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    Department of Chemistry
   Research Center for Science and Technology,
   Room 3025
   Telephone: (404) 880-6850
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Undergraduate Studies

Department of Chemistry course offerings are designed for students who desire to major in chemistry in preparation for graduate study or work in the chemical professions, for students who desire a teaching certificate in chemistry, and for students in biology, physics, mathematics, engineering and the health sciences. The Department also provides the requisite pre-professional courses for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, medical technology, pharmacy, and engineering.

Curriculum

Students may follow a four-year course schedule leading to a B.S. in Chemistry or the five-year program leading to the integrated BS/MS degree in chemistry.

Sample Plan of Study

The following outlines a proposed sequence of courses for the Bachelor of Science chemistry. This sequence is suggested, not mandatory.

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Semester: 18 hours
CCHE 111 General Chemistry (4)
CBIO 111 General Biology I (4)
CGED 100 First Year Seminar I (1)
CENG 105 English Composition I (3)
CMAT 111 Calculus I (4)
CHIS 201 U.S., Africa and the World I (3)

Second Semester: 18 hours
CCCHE 112 General Chemistry (4)
CBIO 112 General Biology II (4)
CGED 101 First Year Seminar (1)
CENG 106 English Composition II (3)
CPSY 211 General Psychology (3)
CMAT 112 Calculus II (4)


SOPHOMORE YEAR

First Semester: 18 hours
CCHE 231 Organic Chemistry (4)
CCHE 212 Analytical Chemistry I (4)
CMAT 211 Calculus III (4)
CENG 201/2 World Literature I or II (3)
CHIS 202 U.S., Africa and the World II (3)

Second Semester: 18 hours

CCHE 232 Organic Chemistry II (4)
CHUM Humanities Requirements (3)
CMAT 212 Differential Equations I (3)
CSOC 105 Culture and Society (3)
CCIS 105 Programming Principle (3)


JUNIOR YEAR

First Semester: 15 hours
CCHE 341 Physical Chemistry (4)
CCHE 380 Chemistry Seminar (0)
CSTA 101 Fundamentals of Speech (3)
CMFL 201 Foreign Language (3)
CPHY 111 General and Modern Physics (4)

Second Semester: 17 hours

CCHE 342 Physical Chemistry (4)
CCHE 381 Chemistry Seminar (1)
CMFL 202 Foreign Language (3)
CPHY 112 General and Modern Physics (4)
CPHI or CREL Philosophy/Religion Requirement (3)


SENIOR YEAR

First Semester: 12 hours
CCHE 441 Physical Chemistry (4)
CCHE 480 Senior Chemistry Seminar (0)
CCHE 431 Advanced Organic Chemistry (4)
CCHE 443 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)
CCHE 480 Special Topics in Chemistry

Second Semester: 12 hours

CCHE 412 Instrumental Analysis (4)
CCHE 432 Advanced Organic Chemistry (4)
CCHE 481 Senior Chemistry Seminar (1)
Elective (4)

Accelerated B.S./M.S. Degree Program

The Department of Chemistry offers undergraduate students of superior ability entrance to the 5-Year B.S./M.S. Program. Students may be chosen based on their academic achievement in secondary school. Students must have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.25 and a minimum composite Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) score of 900 or a minimum ACT score of 22.

Students must satisfy all University general education requirements for undergraduates, the requisite major and cognate courses for the bachelor's degree and at least twenty-four (24) semester hours of graduate course work in the major field. Students undertake advanced course work and research during their fourth year of enrollment. Summer research opportunities are provided and may be required, depending on the nature of the students' research project.

Academic progress is monitored throughout. Students must maintain a cumulative "B" or better average. After successful completion of the third year, students must be admitted to the graduate program. Graduate admissions will depend upon the recommendation of the department chairperson and approval of the School Dean.

During the fourth year, students may begin graduate course work while completing undergraduate degree requirements. Students are engaged in graduate study exclusively during the fifth year, at which time students satisfy the graduate residence requirement.

In order to receive the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry, students must complete at least fifty-four (54) semester hours of course work in Chemistry, at least twenty-four (24) of these at the graduate level. Students must complete an acceptable thesis. Students must apply for candidacy for each degree at the times specified in the university catalogues. Upon completion of the prescribed course of study, students receive two degrees, the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Science.

At any point during the students' participation in this program, they may elect or be required, because of academic performance, to pursue the traditional four-year bachelor's degree program. In such cases the bachelor's degree will be awarded once the undergraduate degree requirements are satisfied.

Listed below is the sequenced curriculum designed to facilitate the acquisition of skills and knowledge required for this program.


5-YEAR BS/MS PROGRAM IN CCHEMISTRY (151 semester hours)

First Semester: 17 hours
CCHE 111 General Chemistry (4)
BIO 111 General Biology (4)
CMAT 111 Calculus I (4)
ENG-C 105 English Composition I (3)
GED-C 100 First Year Seminar I (1)
PED-C 101/2 Physical Education Requirement (1)

Second Semester: 16 hours

CCHE 112 General Chemistry (4)
BIO 112 General Biology (4)
CMAT 112 Calculus II (4)
GED-C 101 First Year Seminar II (1)
ENG-C 106 English Composition II (3)


SOPHOMORE YEAR

First Semester: 18 hours
CCHE 231 Organic Chemistry I (4)
CMAT 211 Calculus III (4)
CPHY 121 General Physics (4)
ENG-C 201/2 World Literature I or II (3)
HIS-C 201 U.S., Africa and the World I (3)

Second Semester: 17 hours

CCHE 232 Organic Chemistry II (4)
CMAT 212 Differential Equations (3)
CPHY 122 General Physics (4)
LIB-C 101 Information Technology and Computer Application (3)
HIS-C 202 U.S., Africa and the World II (3)


JUNIOR YEAR

First Semester: 17 hours
CCHE 211 Analytical Chemistry (4)
CCHE 341 Physical Chemistry (4)
GER 201 German (3)
PHI/REL-C Philosophy/Religion Requirement (3)
CCHE Chemistry Seminar (0)
SOC-C 101 Culture and Society (3)

Second Semester: 17 hours

CCHE 342 Physical Chemistry (4)
GER 202 German (3)
STA-C 101 Fundamentals of Speech (3)
CIS 205 Structured Programming (3)
CCHE Chemistry Seminar
SOC-C 101 Culture and Society (3)

SENIOR YEAR

First Semester: 15 hours
CCHE 421 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CCHE 421L Inorganic Chemistry Lab (2)
CCHE 441 Mathematical Method in Chemistry (3)
CCHE Research in Chemistry Area (3)
CCHE 481 Chemistry Seminar (1)
CCHE Advanced Course or Core Course (3)

Second Semester: 16 hours

CCHE 412,412L Instrumentation with Lab (4)
CCHE Chemistry Core Course or Advanced Course (3)
PSY-C 211 General Psychology (3)
CCHE Research in Chemistry Area (3)
HUM-C Humanities Requirement (3)
SUMMER SENIOR YEAR
CCHE Research in Chemistry Area (3-6)


FIFTH YEAR

First Semester: 9 hours
CCHE Core Course/CCHE Area Course (3)
CCHE Core Course/CCHE Area Course (3)
CCHE Research in Chemistry Area (3)

Second Semester: 9 hours

CCHE Core Course/CCHE Area Course (3)
CCHE Core Course/CCHE Area Course (3)
CCHE Core Course/CCHE Area Course (3)

TOTAL HOURS SUMMER AND FIFTH YEAR 21-24

See Graduate Catalog for B.S./M.S. graduate course descriptions.
ADVANCED COURSE OFFERINGS
CCHEM 451 Biochemistry (3)
CCHEM 432 Organic Structure Determination (3)
CCHEM 431 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
CCHEM 441 Mathematical Methods in Chemistry (3)

CCHEMISTRY CORE COURSES

Physical Chemistry
CCHEM 541 Thermodynamics (3)
CCHEM 542 Quantum Mechanics (3)

Analytical Chemistry

CCHEM 412 Instrumentation (3)

Biochemistry

CCHEM 551 Biochemistry
CCHEM 552 Biochemistry

Industrial Chemistry

CCHEM 531 Topics in Industrial Chemistry (3)
CCHEM 562 Scale-Up for Chemists (3)

Organic Chemistry

CCHEM 531 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry (3)
CCHEM 532 Organic Synthesis (3)

Inorganic Chemistry

CCHEM 522 Physical Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Polymer Chemistry

CCHEM 571 Introduction to Polymer Chemistry (3)
CCHEM 572 Techniques in Polymer Chemistry (3)
CCHEM 573 Physical Polymer Science (3)