Wesley Stites
Chair of the Department

Matt McIntosh
Vice Chair of the Department
119 Chemistry
479-575-4601
cheminfo@uark.edu

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Website

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers two degree programs leading to either Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Bachelor of Science degree  offers students one of three concentrations: a chemistry concentration, a biophysical concentration and a biochemistry concentration.

The Bachelor of Arts degree offers students the choice of two concentrations: a chemistry concentration and a biochemistry concentration.

Students with satisfactory performance on the chemistry proficiency exam and who completed CHEM 1123 on the Fayetteville campus with grade of “C” or better can request credit for CHEM 1103

Chemistry, Bachelor of Science Degree

Requirements for a B.S. degree with a Major in Chemistry: In addition to the University Core requirements and the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements, the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the list below may be applied to portions of the University Core requirements.

A Minimum of 40 Semester Hours in Chemistry including:
8 hours of one of the two following sequences:8
Chemistry for Majors I
and Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory
Chemistry for Majors II
and Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory
or
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
CHEM 2263
CHEM 2261L
Analytical Chemistry Lecture
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 3504Physical Chemistry I 4
CHEM 3512LPhysical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 3514Physical Chemistry II4
CHEM 3703
CHEM 3702L
Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors
5
CHEM 3713
CHEM 3712L
Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors
5
CHEM 4123Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I3
CHEM 4213
CHEM 4211L
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
4
CHEM 4723Experimental Methods in Organic Chemistry3
And at least one additional Advanced Lecture course is required.3
A minimum of 18 hours of science outside of chemistry are required, including math through:
MATH 2574Calculus III (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2603) (Mathematics through MATH 2574)4
and physics through:
PHYS 2074University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture) (Physics through PHYS 2074)4
These mathematics and physics courses are prerequisites for some advanced courses and should be scheduled early in the student’s program. Some work in the biological sciences is recommended.

This program meets the minimum requirements for certification by the American Chemical Society if CHEM 3813 (or CHEM 4813H/CHEM 4843H or CHEM 5813/) is included. Sample schedules may be obtained from the department of chemistry and biochemistry. Prospective students should consult a departmental adviser.

Writing Requirement: Chemistry majors will satisfy the Fulbright College writing requirement by satisfactory completion of the formal research/analytical reports required in Physical Chemistry Laboratory, CHEM 3451L or CHEM 3512L.

Chemistry B.S.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area. Students must complete at least 124 hours and this must be considered when scheduling upper-level hours in the senior year.

This program meets the minimum requirements for certification by the American Chemical Society if CHEM 3813 (or CHEM 4813H/CHEM 4843H or CHEM 5813/CHEM 5843) is included.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)14  
Select one of the following:4  
CHEM 1203 Chemistry for Majors I
& CHEM 1201L Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory
   
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
   
University/State Core U.S. History requirement3  
General Elective3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)1  4
Select one of the following:  4
CHEM 1223 Chemistry for Majors II
& CHEM 1221L Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory
   
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
   
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
Year Total: 17 14
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
MATH 2574 Calculus III (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2603)14  
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034)14  
CHEM 3703 Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors
& CHEM 3702L Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors1,2
5  
University/State Core Fine Arts or Humanities requirement3  
PHYS 2074 University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture)1  4
CHEM 3713 Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors
& CHEM 3712L Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors1,2
  5
University/State Core Humanities or Fine Arts requirement (as needed)  3
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 3504 Physical Chemistry I1,24  
CHEM 2263 Analytical Chemistry Lecture
& CHEM 2261L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory1
4  
Select one of the following:3-4  
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)1
   
General Elective
University/State Core Social Science requirement3  
CHEM 3514 Physical Chemistry II
& CHEM 3512L Physical Chemistry Laboratory1,2
  6
Advanced Level Elective Course1  4
Select one of the following:  3-4
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
   
General Elective
General Elective  3
Year Total: 14 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 4123 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I1,23  
CHEM 4723 Experimental Methods in Organic Chemistry1,23  
CHEM 3813 Elements of Biochemistry1,23  
CHEM Elective3  
General Elective3  
CHEM 4213 Instrumental Analysis
& CHEM 4211L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory1,2
  4
CHEM 4853 Biochemical Techniques1,2  3
General Electives (as needed to total 120)  6
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for a B.S. degree with a Major in Chemistry, Biophysical Concentration: In addition to the university/state core requirements and the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements (see College Academic Regulations and Degree Completion Policy), the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the list below may be applied to portions of the University Core requirements.

A Minimum of 43 Semester Hours in Chemistry including:
One of the following sequences:8
Chemistry for Majors I
and Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory
and
Chemistry for Majors II
and Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory
or
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
and
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
CHEM 2263
CHEM 2261L
Analytical Chemistry Lecture
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 3504Physical Chemistry I4
Select one of the following sequences:8 - 10
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
and
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
or
Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors
and
Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors
CHEM 3514
CHEM 3512L
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
6
CHEM 4213
CHEM 4211L
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
4
and either: 3
Biochemical Techniques
Or completion of a senior thesis based on independent research wherein at least one credit hour is earned in:
Chemistry Research
during each of 3 different semesters.
Select six hours from one of the following sequences:6
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
PHYS 2054University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) (With Lab Component)4
PHYS 2074University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture) (With Lab Component)4
11 Hours from the Biological Sciences to include:11
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory
And one additional lecture course numbered above 3000.
The mathematics and physics courses are prerequisites for some advanced courses and should be scheduled early in the student's program.
Total Hours70-72

The mathematics and physics courses are prerequisites for some advanced courses and should be scheduled early in the student’s program.

Writing Requirement: Chemistry majors will satisfy the Fulbright College writing requirement by satisfactory completion of the formal research/analytical reports required in Physical Chemistry Laboratory, CHEM 3451L or CHEM 3512L.

Chemistry B.S. with Biophysical Option

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
4  
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)14  
University/State Core Fine Arts or Humanities Course3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)1  4
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
  4
University/State Core Humanities or Fine Arts course (as needed)  3
University/State Core U.S. History Course  3
Year Total: 14 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 3603 Organic Chemistry I
& CHEM 3601L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1,2
4  
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034)14  
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
4  
University/State Core Social Science Course3  
CHEM 3613 Organic Chemistry II
& CHEM 3611L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1,2
  4
PHYS 2074 University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture)1  4
BIOL 2533 Cell Biology
& BIOL 2531L Cell Biology Laboratory
  4
CHEM 2263 Analytical Chemistry Lecture1  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 2261L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory11  
CHEM 3504 Physical Chemistry I1,24  
Advanced Level Elective16  
University/State Core Social Science Course3  
CHEM 3514 Physical Chemistry II
& CHEM 3512L Physical Chemistry Laboratory1,2
  6
CHEM 4213 Instrumental Analysis
& CHEM 4211L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory1,2
  4
University/State Core Social Science Course  3
General Elective  3
Year Total: 14 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 5813 Biochemistry I1,2
or CHEM 4813H Honors Biochemistry I
3  
BIOL 3000/4000 Level Elective1,23  
General Electives9  
CHEM 5843 Biochemistry II1,2
or CHEM 4843H Honors Biochemistry II
  3
CHEM 4853 Biochemical Techniques1,2  3
General Electives   8
Year Total: 15 14
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for a B.S. degree with a Major in Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration: In addition to the University Core requirements and the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements (see College Academic Regulations and Degree Completion Policy), the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the list below may be applied to portions of the University Core requirements.

A Minimum of 38 Semester Hours in Chemistry including:
One of the following sequences of courses:8
Chemistry for Majors I
and Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory
and
Chemistry for Majors II
and Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory
or
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
and
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
CHEM 2263
CHEM 2261L
Analytical Chemistry Lecture
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
Select from the following:4 - 10
Physical Chemistry I
and
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
or
Elements of Physical Chemistry
and Elements of Physical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 3703
CHEM 3702L
Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors
5
CHEM 3713
CHEM 3712L
Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors
5
Either3
Biochemical Techniques
Or completion of a senior thesis based on independent research wherein at least 1 credit hour is earned in CHEM 400V (chemistry research) and/or CHEM 498V (senior thesis) during each of 3 different semesters.
One of the following sequences:6
CHEM 4213
CHEM 4211L
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
3-4
or CHEM 4123 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
Additional Required Courses to Include:
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
MATH 2564Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)4
Select one of the following physics sequences:8
College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture)
and College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab)
and
College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture)
and College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab)
or
University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) (With Lab Component)
and
University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture) (With Lab Component)
15 Hours of Biological Sciences to include:
BIOL 1543
BIOL 1541L
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
4
BIOL 2533
BIOL 2531L
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory
4
BIOL 2013
BIOL 2011L
General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture)
and General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab)
4
BIOL 4233Genomics and Bioinformatics3
or BIOL 2323 General Genetics
The mathematics and physics courses are prerequisites for some advanced courses and should be scheduled early in the student's program.
Total Hours69-76

Writing Requirement: Chemistry majors will satisfy the Fulbright College writing requirement by satisfactory completion of the formal research/analytical reports required in Physical Chemistry Laboratory, CHEM 3451L or CHEM 3512L.

Chemistry B.S. with Biochemistry Option

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

This program meets the minimum requirements for certification by the American Chemical Society if CHEM 3813 (or CHEM 4813H/CHEM 4843H ) is included.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
Select one of the following:4  
MATH 1213 Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203)
MATH 1284C Precalculus Mathematics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1305)
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)1
Select one of the following:4  
CHEM 1203 Chemistry for Majors I
& CHEM 1201L Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory
   
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
   
University/State Core Fine Arts or Humanities requirement3  
University/State Core U.S. History requirement if taking MATH 12130-3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)1
or MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)
  4
Select one of the following:  4
CHEM 1223 Chemistry for Majors II
& CHEM 1221L Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory
   
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
   
University/State Core Humanities or Fine Arts requirement (as needed)  3
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
Year Total: 14 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Select one of the following as needed:3-4  
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505) (if not already taken)1
University/state core U.S. history requirement (as needed)
Select one of the following:4  
PHYS 2013 College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture)
& PHYS 2011L College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab)1
   
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034)1,3
CHEM 3703 Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors
& CHEM 3702L Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors1,2
5  
University/State Core Social Science requirement3  
Select one of the following:  4
PHYS 2033 College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture)
& PHYS 2031L College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab)1
   
PHYS 2074 University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture)1
CHEM 3713 Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors
& CHEM 3712L Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors1,2
  5
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
  4
CHEM 2263 Analytical Chemistry Lecture1,2  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 3453 Elements of Physical Chemistry
& CHEM 3451L Elements of Physical Chemistry Laboratory1,2
4  
CHEM 2261L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory11  
BIOL 2533 Cell Biology
& BIOL 2531L Cell Biology Laboratory
4  
University/State Core Social Science requirements3  
General Elective3  
Select one of the following:  3-4
CHEM 4213 Instrumental Analysis
& CHEM 4211L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory1,2
   
CHEM 4123 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I1,2
BIOL 2013 General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture)
& BIOL 2011L General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab)
  4
3000+ General Elective (if CHEM 4123 is taken), else General Elective  3
General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 4813H Honors Biochemistry I1,23  
BIOL 2323 General Genetics
& BIOL 2321L General Genetics Laboratory1,2
or BIOL 4233 Genomics and Bioinformatics
3  
3000+ General Elective (if BIOL 2323 is taken), else General Elective3  
General Electives6  
CHEM 4843H Honors Biochemistry II1,2  3
CHEM 4853 Biochemical Techniques1,2  3
General Electives as needed to complete 120-hour requirement  6
Year Total: 15 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for a B.A. degree with a Major in Chemistry with Chemistry Concentration:

In addition to the University Core requirements and the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements, the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the list below may be applied to portions of the university/state minimum core requirements.

Completion of a World Language Course at the 2003 Intermediate I level.

Select one of the following:8
Chemistry for Majors I
and Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory
and Chemistry for Majors II
and Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
and University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
CHEM 2263
CHEM 2261L
Analytical Chemistry Lecture
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
Select one of the following:8
Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
and Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Select one of the following:4-10
Elements of Physical Chemistry
and Elements of Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
Two Additional Lecture Courses Numbered Above 3000.6
Total Hours30-36

These physics and mathematics prerequisite requirements are substantial, and these courses and their prerequisites should be scheduled early in the student’s program. Sample schedules may be obtained from the department of chemistry and biochemistry. Prospective students should consult a departmental adviser.

Writing Requirement: Chemistry majors will satisfy the Fulbright College writing requirement by satisfactory completion of the formal research/analytical reports required in Physical Chemistry Laboratory, CHEM 3451L or CHEM 3512L.

Chemistry B.A.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
Select one of the following:3-4  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (if required)
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)1
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (as advised)1,3
Select one of the following:4  
CHEM 1203 Chemistry for Majors I
& CHEM 1201L Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory
   
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
   
Elementary II World Language Course Numbered 10133  
University/State Core US History requirement3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
Select one of the following as needed:  3-4
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)1
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)3
Elective
Select one of the following:  3
CHEM 1223 Chemistry for Majors II
& CHEM 1221L Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory
   
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
   
Intermediate I World Language Course Numbered 2003  3
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Select one of the following:4-5  
CHEM 3703 Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors
& CHEM 3702L Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors1,2
   
CHEM 3603 Organic Chemistry I
& CHEM 3601L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1,2
   
PHYS 2013 College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture)
& PHYS 2011L College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab)1
4  
University/State Core Fine Arts or Humanities requirement3  
University/State Core Social Science requirement3  
General Elective3  
Select one of the following:  4-5
CHEM 3713 Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors
& CHEM 3712L Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors1,2
   
CHEM 3613 Organic Chemistry II
& CHEM 3611L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1,2
   
University/State Core Humanities or Fine Arts requirement (as needed)  3
PHYS 2033 College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture)
& PHYS 2031L College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab)
  4
University/State Core Social Science requirement (as needed)  3
Year Total: 17 14
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 2263 Analytical Chemistry Lecture13  
CHEM 3453 Elements of Physical Chemistry
& CHEM 3451L Elements of Physical Chemistry Laboratory1,2
4  
General Electives9  
General Electives  16
Year Total: 16 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 3813 Elements of Biochemistry1,2
or CHEM 4813H Honors Biochemistry I
3  
CHEM 2261L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory11  
Upper Level Fulbright College Elective1,23  
General Elective7  
CHEM 4853 Biochemical Techniques1,2  3
Select one of the following:  3
CHEM 4843H Honors Biochemistry II1,2
3000+ CHEM Elective1,2
General Electives  6
Year Total: 14 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for a B.A. degree with a Major in Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration

In addition to the University Core requirements and the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements (see College Academic Regulations and Degree Completion Policy), the following course requirements must be met. Bolded courses from the list below may be applied to portions of the University Core requirements.

A minimum of 32 semester hours in chemistry including:

Select one of the following:8
Chemistry for Majors I
and Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory
and Chemistry for Majors II
and Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (CHEM 1101L, CHEM 1123, CHEM 1121L)
CHEM 2263
CHEM 2261L
Analytical Chemistry Lecture
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
Select one of the following:4-10
Elements of Physical Chemistry
and Elements of Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Select one of the following:8
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
and Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors
Select one of the following:3
Biochemical Techniques
Or completion of a senior thesis based on independent research wherein at least 1 credit hour is earned in CHEM 400V (chemistry research) and/or CHEM 498V (senior thesis) during each of 3 different semesters.
Select one of the following:6-7
CHEM 5813-5843 (same as CHEM 4813H-4843H)
Elements of Biochemistry
and Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
Elements of Biochemistry
and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
Elements of Biochemistry
and Experimental Methods in Organic Chemistry
MATH 2554Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)4
or MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
Select one of the following:8
College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture)
and College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab)
and College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture)
and College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab)
Four courses from the Biological Sciences (at least 3 hours of which must be upper-level courses)11
Completion of a World Language Course at the 2003 Intermediate I Level.
Total Hours56-63

The mathematics and physics courses are prerequisites for some advanced courses and should be scheduled early in the student’s program.

Writing Requirement: Chemistry majors will satisfy the Fulbright College writing requirement by satisfactory completion of the formal research/analytical reports required in Physical Chemistry Laboratory, CHEM 3451L or CHEM 3512L.

Chemistry B.A. with Biochemistry Option

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program. The following eight-semester plan refers to additional B.A. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (or other mathematics course as advised for major)1,33-4  
Select one of the following:4  
CHEM 1203 Chemistry for Majors I
& CHEM 1201L Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory
   
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
   
Elementary II World Language Course Numbered 10133  
University/State Core US History requirement3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)1,3  4
Select one of the following:  4
CHEM 1223 Chemistry for Majors II
& CHEM 1221L Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory
   
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
   
Intermediate I World Language Course Numbered 2003   3
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
Year Total: 17 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
4  
Select one of the following:4  
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034)1
PHYS 2013 College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture)
& PHYS 2011L College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab)1
   
Advanced Elective13  
University/State Core Fine Arts or Humanities requirement 3  
University/State Core Social Science requirement3  
CHEM 2263 Analytical Chemistry Lecture
& CHEM 2261L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory1
  4
Select one of the following:  4
PHYS 2074 University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture)1
PHYS 2033 College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture)
& PHYS 2031L College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab)1
   
Biology Elective  3
University/State Core Humanities or Fine Arts requirement (as needed)  3
University/State Core Social Science requirement  3
Year Total: 17 17
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 3703 Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors
& CHEM 3702L Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors1,2
5  
Select one of the following:4  
CHEM 3453 Elements of Physical Chemistry
& CHEM 3451L Elements of Physical Chemistry Laboratory1,2
   
CHEM 3504 Physical Chemistry I
Upper Level Biology Elective1,24  
General Electives3  
CHEM 3713 Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors
& CHEM 3712L Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors1,2
  5
Select one of the following:  6
CHEM 3514 Physical Chemistry II
& CHEM 3512L Physical Chemistry Laboratory1,2
   
CHEM Electives 3000-4000 Level1,2
General Elective   3
Year Total: 16 14
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 3813 Elements of Biochemistry1,2
or CHEM 4813H Honors Biochemistry I
3  
CHEM 4123 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I1,23  
General Electives6  
CHEM 4853 Biochemical Techniques1,2  3
Select one of the following:  3
CHEM 4843H Honors Biochemistry II1,2
CHEM Elective 3000-4000 Level1,2
General Electives  4
Year Total: 12 10
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Requirements for a Minor in Chemistry:

CHEM 2263
CHEM 2261L
Analytical Chemistry Lecture
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 3603
CHEM 3601L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM 3613
CHEM 3611L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CHEM 3453Elements of Physical Chemistry3
A course at the 3000-4000 level.3
Total Hours18

A student must notify the department of his or her intent to minor.

Requirements for Departmental Honors in Chemistry: Students with good academic backgrounds and strong interests in research are encouraged to participate in the department of chemistry and biochemistry honors program. Entrance into the program is normally during the sophomore year or the first semester of the junior year, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required. Entrance is initiated by consulting the faculty academic adviser, who will help arrange conferences with potential faculty research project advisers. When there is agreement between the student and the adviser on a research project or area, an Honors Advisory Committee is set up to supervise the honors candidate’s program. The heart of the program is the research project, but students are encouraged to broaden their experience beyond required courses within chemistry, the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Participation in Honors Colloquia, honors sections of regular courses, and chemistry departmental and divisional seminars is especially recommended. All honors candidates enroll in the spring semester Honors Seminar (CHEM 4011H), and senior honors students must make at least one seminar presentation. All honors candidates will be required to complete and defend an honors thesis and take 12 hours (which may include 6 hours of thesis) in Honors Studies. The thesis is required in the spring semester of the senior year, followed by an oral presentation. On the basis of these written and oral reports and their evaluation of all aspects of the student’s honor program, the candidate’s Honors Advisory Committee will recommend whether or not the distinction “Chemistry or Biochemistry Scholar Cum Laude” should be awarded. Higher degree distinctions are recommended only in truly exceptional cases and are based upon the whole of the candidate’s program of honors studies.

Chemistry (B.A. or B.S.) Physical/Earth Science Teacher Licensure Requirements: Students wanting to pursue licensure through the MAT program should please refer to the Secondary Education Requirements for Fulbright College Students. Students wishing to pursue licensure through the UAteach undergraduate curriculum should consult with a UAteach adviser, uteach@uark.edu.

Students wanting to teach science in middle school should consult with a middle level adviser in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Faculty

Adams, Paul D., Ph.D. (Case Western Reserve University), B.S. (Louisiana State University), Associate Professor, 2006.
Allison, Neil T., Ph.D. (University of Florida), B.S. (Georgia College), Associate Professor, 1980.
Beyzavi, M. Hassan, Ph.D. (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany), Assistant Professor, 2017.
Brewer, Lorraine C., M.S. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Instructor, 1997.
Chen, Jingyi, Ph.D. (University of Washington), M.A. (State University College at Buffalo), B.S. (Zhongshan University), Associate Professor, 2010.
Coridan, Robert, Ph.D., M.S. (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign), B.S. (The Ohio State University), Assistant Professor, 2015.
Fan, Chenguang, Ph.D. (Iowa State University), B.S. (Nanjing University), Assistant Professor, 2016.
Fritsch, Ingrid, Ph.D. (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign), B.S. (University of Utah), Professor, 1992.
Greathouse, Denise A., Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), Research Associate Professor, 1997.
Hayes, David, M.S. (Murray State University), B.S. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2007.
Hershberger, Margaret, Ph.D., M.S. (University of Chicago), B.S. (The Ohio State University), Instructor, 2015.
Heyes, Colin David, Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology), B.S. (Loughborogh University), Associate Professor, 2008.
Kilyanek, Stefan M., Ph.D., M.S. (University of Chicago), B.S. (Grand Valley State University), Assistant Professor, 2014.
Koeppe, Roger E., Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology), A.B. (Haverford College), Distinguished Professor, 1979.
Lay, Jackson, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Professor, 2002.
Margaret, Hershberger, Ph.D., M.S. (University of Chicago), B.S. (The Ohio State University), Instructor, 2015.
Mazzanti, Chris, Ph.D., M.S. (University of Arkansas), B.S. (University of Arkansas at Monticello), Instructor, 2012.
McIntosh, Matt, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University), B.A. (Virginia Tech), Professor, 1996.
Millett, Francis, Ph.D. (Columbia University), B.S. (University of Wisconsin), Distinguished Professor, 1972.
Moradi, Mahmoud, Ph.D. (North Carolina State University), M.S., B.S. (Sharif University of Technology), Assistant Professor, 2015.
Norman, Mya A., Ph.D. (University of Colorado-Boulder), M.S., B.S. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2006.
Paul, David W., Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati), B.S. (Southwestern University), Associate Professor, 1980.
Puckett, Latisha, Ph.D., B.S. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2015.
Sakon, Joshua, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), B.S. (Southern Oregon University), Professor, 1997.
Shi, Wei, Ph.D. (University of Alberta), M.S. (East China University of Science and Technology), B.S. (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Assistant Professor, 2012.
Stenken, Julie A., Ph.D. (University of Kansas), B.S. (University of Akron), Professor, 2007.
Stites, Wesley, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), M.A., B.A. (Johns Hopkins University), Professor, 1991.
Striegler, Susanne, Ph.D., M.S., B.S. (Ulm University, Germany), Professor, 2012.
Thallapuranam, Suresh, Ph.D. (Osmania University), Professor, 2003.
Tian, Ryan, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut), B.S. (Fudan University, Shanghai), Associate Professor, 2004.
Wang, Feng, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), Ph.D. (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania), Associate Professor, 2012.
Wilkins, Charles L., Ph.D. (University of Oregon), B.S. (Chapman College), Distinguished Professor, 1998.
Xiao, Jie, Ph.D. (State University of New York-Binghamton), M.S., B.S. (Wuhan University), Associate Professor, 2016.
Zheng, Nan, Ph.D. (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), M.S. (University of Rochester), B.S. (University of Science and Technology of China), Associate Professor, 2008.

Courses

CHEM 1051L. Chemistry in the Modern World Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1004 Lab). 1 Hour.

Basic laboratory exercises involving measurements of mass and volume, acids and bases, hardness of water, energy content in fuel, sugar content in drinks, and radioactivity. Meets 2 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 1053.

CHEM 1053. Chemistry in the Modern World (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1004 Lecture). 3 Hours.

The impact of chemical developments upon contemporary society. Chemical problems of ecological, environmental, nutritional, economic, and sociological concern. Designed for non-science majors. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 1051L.

CHEM 1071L. Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab). 1 Hour.

Laboratory exercises in principles and practices of Fundamental Chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1073.

CHEM 1073. Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture). 3 Hours.

Fundamental principles of chemistry for students majoring in Home Economics or Nursing. Lecture 3 hours, recitation 1 hour per week. Corequisite: CHEM 1071L and related course component drill section for CHEM 1073.

CHEM 1101L. University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab). 1 Hour.

Laboratory exercises involving density, types of chemical reactions separations and chromatography, solubility, waters of hydration, freezing point depression, gas laws, and data interpretation. Meets 3 hours per week for 1 hour credit.

CHEM 1103. University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture). 3 Hours.

An introductory course for science, engineering or agriculture majors. Atomic structure, electron configurations and periodic properties, nomenclature and bonding in compounds, Lewis structure and resonance forms, molecular geometries and polarity, stoichiometry, solution chemistry and aqueous reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws and kinetic molecular theory. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or higher, or AP Calculus AB 3C or higher, or AP Calculus BC 4C or higher, or College Algebra CLEP 54 or higher.

CHEM 1121L. University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab). 1 Hour.

Quantitative laboratory with data interpretation and exercises covering the topics of stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, pH, and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Upon completion of CHEM 1121L on the UAF campus with a grade of "C" or better, credit for CHEM 1101L can be requested. Corequisite: CHEM 1123 and related course component drill section for CHEM 1123.

CHEM 1121M. Honors University Chemistry II Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Qualitative and quantitative laboratory with data interpretation and exercises covering the topics of stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, pH, and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory notebooks are required as part of every experiment. Designed for students in the honors programs. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 1123H and related course component drill for CHEM 1123H.
This course is equivalent to CHEM 1121L.

CHEM 1123. University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture). 3 Hours.

Introductory course for science, engineering or agriculture majors. Liquids, solids, intermolecular forces, phase diagrams, solution chemistry, solubility, colligative properties, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, aqueous ionic equilibria, titrations, buffers, solubility equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 1121L and related course component drill section for CHEM 1123. Prerequisite: CHEM 1103 (or CHEM 1203, or satisfactory performance on the chemistry proficiency exam) and MATH 1203 or higher, or AP Calculus AB 3C or higher, or AP Calculus BC 4C or higher, or College Algebra CLEP 54 or higher.

CHEM 1123H. Honors University Chemistry II. 3 Hours.

Presents the topics of periodicity, bonding, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium in detail. Lecture 3 hours per week. Students with satisfactory performance on the proficiency exam and who complete CHEM 1123H on the UAF campus with a grade of "C" or better can request credit for CHEM 1103. Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 1284C or higher. Corequisite: CHEM 1121M and related course component drill section for CHEM 1123H. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy and CHEM 1103 (or CHEM 1203, or satisfactory performance on the chemistry proficiency exam).
This course is equivalent to CHEM 1123.

CHEM 1201L. Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Laboratory exercises involving density, types of chemical reactions separations and chromatography, solubility, waters of hydration, freezing point depression, gas laws, and data interpretation. Laboratory notebooks are required as part of every experiment.Laboratory 3 hours per week. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 1201L and CHEM 1101L. Corequisite: CHEM 1203 and related course component drill for CHEM 1203.

CHEM 1203. Chemistry for Majors I. 3 Hours.

The first half of a two-semester course designed especially for students planning to major in chemistry or biochemistry. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 1203 and CHEM 1103. Corequisite: CHEM 1201L and related course component drill section for CHEM 1203. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or higher, or AP Calculus AB 3C or higher, AP Calculus BC 4C or higher, or College Algebra CLEP 54 or higher.

CHEM 1221L. Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Qualitative and quantitative laboratory with data interpretation and exercises covering the topics of stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, pH, and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory notebooks are required as part of every experiment. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 1221L and CHEM 1121L. Corequisite: CHEM 1223 and related course component drill for CHEM 1223.
This course is equivalent to CHEM 1121L.

CHEM 1223. Chemistry for Majors II. 3 Hours.

The second half of a two-semester course designed speci¿cally for students planning to major in chemistry or biochemistry. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 1223 and CHEM 1123. Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 1284C or higher. Corequisite: CHEM 1221L and related course component drill section for CHEM 1223. Prerequisite: CHEM 1203 and CHEM 1201L (or CHEM 1103 and CHEM 1101L).
This course is equivalent to CHEM 1123.

CHEM 2261L. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Covers techniques of classical and instrumental methods of chemical separation and analysis. Laboratory 4 hours per week. Chemistry Majors/Minors must take analytical lecture and lab prior to any physical chemistry course. Chemistry Majors/Minors should take analytical lecture and lab together. Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 2263. Prerequisite: (CHEM 1123 and CHEM 1121L) or (CHEM 1123H and CHEM 1121M) or (CHEM 1223 and CHEM 1221L) or (CHEM 1073 and CHEM 1071L) and MATH 1203 or higher, or AP Calculus AB 3C or higher, or AP Calculus BC 4C or higher, or CLEP College Algebra 54 or higher.

CHEM 2263. Analytical Chemistry Lecture. 3 Hours.

Principles of chemical separations, analysis by classical and instrumental methods, and chemical equilibrium in physical and biological systems. Lecture 3 hours per week. Chemistry Majors/Minors must take analytical lecture and lab prior to any physical chemistry course. Chemistry Majors/Minors should take analytical lecture and lab together. Prerequisite: (CHEM 1123 and CHEM 1121L) or (CHEM 1123H and CHEM 1121M) or (CHEM 1223 and CHEM 1221L) or (CHEM 1073 and CHEM 1071L) and MATH 1203 or higher, or AP Calculus AB 3C or higher, or AP Calculus BC 4C or higher, or CLEP College Algebra 54 or higher.

CHEM 2611L. Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab). 1 Hour.

A focus on properties of organic compounds as well as reactions of organic compounds with an emphasis on functional groups along with some classifications of certain types of compounds.Laboratory 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 2613 and related course component drill for CHEM 2613.

CHEM 2613. Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture). 3 Hours.

One semester survey of organic chemistry necessary for understanding of biological systems, with some related physiological chemistry. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 2611L and related course component drill section for CHEM 2613. Prerequisite: (CHEM 1073 and CHEM 1071L) or (CHEM 1123 and CHEM 1121L) or (CHEM 1123H and CHEM 1121M) or (CHEM 1223 and CHEM 1221L).

CHEM 3203. Forensic Chemistry. 3 Hours.

Survey of chemistry used in criminal investigations. Topics may include detection and identification of drugs, alcohol, toxins, explosives and gun powder residue. Chemical analysis of paint, ink, paper, soil, glass and fibers. Chemical detection of blood and fingerprints. Extraction of DNA from evidence, DNA fingerprinting. Prerequisite: CHEM 2613, or CHEM 3613 (recommended), or CHEM 3613H, or CHEM 3713.

CHEM 3203H. Honors Forensic Chemistry. 3 Hours.

Survey of chemistry used in criminal investigations. Topics may include detection and identification of drugs, alcohol, toxins, explosives and gun powder residue. Chemical analysis of paint, ink, paper, soil, glass and fibers. Chemical detection of blood and fingerprints. Extraction of DNA from evidence, DNA fingerprinting. As a requirement of honors designation additional honors-level work is required of students enrolled in this section. Prerequisite: CHEM 2613, or CHEM 3613 (recommended), or CHEM 3613H, or CHEM 3713.
This course is equivalent to CHEM 3203.

CHEM 3273. UAteach Research Methods. 3 Hours.

A project-based course for prospective science and mathematics teachers utilizing scientific research methods and inquiry to solve research problems. Corequisite: Drill component. Prerequisite: ARSC 1201 and ARSC 1221.
This course is cross-listed with PHYS 3273, BIOL 3273.

CHEM 3273H. Honors UAteach Research Methods. 3 Hours.

A project-based course for prospective science and mathematics teachers utilizing scientific research methods and inquiry to solve research problems. Prerequisite: ARSC 1201 and ARSC 1221 and junior standing.
This course is cross-listed with PHYS 3273, CHEM 3273, BIOL 3273.

CHEM 3451L. Elements of Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Experimental measurements of the physical properties, chemical systems, error analysis and report writing. Experiments cover topics in thermochemistry, heat capacity, chemical kinetics, spectroscopy, and phase/chemical equilibrium using a variety of physical chemistry techniques. Laboratory 4 hours per week. Corequisite: Chemistry majors and chemistry minors must enroll in CHEM 3453 concurrently. Prerequisite: CHEM 2261L and PHYS 2031L (or PHYS 2074).

CHEM 3453. Elements of Physical Chemistry. 3 Hours.

One semester accelerated course in physical chemistry primarily for students majoring/minoring in chemistry with biochemistry option, or pre-professional and agriculture students. Topics include thermodynamics, phase & chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, quantum chemistry and spectroscopy. Presented at the same level as the 2-semester course with some recourse to calculus, although covering fewer topics in quantum chemistry. Lecture 3 hours per week. Students cannot earn credit for both CHEM 3453 and CHEM 3514. Corequisite: Chemistry majors and chemistry minors must enroll in CHEM 3451L concurrently. Prerequisite: CHEM 2263 and PHYS 2033 (or PHYS 2074), and MATH 2554 (or MATH 2043).

CHEM 3504. Physical Chemistry I. 4 Hours.

First semester of a 2-semester course in physical chemistry designed for chemistry majors and chemistry minors with topics covering wave-particle duality, quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, spectroscopy and elementary statistical mechanics. Lecture and recitation 4 hours per week. Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 2564. Prerequisite: CHEM 2263 and PHYS 2074.

CHEM 3512L. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 2 Hours.

Experimental studies of molecular structure, thermochemistry, and chemical kinetics, and the determination of other physicochemical properties of matter. Laboratory 8 hours per week. Students cannot earn credit for both CHEM 3451L and CHEM 3512L. Corequisite: Chemistry majors and chemistry minors must take CHEM 3514 concurrently. Prerequisite: CHEM 2261L and PHYS 2031L (or PHYS 2074).

CHEM 3514. Physical Chemistry II. 4 Hours.

Second semester of a 2-semester course in physical chemistry aimed for B.S. chemistry majors/minors with topics covering the laws of thermodynamics, phase & chemical equilibria; structure and properties of solutions, chemical potential, and chemical kinetics. Lecture and recitation 4 hours per week. Students cannot earn credit for both CHEM 3453 and CHEM 3514. Corequisite: Chemistry majors and chemistry minors must enroll in CHEM 3512L concurrently. Prerequisite: CHEM 3504.

CHEM 3601L. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Introduction to basic techniques for separation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Laboratory exercises in organic chemistry. Meets 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 3603 and related course component drill for CHEM 3603.

CHEM 3602M. Honors Organic Chemistry I Laboratory. 2 Hours.

Introduction to basic techniques for separation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Drill lecture-discussion (1hr/wk) and laboratory (4hr/wk). Writing component. Required drill. Corequisite: CHEM 3603H and related course component drill sections for CHEM 3603H and CHEM 3602M. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy.
This course is equivalent to CHEM 3601L.

CHEM 3603. Organic Chemistry I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to organic compounds including alkanes, haloalkanes, alkenes and alkynes; properties including basic stereochemistry and reactions including nucleophilic substitution, elimination, and electrophilic addition reactions. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 3601L and related course component drill section for CHEM 3603. Prerequisite: (CHEM 1123 and CHEM 1121L) or (CHEM 1123H and CHEM 1121M) or (CHEM 1223 and CHEM 1221L).

CHEM 3603H. Honors Organic Chemistry I. 3 Hours.

In-depth introduction to organic compounds; properties and reactions. Including alkanes, haloalkanes, alkenes and alkynes; nucleophilic substitution, elimination, and electrophilic addition reactions. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 3602M and related course component drill sections for CHEM 3603H and CHEM 3602M. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy and ((CHEM 1123 and CHEM 1121L) or (CHEM 1123H and CHEM 1121M) or (CHEM 1223 and CHEM 1221L)).
This course is equivalent to CHEM 3603.

CHEM 3611L. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Continuation of CHEM 3601L and introduction to basic techniques of synthesis, isolation, and determination of structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Laboratory exercises in organic chemistry. Meets 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 3613 and related course component drill for CHEM 3613. Prerequisite: CHEM 3601L.

CHEM 3612M. Honors Organic Chemistry II Laboratory. 2 Hours.

Continuation of CHEM 3602M and introduction to basic techniques of synthesis, isolation, and determination of structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Drill lecture-discussion (1 hour/wk) and laboratory (4 hours/wk). Writing component. Drill required. Corequisite: CHEM 3613H and related course component drill sections for CHEM 3612M and CHEM 3613H. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy and CHEM 3602M.
This course is equivalent to CHEM 3611L.

CHEM 3613. Organic Chemistry II. 3 Hours.

Basic chemistry of aromatic and carbonyl compounds: properties and reactions. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 3611L and related course component drill section for CHEM 3613. Prerequisite: (CHEM 3603 and CHEM 3601L) or (CHEM 3603H and CHEM 3602M) or (CHEM 3703 and CHEM 3702L).

CHEM 3613H. Honors Organic Chemistry II. 3 Hours.

In-depth coverage of the basic chemistry of aromatic and carbonyl compounds; properties and reactions. Lecture 3 hours per week.Corequisite: CHEM 3612M and related course component drill sections for CHEM 3613H and CHEM 3612M. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy and CHEM 3603H and CHEM 3602M.
This course is equivalent to CHEM 3613.

CHEM 3702L. Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors. 2 Hours.

Introduction to basic techniques for separation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Drill lecture-discussion (1hr/wk) and laboratory (4hr/wk). Writing component. Required drill. Corequisite: CHEM 3703 and related course component drill sections for CHEM 3703 and CHEM 3702L. Prerequisite: Chemistry major or minor.

CHEM 3703. Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors. 3 Hours.

In-depth introduction to organic compounds including alkanes, haloalkanes, alkenes and alkynes; properties including basic stereochemistry and reactions including nucleophilic substitution, elimination, and electrophilic addition. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 3702L and related course component drill sections for CHEM 3703 and CHEM 3702L. Prerequisite: Chemistry major or minor and (CHEM 1123 and CHEM 1121L) or (CHEM 1123H and CHEM 1121M) or (CHEM 1223 and CHEM 1221L).

CHEM 3712L. Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors. 2 Hours.

Continuation of CHEM 3702L and introduction to basic techniques of synthesis, isolation, and determination of structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Drill lecture-discussion (1 hour/wk) and laboratory (4 hours/wk). Writing component. Drill required. Corequisite: CHEM 3713 and related course component drill sections for CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3712L. Prerequisite: Chemistry major or minor and CHEM 3702L.

CHEM 3713. Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors. 3 Hours.

Continuation of in-depth coverage of the basic chemistry of the compounds of carbon. Properties and reactions of aromatic and carbonyl functional groups. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 3712L and related course component drill sections for CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3712L. Prerequisite: Chemistry major or minor and CHEM 3703 and CHEM 3702L.
This course is equivalent to CHEM 3613.

CHEM 3813. Elements of Biochemistry. 3 Hours.

One semester survey course of the fundamentals of biochemistry. Structures, properties, and reactions of major classes of biomolecules. Basics of enzyme catalysis. Overview of metabolism. Credit for both CHEM 3813 and 4813H may not be counted toward a chemistry degree. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: (CHEM 3613 and CHEM 3611L) or (CHEM 3613H and CHEM 3612M) or (CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3712L) or (CHEM 2613 and CHEM 2611L).

CHEM 3923H. Honors Colloquium. 3 Hours.

Covers a special topic or issue. Offered as a part of the honors program. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy.

CHEM 400V. Chemistry Research. 1-4 Hour.

Research problems. Students need to enroll in their supervising faculty mentor's section. CHBC students conducting research under a faculty mentor outside of CHBC must enroll in the CHBC chair's section. Additionally, honors students need the approval of the CHBC department honors advisor. Honors students must complete thesis in senior year. May be repeated for degree credit.

CHEM 400VH. Honors Chemistry Research. 1-4 Hour.

Research problems. Students need to enroll in their supervising faculty mentor's section. CHBC students conducting research under a faculty mentor outside of CHBC must enroll in the CHBC chair's section. Additionally, honors students need the approval of the CHBC department honors advisor. Honors students must complete thesis in senior year. May be repeated for degree credit.
This course is equivalent to CHEM 400V.

CHEM 4011H. Honors Seminar. 1 Hour.

Research seminar for chemistry majors enrolled in the honors program. Enrollment is required the spring semester of the junior and senior years for honors students. Senior honors students must make one research presentation to graduate with honors. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy, chemistry major and junior or senior standing. May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

CHEM 405V. Special Topics in Chemistry. 1-4 Hour.

Potential topics include: advanced spectroscopic methods, bioanalytical chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biophysical chemistry, chemical sensors, drug discovery and design, nanomaterials, pharmaceutical chemistry, process analytical chemistry, and protein folding and design. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

CHEM 4123. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I. 3 Hours.

Reactions and properties of inorganic compounds from the standpoint of electronic structure and the periodic table. Emphasis on recent developments. Prerequisite: CHEM 3453.

CHEM 4153L. Nanotechnology Laboratory. 3 Hours.

Provides students with hands-on experience in several major areas of nanotechnology, including nanoscale imaging, synthesis of nanomaterials, nanostructure assembly and manipulation, device and system integration, and performance evaluation. Students can earn credit for only one of the following courses: MEEG 4323L, BENG 4753L, BMEG 4103L, CHEM 4153L, PHYS 4793L. Corequisite: Drill component, junior standing and instructor consent. Prerequisite: MATH 2564, PHYS 2074, CHEM 1123 or CHEM 1133.
This course is cross-listed with MEEG 4323L, PHYS 4793L.

CHEM 4153M. Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory. 3 Hours.

Provides students with hands-on experience in several major areas of nanotechnology, including nanoscale imaging, synthesis of nanomaterials, nanostructure assembly and manipulation, device and system integration, and performance evaluation. Students can earn credit for only one of the following courses: MEEG 4323L, BENG 4753L, BMEG 4103L, CHEM 4153L, PHYS 4793L. Corequisite: Drill component, junior standing and instructor consent. Prerequisite: MATH 2564, PHYS 2074, CHEM 1123 or CHEM 1133.
This course is cross-listed with MEEG 4323L, CHEM 4153L, PHYS 4793L.

CHEM 4211L. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Provides laboratory experience in parallel with the lecture material in CHEM 4213. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 4213.

CHEM 4213. Instrumental Analysis. 3 Hours.

Provides students, especially those in the agricultural, biological, and physical sciences, with an understanding of modern instrumental techniques of analysis. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 4211L. Prerequisite: (CHEM 2263 and CHEM 2261L) and ((CHEM 3613 and CHEM 3611L) or (CHEM 3613H and CHEM 3612M) or (CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3712L)).

CHEM 4283. Energy Conversion and Storage. 3 Hours.

Fundamental and applied concepts of energy storage and conversion, with sustainability implications. Chemical reactions (kinetics, thermodynamics, mass transfer), emphasizing oxidation-reduction, electrochemical, and interfacial processes, and impact on performance of fuel and biofuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, and photochemical conversion. Prerequisite: CHEM 1123 and PHYS 2074.

CHEM 4443. Physical Chemistry of Materials. 3 Hours.

Physical and chemical characteristics of materials and discussion of the science behind materials engineering and performance. Topics include theory, principles of characterization methods, modeling, and applications in the context of materials. Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 3514. Prerequisite: CHEM 3453 or CHEG 3713 or MEEG 2403.

CHEM 4723. Experimental Methods in Organic Chemistry. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the application of synthetic and spectroscopic methods in organic chemistry, including mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. Other laboratory techniques applicable to chemical research will be included. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 3 hours per week. Lecture only meets the first half of the term. Laboratory meets the entire term. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: CHEM 3613 and CHEM 3611L, (or CHEM 3613H or CHEM 3612M), (or CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3712L).

CHEM 4813H. Honors Biochemistry I. 3 Hours.

The first of a two-course series covering biochemistry for undergraduate students in biology, agriculture, and chemistry. Topics covered include protein structure and function, enzyme kinetics, enzyme mechanisms, and nucleic acid and carbohydrate structures. Credit cannot be earned in both CHEM 3813 and CHEM 4813H. Additional honors-level work required in this section. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy and (CHEM 3613 and CHEM 3611L) or (CHEM 3613H and CHEM 3612M) or (CHEM 3713 and CHEM 3712L).

CHEM 4843H. Honors Biochemistry II. 3 Hours.

A continuation of CHEM 4813H covering topics including biological membranes and bioenergetics, photosynthesis, lipids and lipid metabolism, nucleic acid structure, structure and synthesis, and molecular biology. Credit cannot be earned in both CHEM 3813 and CHEM 4843H. Additional honors-level work required in this section. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy and CHEM 4813H.

CHEM 4853. Biochemical Techniques. 3 Hours.

Techniques for handling, purifying and analyzing enzymes, structural proteins, and nucleic acids. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 6 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component. Pre or Corequisite: CHEM 3813 or CHEM 4843H.