Assumes no previous knowledge of chemistry. Presents the foundations of chemistry to students who need preparation for further study in chemistry as well as to students who only want to take an introductory course. Covers chemical measurements, atomic structure, formulas, chemical reactions and equations, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, molecules and chemical bonding, gas laws, liquids, solids, solutions, acids and bases.
A lab designed to accompany CHEM 1010. Provides practical experience to support chemistry foundational learning. Emphasizes chemical measurements, atomic structure, formulas, chemical reactions and equations, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, molecules and chemical bonding, gas laws, liquids, solids, solutions, acids and bases. Course lab fee of $31 applies.
Introduces the fundamentals of chemistry to students in the health sciences. Covers chemical measurements and calculations, atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, states of matter, solutions, chemical equilibrium, acid-base systems, and introduces organic chemistry.
Introduces inorganic laboratory experiments including density, precipitation, determination of empirical formulas, gas laws and acid-base reactions.Course Lab fee of $27 applies.
Introduces organic and biochemistry for non-chemistry majors entering nursing and other allied health fields such as medical technology, physical therapy, nutrition, and environmental technology. Studies the nomenclature of organic compounds, organic functional groups and their reactivities, stereochemistry, major biomolecules and their metabolism, enzymes, chemical communications, and chemistry of heredity. May also be used to prepare for organic chemistry (CHEM 2310 and 2320).
An introductory organic bio-chemistry laboratory class for non-chemistry majors who need a laboratory to accompany Elementary Organic Bio-Chemistry (CHEM 1120). Explores identifications and reactions of organic functional groups and conducts experiments with biomolecules. Course Lab fee of $80 applies.
First semester of a full-year course primarily for students in the physical and biological sciences and engineering. Covers fundamentals of chemistry including atoms, molecules, reactions, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, thermochemistry, and gas laws.
Primarily for students in the physical and biological sciences and engineering. Introduces laboratory safety and chemical waste disposal practices. Teaches techniques of using standard laboratory equipment. Shows how to record laboratory data and prepare laboratory reports. Experiments follow topics in CHEM 1210. Course Lab fee of $26 applies.
Continuation of Chemistry 1210. Primarily for students in the physical and biological sciences and engineering. Covers intermolecular interactions, properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.
Is designed for the physical and biological sciences and engineering. Teaches intermolecular interactions, properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Follows CHEM 1215 and emphasizes topics from CHEM 1220. Course Lab fee of $42 applies.
Explores scientific literature, culture and careers. Teaches college success strategies for STEM fields to support students interested in a STEM major.
Explores scientific ethics. Teaches college success strategies for STEM fields to support students interested in a STEM major.
The first in a series of two organic chemistry classes for students majoring in science and for those interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and pharmacy, who must complete two semesters of organic chemistry. Teaches bonding and structures of organic molecules. Explores the relationship between structure and reactivity of organic functional groups. Introduces the concepts of nomenclature, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanism.
The first of a series of two laboratory courses to accompany CHEM 2310 and 2320. For students majoring in science and those interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and pharmacy. Introduces safety in organic chemistry lab and chemical waste disposal. Teaches basic separatory, purification, and analytical techniques in organic chemistry such as crystallization, melting points, distillation and chromatography. Introduces organic synthesis using simple organic reactions. Introduces natural product isolation. Course Lab fee of $88 applies.
Introduces spectroscopic techniques used in identification of organic compounds. Teaches carbon-carbon bond formation strategies. Introduces the concept of aromaticity. Teaches free radicals and their effects on environment and life. Surveys biologically important organic molecules such as carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.
The second of a series of two laboratory courses to accompany CHEM 2310 and 2320. For students majoring in science and those interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and pharmacy. Provides hands-on experience in organic synthesis using a series of single and multistep transformations. Teaches identification of products of reactions using spectroscopic techniques. Explores biologically important organic molecules. Course Lab fee of $88 applies.
For Chemistry majors and others interested in the basic principles of chemical measurement. Studies principles of quantitative analysis, stoichiometry, equilibrium theory, and volumetric analysis. Introduces error analysis and instrumental methods, especially electrochemistry, spectrophotometry, chromatography, and mass spectrometry
For Chemistry majors and others interested in the basic principles of chemical measurement. Laboratory companion to CHEM 3000. Involves conducting experiments in quantitative and qualitative analysis, including volumetric and gravimetric analysis. Also, students will conduct experiments in introductory instrumental methods, including experiments in spectrophotometry, electrochemistry, and chromatography. Course Lab fee of $146 applies.
Studies the chemistry of soil, ground water, hazardous waste, and the atmosphere. Explores current environmental concerns and issues.
Laboratory course which supports CHEM 3020, Environmental Chemistry. Introduces laboratory, sampling, and data analyses techniques used in environmental laboratories. Covers air sampling, and soil and water analysis using a variety of instruments and techniques.
Offers an advanced discussion of the laws of thermodynamics and chemical thermodynamics. Applies the laws to chemical reactions and equilibrium. Covers changes of state, including phase diagrams. Discusses real gases and real solutions. Introduces electrochemistry and chemical kinetics.
Demonstrates physical chemistry experiments exploring principles and concepts introduced in CHEM 3060. Teaches design and execution of physical chemistry experiments and interpretation of the observations, as well as application of physical chemistry to solving physical chemistry problems. Course Lab fee of $75 applies.
Provides an advanced discussion of quantum mechanics, including solutions to the Schrodinger wave equation. Connects quantum mechanics with observables, including spectroscopy.
Demonstrates physical chemistry experiments exploring principles and concepts. Provides opportunity to design and execute physical chemistry experiments and interpretation of the observations. Applies physical chemistry to solving physical chemistry problems.
Teaches the fundamentals of statistical mechanics and chemical kinetics, as well as the fundamentals of the specialized topics of the physical chemistry of chemical symmetry, computational chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, and electrochemistry.
Reviews major trends across the periodic table. Surveys basic structure, bonding, and oxidation states of the elements. Introduces inorganic stereochemistry including coordination compounds.
Explores principles and concepts introduced in CHEM 3100. Teaches design and execution of inorganic chemistry experiments and interpretation of the observations. Uses application of inorganic chemistry to solving inorganic chemistry problems. Course Lab fee of $130 applies.
Introduces students to the field of molecular modeling and simulations and to the wide range of problems that can be tackled using computational methods. Focuses on biomolecular simulations and computer-aided drug discovery. Emphasizes the connection between structure, dynamics, and function. Teaches application of algorithmic thinking to solving complex problems. Develops practical skills needed to perform simulations and analyze the results. Develops understanding of the inherent approximations and limitations of the methods for adequate assessment of modeling results. Covers topics such as molecular visualization and rendering, molecular dynamics simulations, and computer-aided drug discovery through virtual screening and small molecule docking.
Introduces principles of the chemical processes that define living organisms. Covers structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Explores metabolic pathways, biosynthesis, enzymatics, thermodynamics, membrane dynamics and related processes within a living cell. Emphasizes molecular mechanisms of reactions and their outcome.
Introduces laboratory techniques in biochemistry. Studies methods and theory behind purification of proteins and nucleic acids including chromatography and electrophoresis. Uses methods in assessing enzyme activity and kinetics and protein structure analysis. Includes analysis and manipulation of DNA and RNA. Course Lab fee of $145 applies.
Is a continuation of CHEM 3600. Teaches in-depth the biochemistry of molecular and cell biology processes. Explores the topics of molecular information flow and signaling. Examines current understanding in biochemical methods and ideas beyond those discussed in Biochem I.
Covers the science of energy production and consumption. Quantitatively analyzes various methods of energy production, distribution, and end use in all sectors of our society, including transportation, residential living, and industry. Examines the impacts of our energy consumption on the environment and prospects for alternative energy sources. Intended for science majors interested in energy use in society or in an energy related career, and for students in other majors who feel that a technical understanding of energy use will help them to understand and mitigate its impact in our society.
Covers modern instrumental methods and basic principles of instrumentation. Includes spectroscopic and chromatographic analysis.
Experiments in selected areas of instrumental methods of analysis. Covers both quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis. Includes introductory laboratory exercises and laboratories using advanced sample preparation and instrumental analysis techniques. Involves the independent creation and implementation of an advanced laboratory exercise. Course Lab fee of $333 applies.
Introduces nuclear and radiochemistry, stressing the fundamentals of nuclear structure, systematics of nuclear decay, the detection and measurement of radiation, radiation protection, and the role of nuclear chemistry in medical, environmental and scientific applications. Discusses nuclear fuel cycles and nuclear waste problems.
Examines objectives, instructional methods and curriculum for teaching science in the secondary school. Includes developing, adapting, evaluating, and using strategies and materials for teaching biological and physical sciences, appropriate both to the special needs of the learners and the special characteristics of science discipline.
Explores integrated topics in organic, inorganic, physical, solid-state, and biochemistry using advanced theory. Enables hands-on use and manipulation of state-of-the-art instrumentation. Examines primary chemistry literature, and involves substantial problem solving using spectroscopic and spectrometric data.
Exposes students to integrated topics in organic, inorganic, physical, solid-state, and biochemistry using advanced theory. Enables hands-on use and manipulation of state-of-the-art instrumentation. Immerses students in the primary chemistry literature, and involves substantial problem solving using spectroscopic and spectrometric data. Taken as a corequiste with CHEM 4600. Course lab fee of $204 applies.
Explores the science behind pharmacological therapeutics. Examines general considerations such as pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and toxicology. Surveys focused topics including drugs and drug targets for a wide variety of diseases.
Provides supervised, practical, and research experience for students preparing for careers in chemistry. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours as per school standards. May be graded credit/no credit.
Conducts research on a project determined by the student jointly with a chemistry faculty and approved by the Chemistry Department Chair. Emphasizes experimental technique, data collection and analysis, and preparation of research for presentation to an audience of peers. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation.
Examines advanced and current topics of inorganic chemistry including bioinorganic chemistry, symmetry and molecular orbital theory, and the descriptive chemistry of main-group compounds. Varies from semester to semester. Offered on demand. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
Engages in current chemistry topics. Enables familiarity with chemistry literature resources, teaches chemistry research and design, and facilitates preparation for further education and employment in chemistry-related fields. Focuses on current topics in chemistry and on chemistry literature.
Teaches chemistry research and design for further education and employment in chemistry-related fields. Focuses on scientific ethics, current topics in chemistry, chemistry literature and formal report writing based on American Chemical Society guidelines.
For students majoring in Chemistry. Varies from semester to semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Topics include organic synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and identification of organic compounds.
Explores special topics in chemistry. Topics vary depending on student demand and current topics of significance in chemistry. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits toward graduation.
Uses independent study on selected topics and conducting experiments in the same topic. Provides guidance by a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 4 credits.
For licensed teachers or teachers seeking to recertify their chemistry endorsement from the Utah State Office of Education. Teaches principles of chemistry and pedagogy of teaching chemistry for teachers in public or private schools. Emphasizes correlation with the Utah Core Curriculum, the National Science Education Standards, and the Benchmarks of Project 2061. Topics will vary.