Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, as well as a minor in Chemistry.

Admission Policy

The goal of the Department of Chemistry is to provide undergraduate students a program of study with the highest possible standards. The admission policy of the Department of Chemistry is designed to identify those students most likely to succeed in their undergraduate chemistry education. All applicants for admission to the Department of Chemistry will be admitted to the Department as Pre-Chemistry (PCM) or Pre-Biochemistry (PBC) students. In order to declare Chemistry or Biochemistry as a major, a student’s academic performance will be evaluated after the six courses listed below have been completed. To declare a major in  Chemistry/Biochemistry, a PCM/PBC student must have:

  • a grade point average of at least 2.0 for all UTSA coursework
  • a grade point average of at least 2.5 for the six courses listed below
  • successfully satisfied all three sections (mathematics, reading, and writing) of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
  • successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of “C-” or better: 
    CHE 1103General Chemistry I3
    or CHE 1143 Principles of Chemistry I
    CHE 1113General Chemistry II3
    or CHE 1153 Principles of Chemistry II
    CHE 1121General Chemistry I Laboratory1
    CHE 1131General Chemistry II Laboratory1
    MAT 1214Calculus I4
    PHY 1943
    PHY 1951
    Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
    and Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory
    4

Applicants who have completed all the above courses as equivalent transferable college credit with a grade of “C-” or better and have no UTSA coursework can declare a Chemistry or Biochemistry major if they:

  • meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better for transfer courses equivalent to the six course listed above
  • have successfully satisfied all three sections (mathematics, reading, and writing) of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).

PCM/PBC students are restricted from registering for upper-division (3000- and 4000-level) Chemistry courses without the consent of an undergraduate academic advisor. A student who does not meet all the above requirements after completing the above 16 credit hours will no longer be considered a PCM or PBC student and their major will be changed from PCM or PBC to undeclared (UND) in the University student record system. The student must choose a major other than chemistry. A chemistry minor is, however, available to all UTSA students who seek to complement a different academic major with a strong foundation in chemistry. Students can be reinstated as a Chemistry/Biochemistry major, but only after successfully completing all the PCM/PBC requirements, and upon approval of the Chemistry Department.

Laboratory Course Policy

Space in laboratory courses is limited. To ensure the best possible service to all students, failure to attend the first laboratory and lecture sessions associated with a laboratory course may result in administrative removal from the course.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry provides opportunities for preparation for careers in industry, governmental agencies, environmental studies, preprofessional programs, and medical technology, and for graduate study in chemistry or other related fields. The degree plan, as described below for the B.S degree in Chemistry, meets the minimum requirements for professional chemists as defined by the American Chemical Society, and recipients receive a certificate from the American Chemical Society.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level. All major and support work courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

MAT 1214 may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Math­ematics as well as a major requirement. The following two courses may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences as well as major requirements: PHY 1943 and PHY 1963. STA 1053 may be used to satisfy the Component Area Option core requirement as well as a major requirement.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Gateway Courses

Students pursuing the B.S. degree in Chemistry must successfully complete each of the following Gateway Courses with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

CHE 1103General Chemistry I
or CHE 1143 Principles of Chemistry I
MAT 1214Calculus I
MAT 1224Calculus II

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses in chemistry
CHE 1103General Chemistry I3
or CHE 1143 Principles of Chemistry I
CHE 1113General Chemistry II3
or CHE 1153 Principles of Chemistry II
CHE 1121General Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHE 1131General Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHE 2603Organic Chemistry I3
CHE 2612Organic Chemistry I Laboratory2
CHE 2803Quantitative Topics for Chemists3
CHE 3214Analytical Chemistry4
CHE 3464Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry4
CHE 3643Organic Chemistry II3
CHE 3652Organic Chemistry II Laboratory2
CHE 3804Physical Chemistry I and Laboratory4
CHE 3824Physical Chemistry II and Laboratory4
CHE 4213Instrumental Analysis3
CHE 4303Biochemistry3
CHE 4463Inorganic Chemistry3
CHE 4913Independent Study3
or CHE 4923 Special Project in Chemistry
CHE 4971Proseminar1
B. Approved upper-division chemistry electives
Select 9 additional semester credit hours of approved upper-division chemistry electives, 6 hours of which must be organized courses in chemistry at the 4000 level or above; no more than 3 semester credit hours may be from CHE 4913 Independent Study, CHE 4923 Special Project in Chemistry, or CHE 4993 Honors Research.9
C. Support work in science, mathematics, and statistics
1. Required courses:
MAT 1214Calculus I4
MAT 1224Calculus II4
PHY 1943
PHY 1951
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory
4
PHY 1963
PHY 1971
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
and Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory
4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3
2. Elective work from the College of Science approved by the advisor3
D. Electives
Select 6 semester credit hours of electives6
Total Credit Hours87

Course Sequence Guide for B.S. Degree in Chemistry

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Chemistry degree require­ments. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.S. in Chemistry – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
CHE 1103 or 1143General Chemistry I 3
CHE 1121General Chemistry I Laboratory 11
MAT 1214Calculus I (core and major) 4
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Spring
CHE 1113 or 1153General Chemistry II 3
CHE 1131General Chemistry II Laboratory 11
MAT 1224Calculus II 4
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
STA 1053Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
Second Year
Fall
CHE 2603Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 2612Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 12
CHE 3214Analytical Chemistry 4
PHY 1943
PHY 1951
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (core and major) 4
Spring
CHE 2803Quantitative Topics for Chemists 3
CHE 3643Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 3652Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 12
PHY 1963
PHY 1971
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (core and major) 4
American History core 3
Summer
Government-Political Science core 3
College of Sciences elective 3
Third Year
Fall
CHE 3804Physical Chemistry I and Laboratory 4
CHE 4303Biochemistry 3
Free elective 3
Government-Political Science core 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
Spring
CHE 3464Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 4
CHE 3824Physical Chemistry II and Laboratory 4
American History core 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences core 3
Fourth Year
Fall
CHE 4463Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHE 4913 or 4923Independent Study (or Special Project in Chemistry) 3
Upper-division CHE elective 3
Upper-division CHE elective 3
COS elective 3
Spring
CHE 4213Instrumental Analysis 3
CHE 4971Proseminar 1
Free elective 3
Upper-division CHE elective 3
Creative Arts core 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Note: Some courses are only offered once a year; Fall or Spring. Check with the Department of Chemistry for scheduling of courses.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biochemistry provides opportunities for preparation for careers in industry, governmental agencies, environmental studies, preprofessional programs, and medical technology, and for graduate study in chemistry or other related fields. The degree plan, as described below for the B.S. degree in Biochemistry, meets the minimum requirements for professional chemists as defined by the American Chemical Society, and recipients receive a certificate from the American Chemical Society.  It utilizes courses from the Chemistry, Biology, and Physics departments to structure education in all the major aspects of Biochemistry.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level. All major and support work courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Biochemistry must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

MAT 1214 may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics as well as a major requirement. The following two courses may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences as well as major requirements: PHY 1943 and PHY 1963. BIO 1404 may be used to satisfy the Component Area Option core requirement.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Gateway Courses

Students pursuing the B.S. degree in Biochemistry must successfully complete each of the following Gateway Courses with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

CHE 1103General Chemistry I
or CHE 1143 Principles of Chemistry I
MAT 1214Calculus I
MAT 1224Calculus II

Degree Requirements

A. Required chemistry courses
CHE 1103General Chemistry I3
CHE 1113General Chemistry II3
CHE 1121General Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHE 1131General Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHE 2603Organic Chemistry I3
CHE 2612Organic Chemistry I Laboratory2
CHE 3214Analytical Chemistry4
CHE 3643Organic Chemistry II3
CHE 3652Organic Chemistry II Laboratory2
CHE 3854Basic Biophysical Chemistry Lecture/Lab4
CHE 4213Instrumental Analysis3
CHE 4303Biochemistry3
or BIO 3513 Biochemistry
CHE 4913Independent Study3
CHE 4971Proseminar1
B. Required biology and physics courses
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
BIO 2313Genetics3
BIO 3522Biochemistry Laboratory2
BIO 3813Cell Biology3
BIO 3822Cell Biology Laboratory2
BIO 3913Molecular Biology3
PHY 4833Molecular Biophysics3
C. Upper-division biology and chemistry electives6
6 additional semester credit hours of approved upper-division electives which must be organized courses in chemistry or biology at the 4000 level or above; no more than 3 semester credit hours may be from CHE 4913 Independent Study, BIO 4923 Laboratory Research, or CHE 4993 Honors Research, or BIO 4991 Honors Research.
D. Support work in science and mathematics
1. Required courses
MAT 1214Calculus I4
MAT 1224Calculus II4
PHY 1943
PHY 1951
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory
4
PHY 1963
PHY 1971
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
and Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory
4
2. Electives8
8 additional semester credit hours of elective work from the College of Sciences, as approved by the advisor.
Total Credit Hours90

Course Sequence Guide for B.S. Degree in Biochemistry

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Biochemistry degree require­ments. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. When available, students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.S. in Biochemistry – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
BIO 1404Biosciences I (core and major) 4
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
CHE 1103 or 1143General Chemistry I 3
CHE 1121General Chemistry I Laboratory 11
MAT 1214Calculus I (core and major) 4
Spring
CHE 1113 or 1153General Chemistry II 3
CHE 1131General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
MAT 1224Calculus II 4
BIO 1414Biosciences II 4
Second Year
Fall
BIO 2313Genetics 3
CHE 2603Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 2612Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 12
PHY 1943
PHY 1951
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (core and major) 4
Spring
CHE 3643Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 3652Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 12
PHY 1963
PHY 1971
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (core and major) 4
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
American History core 3
Third Year
Fall
BIO 3522Biochemistry Laboratory 2
CHE 3214Analytical Chemistry 4
CHE 4303 or BIO 3513Biochemistry 3
Government-Political Science core 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences core 3
Spring
BIO 3913Molecular Biology 3
CHE 4971Proseminar 1
CHE 3854Basic Biophysical Chemistry Lecture/Lab 4
Language, Philosophy, & Culture core 3
Upper-division COS elective 3
Summer
BIO 3813Cell Biology 3
BIO 3822Cell Biology Laboratory 2
Fourth Year
Fall
CHE 4913 or BIO 4923Independent Study (or Laboratory Research) 3
American History core 3
Creative Arts core 3
Upper-division CHE or BIO elective 3
Upper-division COS elective 3
Spring
CHE 4213Instrumental Analysis 3
PHY 4833Molecular Biophysics 3
COS elective 2
Government-Political Science core 3
Upper-division CHE or BIO elective 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Note: Some courses are only offered once a year; Fall or Spring. Check with the Departments of Chemistry and Biology for scheduling of courses.  

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Chemistry is a less comprehensive degree than the B.S. degree in Chemistry. It provides opportunities for preparation for careers in industry, governmental agencies, environmental studies, and preprofessional programs. It is not recommended for students planning to pursue graduate studies in chemistry or related fields. It does not meet the criteria for an American Chemical Society approved degree in chemistry.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level. All major and support work courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in Chemistry must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

MAT 1214 may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Math­ematics as well as a major requirement. The following two courses may be used to satisfy the core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences as well as major requirements: PHY 1943 and PHY 1963.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Gateway Courses

Students pursuing the B.A. degree in Chemistry must successfully complete each of the following Gateway Courses with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

CHE 1103General Chemistry I
or CHE 1143 Principles of Chemistry I
MAT 1214Calculus I
MAT 1224Calculus II

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses in chemistry
CHE 1103General Chemistry I3
or CHE 1143 Principles of Chemistry I
CHE 1113General Chemistry II3
or CHE 1153 Principles of Chemistry II
CHE 1121General Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHE 1131General Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHE 2603Organic Chemistry I3
CHE 2612Organic Chemistry I Laboratory2
CHE 3214Analytical Chemistry4
CHE 3464Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry4
CHE 3643Organic Chemistry II3
or CHE 3673 Organic Chemistry II with Biological Applications
CHE 3652Organic Chemistry II Laboratory2
CHE 3854Basic Biophysical Chemistry Lecture/Lab4
CHE 4213Instrumental Analysis3
CHE 4971Proseminar1
B. Upper-division chemistry electives
Select 12 additional semester credit hours of approved upper-division chemistry electives; no more than 6 semester credit hours may be from CHE 4913 Independent Study, CHE 4923 Special Project in Chemistry, or CHE 4993 Honors Research.12
C. Support work in science and mathematics
1. Required courses:
MAT 1214Calculus I4
MAT 1224Calculus II4
PHY 1943
PHY 1951
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory
4
PHY 1963
PHY 1971
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
and Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory
4
2. Select 18 additional semester credit hours of approved upper-division electives from the College of Sciences; up to 6 semester credit hours may be from the College of Engineering with approval of the advisor of the degree-granting program.18
D. Electives
Select 7 semester credit hours of electives7
Total Credit Hours87

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Chemistry

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Chemistry degree require­ments. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in Chemistry – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
CHE 1103 or 1143General Chemistry I 3
CHE 1121General Chemistry I Laboratory 11
MAT 1214Calculus I (core and major) 4
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Spring
CHE 1113 or 1153General Chemistry II 3
CHE 1131General Chemistry II Laboratory 11
MAT 1224Calculus II 4
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
CHE 2603Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 2612Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 12
CHE 3214Analytical Chemistry 4
Free elective 3
American History core 3
Spring
CHE 3643 or 3673Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 3652Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
PHY 1943
PHY 1951
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (core) 4
Government-Political Science core 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture core 3
Summer
PHY 1963
PHY 1971
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (core) 4
Third Year
Fall
Government-Political Science core 3
Upper-division CHE elective 3
Upper-division COS elective 3
Upper-division COS elective 3
Upper-division COS elective 3
Spring
CHE 3464Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 4
CHE 3854Basic Biophysical Chemistry Lecture/Lab 4
Component Area Option core 3
Free elective 4
Fourth Year
Fall
Upper-division CHE elective 3
Upper-division CHE elective 3
Upper-division COS elective 3
Upper-division COS elective 3
American History core 3
Spring
CHE 4213Instrumental Analysis 3
CHE 4971Proseminar 1
Upper-division CHE elective 3
Upper-division COS elective 3
Creative Arts core 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Note: Some courses are only offered once a year; Fall or Spring. Check with the Department of Chemistry for scheduling of courses

Minor in Chemistry

The purpose of this minor is to permit students majoring in other areas to obtain a solid, broad-based knowledge of chemistry. The minor is applicable to those  students in other areas of science and in preprofessional programs. All coursework for the Minor in Chemistry must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better. All students pursuing the Minor in Chemistry must complete 23 semester credit hours.

A. Required courses
CHE 1103General Chemistry I3
or CHE 1143 Principles of Chemistry I
CHE 1113General Chemistry II3
or CHE 1153 Principles of Chemistry II
CHE 1121General Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHE 1131General Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHE 2603Organic Chemistry I3
CHE 2612Organic Chemistry I Laboratory2
CHE 3643Organic Chemistry II3
or CHE 3673 Organic Chemistry II with Biological Applications
B. Additional chemistry courses
Select 7 additional hours of 2000-, 3000- or 4000-level chemistry courses including at least one of the following laboratory-based courses:7
Analytical Chemistry
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
Basic Biophysical Chemistry Lecture/Lab
Total Credit Hours23

To declare a Minor in Chemistry, obtain advice, or seek approval of substitutions for course requirements, students should consult their academic advisor.

Chemistry (CHE) Courses

CHE 1004. Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences. (3-3) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CHEM 1405)

Introduction to atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, inorganic chemical reactions, and acids and bases. The course has a laboratory component to introduce general chemical laboratory techniques, principles, and methods to reinforce lecture topics. For majors in occupational therapy, prenursing, and dental hygiene. May not be applied to a major or minor in chemistry, biology, or clinical laboratory sciences. (Formerly CHE 1003 and CHE 1011. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 1003 and CHE 1004.).

CHE 1014. Elementary Organic and Biochemistry. (3-3) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CHEM 1407)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 1004 (or CHE 1003 in previous catalogs). A survey of the structures and reactions of some important functional groups of organic chemistry, and the relationship of these functional groups to the chemistry of lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and proteins. May not be applied to a major or minor in chemistry. Laboratory examination of the properties of some simple organic and biological chemicals; topics include solubility, crystallization, organic reactions, titration, enzyme action, sugars, and vitamins which will directly reinforce lecture topics. (Formerly CHE 1013 and CHE 1203. Credit can be earned for only ONE of the following: CHE 1013 or CHE 1014 or CHE 1203).

CHE 1073. Basic Chemistry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Grade of 'C-" or better in MAT 1073 or concurrent enrollment. A one-semester preparatory course covering some basic concepts of inorganic chemistry, atomic-molecular structure, and related mathematics. May not be applied to a B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHE 1083. Introduction to the Molecular Structure of Matter. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to the structure of matter, with focus on the molecules of carbon that comprise living systems. Topics include covalent and ionic bonding, molecular structure, shape, and stability, isomers, organic functional groups and charge distribution in molecules, and bonding in solids. (Same as CHE 1004. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 1004 and CHE 1083.).

CHE 1093. Introduction to Molecular Transformations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: A grade of “C¬-“ or better in CHE 1083 and in MAT 1073 or higher. This course is an introduction to the chemical reactions of matter, with focus on basic organic reactions that take place in living systems. Topics include classification of reactions, stoichiometry, reaction energetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, complex equilibria and reaction kinetics. (Same as CHE 1014. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 1014 and CHE 1093.).

CHE 1103. General Chemistry I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CHEM 1311)

Prerequisites: Passing grade on Chemistry Placement Examination or grade of "C-" or better in CHE 1073, and completion of MAT 1073 with a grade of "C-" or better. Concurrent enrollment in CHE 1121 is recommended. An introduction to descriptive inorganic chemistry and atomic-molecular structure, including such fundamental concepts as the periodic system of elements, valency, chemical bonding, reactions and reaction mechanisms, stoichiometry, equilibria, acids and bases, thermochemistry, molecular-kinetic theory, and states of matter. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 1103 and CHE 1143. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHE 1113. General Chemistry II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CHEM 1312)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 1103 or the equivalent. A continuation of CHE 1103. Elementary inorganic and physical chemistry; topics include solutions, electrolytes, oxidation-reduction reactions, reaction trends, coordination chemistry, basic thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Primarily for science majors. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: CHE 1113, CHE 1153, or CHE 1303. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHE 1121. General Chemistry I Laboratory. (1-4) 1 Credit Hour. (TCCN = CHEM 1111)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better or concurrent enrollment in CHE 1103 (or CHE 1143). An introduction to chemical problem solving and the basic operations of the chemical laboratory, and a survey of inorganic chemical reactions. This course consists of problem sessions, lecture-demonstrations, and/or laboratory experience. Laboratory to accompany CHE 1103 and CHE 1143. This laboratory includes a lecture component. (Formerly CHE 1122. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 1121 and CHE 1122.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHE 1131. General Chemistry II Laboratory. (1-4) 1 Credit Hour. (TCCN = CHEM 1112)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 1103 and CHE 1121, and a grade of "C-" or better or concurrent enrollment in CHE 1113 (or CHE 1153). Techniques of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis, illustrated primarily via inorganic chemical systems and their reactions. Laboratory to accompany CHE 1113 and CHE 1153. This laboratory includes a lecture component. (Formerly CHE 1312 and CHE 1132. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: CHE 1131, CHE 1132 or CHE 1312.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHE 1143. Principles of Chemistry I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A score of 60 percent (%) or higher on the Chemistry Placement Examination, or a grade of "B-" or better in CHE 1073 and a grade of "B-" or better in MAT 1073, or admission through the Honors College. The first of a two-part introduction to the chemical sciences for chemistry majors and other students interested in the chemical sciences. An introduction to chemical reactions and atomic-molecular structure, including chemical formulas and stoichiometry, the periodic system of elements, electrons in atoms, valency, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, chemical equilibrium, and acids and bases. (Same as CHE 1103. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 1103 and CHE 1143.) Generally offered: Fall.

CHE 1153. Principles of Chemistry II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 1143 or a grade of "B-" or better in CHE 1103. A continuation of CHE 1143 for chemistry majors and other students interested in the chemical sciences. Topics include oxidation-reduction reactions, solubility, coordination complexes, thermochemistry and thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and nuclear chemistry. (Same as CHE 1113. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 1113 and CHE 1153.) Generally offered: Spring.

CHE 2603. Organic Chemistry I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CHEM 2323)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 1113 (or CHE 1153). An elementary study of structure, stereochemistry, reactions, and reaction mechanisms associated with organic compounds. Primarily for chemistry, premed, and science majors. Discussion and practice of problems amplifying and clarifying the course. (Formerly CHE 2203, CHE 2204, and CHE 2604. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: CHE 2203, CHE 2204, CHE 2603, or CHE 2604.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHE 2612. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory. (1-4) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of "C-" or better or concurrent enrollment in CHE 1131 and CHE 2603. The first of two semesters of organic chemistry laboratory. Qualitative analysis and determination of the physical constants of organic compounds. Separation, identification, and elementary synthesis of organic compounds. Laboratory techniques—crystallization, distillation, chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques (IR, NMR, MS)—are emphasized. This laboratory includes a lecture component. (Formerly CHE 2242. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 2612 and CHE 2242.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHE 2803. Quantitative Topics for Chemists. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in MAT 1224. This course is intended for students majoring in chemistry and serves as a prerequisite for the introductory courses in physical chemistry. Topics include: power series, linear algebra, determinants, matrices, vector spaces, multi-variable calculus (partial differentiation, multiple integrals), complex variables, ordinary differential equations, numerical analysis, and numerical methods in integration, probability, statistics, regression methods and symbolic programming. (Formerly CHE 2802. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 2802 and CHE 2803.) Generally offered: Spring.

CHE 3214. Analytical Chemistry. (2-5) 4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 1113 (or CHE 1153) and CHE 1131. Topics in quantitative analysis including wet chemical and basic instrumental analysis; gravimetric, volumetric, electrochemical and spectrophotometric determinations combined with error analysis; fundamentals of chemical separations; applications of stoichiometry and chemical equilibria to design efficient analytical protocols. (Formerly CHE 3103 and CHE 3213. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: CHE 3103, CHE 3213, or CHE 3214.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CHE 3464. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry. (3-3) 4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 1113 (or CHE 1153) and CHE 1131; concurrent enrollment in CHE 2603 recommended. The basic principles of inorganic chemistry applied to the properties, reactions, and periodicity of inorganic elements and compounds. Includes the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds and the use of specialized laboratory techniques. (Formerly CHE 3264. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 3464 and CHE 3264.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CHE 3643. Organic Chemistry II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 2603. Continuing study of fundamentals of structure, reactions, and reaction mechanisms of phosphorus and sulfur; polyfunctional organic compounds. A continuation of CHE 2603. (Formerly CHE 2303 and CHE 2623. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: CHE 2303, CHE 2623, or CHE 3643.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHE 3652. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory. (1-4) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Grades of "C-" or better in CHE 2603 and CHE 2612. Quantitative and continuing qualitative study of organic reactions and molecular structure through functional group interactions and spectroscopic techniques. Simple and multistep syntheses of organic compounds. A continuation of CHE 2612. This laboratory includes a lecture component. (Formerly CHE 2342 and CHE 2632. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: CHE 2342, CHE 2632 or CHE 3652.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHE 3673. Organic Chemistry II with Biological Applications. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 2603. Continuing study of fundamentals of structure, mechanism, and reactivity including those in aqueous media and complex biological macromolecules. A continuation of CHE 2603 with emphasis in topics relevant to biology. Chemistry B.S. majors may not substitute this course for CHE 3643. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: CHE 2303, CHE 2623, CHE 3643, or CHE 3673).

CHE 3804. Physical Chemistry I and Laboratory. (3-3) 4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 1113 (or CHE 1153), CHE 1131, CHE 2803, PHY 1963 and PHY 1971. The laws of thermodynamics; free energy and chemical potential; ideal and nonideal gases; equilibria; solutions; kinetic theory of gases; kinetics. Laboratory study of selected physicochemical principles and methods to reinforce lecture topics. Data acquisition, data analysis, and report writing are stressed. (Formerly CHE 3204 and CHE 3803/3811. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: CHE 3204, CHE 3803/3811, or CHE 3804.) (Formerly titled "Thermodynamics and Kinetics.") Generally offered: Fall.

CHE 3824. Physical Chemistry II and Laboratory. (3-3) 4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 3804, PHY 1963 and PHY 1971. Introduction to atomic and molecular quantum chemistry; group theory; electronic, rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectroscopies; and statistical mechanics including ensembles and their use in deriving thermodynamic properties using quantum level information. Laboratory study of selected physicochemical principles and methods to reinforce lecture topics. Data acquisition, data analysis, and report writing are stressed. (Formerly CHE 3224 and CHE 3823/3831. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: CHE 3224, CHE 3823/3831, or CHE 3824.) (Formerly titled "Quantum Mechanics, Spectroscopy, and Statistical Mechanics.") Generally offered: Spring.

CHE 3854. Basic Biophysical Chemistry Lecture/Lab. (3-3) 4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 2603, MAT 1214, PHY 1963 (or PHY 1623), and PHY 1971 (or PHY 1631). The primary goal of basic biophysical chemistry is to help students develop a fundamental understanding of the physical principles that drive biological processes, particularly as applied to proteins. Topics covered include protein structure, molecular thermodynamics, structure simulation, basic statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. This course cannot be used as an upper-division chemistry elective by students pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry. Generally offered: Spring.

CHE 4213. Instrumental Analysis. (2-5) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 3214 and CHE 3652. Grade of "C-" or better or concurrent enrollment in CHE 3824 (or CHE 3854). The physical and chemical principles of modern instrumental techniques used for chemical analysis. Topics include emission, absorption, magnetic resonance, and FTIR spectroscopies, mass spectrometry, and chromatography. The use of spectrometric and chromatographic instrumentation in the separation, identification, and quantitation of compounds in chemical systems. (Formerly CHE 4103. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 4213 and CHE 4103.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CHE 4303. Biochemistry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 3643. Structure and function relationships of biologically important molecules; energy production, storage and utilization; amino acids, nucleic acids, peptides and proteins; intermediary metabolism; lipids and membranes. (Formerly CHE 4503. Credit cannot be earned from both CHE 4303 and CHE 4503. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 4303 and BIO 3513. BIO 3513 cannot be taken as a chemistry elective.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CHE 4463. Inorganic Chemistry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 3464, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHE 3804 or CHE 3854. A study of the structure, bonding, and properties of inorganic compounds; acid-base theory, crystalline state, coordination chemistry, and other advanced topics. (Formerly CHE 4263. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 4463 and CHE 4263.) Generally offered: Fall.

CHE 4473. Bioinorganic Chemistry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Grades of "C-" or better in CHE 3464, CHE 3804 (or CHE 3854), and either CHE 4303 or CHE 4463 (or concurrent enrollment in either CHE 4303 or CHE 4463), or consent of instructor. Study of the functions, reaction sites, mechanisms, molecular architecture, and medicinal aspects of metal ions in biological systems, including bio-organometallic compounds. A discussion of the experimental techniques will be included.

CHE 4623. Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 3643 or consent of instructor. The chemistry of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur heterocycles. Five- and six-membered ring systems with one or more heteroatoms. Applications in the field of synthetic drugs. (Formerly CHE 4403. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 4623 and CHE 4403.).

CHE 4673. Intermediate Organic Chemistry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 3643, or consent of instructor. Building on the Organic Chemistry I and II courses, this course focuses on how to draw reasonable "electron-pushing" mechanisms for organic reactions. Acid-base concepts, stereochemistry and conformations, catalysis, and simple molecular orbital theory will be used as needed.

CHE 4853. Computational Chemistry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 3824 or consent of instructor. The application of molecular mechanical, molecular orbital, and density functional methods to problems of molecular structure, property, reactivity, and spectroscopy. Generally offered: Summer.

CHE 4883. Introduction to Mass Spectrometry. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 3804 (or CHE 3854), or consent of instructor. The basic principles of interpreting mass spectra and how they are produced. The effect the method of ion production has on the observed mass spectra, and the theory and operation of various types of mass spectrometers will be covered. The basic theory of ion-molecule reactions and principles and practice of biological mass spectrometry and other advanced topics will be presented. (Formerly CHE 4383. Credit cannot be earned for both CHE 4883 and CHE 4383).

CHE 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and Dean of the College in which this course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CHE 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and Dean of the College in which this course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CHE 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and Dean of the College in which this course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CHE 4923. Special Project in Chemistry. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair (form available in department office). A special laboratory research or library readings project under the direction of a faculty member that results in a report. Limited to science majors in their final year of undergraduate study.

CHE 4953. Special Studies in Chemistry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHE 4971. Proseminar. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in CHE 3643. Oral reports on current publications in chemistry and chemical technology using important chemical reference materials and periodicals. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 2 semester credit hours may be applied toward the degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CHE 4993. Honors Research. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to candidates for College Honors during their last two semesters; approval by the College Honors Committee. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated only once with approval. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.