CHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

 

The Computer Science Programs offers:

  • BS, Chemistry and Environmental Science

Students in the Department are expected to pass all departmental required courses with a grade of C or better. Students will be required to repeat any course in which a grade of C- or below is received before being permitted to go on to the next course in the sequence.

This is an introductory chemistry course intended for non-science majors. It will introduce students to the basic concepts of chemistry with an emphasis on the role the subject plays in the world around us and in the service of man.

  • Pre-Requisites: None

An introductory course for the health professional student covering the fundamentals of general and organic chemistry with applications in biological sciences. Topics include the structure, properties, and states of matter, chemistry bonding and reactions, chemistry of solutions, and the chemistry of major groups of organic compounds. This is not the Pre-requisite for organic chemistry.

  • Pre-Requisites: Completion of all developmental skills courses
  • Co-Requisites: CHML 105

An introductory course designed for students who plan further study in chemistry. The course presents those areas of chemistry which are essential and which students find most difficult in general college chemistry. These include the mole concept, nomenclature, stoichiometric calculations, gas laws, and solution concentration calculations.

  • Co-Requisites: MTH 136 or MTH 138

An introduction to the basic principles and theories of chemistry including atomic theory, laws of chemical combination, periodic classification of the elements, states of matter, and kinetic molecular theory. The aim of classroom and laboratory work is to prepare the student for advanced study in chemistry.

  • Pre-Requisites: CHML 201
  • Co-Requisites: None

A continuation of CHM 201. Topics include the study of liquids, solids and solutions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.

  • Pre-Requisites: CHM 201
  • Co-Requisites: CHML 202 and CHMW 202
  • Pre/Co-Requisites: MTH 151

This course introduces the wide range of local, state, regional, federal, and international laws and regulations pertaining to environmental and occupational concerns. How the various governmental agencies interface is discussed, as well as compliance, violations, and penalties. This course also focuses on the federal environmental justice initiative.

  • Pre-Requisites: ENVS 200

The structure, preparation and properties of organic compounds with emphasis on reactivity, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and synthesis. Laboratory studies include modern experimental and research techniques for preparing, purifying and identifying organic compounds, and the use of polarimeter, infra-red and ultraviolet spectrometers, NMR, and chromatography.

  • Pre-Requisites: CHM 202
  • Co-Requisites: CHML 303 and CHMW 303

The structure, preparation and properties of organic compounds with emphasis on reactivity, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and synthesis. Laboratory studies include modern experimental and research techniques for preparing, purifying and identifying organic compounds, and the use of polarimeter, infra-red and ultraviolet spectrometers, NMR, and chromatography.

  • Pre-Requisites: CHM 303
  • Co-Requisites: CHML 304 and CHMW 304
  • Pre/Co-Requisites: MTH 203

This is an introduction course to epidemiology. It will familiarize students with the basic principles in epidemiology. These principles or epidemiologic methods will be means by which to describe, analyze, and interpret data related to public health issues in the general population. The course will also present epidemiology application to the fields of health services, community health education, and diet, food and nutrition.

  • Pre-Requisites: BIO 261

Basic methods in quantitative analysis; theory and techniques of calorimetric, volumetric, and gravimetric determinations. Instrumental analysis using spectrophotometers, gas chromatograph, and NMR.

  • Pre-Requisites: CHML 311

A introduction to the principles of toxicology, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and effects of toxic chemicals such as pesticides, metals, chemical carcinogens, air, water, and soil pollutants, radiation and industrial solvents. Hazardous waste and consumer products.

  • Pre-Requisites: ENVS 304

This course concerning the chemical characteristics of living matter. Topics include general concepts of the cell, biomolecules, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, protein structure and function, lipids, enzymes, citric acid cycle and nucleic acids. Laboratory studies include modern experimental and research techniques in Biochemistry.

  • Co-Requisites: CHML 341

This course is designed to provide the interdisciplinary perspective that is required for devising solutions to today's many natural resource management problems. This course will outline the efforts of Americans and people worldwide to conserve natural resources. The course also touches on the many successes and failures of policies, laws, organizations, conservation, and protection of our natural resources.

  • Pre-Requisites: ENVS 200 and ENVS 203

This course will outline the scientific foundations for the study of groundwater and the technical foundations for the development of groundwater resources. The course will also address the subject of groundwater contamination and the growth of groundwater technology.

  • Pre-Requisites: MTH 204 Department of Physical, Environmental, and Computer Science

The well-motivated organic chemistry student is in desperate need of a course that may serve as a transition between undergraduate and graduate organic chemistry. Such a course must be designed to take full advantage of the spirit, energy and enthusiasm that descends upon these students as they near completion of the second half of their undergraduate organic chemistry. This course has a research component.

  • Co-Requisites: CHML 405

This is the third and last of three courses in modem inorganic chemistry. It serves to expose the students to a branch of chemistry which bridges the traditional fields organic and inorganic chemistry. This new course will entail a study of the organometallic chemistry of the first transition series ( 3d ) elements, covering the synthesis, reactions and bonding of selected compounds. Industrially important reactions involving organometallic compounds will be dealt with in detail.

  • Co-Requisites: CHML 523