Chemistry Courses

Chemistry (CHM) courses

  • CHM 80 Chemical Calculation

    Introduction to types of chemical calculations including the metric system, gas laws, pH, percentage, graphing. This is an optional course for students who anticipate having trouble with the chemical calculations in CHM 105, 160, or 170. Does not count toward chemistry major or minor.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CHM 101 Chemical Topics

    For non-science majors: a single topic of contemporary, historical, or theoretical significance. Topics may vary each semester; course may be repeated any number of times provided the same topic is not retaken. Variable Content-Variable Credit Course. Will count toward satisfying the Natural Science requirement when taken for 3 hours. (1-3) D

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  • CHM 106 Fundamentals of Chemistry

    Prerequisite(s): ACT Reading score of 18 or greater or COMPASS reading score of 81 or greater or SAT verbal score of 440 or greater or C or higher in ENG 101 or IDS 150; and eligibility for MTH 103 or higher. Same course as CHM 116 (lecture) except it does not include a laboratory component (CHM 117). Emphasis on chemical fundamentals and applications. Recommended for students needing only one semester of introductory chemistry. (CHM 106 will not count toward a chemistry major or minor.) Students may not receive credit for both CHM 116 and 106. Students should be aware that CHM 106 may not satisfy the chemistry requirement for other majors.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

  • CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry

    Prerequisite(s): ACT Reading score of 18 or greater or COMPASS reading score of 81 or greater or SAT verbal score of 440 or greater or IDS 150; and eligibility for MTH 103 or higher. Concurrent enrollment in CHM 117 is highly recommended. Emphasis on chemical fundamentals and applications. Recommended for students needing only one semester of general chemistry (CHM 116 will not count toward a chemistry major or minor.) Students not meeting prerequisite must have permission by department to enroll. A grade of C or better is required in this course in order to take CHM 200. This course may not be taken pass/not pass. Additional course work will be required for the student taking this as an Honors course, and a B grade or higher must be earned in order for the student to receive an Honors designation.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

  • CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 116 or concurrent enrollment. Laboratory component emphasizing fundamentals and applications covered in CHM 116. Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

  • CHM 160 General Chemistry I

    Prerequisite(s): ACT Reading score of 18 or greater or COMPASS reading score of 81 or greater or SAT verbal score of 440 or greater or IDS 150; and eligibility for MTH 135 or higher. Emphasis on fundamental and theoretical concepts of chemistry. Recommended for all science majors, chemistry majors and minors, and most pre-professional students. Concurrent registration in CHM 161 is highly recommended. A grade of C or better is required in this course in order to take CHM 170, CHM 171 or CHM 200. This course may not be taken pass/not pass. Additional course work will be required for the student taking this as an Honors course, and a B grade or higher must be earned in order for the student to receive an Honors designation.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

  • CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 160 or concurrent enrollment in CHM 160. An introduction to laboratory chemistry employing principles and techniques that reflect material presented in CHM 160, e.g., synthesis, stoichiometry, physical studies, and data manipulation and interpretation. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take CHM 171. May not be taken Pass/Not Pass.Course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

  • CHM 170 General Chemistry II

    Prerequisite(s): C grade or better in CHM 160. Emphasis on reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, precipitation reactions, acid-base theory, and oxidation-reduction reactions.Concurrent registration in CHM 171 is highly recommended. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take CHM 342, 352 or 506. This course may not be taken Pass/Not Pass.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

  • CHM 171 General Chemistry II Lab

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 170 or concurrent enrollment in CHM 170 and a C or better in CHM 160 and CHM 161. An introduction to laboratory chemistry employing principles and techniques that reflect material presented in CHM 170, e.g., physical studies on kinetics and equilibria of aqueous systems, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and data manipulation and interpretation. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course in order to take CHM 302 or 342. May not be taken Pass/Not Pass.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Spring

  • CHM 197 Selected Topics in Chemistry

    A variable credit lecture/discussion and/or lab course. Content varies with topics identified by title in the course schedule. The course may be repeated if the topics differ; however, no more than six credits may count as elective credit toward any degree. Check with appropriate department head to see if credit for this course will count toward the major or minor. (1-3) D

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  • CHM 200 Essentials/Organic Chemistry

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 116 (lecture) and CHM117 (lab). Principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry. Students not meeting prerequisite must have permission by department to enroll. Does not apply toward a chemistry major or minor if the student passes CHM 310. A grade of C or better is required in order to take CHM 350. This course may not be taken pass/not pass.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall