Chemistry

Courses

CHEM& 110: Chemical Concepts with Lab

Credits 5

Introduction to chemistry covering selected principles and their effect on ourselves and our environment. Intended for non-science majors wishing to improve their science literacy and develop a long-term interest in science. Includes online lab. (Natural Science)

CHEM& 121: Introduction to Chemistry

Credits 5

For individuals with little or no chemistry background. Atomic nature of matter, chemical bonding, periodic table, chemical reactions, phases of matter, solutions, equilibrium, reaction rates, and nuclear reactions. Includes laboratory.  This class may include students from multiple sections. (Natural Science)

CHEM& 131: Intro to Organic/Biochemistry

Credits 6

Presents organic chemistry and biochemistry, with emphasis on functional groups, synthesis, and biochemical applications. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Natural Science)

CHEM& 161: General Chemistry with Lab I

Credits 5

For science and engineering majors. This course focuses on the fundamentals of chemical structures: atomic nature of matter, atomic structure, periodic trends, quantum concepts, molecular structure, and chemical reactions.  Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory.  This class may include students from multiple sections. (Natural Science)

CHEM& 162: General Chemistry with Lab II

Credits 5

This course focuses on physical and chemical interactions: intermolecular forces, properties of mixtures, gas laws, and thermodynamics.  This course builds on the content developed in CHEM& 161.  Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

CHEM& 163: General Chemistry with Lab III

Credits 5

This course focuses on the quantitation of dynamic chemical systems: equilibrium, acid-based reactions, electrochemistry, kinetics, and nuclear reactions. This course builds on the content developed in CHEM& 162. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

CHEM& 241: Organic Chemistry I

Credits 4

First course for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry. Structure, nomenclature, reactions, and synthesis of the main types of organic compounds. No organic laboratory accompanies this course. (Elective)

CHEM& 242: Organic Chemistry II

Credits 4

Second course for individuals planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry. Further discussion of physical properties and transformations of organic molecules, especially aromatic and carbonyl compounds. (Elective)

CHEM& 243: Organic Chemistry III

Credits 3

Third course for individuals planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry. Polyfunctional compounds, lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids. (Elective)

CHEM 265: Special Topics in Chemistry

Credits 1 3

This course fulfills the missing credit from transferring semester credits to quarter credits for prerequisite coursework for the Nursing DTA only.