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CHEM 110 CAREERS IN SCIENCE1 Credit

Introduction for Physical Sciences majors to career options. Students will conduct independent research of selected firms or agencies. A required field trip to a major metropolitan area will provide knowledge of opportunities and challenges of the technical job market.

CHEM 121 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY3 Credits

Fundamental principles of chemistry and the application of chemical principles to health, environment, and society. Required of students who have not taken high school chemistry who plan to enroll in CHEM 131 or CHEM 140.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

CHEM 131 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I3 Credits

Principles and applications of general college chemistry. Enrollment in this course assumes competencies in math and chemistry equivalent to those accrued in high school algebra or MATH 142 and high school chemistry or CHEM 121. An ACT Math Section score of 22 or higher is recommended.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Prerequisites: CHEM 121 and MATH 142

Co-requisites: CHEM 131L

CHEM 131L COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in basic chemical concepts, including concentrations, reaction mechanisms, molecular structure and spectroscopy.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Co-requisites: CHEM 131

CHEM 132 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II3 Credits

Continuation of College Chemistry I with qualitative analysis.

Prerequisites: CHEM 131 and CHEM 131L

Co-requisites: CHEM 132L

CHEM 132L COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in qualitative analysis.

Co-requisites: CHEM 132

CHEM 140 SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY3 Credits

Survey of chemistry principles and applications for students requiring a one semester freshman chemistry course. Does not duplicate CHEM 131 and is not a prerequisite for CHEM 132.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Prerequisites: CHEM 121 and MATH 142

Co-requisites: CHEM 140L

CHEM 140L SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experiences in basic chemical processes and mechanisms. Basic chemistry laboratory operations.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES6

Co-requisites: CHEM 140

CHEM 231 SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY3 Credits

Survey of organic chemistry principles and applications for students requiring one semester of Organic Chemistry. The nomenclature, structure, physical and chemical properties and reactions of the principle families of organic compounds are covered. Carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, amino acids and protein synthesis are also covered at an introductory level.

Prerequisites: CHEM 132 and CHEM 132L or CHEM 140 and CHEM 140L

Co-requisites: CHEM 231L

CHEM 231L SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB1 Credit

Principle laboratory operations of organic chemistry, organic synthesis, and spectroscopy.

Co-requisites: CHEM 231

CHEM 233 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3 Credits

Nomenclature, reactions, multi-step synthesis, stereochemistry, mechanisms, and spectroscopy of organic compounds.

Cross-Listed: CHEM 233/CHEM 333

Prerequisites: CHEM 132 and CHEM 132L or CHEM 140 and CHEM 140L

Co-requisites: CHEM 233L

CHEM 270 TOPICS (LD):1-3 Credits

Special topics in chemistry appropriate for lower division credit. May be repeated with different emphases for up to six hours credit.

CHEM 310 CAPSTONE I: RESEARCH SEMINAR1 Credit

The student will choose a topic for research and conduct a literature survey of that topic. Preliminary results and a plan for conducting further independent research on the topic will be presented in oral and written form during the semester. Normally taken during the student's Junior year.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

CHEM 314 BIOTECHNOLOGY3 Credits

Hands-on procedures with discussions and readings to provide theoretical understanding and historical background of biotechnology work.

Cross-Listed: BIOL314/CHEM314

Prerequisites: BIOL 332 and Sophomore or above status

CHEM 320 SUPERVISED STUDY IN LAB AND FIELD METHODS1-2 Credits

Students will prepare, supervise, and evaluate laboratory exercises under the direction of faculty members. Designed to give students practical experience teaching in the laboratory setting.

Cross-Listed: BIOL/CHEM/GEOS/PHYS320

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

CHEM 332 ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTATION2 Credits

A one-semester course in basic instrumentation with emphasis on the clinical and commercial setting.

CHEM 332L ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTATION LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in use and maintenance of scientific equipment.

CHEM 333 Organic Chemistry I3 Credits

Nomenclature, reactions, multi-step synthesis, stereochemistry, mechanisms, and spectroscopy of organic compounds.

Cross-Listed: CHEM 233/CHEM 333

CHEM 333L Organic Chemistry I Lab1 Credit

Principle laboratory operations of organic chemistry, organic synthesis, and spectroscopy.

Cross-Listed: CHEM233L/CHEM333L

CHEM 334 Organic Chemistry II3 Credits

A continuation of Organic Chemistry I.

Cross-Listed: CHEM234/CHEM334

CHEM 334L Organic Chemistry II Lab1 Credit

A continuation of Organic Chemistry I laboratory.

Cross-Listed: CHEM234L/CHEM334L

CHEM 335 BIOCHEMISTRY3 Credits

Components and reactions of living matter. Topics include metabolism of major macromolecules including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Enzyme functions and regulation will be studies.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and CHEM 231L or CHEM 333 and CHEM 333L and Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: CHEM 335L

CHEM 335L Biochemistry Lab1 Credit

Laboratory experience in purification, quantitation, and characterization of biological molecules.

CHEM 341 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS3 Credits

Principles of modern analytical chemistry.

Prerequisites: CHEM 132 and CHEM 132L and Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: CHEM 341L

CHEM 341L QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in quantitative analysis.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: CHEM 341

CHEM 342 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS3 Credits

Emphasis on instrumental and radioisotopic analysis.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 and CHEM 341L and Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: CHEM 342L

CHEM 342L INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY1 Credit

Laboratory experience involving the use of quantitative instrumentation.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

Co-requisites: CHEM 342

CHEM 390 INTERNSHIP IN CHEMISTRY1-12 Credits

Provides practical experience as a chemist in government, business or industry. Open to upper division students majoring in the area of chemistry. Interested students should contact the Internship and Career Services office to secure application materials. Application should be made prior to the semester the internship will be started. The amount of credit will be based on the availability of a suitable work position, the qualifications of the applicant, and the work hours.

Add Consent: Department Consent

CHEM 400 INDEPENDENT STUDY OR RESEARCH1-3 Credits

Study or research in an area of special interest. The number of credit hours is determined by the topic and the amount of work required. Approval of instructor, Dean of Curriculum and Academic Advancement, and Academic Vice President is required.

Add Consent: Instructor Consent

CHEM 401 CAPSTONE II: SENIOR RESEARCH1 Credit

Independent research projects based on the results presented in CHEM 310. Data collection, analysis, and presentation of scientific papers. May be repeated for a total of up to six hours of credit.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

CHEM 410 CAPSTONE III: SEN RES/THESIS1 Credit

Research thesis is completed and presented at the Nebraska Academy of Sciences or other regional or national scientific forum approved by the faculty. Required field trip in late April.

Prerequisites: CHEM 401 and Junior or above status

CHEM 417 TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY1-3 Credits

Designed to meet the needs of students in a special area of interest. May be repeated for up to 6 hours.

CHEM 430 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3 Credits

Advanced principles of inorganic chemistry.

Prerequisites: CHEM 132, CHEM 132L, and Junior or above status

CHEM 431 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3 Credits

Fundamental principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum mechanics as related to chemical concepts.

CHEM 431L PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB1 Credit

Physical Chemistry laboratory.

CHEM 433 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY3 Credits

Chemical processes that influence the environment, including processes which affect the quality and use of land, water, and atmosphere. Focuses on topics of current concern.

CHEM 433L ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience in environmental chemical analysis.

CHEM 444 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3 Credits

Fundamental principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum mechanics as related to chemical concepts.

CHEM 444L PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB1 Credit

Laboratory experience.

CHEM 464 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II3 Credits

Fundamental principles of kinetics, and quantum mechanics as related to chemical concepts.