• Courses

    CHEMISTRY (CHEM)
    1101 Essentials of Chemistry I Lab (1-0-3) [#] Laboratory course providing an introduction to inorganic chemistry emphasizing chemical reactions, solution chemistry, gas laws and acid base chemistry. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or successful completion of CHEM 1301 is required.
    1102 Essentials of Chemistry II Lab (1-0-3) [#] Laboratory course providing an introduction to the principals of organic and biochemistry. Topics covered will include an introduction to organic chemistry, biologically important molecules and metabolism. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or successful completion of CHEM 1302 is required.
    1110 General Chemistry I Lab (1-0-3) [#] Laboratory course for studying the principles of chemistry: atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, reactions in solution, gas laws and thermochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 1310 or concurrent enrollment.
    1111 General Chemistry II Lab (1-0-3) [#] Laboratory course for studying of the properties of liquids, solids and solutions, kinetics, equilibrium and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHEM 1311 or concurrent enrollment.
    1301 Essentials of Chemistry I (3-3-0) [#] An introduction to the principles of inorganic chemistry. Number handling, solution chemistry, gas laws and acid/base chemistry will be among the topics covered. This course may not be used to satisfy the degree requirements of science majors or minors.
    1302 Essentials of Chemistry II (3-3-0) [#] An introduction to the principals of organic and biochemistry. Topics covered will include an introduction to organic chemistry, biologically important molecules and metabolism. The course may not be used to satisfy the degree requirements of science majors or minors. Prerequisite: CHEM 1301.
    1310 General Chemistry I (3-3-0) [#] This course covers the foundational concepts of general chemistry: atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, reactions in solution, gas laws and thermochemistry. Prerequisite: MATH 1310 or 1320 or concurrent enrollment.
    1311 General Chemistry II (3-3-0) [#] This course covers the more advanced concepts of general chemistry: properties of liquids, solids and solutions, kinetics, equilibrium and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHEM 1310.
    2099 (1-4 hours credit) Special Topics Topics will be chosen to meet special student needs. Topics that may be covered are one semester organic chemistry, history of chemistry, etc. One, two or three hours of lecture each week. Laboratory may be included for some topics. May be repeated for credit when different subject matter is taught.
    3401, 3402 Organic Chemistry I, II (4-3-3) A study of principles of organic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 1311, 1111, 3401 (for 3402). Fall, Spring
    3410 Quantitative Analysis and Electrochemistry (4-3-3) The theory and application of quantitative analysis techniques and electrochemistry to the chemistry of both inorganic and organic systems. Prerequisite: CHEM 3402 or consent of instructor. Fall
    3411 Spectroscopy and Chromatography (4-3-3) Theory and application of the principles of chromatography to analytical chemistry in both inorganic and organic systems. Prerequisite: CHEM 3402 and 3410 or consent of instructor. Spring
    4099 (1-4 hours credit) Selected Topics Special topics chosen to meet a special student need or to take advantage of the specialties of the faculty. Topics may be general such as advanced physical chemistry, etc., or more specific such as quantum mechanics. One, two, or three hours lecture each week. May be repeated when different subject matter is taught.
    4105 Chemistry Seminar (1-1-0) A student seminar course that explores topics of current importance in chemistry and biochemistry. Prerequisites: 24 hours of chemistry coursework and permission of the department head.
    4120 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (1-0-3) Laboratory course for CHEM 4320. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4320 or consent of instructor. As needed.
    4121 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (1-0-3) Laboratory course for CHEM 4321. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4321 or consent of instructor. As needed.
    4140, 4240, 4340 Individual Research Qualified students may elect individual work in a specialized field under supervision of faculty members. May be repeated for credit when nature of a problem requires or when a new problem is started.
    4301 Biophysical Chemistry (3-3-0) A study of the principles of physical chemistry and their application to biophysical systems. Prerequisite: CHEM 4311 and MATH 1320. As needed.
    4304 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3-3-0) A study of the structure and reactions in inorganic chemistry with emphasis on the area of transition metals. Prerequisite: CHEM 3401 and 4401. Spring (odd years)
    4310 Biochemistry I (3-3-0) Study of the structure properties and function of proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids and biological membranes. Prerequisite: CHEM 3402 and BIOL 2420. Fall
    4311 Biochemistry II (3-3-0) Study of bioenergetics, biosignalling and the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids.. Prerequisite: CHEM 4310. Spring
    4312 Biochemical Techniques (3-1-6) A laboratory course that presents methodology and instrumentation used to study biomolecules. Techniques for the purification and analysis of proteins as well as basic molecular biology protocols will be presented. Prerequisite: CHEM 4311 or concurrent enrollment. Spring.
    4320 Physical Chemistry I (3-3-0) Thermodynamics and its application to systems in equilibrium. Topics include equations of state, equilibrium thermodynamics, ideal and nonideal solutions, phase equilibrium and thermodynamics of chemical reactions. Prerequisite: MATH 1321 and PHYS 2402. Fall (odd years).
    4321 Physical Chemistry II (3-3-0) Study of the macroscopic properties of chemical systems from a microscopic analysis. Topics include kinetic- molecular theory, molecular energy levels, fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 4320. Spring (even years).
    4405 Environmental Chemistry (4-3-3) A study of the earth’s natural processes as they occur in air, water, and soil. This course will focus on both naturally operating and altered environmental systems. Prerequisite: CHEM 3410. Spring.

    PHYSICS (PHYS)
    1099, 2099, 3099, 4099 Selected Topics (1-4 hours credit) Topics will be chosen to meet student needs. One, two or three lecture hours each week. May be repeated when different subject material is taught.
    1105 Applied Physics of Sports Lab (1-0-2) Laboratory course to accompany PHYS 1305 that investigates the physics involved in sports, exercise, and the human body. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1305 is required unless waived by the student’s advisor. Spring (even years).
    1110 General Physics I Lab (1-0-2) [#] Laboratory course providing an introduction to fundamental concepts of mechanics, heat, and sound. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1310 is required unless waived by the student’s advisor.
    1111 General Physics II Lab (1-0-2) [#] Laboratory course providing an introduction to fundamental concepts of magnetism, electricity, light and atomic physics. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1311 is required unless waived by the student’s advisor.
    1120 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab (1-0-2) A calculus-level laboratory course providing an introduction to mechanics and heat. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1320 is required unless waived by the student’s advisor. Fall (odd years).
    1121 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab (1-0-2) A calculus-level laboratory course providing an introduction to electricity, magnetism, and optics. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 1321 is required unless waived by the student’s advisor. Spring (even years.)
    1305 Applied Physics of Sports (3-3-0) An abridged physics course covering the applications of mechanics, fluids, heat and electromagnetism to sports and exercise as well as the human athlete. This course may not be used to satisfy the degree requirement for majors or minors. Prerequisite: MATH 1311. Spring (even years).
    1310 General Physics I (3-3-0) [#] A general course in physics: mechanics, heat, and sound. Prerequisite: MATH 1311.
    1311 General Physics II (3-3-0) [#] A general course in physics: fundamental concepts of magnetism, electricity, light and atomic physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 1310.
    1320 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (3-3-0) A calculus-level introduction of the principles of mechanics and heat. Prerequisite: MATH 1320 or permission of the instructor. Fall (odd years).
    1321 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (3-3-0) A calculus-level introduction of the principles of electricity, magnetism, and optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 1320 and MATH 1321 or permission of the instructor. Spring even years.
    2405 Introduction to Speech Acoustics (4-3-2) A laboratory course that introduces the nature of sound produced by the spoken human voice and the aural perceptions of sound and speech. This course covers vibrations, wave phenomena, sound generation and propagation, the nature of hearing, room acoustics, and the analysis of sound. The analysis and sound production of the spoken voice will be of particular emphasis. This course may not be used to satisfy the degree requirement for science majors or minors. Prerequisite: MATH 1301 or 1310. Spring (odd years).
    2406 Introduction to Musical Acoustics (4-3-2) A laboratory course that introduces the nature of sound produced by the human voice and musical instruments. The course will cover vibrations, wave phenomena, sound generation and propagation, the nature of hearing, room acoustics and the analysis of sound. The analysis of the sound production of musical instruments will be of particular emphasis. This course may not be used to satisfy the degree requirement for science majors or minors. Prerequisite: MATH 1301 or 1310. Fall (even years).
    2410 Modern Physics (4-3-3) Introduction to aspects of modern physics; relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic structure, nuclear physics and modern physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 1321, 1121 and MATH 1321. Fall (even years).
    3320 Classical Dynamics (3-3-0) Introduction to advanced classical dynamics: particle motion in one and three dimensions including oscillatory motion and motion under a central force, dynamics of many particle systems, and Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s equations. Prerequisite: PHYS 2410 and MATH 2321 or concurrent enrollment. Spring (odd years).
    3340 Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics (3-3-0) Introduction to thermodynamics and the statistical description of thermal processes. Prerequisite: PHYS 2410 and MATH 1321. Fall (odd years).
    4090 Special Problems (1-4 hours credit) Advanced work in physics, the nature of which is determined by the previous preparation and interest of the student. Credit hours will depend on the nature of the problem and the amount of completed coursework. May be repeated when different subject material is taught. Prerequisite: PHYS 2410 or consent of the instructor.
    4310 Quantum Mechanics (3-3-0) This course offers an introduction to quantum mechanics, including such topics as wave mechanics, Schrödinger’s equation and its applications, barrier problems, harmonic oscillators, angular momentum, and applications to atomic and molecular processes. Prerequisite: PHYS 3320 and MATH 2321 and 3305. Spring (odd years)

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