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Chemistry Department

The Department of Chemistry offers excellent educational programs and physical facilities. There are opportunities for a close working relationship with faculty and more advanced students. Students may become involved in research as first-year students, and it is possible to earn both a BS and an MS in four years. The chemistry building contains well-designed undergraduate laboratories and classrooms plus research facilities that allow more than 150 students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to investigate the frontiers of chemistry. The most modern instruments are found in our laboratories, and undergraduates use these facilities on the same basis as other researchers. The chemistry holdings of the Emory University Library are housed in the Chemistry Building so that they are readily accessible to students and faculty working in their laboratories. Master of science and doctor of philosophy degree programs are offered in a variety of fields of chemistry. The department offers concentrations at the undergraduate level in biological chemistry and theoretical/computational chemistry.

Faculty

Chair/Director
David Lynn
P8431314
Asa Griggs Candler Professor

Education

  • AB, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1973
  • PhD, Duke University, 1977

Departments

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • molecular evolution
  • chemical biology
  • supramolecular structure and function
  • artificial genomes
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Douglas Mulford
P1929848
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BS, Lewis and Clark College, 1994
  • MS, Purdue University, 1996
  • PhD, Purdue University, 1999

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • general chemistry
Core Faculty
Simon Blakey
P4483156
Associate Professor

Education

  • BSc, University of Auckland, 1997
  • PhD, University of Cambridge, 2002

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • synthetic organic chemistry
  • reaction methodology
  • asymmetric catalysis
  • natural product synthesis
Joel Bowman
P2454011
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1969
  • PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1974

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • theoretical chemistry
  • quantum and classical dynamics of molecular and molecule-surface interactions
  • vibrations of molecules
  • photodissociation
  • reaction dynamics
Vincent Conticello
P7845123
Professor

Education

  • BS, University of Delaware, 1985
  • MS, Northwestern University, 1986
  • PhD, Northwestern University, 1990

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • materials chemistry
  • synthesis
  • characterization and applications of materials with controlled microstructures
  • particularly biomaterials
Huw Davies
P0362265
Asa Griggs Candler Professor

Education

  • BSc, University College Cardiff, UK, 1977
  • PhD, University of East Anglia, UK, 1980

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
Brian Dyer
P8797517
Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, Duke University, 1985
  • BS, Wake Forest University, 1981

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
Francesco Evangelista
P4468196
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Georgia , 2008
  • BSc, University of Pisa (Pisa, Italy), 2004

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
Justin Gallivan
P2025013
Winship Distinguished Associate Professor

Education

  • BS, University of Illinois, 1994
  • PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2000

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • bioorganic chemistry
  • biomaterials chemistry
  • chemical biology
  • engineered biosynthesis
  • molecular evolution
Karl Hagen
P4717337
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Augsburg College, 1976
  • PhD, Harvard University, 1983

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • inorganic chemistry
  • metal cluster synthesis
  • catalysis
  • bioinorganic chemistry
  • nanomaterials
  • crystal growth
  • X-ray crystallography
Michael Heaven
P7141199
Professor

Education

  • BS, University of London, 1975
  • PhD, University of London, 1979

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • laser spectroscopy of reactive intermediates
  • radiative lifetimes and energy transfer dynamics
  • kinetics of lasing processes
  • photodissociation mechanisms
  • intermolecular forces
Craig Hill
P4705221
Goodrich C White Professor

Education

  • BA, University of California, San Diego, 1971
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • inorganic chemistry
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • environmentally benign catalysis and processing
  • photochemistry
  • light-tochemical energy conversion
  • antiviral agents
  • cluster compounds
James Kindt
P3371104
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Haverford College, 1994
  • PhD, Yale University, 1999

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • computational and theoretical physical chemistry
  • simulation of self-assembled systems of biophysical interest
  • development of new methods in Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulation
  • statistical thermodynamics of self-assembly
Tianquan Lian
P5659348
William Henry Emerson Professor

Education

  • BS, Xiamen University, 1985
  • MS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1988
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1993

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • physical chemistry of nanomaterials and at interfaces
  • ultrafast interfacial electron transfer
  • molecular solar cell
  • ultrafast and nonlinear laser spectroscopy
  • single molecular spectroscopy
Lanny Liebeskind
P0326692
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BS, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1972
  • MS, University of Rochester, 1974
  • PhD, University of Rochester, 1976

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • organic chemistry
  • organometallic chemistry
  • natural products synthesis
Dennis Liotta
P4767174
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, Queens College, 1970
  • MA, Queens College, 1972
  • PhD, City University of New York, 1974

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • organic chemistry
  • new synthetic methodology
  • drug design and development
Stefan Lutz
P3275904
Associate Professor

Education

  • BSc, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, 1992
  • MSc, University of Teesside, 1995
  • PhD, University of Florida, 1999

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • biological chemistry
  • methodology and applied combinatorial protein engineering
  • structurefunction relationship and biophysical properties of proteins
  • development of high throughput screening and selection methods
  • bio-organic chemistry
David Lynn
P8431314
Asa Griggs Candler Professor

Education

  • AB, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1973
  • PhD, Duke University, 1977

Departments

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • molecular evolution
  • chemical biology
  • supramolecular structure and function
  • artificial genomes
Cora MacBeth
P5699306
Assistant Professor

Education

  • BS, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  • PhD, University of Kansas, 2001

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • synthetic inorganic chemistry
  • bio-inorganic and environmental emphasis
Michael McCormick
P3827607
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BS, Emory and Henry College, 1983
  • MS, Emory University, 1993

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • organic chemistry
Frank McDonald
P1337237
Professor

Education

  • BS, Texas A&M University, 1984
  • PhD, Stanford University, 1990

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • synthetic organic chemistry
  • new organometallic reagents and catalysts
  • new chemical transformations and synthetic strategies for biologically active compounds
  • including stereoselective synthesis of glycoconjugates
  • polycyclic ethers
  • polyketides
Tracy McGill
P5200578
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BS, Mount Allison University, 1996
  • PhD, McMaster University, 2002

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • general chemistry
Fred Menger
P1748759
Charles Howard Candler Professor

Education

  • BA, Johns Hopkins University, 1958
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1963

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • organic chemistry
  • mechanisms of biologically important reactions
  • enzyme models
  • membranes
  • micelles
  • polymers
  • films
  • synthesis of new amphiphilic molecules
  • light and electron microscopy of organic systems
Douglas Mulford
P1929848
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BS, Lewis and Clark College, 1994
  • MS, Purdue University, 1996
  • PhD, Purdue University, 1999

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • general chemistry
Daphne Norton
P5995727
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Agnes Scott College, 1991
  • MS, Northwestern University, 1992
  • PhD, Northwestern University, 1996

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • general chemistry
Preetha Ram
P1570178
Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean of Emory College

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
Khalid Salaita
P4623376
Assistant Professor

Education

  • BSc, Old Dominion University, 2000
  • PhD, Northwestern University, 2006

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
Chris Scarborough
P1367794
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
  • BS, University of Califiornia-Irvine, 2003

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
Jose Soria
P1797018
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BS, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1981
  • MS, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1983
  • PhD, Emory University, 1991

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
James Wagner
P7217350
Professor and President of Emory University

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
Jeremy Weaver
P5702534
Lecturer

Education

  • Ph.D, California Institute of Technology , 2005
  • BA, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2000

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
Emily Weinert
P6834076
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Maryland, College Park, 2006
  • BSc, Duke University, 2002

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty
Matthew Weinschenk
P3047183
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BS, University of Scranton, 1992
  • PhD, Yale University, 1999

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • organic chemistry
Susanna Widicus Weaver
P8888740
Assistant Professor

Education

  • BS, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2000
  • PhD, California Insitute of Technology, 2005

Department

  • Chemistry, Core Faculty

Courses

Chemistry 100-Level Courses
CHEM 105: How Things Work
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

No prerequisite courses. Topics such as lasers, CD recording, the pill, photocopying, jet engines, cocaine, genetic engineering, perfume, cooking/baking, and pheromones will be discussed. The goal is to impart an appreciation for various scientific and technical features of everyday life.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 110: Concepts In Physics & Chem
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 115: The Chemistry of Crime
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Maymester Course. This course will first explore how chemicals can be used to deceive and destroy. Next, scientific techniques used by forensic chemists will be employed to evaluate and interpret evidence from a staged crime scene. New evidence will be presented each day as the mystery unfolds.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 120: Sel Topics In Chemistry W/Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 141: General Chemistry I W/Lab
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Organic chemistry for prenursing students. Bonding, chemical geometry, structure relations, biologically important compounds.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
CHEM 120W: Sel Topics In Chemistry W/Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 141: General Chemistry I W/Lab
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Organic chemistry for prenursing students. Bonding, chemical geometry, structure relations, biologically important compounds.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHEM 121: Intro Organic Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 130: The Atmosphere
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 135: Fundamentals in Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 140: Order and Disorder
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. A nonmathematical survey of important ideas in the physical and biological sciences, focusing on their relation to order, disorder, and information.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 141: General Chemistry I W/Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
The General Chemistry Assessment Test
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, summer. Laws and theories of chemistry; atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, properties of solutions; qualitative analysis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
CHEM 142: General Chemistry II W/Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students must have a 4 or above on the AP Test, a 5 or above on the IB Test or the pre-requisite course listed below to enroll in this course.
CHEM 141: General Chemistry I W/Lab
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring, summer. Kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, and chemical properties of metals and nonmetals; quantitative analysis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
CHEM 151: Gen Chemistry-Honors I W/Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
CHEM 152: Gen Chemistry-Honors II W/Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
CHEM 190: Freshmen Seminar:Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Special topics freshman seminar. Variable content. Please contact the instructor of record for specifics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Chemistry 200-Level Courses
CHEM 212: Bioanalytical Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 213: Bioanalytical Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
SNTL
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 142: General Chemistry II W/Lab
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, summer. Classes of organic compounds. Functional groups, bonding, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, carbonyl chemistry, carboxylic acids. GER Note: When a student completes this course and associated lab course they will have satisfied the requirement for SNTL. Completion of this course will award SNT only. Please note that completion of this course and associate lab only completes one half of the SNT requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Supplemental instruction or problem set session
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
CHEM 221L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab I
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
The corresponding lecture course (221 or 221Z) may also be taken as a co-requisite.
CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 221Z: Organic Chemistry I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, summer. Credit, one hour. One three-hour laboratory a week. GER Note: When this course and its associated lecture course are completed, students will satisfy the SNTL requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 221Z: Organic Chemistry I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
SNTL
Pre-Requisites
First Year Student who scored a 4 or 5 on the AP Exam. Instructor consent required to enroll in this course.
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Classes of organic compounds. Functional groups, bonding, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, carbonyl chemistry, carboxylic acids. GER Note: When a student completes this course and associated lab course they will have satisfied the requirement for SNTL. Completion of this course will award SNT only. Please note that completion of this course and associate lab only completes one half of the SNT requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Supplemental instruction or problem set session
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
SNTL
Pre-Requisites
Students enrolling in this course must have completed one of the courses listed below
CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 221Z: Organic Chemistry I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring, summer. Nucleophilic substitution, elimination reactions, electrophilic additions, electrophilic substitution, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins. GER Note: When a student completes this course and associated lab course they will have satisfied the requirement for SNTL. Completion of this course will award SNT only. Please note that completion of this course and associate lab only completes one half of the SNT requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Supplemental instruction or problem set session
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
CHEM 222L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab II
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students must have completed one of the pre-requisite lab courses (221L or 226L) before enrolling. The corresponding lecture course (222 or 222Z) may also be taken as a co-requisite.
CHEM 221L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 226L: Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 222Z: Organic Structure II
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring, summer. Credit, one hour. One three-hour laboratory a week. GER Note: When this course and its associated lecture course are completed, students will satisfy the SNTL requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 222Z: Organic Structure II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
SNTL
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 221Z: Organic Chemistry I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is a continuation of the study of the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Emphasis is placed on the application of basic principles of organic reactions to the solution of problems in structure elucidation, stereochemistry, synthesis and reaction mechanisms. Classes of reactions will be discussed using structural theory and principles of reactivity as tools for understanding them. Examples of the occurrence and utility of these classes of compounds and their reactivity in living organisms will be presented. GER Note: When a student completes this course and associated lab course they will have satisfied the requirement for SNTL. Completion of this course will award SNT only. Please note that completion of this course and associate lab only completes one half of the SNT requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Supplemental instruction or problem set session
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
CHEM 226L: Organic Chemistry Lab I
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Instructor Consent
None
Co-Requisites
Students must be enrolled in CHEM 221 or CHEM 221Z.
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Credit, two hours. Two three-hour laboratories a week. Designed for students planning to do graduate work.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 227L: Organic Chemistry Lab II
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students must have completed one of the courses listed below. Student must have instructor consent.
CHEM 221L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 226L: Organic Chemistry Lab I
Co-Requisites
Student must be enrolled in
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Credit, two hours. Two three-hour labs per week.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 230: Inter Atmospheric Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 141: General Chemistry I W/Lab
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 230W: Inter Atmospheric Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 141: General Chemistry I W/Lab
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHEM 231: Computational Chemistry I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 250: Inorganic Chemistry I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 222Z: Organic Structure II
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. The chemistry of common and important elements; applications of structural, thermodynamic, and kinetic principles.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 260: Quant Analytical Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students must have completed one of the following courses:
CHEM 142: General Chemistry II W/Lab
CHEM 221Z: Organic Chemistry I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Chemistry 142. Quantitative analysis, including techniques such as electroanalytical chemistry, absorption and emission spectroscopy, gas-liquid chromatography, electrophoresis, and radioimmunoassay.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHEM 260L: Analytical Chemistry Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 260: Quant Analytical Chemistry
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Usually taken with CHEM260. Introduction to quantitative analytical techniques. Experiments will focus on titrations, spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrochemistry

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
CHEM 291L: Intermediate Chemistry Lab I
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 222L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab II
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. A laboratory course using modern analytical and instrumental techniques. Multidisciplinary experiments, emphasizing problem solving, and experimental design. One three-hour laboratory a week.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 292L: Intermediate Chemistry Lab II
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students must complete one of the following courses:
CHEM 222L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab II
CHEM 227L: Organic Chemistry Lab II
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. A laboratory course using modern analytical and instrumental techniques. Multidisciplinary experiments, emphasizing problem solving and experimental design. One three-hour laboratory a week.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 296L: Instrumentation Laboratory I
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 222L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab II
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Laboratory studies that involve the use of modern instruments to solve chemical problems. Two three-hour laboratories a week.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
CHEM 297L: Intermediate Chemistry Laboratory II
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 222L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab II
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Laboratory studies that involve the use of modern instruments to solve chemical problems. Two three-hour laboratories a week

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Chemistry 300-Level Courses
CHEM 300: Phys Chem. For Life Sciences
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students must complete PHYS 142 AND either CHEM 222 or CHEM 222Z AND MATH 111 or MATH 115 prior to enrolling in this course. CHEM 260 may be taken as a co-requisite.
CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 222Z: Organic Structure II
MATH 111: Calculus I
MATH 115: Life Sciences Calculus I
CHEM 260: Quant Analytical Chemistry
PHYS 142: Intro Physics II W/Lab
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Basic thermodynamics, thermochemistry, chemical equilibria, kinetics, and related topics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 301: Biochemistry I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students need only complete on of CHEM 222 or CHEM 222Z.
CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 222Z: Organic Structure II
BIOL 141: Foundations of Modern Biol I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 301: Biochemistry I
Course Description

Fall, spring, summer. An integrated approach to the synthesis, structure, and function of macromolecular biomolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, DNA, and RNA. First half of a two-semester biochemistry sequence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 302: Biochemistry II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 301: Biochemistry I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 302: Biochemistry II
Course Description

Prerequisites: Biology/Chemistry 301, Chemistry 222, Biology 141. Topics will include nitrogen and fatty acid metabolism, glycolysis, and respiration. The evolution of the pathways associated with these processes will be explored.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 320: Top In Bio-Organic Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students must complete one of the courses listed below
CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 222Z: Organic Structure II
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Chemistry of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins and enzymes; emphasis on structure and reactions of compounds.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 320W: Top In Bio-Organic Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students must complete one of the courses listed below:
CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 222Z: Organic Structure II
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Chemistry of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins and enzymes; emphasis on structure and reactions of compounds.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHEM 326: Struct Elucid Organic Chem
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite: Chemistry 222. Two lectures and two three-hour laboratories a week. Designed for students planning to do graduate work. Qualitative organic analysis using semi-microchemical techniques, modern chromatographic separation procedures and molecular spectroscopy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
350 - 400
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 327: Organometallic Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduction to transition metal Organometallic chemistry. Structure of metal complexes, their reactivity, reaction mechanisms, catalysis and application in synthesis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 327L: Organometallic Chemistry Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students must complete CHEM 327 and one of CHEM 222L or CHEM 226L.
CHEM 222L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab II
CHEM 226L: Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 327: Organometallic Chemistry
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The laboratory focuses on the preparation and applications of transition metal organometallic complexes. The course involves an independent research project envisioned by the student

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 330: Chem Bio & Molecular Modeling
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students must complete one of the courses listed below:
CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 221Z: Organic Chemistry I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 330: Chem Bio & Molecular Modeling
Course Description

The course is designed to put to use what you already know about chemistry and to extend it in two directions. On the one hand, we will examine the world around us as reflected by the media, the web, and encounters in your own lives. Thus, we'll examine issues around natural and unnatural molecules, the environment, disease and society in the context of topics such as drugs, molecules for Mars, aging, AIDS, bioterrorism, and crime in the courtroom. On the other hand, we will examine these ideas by means of computer graphics, the molecular structure of small molecules and proteins, and energy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 331: Physical Chemistry I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
SNTL
Pre-Requisites
Students must complete either PHYS 142 or PHYS 152 AND either CHEM 222 or CHEM 222Z AND MATH 112 or MATH 116 prior to enrolling in this course. CHEM 260 may be taken as a co-requisite.
PHYS 142: Intro Physics II W/Lab
PHYS 152: Electricity & Magnetism W/Lab
MATH 112: Calculus II
MATH 116: Life Sciences Calculus II
CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 222Z: Organic Structure II
CHEM 260: Quant Analytical Chemistry
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Introduction to quantum chemistry, valence and bonding, physical properties, and molecular structure. GER Note: When a student completes this course and associated lab course they will have satisfied the requirement for SNTL. Completion of this course will award SNT only. Please note that completion of this course and associate lab only completes one half of the SNT requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 331L: Physical Chemistry Lab I
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students may also enroll in the following course as a co-requisite:
CHEM 331: Physical Chemistry I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Introduction to physical chemical measurement, with consideration given to analysis of data for precision, accuracy, and propagation of errors. Experiments focus on kinetics, spectroscopy, quantum mechanics, and application of computer techniques. GER Note: When this course and its associated lecture course are completed, students will satisfy the SNTL requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 331LW: Physical Chemistry Lab I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students may also enroll in the following course as a co-requisite:
CHEM 331: Physical Chemistry I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Introduction to physical chemical measurement, with consideration given to analysis of data for precision, accuracy, and propagation of errors. Experiments focus on kinetics, spectroscopy, quantum mechanics, and application of computer techniques. GER Note: When this course and its associated lecture course are completed, students will satisfy the SNTL requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHEM 332: Physical Chemistry II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
SNTL
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 331: Physical Chemistry I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Properties of materials, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics. GER Note: When a student completes this course and associated lab course they will have satisfied the requirement for SNTL. Completion of this course will award SNT only. Please note that completion of this course and associate lab only completes one half of the SNT requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 332L: Physical Chemistry Lab II
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 331L: Physical Chemistry Lab I
Co-Requisites
CHEM 332: Physical Chemistry II
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Credit, two hours. Experiments focus on thermodynamics and material properties. Instruction in computer use continued. GER Note: When this course and its associated lecture course are completed, students will satisfy the SNTL requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 332LW: Physical Chemistry Lab II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 331L: Physical Chemistry Lab I
Co-Requisites
CHEM 332: Physical Chemistry II
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Credit, two hours. Experiments focus on thermodynamics and material properties. Instruction in computer use continued. GER Note: When this course and its associated lecture course are completed, students will satisfy the SNTL requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHEM 346L: Biomolecular Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
The course listed below may be taken as a co-requisite or waived by instructor consent.
CHEM 301: Biochemistry I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
BIOL 346L: Biomolecular Chemistry
Course Description

Spring. Experiments involve analysis and characterization of the major classes of biological compounds.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
CHEM 347L: Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 350: Inorganic Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
SNTL
Pre-Requisites
Students must complete CHEM 142 or CHEM 222 or CHEM 222Z or CHEM 222Z AND CHEM 300 or CHEM 331. Students may be enrolled in CHEM 300 or CHEM 331 as a co-requisite to this course.
CHEM 142: General Chemistry II W/Lab
CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 222Z: Organic Structure II
CHEM 300: Phys Chem. For Life Sciences
CHEM 331: Physical Chemistry I
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Intermediate-level course covering such topics as ionic and molecular structure, coordination chemistry, and the chemistry of some selected elements. GER Note: When a student completes this course and associated lab course they will have satisfied the requirement for SNTL. Completion of this course will award SNT only. Please note that completion of this course and associate lab only completes one half of the SNT requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 355L: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students may also complete the course listed below as a co-requisite
CHEM 350: Inorganic Chemistry
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Experimental techniques commonly used in synthetic inorganic research laboratories. GER Note: When this course and its associated lecture course are completed, students will satisfy the SNTL requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 360: Instrumental Analysis
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 260: Quant Analytical Chemistry
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Advanced course covering topics such as treatment of chemical data, absorption and emission spectroscopy, electroanalytical chemistry, and modern separation techniques.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 362: Chemical Analysis
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 365L: Analysis of Ancient Art
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Students must complete CHEM 222 or CHEM 222Z AND CHEM 222L or CHEM 227L AND CHEM 260
CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 222Z: Organic Structure II
CHEM 222L: Basic Organic Chemistry Lab II
CHEM 227L: Organic Chemistry Lab II
CHEM 260: Quant Analytical Chemistry
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 399R: Introduction To Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Instructor Consent and Faculty Sponsor
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring, summer. Credit, one to four hours per semester. Introduces students to instrumental procedures and empirical techniques used in chemical research. Total credit not to exceed four hours. Cannot be used to meet course requirements for a chemistry major.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Chemistry 400-Level Courses
CHEM 430: Computational Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
CHEM 331: Physical Chemistry I
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Computational methods and examples in chemistry.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 435: Molecular Simulation Chem Bio
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Content includes an introduction to techniques for modeling the dynamics and interactions of molecules, emphasizing biomolecules. Students will learn molecular dynamics and other methods and apply them, using state-of-the-art simulation and animation software.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 468: Perspectives in Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Completion of at least one semester of Chemistry at the 300 level or higher.
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A capstone seminar series for graduating chemistry majors. The course takes an interdisciplinary look at applications of chemistry. Topics include the environment, art, medicine, forensics, etc.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 468W: Perspectives in Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Completion of at least one semester of Chemistry at the 300 level or higher.
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A capstone seminar series for graduating chemistry majors. The course takes an interdisciplinary look at applications of chemistry. Topics include the environment, art, medicine, forensics, etc.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHEM 470: Special Topics in Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A seminar for advanced students on topics of current interest in chemistry.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 470W: Special Topics in Chemistry
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A seminar for advanced students on topics of current interest in chemistry.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHEM 475R: Chemistry Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Speaker series
Weekly Contact Minutes
50
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 495R: Honors Thesis
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Admission to Honors Program and Faculty Sponsor
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Honors Program.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 495R: Honors Thesis
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Admission to Honors Program and Faculty Sponsor.
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A course that satisfies the writing requirement for a thesis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHEM 497R: Supervised Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring, summer. Credit, up to four hours per semester. May be repeated for credit, total credit not to exceed eight hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Cannot be used to meet course requirements for a chemistry major.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
CHEM 499R: Undergraduate Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Instructor Consent and Faculty Sponsor
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring, summer. Credit, up to four hours per semester. Students do original research in accordance with ability and background and present their findings in an oral or poster session. May be repeated for credit. Total research credit to be used toward an undergraduate degree not to exceed twelve hours. Four hours credit can be used as an elective for a BS but not a BA in chemistry.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable

Honors Program

Students who have grade point averages of 3.5 or greater are eligible to enroll in the Honors Program. This requires that the student take one graduate chemistry course in addition to the normal degree requirements, complete a research project supervised or sponsored by a member of the chemistry faculty, and write and defend an honors thesis based on this research. A student must enroll in Chem 495WR for the thesis to satisfy the general education writing requirement.

See “Honors Program” under the curriculum section of the catalog and consult the department for further details.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Study Abroad

The chemistry department conducts a six-week summer study abroad program in Siena, Italy. Students receive credit for Chem 260 and 468 taught by Emory faculty and cover the topics of analytical chemistry in the context of wine, art restoration and conservation, forensics, olive oil, and food. Laboratory experience is included as well as guest lectures by the faculty at the University of Siena. For more information, see www.cipa.emory.edu.

For more information, see Study Abroad.

Advising

Students wishing to declare a Chemistry Major should visit the Chemistry Main Office (Atwood 324) and speak with the Undergraduate Coordinator.