and more concrete understanding of topics in CHM 1045. Students are given the opportunity to observe phenomena and obtain practical skills in using various types of laboratory equipment. Emphasis is on following standard safety practice, making careful observations and measurements, and critically analyzing observations and data.

CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) Prereq
: CHM 1045 with passing grade. This course is a continuation of CHM 1045. Topics include thermodynamics of chemical reactions and changes of state, equilibrium, acid-base theories, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry and descriptive chemistry of main-group and transition elements and their compounds.

CHM 1046L General Chemistry Laboratory II
(1) Coreq: CHM 1045L with a passing grade; Co-req: CHM 1046. A laboratory course to accompany CHM 1046. This course is a continuation of CHM 1045L. Students are given opportunities to extend their skills and make careful observations and measurements using various types of laboratory equipment such as burets, pH meters and spectrophotometers. Emphasis is on following standard safety practice and critically analyzing observations and data.

CHM 1901 Freshman Special Topics I
(1) Structured activities designed to develop strong personal skills, technical knowledge, enhance problem-solving, professional skills related to chemistry, critical thinking, and test-taking strategies.

CHM 1902 Freshman Special Topics II
(1) Structured activities designed to develop strong personal skills, technical knowledge, enhance problem-solving, professional skills related to chemistry, critical thinking, and test-taking strategies.

CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
(3) Prereq: CHM 1046 with passing grade. Study of nomenclature and fundamental physical and chemical properties of acyclic and cyclic aliphatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, and alcohols, with special emphasis on the relationship of structure to physical and chemical properties; special consideration given to mechanism and stereochemical effects.

CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
(1) Prereq: CHM 1046L with passing grade. Co-req: CHM 2210. Exposes the student to elementary aliphatic syntheses and basic organic chemistry laboratory separation techniques, including distillation, crystallization, extraction, and chromatography; requires written laboratory reports which includes stoichiometric calculations.

CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
(3) Prereq: CHM 2210 with passing grade. Study of nomenclature and fundamental chemistry of aromatic compounds and aliphatic hydrocarbon derivatives other than halides. Cursory coverage of biomolecules: fats, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, including introductory IR and NMR theory and practice in compound identification.

CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
(1) Prereq: CHM 2210L with passing grade. Co-req: CHM 2211. A continuation of CHM 2210L with emphasis on aromatic syntheses and spectroscopic identification of compounds by IR, NMR, polarimetry, and refractometry; requires written laboratory reports.

CHM 2903* Special Topics I
Catalog Data: Structured activities designed to develop strong personal skills, technical knowledge, enhance problem-solving, professional skills related to chemistry, critical thinking, and test-taking strategies. (Sophomore)

CHM 2904* Special Topics II
Catalog Data: Structured activities designed to develop strong personal skills, technical knowledge, enhance problem-solving, professional skills related to chemistry, critical thinking, and test-taking strategies. (Sophomore)

CHM 3120 Quantitative Analysis
(2) Prereq: CHM 1046 with a passing grade. Topics include a review of stoichiometry, acid-base equilibria, statistical treatment of data, and an introduction to volumetric, gravimetric, potentiometric, and photometric methods of analysis. Chemical equilibria are treated mathematically.

CHM 3120L Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
(2) Prereq: CHM 1046 with a passing grade. Titrimetric, gravimetric, photometric, and potentiometric analyses. Emphasis is placed on accuracy and precision in carrying out experimental procedures.

CHM 3121 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
(3) Prereq: CHM 2211 with a passing grade. A development of topics covered in CHM 3120 followed by an introduction to electroanalytical methods, mass spectrometry, analytical separation methods, and thermal analysis techniques.

CHM 3121L Advanced Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
(1) Prereq: CHM 2211L and CHM 3120 with passing grade. Advanced titrimetric, gravimetric, photometric, and potentiometric analyses of ores and pharmaceutical samples. Introduction to voltammetric and chromatographic analysis methods.

CHM 3905* Special Topics I
(1) Catalog Data: Structured activities designed to develop strong personal skills, technical knowledge, enhance problem-solving, professional skills related to chemistry, critical thinking, and test-taking strategies. (Junior)

CHM 3906* Junior Special Topics II
(1) Structured activities designed to develop strong personal skills, technical knowledge, enhance problem-solving, professional skills related to chemistry, critical thinking, and test-taking strategies. (Junior)

CHM 4013L Physical Characterization of Biomolecules
(2) Prereq: MAC 2312 and PHY 2048 with passing grades; Co-req: BCH 4033 and CHM 4400. Introduction to the methods used to examine the physical basis of biomolecules and acquaint students with the instruments used.

CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis
(3) Prereq: CHM 3120, CHM 3121 and PHY 2048 or equivalent with passing grades. Topics to be covered include: Introductory electronics, optical methods, laboratory computers, and selected instrumental methods including atomic, nuclear magnetic resonance, and infrared spectroscopy.

CHM 4130L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
(1) Prereq: CHM 3120L or CHM 3121L; Co-req: 4130. Experiments designed to familiarize students with the following: electronic circuits, computer interfacing, infrared spectrophotometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, and atomic spectroscopy.

CHM 4220 Advanced Organic Chemistry
(3) Prereq: CHM 2211 with passing grade. Molecular orbital theory of covalent bonding; an in-depth study of free radicals, electrophilic, nucleophilic and elimination reactions; neighboring group participation and different molecular rearrangements. Role of carbocations and carbanions in syntheses, with emphasis on kinetics and cycloadditions; a survey of modern organic reactions including mechanisms.

CHM 4230 Qualitative Organic Analysis
(4) Prereq: CHM 4220 and  CHM 4130 with a passing grade. Use of chemical and instrumental methods of analysis to identify organic compounds both as pure substances and as mixtures. Chemical techniques involve the use of reagents to detect various fundamental groups. Instrumental methods include NMR, IR, UV, GLC, and HPLC.

CHM 4400 Physical Chemistry for Life Science I
(3) Prereq: MAC 2312 amd {HY 2048 with passing grades; Pre/Co-req: BCH 4033. Introduction to thermodynamics, chemical equilibria and electrochemistry and their importance in understanding biomolecular structure and function.

CHM 4401 Physical Chemistry for Life Science II
(3) Prereq: CHM 4400. Introduction to quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and kinetics, and their importance in understanding biomolecular structure and function.

CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry
(3) Prereq: CHM 1046, MAC 2312 and PHY 2048 with passing grade. Quantitative, theoretical approach to basic physiochemical problems with special emphasis  on solids, liquids, gases, chemical thermodynamics, equilibria, bioenergenics, solutions, spectroscopy,and kinetics.

CHM 4410L Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
(1) Prereq: MAC 2312 and PHY 2048 and PHY 2053 with passing grade. Experiments are designed to test theoretical physical chemical principles by examining colligative,
thermodynamics and spectroscopic properties of molecules. A research oriented approach toward experimentation will be taken. The use of computer programming and software will be used in conjunction with data analysis.

CHM 4422 Advanced Physical Chemistry
(3) Prereq: CHM 4411 and 4411L with passing grades. Kinetics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics are covered on an advanced undergraduate level.

CHM 4411 Physical Chemistry II
(3) Prereq: CHM 4410 and PHY 2049 with passing grade. Detailed emphasis given to transport properties, electrical conduction, macromolecules, electrochemical cells, quantum mechanisms, atomic structure, statistical mechanics, symmetry, and point groups.

CHM 4411L Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
(1) Prereq: CHM 4410 and CHM 4410L with passing grade. The approach and emphasis of CHM 4410L will be continued. Computer software for molecular model building and mathematical modeling of experiments will be used. The study of biological molecules will be emphasized.

CHM 4501 Biophysical Chemistry
(3) Prereq: MAC 2313 and PHY 3053 with grade of “C” or above. Quantitative, Physiochemical approach to problems in physical chemistry with special emphasis on Biological Systems.

CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
(3) Prereq: CHM 1046 with passing grade. Basic theory with applications to electronic structure of atoms. Introduction to group theory. Descriptive chemistry. Properties of compounds, including acid-base theories, oxidation-reduction chemistry, and stability. Structure and properties of compounds of transition elements.

CHM 4905 Directed Individual Study
(1-4) Prereq: Consent of the department. Each student will pursue a systematic investigation of a topic or project of his/her interest under the supervision of a faculty member. A written report is required at the end of the investigation or study.

CHM 4900 Short Courses in Chemistry
(1-4) Prereq: Consent of the department. Research course working with faculty.

CHM 4930 Chemistry Seminar
(1) Prereq: Consent of the department. Weekly discussions/ presentations of current chemical topics by students, faculty, and invited speakers. Each student is required to prepare a scientific paper on a chemistry topic and present an oral seminar to faculty and peers.