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The frequency of course offering is indicated following each course description. If not otherwise indicated, the course will be scheduled for each enrollment period. The university reserves the right to change course scheduling when circumstances dictate such changes.


For each laboratory course taken, both the lecture and laboratory portions must be passed before credit for graduation is assigned.

Undergraduate


Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 1003 Introduction to Chemistry
Fundamentals of chemical terms and applications to laboratory studies. Extensive drills on calculations and use of hand held calculator in problem solving. Recommended for those with no prior study of chemistry. Special course fees may apply. Corequisite or prerequisite, MATH 0003, MATH 0013, or MATH 1023. Fall, Spring.

CHEM 1011 General Chemistry I Laboratory
Three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Credit for this course is contingent upon earlier or simultaneous completion of CHEM 1013. Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 1013 General Chemistry I
Study of chemical reactions and equations, periodic relationships, the gaseous state, and the fundamentals of atomic theory, quantum theory, electronic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry and thermochemistry. Special course fees may apply. Corequisite or prerequisite, MATH 0013 or MATH 1023. Prior completion of CHEM 1003 or high school chemistry strongly recommended. Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 1021 General Chemistry II
Laboratory Three hours per week. Corequisite or prerequisite, CHEM 1023. Prerequisite, CHEM 1011. Credit for this course is contingent upon earlier or simultaneous completion of CHEM 1023. Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 1023 General Chemistry II
Study of liquids, solids, solutions and the fundamentals of chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, CHEM 1011 and CHEM 1013. Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 1031 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
Laboratory Three hours per week. Not open to chemistry majors. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, CHEM 1011 and CHEM 1013. Corequisite, CHEM 1033. Demand.

CHEM 1033 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
Emphasis on applications to body functions. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Not open to chemistry majors. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, CHEM 1011 and CHEM 1013. Demand.

CHEM 1041 Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry Laboratory
Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or corequisite of CHEM 1043. Fall, Summer.

CHEM 1043 Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry
A one semester chemistry survey course introducing selected fundamental concepts including dimensional analysis, mole concept, atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, intermolecular interactions, gases, mixtures, kinetics, equilibrium and acid base chemistry. Fall, Summer.

CHEM 1052 Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry II
A continuation of CHEM 1043 with a focus on the role of chemistry in human body functions. Prerequisites CHEM 1043 and CHEM 1041. Spring, Summer.

CHEM 2002 Computers in Chemistry I
Introduction to computer software and common practices used in the analysis and presentation of scientific data. Corequisite or prerequisite, CHEM 1023 and CHEM 1021. Spring.

CHEM 2004 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
Systematic study of the chemistry of the elements with problem solving using microcomputers. Lecture four hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, CHEM 1021 and 1023. Fall.

CHEM 2393 Special Problems
Selected special or current topics of interest to faculty and students that require no prerequisite courses. This course is appropriate for a general student audience. See individual semester schedules for more information about each offering. Demand.

CHEM 3051 Try Out the Classroom
Introductory classroom experience led by ASU STEM faculty and area teachers. Topics include Arkansas science/math curriculum, classroom management, laboratory safety, and basic teaching skills. Students will develop and present science/math activities in area classrooms and campus outreach. Prerequisites, 8 CHEM credit hours. Fall.

CHEM 3054 Quantitative Analysis
Emphasizes quantitative and critical analysis based on standard analytical techniques and instrumentation. Topics include statistics, material equilibria, basic skills in instrumentation and electroanalytical methods. Lecture two hours, laboratory six hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, MATH 2204 or 2194, CHEM 1021 and 1023, or permission of Instructor. Spring.

CHEM 3101 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory skills illustrating the principles of Organic Chemistry I. Three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Corequisite or prerequisite, CHEM 3103. Credit for this course is contingent upon earlier or simultaneous completion of CHEM 3103. Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 3103 Organic Chemistry I
Study of the nomenclature, bonding, preparations and reactions of compounds of carbon, including aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, haloalkanes, alcohols, and ethers. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, CHEM 1023 and CHEM 1021. Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 3111 Organic Chemistry II
Laboratory Laboratory skills illustrating the principles of Organic Chemistry II. Three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, CHEM 3101. Credit for this course is contingent upon earlier or simultaneous completion of CHEM 3113. Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 3113 Organic Chemistry II
Continuation of Organic Chemistry I, including the study of phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Spectroscopic methods of structure determination are also presented. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, CHEM 3103. Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 3124 Physical Chemistry I
Systematic, rigorous development of fundamental chemical concepts presented in a unified lecture and laboratory format. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, PHYS 2044 or PHYS 2064, and MATH 3254. Fall.

CHEM 3134 Physical Chemistry II
Systematic, rigorous development of fundamental chemical concepts presented in a unified lecture and laboratory format. Prerequisite, CHEM 3124. Spring.

CHEM 3154 Survey of Physical Chemistry
A one semester course exploring the systematic development of fundamental chemical concepts. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, PHYS 2044 or PHYS 2064, MATH 2204 or MATH 2194, CHEM 3113. Spring.

CHEM 4043 Environmental Chemistry
An overview of the chemistry of natural waters, soils, and the atmosphere. Emphasis will be on the chemical and biological agents which affect the quality of the environment. The most commonly used analytical techniques and quality assurance and control procedures will be covered. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, CHEM 3103 and CHEM 3101. Fall, even.

CHEM 4053 Geochemistry
An overview of the chemistry of terrestrial materials. Emphasis will be on the chemical processes which formed and have changed the Earth. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, CHEM 3133. Spring, even.

CHEM 4204 Inorganic Chemistry
Includes the recent concepts of bonding and molecular structure as well as some of the less common chemistry of the elements. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, CHEM 3124. Spring.

CHEM 4224 Instrumentation
Application and operational theories of modern instruments. Laboratory includes use of gas chromatography, infrared, ultraviolet visible and atomic absorption, spectroscopy, and electrochemical techniques. Lecture two hours, laboratory six hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, CHEM 3054, CHEM 3124. Fall.

CHEM 4241 Biochemistry Laboratory
Experiments aimed to acquaint the student with problems and more important methods of biochemical research. Laboratory three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Corequisite, CHEM 4243. Fall.

CHEM 4243 Biochemistry
Presentation of the important areas of modern biochemistry and a description of methods commonly employed in biochemical research. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, CHEM 3113 and 3111. Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 4254 Fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry
Special topics in spectrochemical analysis. Atomic and molecular spectrometry, surface analytical methods, and their applications to forensic, environmental, atmospheric, geochemical, and bioanalytical problems. Integrated lecture and laboratory format. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, CHEM 3054 and CHEM 4243. Demand.

CHEM 427V Research in Chemistry
Directed study in some specialized phase of chemistry designed to provide experience in independent investigations. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, permission of the Chemistry Departments Independent Studies Committee. Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 4281 Chemistry Seminar
Preparation and presentation of a professional quality computer based seminar focusing on research completed during Research in Chemistry, CHEM 427V. Chemistry majors are required to take this course in their senior year. Prerequisite, third hour of CHEM 427V. Fall, Spring.

CHEM 4343 Pharmacology
The study of drugs and their mechanisms of action at the system, cellular, and molecular levels. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, BIO 2223 or BIO 3233, BIO 4014, and CHEM 4243. Spring.

CHEM 4353 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
A discussion of principles and methods of application of analytical chemistry to problems of analysis and the significance of data. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, CHEM 3054. Demand.

CHEM 4393 Special Problems
Selected special or current topics of interest to faculty and students that require prerequisite coursework. See individual semester schedules for more information about each offering. Registration restricted by permission of instructor. Demand.

CHEM 4443 Advanced Biochemistry
A continuation of CHEM 4243 biochemistry with a focus on anabolic metabolism and bioinformation processes vital in biological systems and current research in biochemistry and medical correlates. Dual listed as CHEM 5243. Prerequisite, CHEM 4243. Spring.

Forensic Science (FOSC)

FOSC 2013 Forensic Science Survey
An overview of forensic science including techniques in crime scene investigation, physical evidence collection and analysis, and expert testimony. Special course fees may apply. Fall.

FOSC 2113 Forensic Science Professional Practice
Introduction of ethics and methods of forensic science from the perspective of practicing professionals including case studies and seminars. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, FOSC 2013. Spring.

FOSC 3853 Computer Forensics
Students are introduced to information systems role in forensic computing. Emphasis will be on the retrieval, preservation, and analysis of computer data which might be used in legal cases. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, CRIM 2253, FOSC 2013. Fall.

FOSC 411V Practical Training in Forensic Science
Directed study or crime laboratory internship in some specialized field of forensic science designed to provide experience and practical training in forensic chemistry and forensic biology. Special course fees may apply. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, permission of the Forensic Science Internship Coordinator. Fall, Spring, Summer.

FOSC 427V. Special Problems in Forensic Science
Topical or technique driven seminar relating to the forensic sciences that will lead to the training of students in a body of work, such as newly developed research technique and approach. Number of credit hours will vary. May be taken for a maximum of 3 hours. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, Permission of the instructor. Fall, Spring, Summer.

Geology (GEOL)

GEOL 1001 Environmental Geology Laboratory
Two hours per week. Laboratory exercises in environmental aspects of the geosciences. To be taken concurrently with GEOL 1003. Fall, Spring.

GEOL 1003 Environmental Geology
A survey of fundamental geologic processes and associated hazards earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, etc. and the interactions of humans with the environment. Lecture three hours. Prerequisite, MATH 0013 or ACT mathematics score of 16. Fall, Spring.

GEOL 1014 Historical Geology
History and sequence of development of the earth and its inhabitants, including an introduction to the taxonomy and morphology of common fossils from plant and animal kingdoms. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours per week. Demand.

GEOL 4331 Hydrogeology Laboratory
Laboratory associated with GEOL 4333. Three hours per week. Corequisite, GEOL 4333. Demand.

GEOL 4333 Hydrogeology
A discussion of the hydrologic cycle with emphasis on groundwater occurrence and flow. Topics addressed include precipitation and groundwater recharge, aquifer characteristics, well production and well tests, regional flow, groundwater contamination and monitoring, and groundwater geology and geography. Prerequisites, CHEM 1021, CHEM 1023, GEOL 1001 and GEOL 1003. Corequisite, GEOL 4331. Demand.

General Science (GSP)

GSP 3203 Science for Teachers
Gives early childhood and middle school teachers an overall view of the role of science in the development of modern civilization, and enables teachers to use content knowledge to properly direct the learning activities of pupils in science classes. Special course fees may apply. Fulfillment of the General Education Biological and Physical Science courses requirement. Fall, Spring, Summer.

Physical Science (PHSC)

PHSC 1003 Making Connections Chemistry and Physics
Required course for first semester freshmen. Core content includes transition to college, academic performance skills, problem solving, critical thinking, self management, group building skills, and university policies. Content related to the departmental majors is also included. Fall.

PHSC 1014 Energy and the Environment
A hybrid lecture and lab course that studies energy. What it is, how it is produced and used, and its effect on the environment. Special attention will be paid to individual energy usage and economical methods by which to reduce usage. Prerequisite, MATH 0013 or ACT Mathematics core of 16. Fall, Spring.

PHSC 1201 Physical Science Laboratory
Two hours per week. Special course fees may apply. To be taken concurrently with PHSC 1203. Fall, Spring, Summer.

Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 1101 Introduction to Space Science Laboratory
Two hours per week. Special course fees may apply. To be taken concurrently with PHYS 1103. Demand.

PHYS 1103 Introduction to Space Science
A survey of the basic principles of science with emphasis on physics through their application to study about our place in the cosmos. Lecture three hours. This course will meet the general education requirements for physical science if taken with PHYS 1101. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, MATH 0013 or ACT Math score of 16. Demand.

PHYS 2034 University Physics I
Basic principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, materials and wave motion utilizing calculus with multimedia computers, at each station, in a unified lecture and lab format. 6 hours per week. Special course fees may apply. This course may be substituted for PHYS 2054. This course will meet the General Education Requirements for Physical Science. Corequisite, MATH 2204. Fall, Spring.

PHYS 2044 University Physics II
Continuation of PHYS 2034 covering the basic principles of electricity, magnetism, waves, optics and topics from modern physics utilizing calculus with multimedia computers, at each station, in a unified lecture and lab format. 6 hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, Physics 2034 or 2054. This course may be substituted for PHYS 2064 or for PHYS 2083 and 2081. Corequisite, MATH 2214. Fall, Spring.

PHYS 2054 General Physics I
The essential of mechanics, heat, materials and simple harmonic motion in a unified lecture and laboratory format utilizing multimedia computers at each student station. Six hours per week. This course will meet the General Education Program requirements for physical science. PHYS 2034 may be substituted. Special course fees may apply. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, MATH 1033 or higher. Fall, Spring, Summer.

PHYS 2064 General Physics II
Continuation of PHYS 2054, the essentials of electricity, magnetism, wave motion, light and modern physics in a unified lecture and laboratory format utilizing multimedia computers at each student station. Six hours per week. PHYS 2044 may be substituted for this course. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, PHYS 2054 or 2034. Fall, Spring, Summer.

PHYS 2071 Fundamental Physics I Laboratory
Two hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Credit for this course is contingent upon earlier or simultaneous completion of PHYS 2073. Demand.

PHYS 2073 Fundamental Physics I
Basic principles of mechanics, special relativity, thermodynamics, and wave motion utilizing calculus. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Students enrolling in this course should enroll in Laboratory for Fundamental Physics I. Corequisite, MATH 2204. Demand.

PHYS 2081 Fundamental Physics II Laboratory
Two hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, PHYS 2071 and 2073. Credit for this course is contingent upon earlier or simultaneous completion of PHYS 2083. Demand.

PHYS 2083 Fundamental Physics II
Continuation of PHYS 2073. Covering electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Students enrolling in this course should enroll in Laboratory for Fundamental Physics II. Corequisite, MATH 2214. Prerequisites, PHYS 2071 and 2073. Demand.

PHYS 2133 Survey of Physics for the Health Professions
A survey for introductory mechanics, waves, electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics with applications for students of the health professions. Special course fees may apply. Fall.

PHYS 2393 Special Topics
Selected special or current topics of interest to faculty and students that require no prerequisite courses. This course is appropriate for a general student audience. See individual semester schedules for more information about each offering. Demand.

PHYS 3043 Atmospheric Dynamics
A study of the physical dynamics of the atmosphere and the oceans and the interactions between the two. Topics to be discussed include basic atmospheric and geophysical fluid dynamics, An integrated laboratory component will have students build analyze the local atmosphere. Prerequisite, PHYS 2034 or 2054. Spring.

PHYS 3052 Relativity
Quantitative Introduction to the special theory of relativity with a brief qualitative introduction to general relativity. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, PHYS 2044 or 2064 or PHYS 2081 and 2083. Demand.

PHYS 3103 Thermal Physics
The first and second laws of thermodynamics, the kinetic theory of gases, and an introduction to statistical mechanics. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Corequisite, MATH 3254. Prerequisites, PHYS 2044 or 2064. Spring, even.

PHYS 3133 Astronomy
Theories of the origin, development, present state, and future of the universe, with special emphasis on the place of astronomy in mans cultural and scientific development. Special course fees may apply. Demand.

PHYS 3153 Mechanics
Particle dynamics in inertial and accelerated reference frames. Newtons law of gravitation, orbit theory, and elementary rigid body dynamics. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, MATH 2214 and PHYS 2044. Fall.

PHYS 3203 Electromagnetic Theory
Electrostatics, electric and magnetic properties of materials. Amperes and Faradays laws, and Maxwells equations. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, MATH 3254 and PHYS 2044. Spring.

PHYS 3253 Optics
Geometrical optics and physical optics, including interference, diffraction, dispersion, absorption, and polarization of light. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, MATH 2214 and PHYS 2044. Spring, odd.

PHYS 3272 Physical Instrumentation I
Design and use of physical instruments, including data reduction. Laboratory four hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, PHYS 2044. Fall, odd.

PHYS 3282 Physical Instrumentation II
A continuation of PHYS 3272, including advanced data reduction techniques. Laboratory four hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, PHYS 2044. Spring, even.

PHYS 3303 Modern Physics
An elementary study of the atomic nature of matter and nuclear structure of the atom. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, MATH 2214, and PHYS 2044. Fall.

PHYS 4353 Mathematical Physics
The mathematical aspects of classical physics including Newtons laws, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, Electrodynamics and Relativity. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, PHYS 3303 and MATH 3254. Fall, even.

PHYS 4393 Special Topics
Selected special or current topics of interest to faculty and students that require prerequisite coursework. See individual semester schedules for more information about each offering. Registration restricted by permission of instructor. Demand.

PHYS 4403 Nuclear and Particle Physics
Introduction to the structure of the nucleus, nuclear scattering and decay processes, mesons, nucleons, and quarks. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, PHYS 3303. Spring, odd.

PHYS 4432 Advanced Physics Laboratory I
Experiments in classical and modern physics. Laboratory four hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisites, PHYS 2044. Fall, even.

PHYS 4442 Advanced Physics Laboratory II
Continuation of PHYS 4432, including individual student projects. Special course fees may apply. Laboratory four hours per week. Prerequisite, PHYS 2044. Spring, odd.

PHYS 4463 Advanced Mechanics
The Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations, rigid body mechanics, and special relativity. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, PHYS 3153. Demand.

PHYS 4513 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
Maxwells equations as applied to waveguides, radiation, and wave propagation in various media. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, PHYS 3203. Demand.

PHYS 4533 Solid State Physics
Introductory study of the structure and physical properties of crystalline solids, including Xray diffraction, specific heats, free electron theory, and band approximation. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, 20 hours of physics. Demand.

PHYS 4553 Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Solutions of the Schrodinger wave equation, including the harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom, and perturbation theory, and associated topics. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, 20 hours of physics. Spring, even.

PHYS 4571 Physics Seminar
Prerequisite, Fourteen hours of physics. Special course fees may apply. Demand.

PHYS 459V Research in Physics
Prerequisite, Fourteen hours of physics. Special course fees may apply. Demand.

PHYS 4693 Research in Physics-Capstone
Students will conduct research with a physics faculty member, write a paper and present a talk on their research, and take an exit exam. Physics majors are required to take this course in their senior year. Special course fees may apply. Prerequisite, Twenty hours of Physics. Fall, Spring.

General Science (SCI)

SCI 3003 Science in the Cinema
A study of the portrayal of science and scientists in the cinema throughout the last century. Students will study films and research scientific literature to investigate the accuracy of these portrayals and their effect on society. Prerequisite, ENG 1013. Fall, Spring.

Teaching Internship (TI__)

TICH 4825 Chemistry Teaching Internship in the Secondary School
Ten semester hours. Full semester teaching internship. Fall, Spring.

TICH 4826 Chemistry Teaching Internship in the Secondary School
Twelve semester hours. Full semester of teaching internship. Fall, Spring.

TIPH 4825 Physics Teaching Internship in the Secondary School
Ten semester hours. Full semester teaching internship. Fall, Spring.

TIPH 4826 Physics Teaching Internship in the Secondary School
Twelve semester hours. Full semester of teaching internship. Fall, Spring.

Graduate


Chemistry

CHEM 5043 Environmental Chemistry
An overview of the chemistry of natural waters, soils, and the atmosphere. Emphasis will be on the chemical and biological agents which affect the quality of the environment. The most commonly used analytical techniques and quality assurance/control procedures will be covered. Prerequisites: CHEM 3103 and CHEM 3101.

CHEM 5053 Geochemistry
An overview of the chemistry of terrestrial materials. Emphasis will be on the chemical processes which formed and have changed the Earth. Prerequisites: CHEM 3131, 3133.

CHEM 5204 Inorganic Chemistry
Includes the recent concepts of bonding and molecular structure as well as some of the less common chemistry of the elements. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 3121, 3123.

CHEM 5224 Instrumentation
Applications and operation theories of modern instruments. Laboratory includes use of gas chromatography; infrared, ultraviolet-visible, atomic absorption spectroscopy; and electrochemical techniques. Lecture two hours, laboratory six hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 3054, 3121, 3123.

CHEM 5241 Biochemistry Laboratory
Experiments aimed to acquaint the student with problems and more important methods of biochemical research. Laboratory three hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 5243.

CHEM 5243 Biochemistry
Presentation of the important areas of modern biochemistry and a description of methods commonly employed in biochemical research. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 3111 and 3113.

CHEM 5254 Fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry
Atomic and molecular spectrometry, surface analytical methods, and their application forensic, environmental, atmospheric, geochemical, and bio-analytical problems. Integrated lecture and laboratory format. Prerequisite enforced: CHEM 3054, CHEM 4224.

CHEM 5443 Advanced Biochemistry
The second semester continuation of biochemistry. Topics will focus on anabolic metabolism and bioinformation processes vital in biological systems. Current research in biochemistry and medical correlates will also be discussed. Prerequisite: CHEM 4243

CHEM 6144 Environmental Instrumentation
Principles of operation and applications of modern instrumental techniques used in environmental science. Particular emphasis will be placed on GC, GC/MS, HPLC, AA, UV/VIS, and FTIR. Lecture two hours, laboratory six hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 5043.

CHEM 6233 Specialized Biochemistry
An advanced study of biochemical pathways leading to biologically active metabolites. Emphasis will be on specialized pathways in plants and their counterparts in animals, and microorganisms. Aspects of metabolic engineering, chemical ecology and applications of specialized metabolites in medicine and agriculture will be discussed. Prerequisite: CHEM 5243 or equivalent; course in plant physiology and molecular biology are advantageous.

CHEM 6273 Research in Chemistry
Directed laboratory study in a specialized aspect of chemistry designed to provide experience in independent investigations. May be taken up to three times (i.e. 9 hours) as the focus of the laboratory research evolves. Prerequisites: Permission of research advisor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Physics. The course is restricted to students earning a Master’s degree in Chemistry

CHEM 6343 Special Topics
The special topic that comprises the course is selected on the basis of the needs of the graduate class. Typical topics that might be offered are: Molecular Structure, Electrochemistry, Chemicals of Pollution, Quantum Chemistry, Chemical Applications of Computer Programming, Nuclear Chemistry, and Organometallic Chemistry.

CHEM 6353 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
A discussion of principles and methods of application of analytical chemistry to problems of analysis and the significance of data. Prerequisite: CHEM 3054.

CHEM 6393 Advanced Organic Chemistry
Reactions, mechanisms, and structure in organic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 3111 and 3113.

CHEM 6403 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
A study of the quantum theory of bonding, molecular structure, compound formation, and coordination chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 4204 and 3123.

CHEM 6433 Advanced Physical Chemistry
A systematic, rigorous investigation of the principles of chemistry via thermodynamics, quantum theory, and chemical dynamics. Molecular and macroscopic models are developed in parallel. Prerequisite: CHEM 3133.

CHEM 652V (1-6 hours) Professional Internship
The requirements and credits for this course may vary widely from one student to another, involving activities ranging from practice teaching to on-the-job training in industry. Consequently, before admission to the course, a written agreement must be worked out between the student, the student’s graduate committee, and any other agency involved.

CHEM 6581 Graduate Seminar
Reports on current topics in chemistry. Presentations and discussion by faculty and students.

CHEM 680V (1-3 hours) Independent Study
CHEM 689V (1-6 hours) Thesis

Geology

GEOL 5333 Hydrogeology
A discussion of the hydrologic cycle with strong emphasis on groundwater occurrence and flow. Topics addressed include precipitation and groundwater recharge, aquifer characteristics, well production and well tests, regional flow, groundwater contamination and monitoring, and groundwater geology and geography.

Physics

PHYS 5403 Nuclear and Particle Physics
Radioactivity and nuclear structure including nuclear disintegration and fission. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: PHYS 3303.

PHYS 5463 Advanced Mechanics
The Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations, rigid body mechanics and special relativity. Prerequisite: PHYS 3153.

PHYS 5513. Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
The study of Maxwell’s equations as applied to waveguides, radiation, and wave propagation in various media. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: PHYS 3203.

PHYS 5533 Solid State Physics
An introductory study of the structure and physical properties of crystalline solids, including X-ray diffraction, specific heats, free electron theory, and band approximation. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: 20 hours of physics.

PHYS 5553 Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Solutions of the Schrodinger wave equation, including the harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom, and perturbation theory. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: 20 hours of physics.

PHYS 680V (1-3 hours) Independent Study
Prerequisite: Consent of Physics Faculty.