Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Courses & Curriculum

Chemistry & Biochemistry Major Tracks 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers several tracks that lead to a BS degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry. These tracks include:

Chemistry Minor
Click here for required courses.


Chemistry Curriculum

Chemistry Track Certified by the American Chemical Society: 
1. Core Curriculum — Click here for Core Curriculum requirements.  Fields 6 & 7 are met with major requirements and are therefore waived.
 
2. Major course requirements (20 courses)   (75 credits)
CHM 111-112 + lab General Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 227-228 + lab Organic Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 230 + lab Analytical Chemistry   (4 credits)
CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 301-302 + lab Classical Physical Chemistry and Modern Physical Chemistry
  (8 credits)
CHM 334 + lab Spectrometric Analysis   (4 credits)
CHM 430 + lab  Instrumental Analytical Chemistry   (4 credits)
CHM 381-480-481 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar   (3 credits)
BCH 301 Introduction to Biochemistry   (3 credits)
BIO 111 + lab Introductory Biology I
  (4 credits)
MAT 111-112 Calculus I & II   (8 credits)
PHY 223-224 + lab General Physics for Physical Science Majors   (8 credits)
Chemistry or biochemistry electives:    (10 credits)
three courses, one with lab. 
CHM 450 (Research in Chemistry) can be taken instead of one advanced elective.  
CHM 451 can be taken instead of one advanced elective + lab.  CHM 450 and 451 are strongly recommended.
   
     
3. Free Electives    
Courses in addition to the Core Curriculum and major requirements sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 hours for graduation. MAT 211 is strongly recommended. 
     
Chemistry Track: 
1. Core Curriculum — Click here for Core Curriculum requirements.  Fields 6 & 7 are met with major requirements and are therefore waived.
     
2. Major course requirements (19 courses)   (71 credits)
CHM 111-112 + lab General Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 227-228 + lab Organic Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 230 + lab Analytical Chemistry   (4 credits)
CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 301 + lab Classical Physical Chemistry
  (4 credits)
CHM 334 + lab Spectrometric Analysis   (4 credits)
CHM 430 + lab Instrumental Analytical Chemistry   (4 credits)
CHM 381-480-481 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar   (3 credits)
BCH 301 Introduction to Biochemistry   (3 credits)
BIO 111 + lab Introductory Biology I
  (4 credits)
MAT 111 Calculus I   (4 credits)
MAT 112 Calculus II or MAT 141 Statistics   (4 credits)
PHY 201-202 + lab General Physics   (8 credits)
Chemistry or biochemistry electives:   (10 credits)
three courses, one with lab. CHM 450 (Research in Chemistry) can be taken instead of one advanced elective.    
     
3. Free Electives    
Courses in addition to the Core Curriculum and major requirements sufficient 
to reach a minimum of 120 hours for graduation. MAT 211 is recommended.
     
Chemistry Health Professions Track:  
1. Core Curriculum — Click here for Core Curriculum requirements.  Fields 6 & 7 are met with major requirements and are therefore waived.
     
2. Major course requirements (19 courses)   (70 credits)
CHM 111-112 + lab General Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 227-228 + lab Organic Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 230 + lab Analytical Chemistry   (4 credits)
CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 301 Classical Physical Chemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 381-480-481 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar   (3 credits)
BCH 301-302 Biochemistry   (6 credits)
BIO 111-112 + lab Introductory Biology I and II
  (8 credits)
MAT 111 Calculus I   (4 credits)
MAT 112 Calculus II or MAT 141 Statistics   (4 credits)
PHY 201-202 + lab General Physics   (8 credits)
Science electives:   (11 credits)
three courses, including at least one
course in chemistry or biochemistry and at least two
laboratory courses. CHM 450 (Research in Chemistry)
can be taken instead of one science elective.
   
     
3. Free Electives    
Courses in addition to the Core Curriculum and major requirements sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 hours for graduation. MAT 211 is recommended. 
     
Chemistry Track Certified by the American Chemical Society with Business Minor: 
1.  Core Curriculum — Click here for Core Curriculum requirements.  Fields 5, 6, & 7 are met with major & minor requirements and are therefore waived.
     
2. Major course requirements (20 courses)   (75 credits)
CHM 111-112 + lab General Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 227-228 + lab Organic Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 230 + lab Analytical Chemistry I   (4 credits)
CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 301-302 + lab Physical Chemistry I and II   (8 credits)
CHM 334 + lab Spectrometric Analysis   (4 credits)
CHM 430 + lab Instrumental Analytical Chemistry   (4 credits)
CHM 381-480-481 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar   (3 credits)
BCH 301 Introduction to Biochemistry   (3 credits)
BIO 111 + lab Introductory Biology I
  (4 credits)
MAT 111-112 Calculus I & II   (8 credits)
PHY 223-224 + lab General Physics for Physical Science Majors   (8 credits)
Chemistry electives:   (10 credits)
three courses, one with lab. CHM 450 (Research in Chemistry) can be taken instead of one chemistry elective. CHM 450 is recommended.
     
3. Business Requirements (7 courses)   (21-22 credits)
ECO 101-102 Macro- and Microeconomics   (6 credits)
MGT 101 Introduction to Management   (3 credits)
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing   (3 credits)
ACC 201 Financial Accounting   (3 credits)
FIN 201 Introduction to Finance   (3 credits)
MAT 141 or ECO 255 Inferential or Business Statistics   (4 or 3 credits)
     
4. Free Electives    
Courses in addition to the Core Curriculum and major requirements sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 hours for graduation.  MAT 211 is recommended.
     
Chemistry Track with Business Minor: 
1. Core Curriculum — View the Core Curriculum requirements.  Fields 5, 6, & 7 are met with major & minor requirements and are therefore waived.
     
2. Major course requirements (19 courses)   (70-71 credits)
CHM 111-112 + lab General Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 227-228 + lab Organic Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 230 + lab Analytical Chemistry   (4 credits)
CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 301 + lab Classical Physical Chemistry
  (4 credits)
CHM 334 + lab Spectrometric Analysis   (4 credits)
CHM 430 + lab Instrumental Analytical Chemistry   (4 credits)
CHM 381-480-481 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar   (3 credits)
BCH 301 Introduction to Biochemistry   (3 credits)
BIO 111 + lab Introductory Biology I
  (4 credits)
MAT 111 Calculus I   (4 credits)
MAT 141 or ECO 255 Statistics   (4 or 3 credits)
PHY 201-202 + lab General Physics   (8 credits)
Chemistry electives:   (10 credits)
three courses, one with lab. CHM 450 (Research in Chemistry) can be taken instead of one advanced elective. CHM 451 (Research in Chemistry) can be taken instead of one advanced elective.    
     
3. Business Requirements (6 courses)   (18 credits)
ECO 101-102 Macro- and Microeconomics   (6 credits)
MGT 101 Introduction to Management   (3 credits)
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing   (3 credits)
ACC 201 Financial Accounting   (3 credits)
FIN 201 Introduction to Finance   (3 credits)
     
4. Free Electives    
Courses in addition to the Core Curriculum and major requirements sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 hours for graduation. MAT 211 is recommended. 
     
Chemistry Health Professions Track with Business Minor: 
1. Core Curriculum — View the Core Curriculum requirements.  Fields 5, 6, & 7 are met with major & minor requirements and are therefore waived.
     
2. Major course requirements (19 courses)   (69-70 credits)
CHM 111-112 + lab General Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 227-228 + lab Organic Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 230 + lab Analytical Chemistry I   (4 credits)
CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 301 Classical Physical Chemistry
  (3 credits)
CHM 381-480-481 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar   (3 credits)
BCH 301-302 Introductory Biochemistry and Cellular Biochemistry
  (6 credits)
BIO 111-112 + lab Introductory Biology I and II   (8 credits)
MAT 111 Calculus I   (4 credits)
MAT 141 or ECO 255 Inferential or Business Statistics   (4 or 3 credits)
PHY 201-202 + lab General Physics   (8 credits)
Science electives:   (11 credits)
three courses, including at least 1 course in Chemistry/Biochemistry and at least 2 laboratory courses. CHM 450 (Research in Chemistry) can be taken instead of one advanced elective.    
     
3. Business Requirements (6 courses)   (18 credits)
ECO 101-102 Macro- and Microeconomics   (6 credits)
MGT 101 Introduction to Management   (3 credits)
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing   (3 credits)
ACC 201 Financial Accounting   (3 credits)
FIN 201 Introduction to Finance   (3 credits)
     
4. Free Electives    
Courses in addition to the Core Curriculum and major requirements sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 hours for graduation. 
     
Biochemistry Curriculum

Biochemistry Track Certified by the American Chemical Society 

1. Core Curriculum — View the Core Curriculum requirements.  Fields 6 & 7 are met with major requirements and are therefore waived.
     
2. Major course requirements: (20 courses)   (76 credits)
BIO 111 + lab Introductory Biology I
  (4 credits)
BIO 112 + lab Introductory Biology II
  (4 credits)
CHM 111-112 + lab General Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 227-228 + lab Organic Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 230 + lab Analytical Chemistry I   (4 credits)
CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry   (3 credits)
BCH 301 + lab Introductory Biochemistry   (4 credits)
BCH 302 Cellular Biochemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 301-302 +  lab Classical Physical Chemistry
and Modern Physical Chemistry
  (8 credits)
CHM 334 + lab or CHM 430 + lab Spectrometric Analysis or Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
  (4 credits)
CHM 381-480-481 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar   (3 credits)
MAT 111-112 Calculus I & II   (8 credits)
PHY 223-224 + lab General Physics for Physical Science Majors   (8 credits)
Biochemistry Elective: one course (CHM 344, CHM 455, or BIO 440)   (3 credits)
BCH 403 + lab Molecular Biology
  (4 credits)
     
3. Free electives:    
Courses in addition to the Core Curriculum and major requirements sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 hours for graduation. MAT 211 is strongly recommended. 
     
Biochemistry Track 
1. Core Curriculum — View the Core Curriculum requirements.  Fields 6 & 7 are met with major requirements and are therefore waived. 
     
2. Major course requirements: (19 courses)   (70 credits)
BIO 111 + lab Introductory Biology I
  (4 credits)
BIO 112 + lab Introductory Biology II
  (4 credits)
CHM 111-112 + lab General Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 227-228 + lab Organic Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry   (3 credits)
BCH 301 + lab Introductory Biochemistry   (4 credits)
BCH 302 Cellular Biochemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 301 Classical Physical Chemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 334 + lab or CHM 430 + lab Spectrometric Analysis or Instrumental Analytical Chemistry   (4 credits)
CHM 381-480-481 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar   (3 credits)
MAT 111 Calculus I   (4 credits)
MAT 112 or MAT 141 Calculus II or Statistics
  (4 credits)
PHY 201-202 + lab General Physics   (8 credits)
Biochemistry Elective: one course (CHM 344, CHM 455, or BIO 440)   (3 credits)
BCH 403 + L Molecular Biology
  (4 credits)
BCH Elective (any advanced elective in Biochemistry or Chemistry )   (3 credits)
     
3. Free electives:    
Courses in addition to the Core Curriculum and major requirements sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 hours for graduation. MAT 211 is recommended.
     
Biochemistry Track Certified by the American Chemical Society with Business Minor
1. Core Curriculum — View the Core Curriculum requirements.  Fields 5, 6, & 7 are met with major & minor requirements and are therefore waived. 
     
2. Major course requirements: (20 courses)   (76 credits)
BIO 111 + lab Introductory Biology I
  (4 credits)
BIO 112 + lab Introductory Biology II
  (4 credits)
CHM 111-112 + lab General Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 227-228 + lab Organic Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 230 + lab Analytical Chemistry I   (4 credits)
CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry   (3 credits)
BCH 301 + lab Introductory Biochemistry   (4 credits)
BCH 302 Cellular Biochemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 301 + lab Classical Physical Chemistry
  (4 credits)
CHM 302 + lab Modern Physical Chemistry   (4 credits)
CHM 334 + lab Modern Spectroscopy or CHM 430 + lab Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
  (4 credits)
CHM 381-480-481 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar   (3 credits)
MAT 111-112 Calculus I & II   (8 credits)
PHY 223-224 + lab General Physics for Physical Science Majors   (8 credits)
BCH 403 + lab Molecular Biology
  (4 credits)
BCH elective   (3 credits)
     
3. Business Requirements: (7 courses)   (21-22 credits)
ECO 101-102 Macro- and Microeconomics   (6 credits)
MGT 101 Introduction to Management   (3 credits)
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing   (3 credits)
ACC 201 Financial Accounting   (3 credits)
FIN 201 Introduction to Finance   (3 credits)
MAT 141 or ECO 255 Inferential or Business Statistics   (4 or 3 credits)
     
4. Free electives:    
Courses in addition to the Core Curriculum and major requirements sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 hours for graduation. MAT 211 is recommended. 
     
Biochemistry Track with Business Minor 
1. Core Curriculum — View the Core Curriculum requirements.  Fields 5, 6, & 7 are met with major & minor requirements and are therefore waived. 
     
2. Major course requirements: (19 courses)   (70 credits)
BIO 111 + lab Introductory Biology I
  (4 credits)
BIO 112 + lab Introductory Biology II
  (4 credits)
CHM 111-112 + lab General Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 227-228 + lab Organic Chemistry   (8 credits)
CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry   (3 credits)
BCH 301 + lab Introductory Biochemistry
  (4 credits)
BCH 302 Cellular Biochemistry   (3 credits)
CHM 301 Classical Physical Chemistry I   (3 credits)
CHM 334 + lab Modern Spectroscopy or CHM 430 + lab Instrumental Analytical Chemistry   (4 credits)
CHM 381-480-481 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar   (3 credits)
MAT 111 Calculus I   (4 credits)
MAT 141 or ECO 255 Statistics   (4 or 3 credits)
PHY 201-202 + lab General Physics   (8 credits)
Biochemistry Elective: one course (CHM 344, CHM 455, or BIO 440)   (3 credits)
Biochemistry or Chemistry Elective   (3 credits)
BCH 403 + L Molecular Biology  + lab
  (4 credits)
     
3. Business Requirements: (6 courses)   (18 credits)
ECO 101-102 Macro- and Microeconomics   (6 credits)
MGT 101 Introduction to Management   (3 credits)
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing   (3 credits)
ACC 201 Financial Accounting   (3 credits)
FIN 201 Introduction to Finance   (3 credits)
     
4. Free electives:    
Courses in addition to the Core Curriculum and major requirements sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 hours for graduation. MAT 211 is recommended. 


Recommended Schedules for Major Courses

Chemistry Track Certified by the American Chemical Society
FALL (Freshman Year)
 
SPRING (Freshman Year)
CHM 111/111L (4 credits)   CHM 112/112L (4 credits)
BIO 111/111L (4 credits)   PHY 223/223L (4 credits)
MAT 111 (4 credits)   MAT 112 (4 credits)
     
FALL (Sophomore Year)
 
SPRING (Sophomore Year)
CHM 227/227L (4 credits)   CHM 228/228L (4 credits)
CHM 244 (3 credits)   CHM 230/230L (4 credits)
PHY 224/224L (4 credits)    
     
FALL (Junior Year)
 
SPRING (Junior Year)
CHM 301/301L (4 credits)   CHM 302/302L (4 credits)
CHM 334/334L (4 credits)   CHM 430/430L (4 credits)
    CHM 381 (1 credit)
     
FALL (Senior Year)
 
SPRING (Senior Year)
BCH 301 (3 credits)   CHM/BCH Elective + lab (4 credits)
CHM/BCH Elective (3 credits)   CHM/BCH Elective (3 credits)
CHM 480 (1 credit)   CHM 481 (1 credit)
     
Chemistry Track  
FALL (Freshman Year)
 
SPRING (Freshman Year)
CHM 111/111L (4 credits)   CHM 112/112L (4 credits)
BIO 111/111L (4 credits)   MAT 112/141 (4 credits)
MAT 111  (4 credits)    
     
FALL (Sophomore Year)
 
SPRING (Sophomore Year)
CHM 227/227L (4 credits)   CHM 228/228L (4 credits)
PHY 201/201L (4 credits)   PHY 202/202L (4 credits)
CHM 244 (3 credits)    
     
FALL (Junior Year)
 
SPRING (Junior Year)
BCH 301 (3 credits)   CHM 230/230L (4 credits)
CHM 334/334L (4 credits)   CHM/BCH Elective (3 credits)
    CHM 381 (1 credit)
     
FALL (Senior Year)
 
SPRING (Senior Year)
CHM 301 + L (4 credits)   CHM/BCH Elective + lab (4 credits)
CHM/BCH Elective (3 credits)   CHM 430/430L (4 credits)
CHM 480 (1 credit)   CHM 481 (1 credit)
     
Chemistry Health Professions Track  
FALL (Freshman Year)
 
SPRING (Freshman Year)
CHM 111/111L (4 credits)   CHM 112/112L (4 credits)
BIO 111/111L (4 credits)   BIO 112/112L (4 credits)
MAT 111 (4 credits)   MAT 112/141 (4 credits)
     
FALL (Sophomore Year)
 
SPRING (Sophomore Year)
CHM 227/227L (4 credits)   CHM 228/228L (4 credits)
PHY 201/201L (4 credits)   PHY 202/202L (4 credits)
CHM 244 (3 credits)    
     
FALL (Junior Year)
 
SPRING (Junior Year)
CHM 301 (3 credits)   CHM 230/230L (4 credits)
BCH 301 (3 credits)    BCH 302 (3 credits)
    CHM 381 (1 credit)
     
FALL (Senior Year)
 
SPRING (Senior Year)
SCI Elective + Lab (4 credits)   CHM Elective + Lab (4 credits)
SCI Elective (3 credits)   CHM 481 (1 credit)
CHM 480 (1 credit)    
     
Chemistry Track Certified by the American Chemical Society with Business Minor:  
FALL (Freshman Year)
 
SPRING (Freshman Year)
CHM 111/111L (4 credits)   CHM 112/112L (4 credits)
BIO 111/111L (4 credits)   PHY 223/223L (4 credits)
MAT 111 (4 credits)   MAT 112 (4 credits)
     
FALL (Sophomore Year)
 
SPRING (Sophomore Year)
CHM 227/227L (4 credits)   CHM 228/228L (4 credits)
CHM 244 (3 credits)   CHM 230/230L (4 credits)
PHY 224/224L (4 credits)   MAT 141 or ECO 255 (4 or 3 credits)
    (ECO 101 (3 credits))
     
FALL (Junior Year)
 
SPRING (Junior Year)
CHM 301/301L (4 credits)   CHM 302/302L (4 credits)
CHM 334/334L (4 credits)   CHM 430/430L (4 credits)
(ECO 101 (3 credits))    CHM 381 (1 credit)
MKT 201 (3 credits)   MGT 101 (3 credits)
     
FALL (Senior Year)
 
SPRING (Senior Year)
BCH 301 (3 credits)   CHM Elective + Lab (4 credits)
CHM Elective (3 credits)   CHM 481 (1 credit)
CHM 480 (1 credit)   CHM Elective (3 credits)
FIN 201 (3 credits)   ACC 201 (3 credits)
     
Chemistry Track with Business Minor:  
FALL (Freshman Year)
 
SPRING (Freshman Year)
CHM 111/111L (4 credits)   CHM 112/112L (4 credits)
BIO 111/111L (4 credits)   MAT 141 or ECO 255 (4 or 3 credits)
MAT 111 (4 credits)    
     
FALL (Sophomore Year)
 
SPRING (Sophomore Year)
CHM 227/227L (4 credits)   CHM 228/228L (4 credits)
PHY 201/201L (4 credits)   PHY 202/202L (4 credits)
CHM 244 (3 credits)   ECO 102 (3 credits)
     
FALL (Junior Year)
 
SPRING (Junior Year)
BCH 301  (3 credits)   CHM 230/230L (4 credits)
CHM 334/334L (4 credits)   CHM Elective (3 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)   CHM 381 (1 credit)
    MGT 101 (3 credits)
     
FALL (Senior Year)
 
SPRING (Senior Year)
CHM 301/301 L (4 credits)   CHM Elective + Lab (4 credits)
CHM 480 (1 credit)   CHM 430/430L (4 credits)
MKT 201 (3 credits)   CHM 481 (1 credit)
ACC 201 (3 credits)   FIN 201 (3 credits)
     
Chemistry Health Track with Business Minor:  
FALL (Freshman Year)
 
SPRING (Freshman Year)
CHM 111/111L (4 credits)   CHM 112/112L (4 credits)
BIO 111/111L (4 credits)   BIO 112/112L (4 credits)
MAT 111 (4 credits)   MAT 141 or ECO 255 (4 or 3 credits)
     
FALL (Sophomore Year)
 
SPRING (Sophomore Year)
CHM 227/227L (4 credits)   CHM 228/228L (4 credits)
PHY 201/201L (4 credits)   PHY 202/202L (4 credits)
CHM 244 (3 credits)   ECO 102 (3 credits)
     
FALL (Junior Year)
 
SPRING (Junior Year)
CHM 301 (3 credits)   CHM 230/230L (4 credits)
BCH 301 (3 credits)   BCH 302 (3 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)   CHM 381 (1 credit)
    MGT 101 (3 credits)
     
FALL (Senior Year)
 
SPRING (Senior Year)
SCI Elective + Lab (4 credits)   SCI Elective (3 credits)
CHM 480 (1 credit)   CHM 481 (1 credit)
MKT 201 (3 credits)   FIN 201 (3 credits)
ACC 201 (3 credits)   CHM Elective + Lab (4 credits)
     
Biochemistry Track Certified by the American Chemical Society:  
FALL (Freshman Year)
 
SPRING (Freshman Year)
CHM 111/111L (4 credits)   CHM 112/112L (4 credits)
BIO 111/111L (4 credits)   BIO 112/112L (4 credits)
MAT 111 (4 credits)   MAT 112 (4 credits)
     
FALL (Sophomore Year)
 
SPRING (Sophomore Year)
CHM 227/227L (4 credits)   CHM 228/228L (4 credits)
CHM 244 (3 credits)    PHY 223/223L (4 credits)
     
FALL (Junior Year)
 
SPRING (Junior Year)
BCH 301/301L (4 credits)   BCH 302  (3 credits)
CHM 334/334L (4 credits)   CHM 230/230L (4 credits)
PHY 224/224L (4 credits)   CHM 381 (1 credit)
     
FALL (Senior Year)
 
SPRING (Senior Year)
CHM 301/301L (4 credits)   CHM 430/430L (4 credits)
BCH elective (3 credits)   BCH 403/403L (4 credits)
CHM 480 (1 credit)   CHM 302/302L (4 credits)
    CHM 481 (1 credit)
     
Biochemistry Track:  
FALL (Freshman Year)
 
SPRING (Freshman Year)
CHM 111/111L (4 credits)   CHM 112/112L (4 credits)
BIO 111/111L (4 credits)   BIO 112/112L (4 credits)
MAT 111 (4 credits)   MAT 112/141 (4 credits)
     
FALL (Sophomore Year)
 
SPRING (Sophomore Year)
CHM 227/227L (4 credits)   CHM 228/228L (4 credits)
PHY 201/201L (4 credits)   PHY 202/202L (4 credits)
CHM 244 (3 credits)    
     
FALL (Junior Year)
 
SPRING (Junior Year)
BCH 301/301L (4 credits)   BCH 302 (3 credits)
CHM 334/334L (4 credits)   BCH 403/403L (4 credits)
    CHM 381 (1 credit)
     
FALL (Senior Year)
 
SPRING (Senior Year)
CHM 301 (3 credits)    CHM 430/430L (4 credits)
BCH elective (3 credits)   BCH elective (3 credits)
CHM 480 (1 credit)    CHM 481 (1 credit)
     
Biochemistry Track Certified by the American Chemical Society with Business Minor:  
FALL (Freshman Year)
 
SPRING (Freshman Year)
CHM 111/111L (4 credits)   CHM 112/112L (4 credits)
BIO 111/111L (4 credits)   BIO 112/112L (4 credits)
MAT 111 (4 credits)   MAT 112 (4 credits)
     
FALL (Sophomore Year)
 
SPRING (Sophomore Year)
CHM 227/227L (4 credits)    CHM 228/228L (4 credits)
CHM 244 (3 credits)   PHY 223/223L (4 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)   MAT 141 or ECO 255 (4 or 3 credits)
    ECO 102 (3 credits)
     
FALL (Junior Year)
 
SPRING (Junior Year)
BCH 301/301L (4 credits)   BCH 302 (3 credits)
CHM 334/334 L (4 credits)   CHM 230/230L (4 credits)
PHY 224/224L (4 credits)   CHM 381 (1 credit)
    MGT 101 (3 credits)
    FIN 201 (3 credits)
     
FALL (Senior Year)
 
SPRING (Senior Year)
CHM 301/301L (4 credits)   CHM 430/430L (4 credits)
CHM 480 (1 credit)   CHM 302/302L (4 credits)
ACC 201 (3 credits)   BCH 403/403L (4 credits)
MKT 201 (3 credits)   CHM 481 (1 credit)
     
     
Biochemistry Track with Business Minor:
FALL (Freshman Year)
 
SPRING (Freshman Year)
CHM 111/111L (4 credits)   CHM 112/112L (4 credits)
BIO 111/111L (4 credits)   BIO 112/112L (4 credits)
MAT 111 (4 credits)   MAT 141 or ECO 255 (4 or 3 credits)
     
FALL (Sophomore Year)
 
SPRING (Sophomore Year)
CHM 227/227L (4 credits)   CHM 228/228L (4 credits)
PHY 201/201L (4 credits)   PHY 202/202L (4 credits)
CHM 244 (3 credits)   ECO 102 (3 credits)
     
FALL (Junior Year)
 
SPRING (Junior Year)
BCH 301/301L (4 credits)   BCH 302  (3 credits)
CHM 334/334L (4 credits)   BCH Elective  (3 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)   CHM 381 (1 credit)
    MGT 101 (3 credits)
     
FALL (Senior Year)
 
SPRING (Senior Year)
CHM 301 (3 credits)   CHM 430/430L (4 credits)
CHM 480 (1 credit)   BCH 403/403L (4 credits)
ACC 201 (3 credits)   CHM 481 (1 credit)
MKT 201 (3 credits)   FIN 201 (3 credits)
    CHM Elective (3 credits)


Chemistry Minor:

In order to earn a minor in chemistry, students must complete the following courses:

  • Two semesters of General Chemistry with laboratory: 
              CHM 111/111L or CHM109/110/111L and CHM 112/112L (8 credits)
  • Two semesters of Organic Chemistry with laboratory: 
            CHM 227/227L and CHM 228/228L (8 credits)
  • One semester of Analytical Chemistry with laboratory: 
          CHM 230/230L or CHM 334/334L or CHM 430/430L (4 credits)
  • One semester of Physical Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry:
           CHM 301 or CHM 302 or CHM 244 (3 credits)
  • Chemistry Elective: 
             one CHM 300 or 400 level course (3 credits)

Course Descriptions

CHM 104 Energy, Environment, and Society (3 credits)
Designed to provide a better understanding of energy and our environment, including man’s interaction with his environment and the consequences facing society today. (Field 6) Fall

CHM 105 Chemistry: A Human Perspective (3 credits)
Fundamental principles of chemical theory are presented by examining how key ideas came to fruition in the context of the times and individuals involved.  This course is designed to instill an understanding of the sciences upon which important scientific and technological issues facing society today are based. (Field 6) Spring 

CHM 109 General Chemistry Ia with Review (3 credits)
Part I of the CHM109/110 sequence, three lectures and one recitation per week. Reviews some mathematical concepts, emphasizes dimensional analysis, nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions, basic chemical reactions, and thermochemistry. Completing the CHM 109/110 sequence is equivalent to completing CHM111 and a Free Elective. A minimum grade of C– in CHM109 is a prerequisite for CHM110. Fall

CHM 110 General Chemistry Ib with Review (4 credits)
Part II of the CHM109/110 sequence, three lectures, one recitation per week, and a 3-hour laboratory co-requisite (CHM 111L). Emphasizes  atomic and molecular structure, periodic properties, gas laws, and states of matter. Completing the CHM 109/110 sequence is equivalent to completing CHM111 and a Free Elective. A minimum grade of C– in CHM110 is a prerequisite for both CHM112 (General Chemistry II) and CHM227 (Organic Chemistry I). Prerequisites: C– in CHM109. Spring

CHM 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits with lab)
General Chemistry (I) for science majors, three lectures, one recitation and one lab per week.  The course emphasizes nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, periodic properties, and states of matter. Prerequisite: permission by department. A minimum of C- in CHM 111 is a prerequisite for CHM 112 (General Chemistry II) and CHM227 (Organic Chemistry I). Field 6. Fall, with one section offered in the Spring

CHM 112 General Chemistry II (4 credits with lab)
General Chemistry II for science majors, three lectures, one recitation and one lab per week. Continuation of General Chemistry I with emphasis on kinetics, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and main group elements.  Prerequisites: A minimum of C- in CHM 111 or CHM 110. Field 6. Spring, with one section offered in the Fall.

CHM 227-228 Organic Chemistry (8 credits)
Fundamental treatment of organic chemistry. Mechanisms, structure and synthetic methods. Laboratory covers techniques of separation, purification, analysis and organic synthesis. Three lectures, one laboratory and one recitation per week. Prerequisites: CHM 110 or CHM 111. Fall - Spring

CHM 230 Analytical Chemistry (4 credits)
Principles and methodology of modern analytical chemistry presented with particular emphasis on chromatographic, spectrophotometric and electroanalytical techniques. Three lectures, one laboratory and one recitation per week. Prerequisites: CHM 112 with a minimum grade of C-. Spring 

CHM 232 Analytical Environmental Chemistry (4 credits)
First-level analytical course. Environmental applications. Sampling techniques and statistical analysis of data. Soil chemistry, aquatic chemistry and atmospheric chemistry. Trace analysis with electroanalytical, liquid and gas chromatography, atomic absorption spectroscopy and ion selective electrodes. Three lectures, one laboratory and one recitation per week. Prerequisites: CHM 111-112. Spring

CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
Periodic classification of the elements, electronic configuration of atoms, nature of chemical bonding, symmetry and group theory, coordination compounds and other aspects of modern inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHM 112 with a minimum grade of C. Fall

CHM 301 Classical Physical Chemistry (3 credits)
Principles of thermodynamics with applications to phase and chemical equilibria. Kinetic theory of gases and chemical kinetics. Three lectures and one recitation per week. Prerequisites: CHM 112 with a minimum grade of C, MAT 111, PHY 201-202 or 223-224, or equivalent courses. Fall

CHM 301L Classical Physical Chemistry Lab (1 credit)
Selected experiments demonstrating principles of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. One four-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: CHM 230 Lab, CHM 301 or concurrent registration in CHM 301. Fall

CHM 302 Modern Physical Chemistry (3 credits)
Introduction to quantum chemistry with applications to the structure of atoms and molecules. Molecular spectroscopy. Three lectures and one recitation per week. Prerequisites: CHM 112 with a minimum grade of C, CHM 244, MAT 111-112, PHY 201-202 or 223-224, or equivalent courses. Spring

CHM 302L Modern Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)
Selected spectroscopic experiments with applications to molecular structure. One four-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: CHM 302 or concurrent registration in CHM 302 and CHM 230L or CHM 301L or CHM 334L or CHM 430L with the minimum grade of C-. Spring

CHM 334 Spectrometric Analysis (4 credits)
Spectrometric methods for the elucidation of chemical structures. Includes nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, ultraviolet and mass spectrometry. Emphasis on organic compounds. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHM 227-228. Fall

CHM 338 Intermediate Organic Chemistry (3 credits)
Important basic concepts in organic chemistry are reviewed at a higher level than is possible in an introductory course. New concepts are presented in the area of reaction mechanisms, physical organic chemistry, and in the use of retrosynthetic analysis to plan multi-step organic syntheses. Prerequisites: CHM 227-228. Fall

CHM 344 Metal Ions in Biological Systems (3 credits)
Chemical processes in biological systems, which include participation of metal ions, are covered. The course begins with the principles of coordination chemistry and structural biochemistry. The rest of the course is organized according to the functions performed by the metal centers: gene expression and signal transduction, digestion, bioenergetics and electron transfer, oxygen transport, liver functions and anticancer drugs. Prerequisites: BIO 111, CHM 227-228 and CHM 244. Spring

CHM 381-480-481 Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar (1 credit each)
CHM 381 Scientific Literature and Communication
CHM 480 Communicating Concepts in Chemistry
CHM 481 Communicating Research Literature
Student-faculty seminar for majors. To be taken for three semesters. Prerequisite: CHM 228 and Junior standing. Spring - Fall - Spring

CHM 401 Modern Synthetic Methods (3 credits)
Structure-reactivity relationships in organometallic chemistry and the application of organometallic compounds in organic synthesis, including industrial catalysis. Prerequisites: CHM 228,CHM 244 and CHM 334. Spring

CHM 401L Modern Synthetic Methods Laboratory (1 credit)
Designed to illustrate some of the most important synthetic and physical techniques used by modern synthetic chemists. Prerequisite: CHM 401 or concurrent registration in CHM 401. Spring

CHM 402 Advanced Physical Chemistry  (3 credits)
Introduction to statistical thermodynamics. Applications of group theory to chemical bonding and molecular spectroscopy. Angular momentum coupling in atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: MAT 111-112, PHY 202-202 or 223-224, CHM 244 and CHM 302 (or co-requisite). Spring

CHM 420 Materials Chemistry  (3 credits)
A survey of topics and applications in modern materials chemistry including solid state materials, semiconductors, polymers, nanomaterials, and introductions to mechanical properties, device fabrication, and structure-activity relationships. Prerequisites: CHM 228 and CHM 244. Fall

CHM 430 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry (4 credits)
Advanced instrumental methods of analysis including spectroscopy, chromatography and various electrochemical techniques. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHM 112. Spring

CHM 450 Research in Chemistry (3 credits)
Independent research under the direction of a member of the chemistry faculty. Students are required to spend 9 hours per week conducting research.  Research and consultation times to be arranged after approval of department chair. Fall/Spring

CHM 451 Research in Chemistry (4 credits) 
Independent research under the direction of the chemistry faculty. Students are required to spend 12 hours per week conducting research.  Research and consultation times to be arranged after approval of department chair. Fall/Spring

CHM 455 Medicinal Chemistry (3 credits)
Chemical principles are used to explain the interaction of drugs with biological targets. Strategies used in the design and development of medicines are discussed. Prerequisites: CHM 227-228 and BCH 301. Spring

CHM 490 Internships in Chemistry & Biochemistry  (3 credits)
Internships in chemical or biochemical industry under the direction of company and faculty supervisors. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair. For information about internships, please see the department webpage at: http://www.canisius.edu/chemistry/courses.asp. Fall/Spring

CHM 498-499 Independent Study (1-4 credits) 
Independent study under the direction of the chemistry staff. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair. Fall/Spring


Biochemistry Courses


BCH 301 Introduction to Biochemistry (3 credits)
Structure and function of biological molecules. Topics include proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, enzyme kinetics, ligand binding, recombinant DNA technology, and cell membrane structure and support. Prerequisites: CHM 228 with a minimum grade of C-. Fall

BCH 301L Introduction to Biochemistry Lab (1 credit)
One four-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: BCH 301 or concurrent registration in BCH 301. Fall

BCH 302 Cellular Biochemistry (3 credits)
The more biological aspects of biochemistry. Topics include signal transduction, bioenergetics, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and metabolic control, emphasizing hormones.  Prerequisite: BCH 301 with a minimum grade of C-. Spring

BCH 403 Molecular Biology  (3 credits)
Biochemical processes at the cellular and molecular level. Topics include DNA structure in chromosomes, replication, repair, and recombination, DNA transcription, RNA structure and function, protein translation and regulation of these processes. Prequisite: BCH 301 with a minimum of C-. Spring

BCH 403L Molecular Biology Lab (1 credit)
One four-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: BCH 301L and BCH 403 or concurrent registration in BCH 403. Spring

BCH 450 Research in Biochemistry (3 credits) 
Independent research under the direction of the biochemistry faculty.  Students are required to spend 9 hours per week conducting research.  Research and consultation times to be arranged after approval of department chair. Fall/Spring

BCH 451 Research in Biochemistry (4 credits) 
Independent research under the direction of the biochemistry faculty.  Students are required to spend 12 hours per week conducting research.  Research and consultation times to be arranged after approval of department chair. Fall/Spring