TTU Home Official Publications Home

Chemistry (CHEM)

1000 Freshman Level2000 Sophomore  Level 3000 Junior Level4000 Senior Level

5000 Graduate Level6000 Graduate Level7000 Research Level 8000 Doctoral Level

 

Click here for an explanation of how to read course offerings.

Click here for A-Z course descriptions list.

 

Students wishing to enroll in either CHEM 1301 or 1307 must first take the Chemistry Placement Examination. Please consult www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry for additional information. A sample placement exam with key may be found at this site. Previous
registration for this examination is not required and there is no fee. Students are strongly encouraged to review high school level
chemistry concepts and skills prior to attempting the examination.

All undergraduate CHEM courses require a C or better in all prerequisite courses.

1000 Level Courses

1100. Introduction to Biochemistry Research (1). A structured seminar series on contemporary biochemical research topics. May not be repeated for credit.

1101. General Chemistry Bridge Course (1). Chemistry review offered to students scoring high failing/low passing (face-to-face) or moderate to high passing (online) scores on the Chemistry Placement Examination.

1105. [CHEM 1105, 1405] Experimental Chemical Basics (1). Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 1305. Experimental chemistry course complementary to CHEM 1305. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement when coupled with CHEM 1305.

1106. [CHEM 1107, 1407] Chemistry Experiments That Matter (1). Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 1306. Experimental chemistry course complementary to CHEM 1306. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement when coupled with CHEM 1306.

1107. [CHEM 1111, 1411] Experimental Principles of Chemistry I (1). Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 1307. Experimental chemistry course complementary to CHEM 1307. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement when coupled with CHEM 1307.

1108. [CHEM 1112, 1412, 1414] Experimental Principles of Chemistry II (1). Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 1107, 1308. Experimental chemistry course complementary to CHEM 1308. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement when coupled with CHEM 1308.

1110. Teaching Methods in Chemistry (1). Prepares undergraduate students to be student assistants for first-year chemistry courses. Topics include chemistry content, pedagogy, classroom dynamics, and pedagogical content knowledge.

1117. Support for CHEM 1307 (1). Corequisite: CHEM 1307. A weekly interactive course using a classroom response system designed to be coordinated with and improve performance in CHEM 1307.

1118. Support for CHEM 1308 (1). Corequisite: CHEM 1308. A weekly interactive course using a classroom response system designed to be coordinated with and improve performance in CHEM 1308.

1301. Preparatory Chemistry (3). Prerequisite: Score of 0 or better on the Chemistry Placement Exam. Prepares students for CHEM 1307. This course has no lab.

1305. [CHEM 1305, 1405] Chemical Basics (3). A survey of basic chemical concepts, properties, and reactions. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement when coupled with CHEM 1105.

1306. [CHEM 1307, 1407] Chemistry That Matters (3). Description of polymers, drugs, agricultural chemicals, food/nutrition, fuels, and genetic engineering for non-science majors. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement when coupled with CHEM 1106.

1307. [CHEM 1311, 1411] Principles of Chemistry I (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 1301 or meet CHEM 1307 placement criteria of the Chemistry Placement Exam. A study of fundamental concepts of chemistry including nomenclature, states of matter, the periodic table and periodic trends, chemical reactions, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, and the properties of gases, liquids, solutions and solids. This course is recommended for students who plan careers in the physical and biological sciences as well as medicine and engineering. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement when coupled with CHEM 1107.

1308. [CHEM 1312, 1412, 1414] Principles of Chemistry II (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 1307. A continuation of CHEM 1307, which covers solution chemistry, chemical kinetics, acid/base and ionic equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and coordination chemistry. This course serves as a prerequisite to all advanced chemistry courses. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement when coupled with CHEM 1108.Back to Top

 

2000 Level Courses

2103. [CHEM 1419] Experimental Introductory Organic Chemistry (1). Prerequisite: CHEM 1105 and 1106, or 1108. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 2303. Experimental chemistry course complementary to CHEM 2303 for students in agriculture and human sciences.

2303. [CHEM 1419] Introductory Organic Chemistry (3). Prerequisites: CHEM 1305 and 1306 or 1308. A brief study of the chemistry of carbon compounds for students in agriculture and human sciences. Does not satisfy any requirements of B.A. or B.S. in chemistry or biochemistry or a chemistry minor.
Back to Top

 

3000 Level Courses

3000. Undergraduate Research (V1-6). Individual research project under the guidance of a staff member. May be repeated for credit.

3101. Organic Chemistry Bridge Course (1). Prerequisite: CHEM 1308. Review of general chemistry concepts most relevant to organic chemistry and introduction to organic nomenclature and simple organic chemistry concepts. Offered online only.

3105. Experimental Organic Chemistry I (1). Prerequisite: CHEM 1108; prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3305. Experimental chemistry course complementary to CHEM 3305 addressing fundamental techniques of organic chemistry.

3106. Experimental Organic Chemistry II (1). Prerequisite: CHEM 3105; prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3306. Experimental chemistry course complementary to CHEM 3306 addressing fundamental techniques of organic chemistry.

3107. Experimental Physical Chemistry I (1). Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3307 or CHE 3322. An introduction to physical chemical experimental methods, including calorimetry, phase equilibria, surface phenomena, and viscosity. (Writing Intensive)

3108. Experimental Physical Chemistry II (1). Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3308. An introduction to physical chemical methods, including spectroscopy, high-vacuum techniques, and electric and magnetic phenomena. (Writing Intensive)

3141. Experimental Analytical Chemical Methods (1). Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3341. Experimental chemistry course complementary to CHEM 3341 with emphasis on analytical techniques important to biological and medical sciences.

3201. Advanced Experimental Organic Chemistry (2). Prerequisite: CHEM 3306. Advanced synthesis, purification, and analysis of organic compounds. Required for B.S. majors in chemistry.

3251. Experimental Analytical Chemistry (2). Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3351. Experimental chemistry course complementary to CHEM 3351 with emphasis on the major analytical techniques.

3301. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 1308. A broad descriptive survey of modern topics in inorganic chemistry, including coordination compounds, acid-base chemistry, periodicity, transitional and main-group elements, common inorganic structures and compounds, and application of inorganic compounds. (Writing Intensive)

3305. Organic Chemistry I (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 1308. First semester of a thorough foundation course in organic chemistry. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement.

3306. Organic Chemistry II (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 3305. Second semester of a thorough foundation course in organic chemistry.

3307. Physical Chemistry I (3). Prerequisites: CHEM 1308, MATH 1452, and PHYS 1404 or 2401. The study of gases, thermodynamics, chemical and phase equilibria, and solutions.

3308. Physical Chemistry II (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 3307 or CHE 3322. The study of kinetic theory, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, transport properties, surface chemistry, quantum chemistry, and statistical mechanics.

3310. Molecular Biochemistry (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 3306. Molecular descriptions of biological materials and systems. A one-semester course covering molecular approaches to biochemistry and metabolism.

3311. Biological Chemistry I (3). Prerequisites: CHEM 3306 and BIOL 1402 or 1404. First semester of a three-semester course in general biochemistry.

3312. Biological Chemistry II (3). Prerequisites: CHEM 3311. Second of a three-part course in general biochemistry.

3313. Experimental Biological Chemistry (3). Prerequisites: CHEM 3106, 3311. Techniques for the isolation, purification, and characterization of biomolecular species. (Writing Intensive)

3314. Biological Chemistry III (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 3311. Third of a three-part course in general biochemistry. Emphasis on gene replication, expression, and regulation.

3341. Analytical Chemical Methods (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 1308. A lecture course in analytical chemical methods emphasizing practical applications, including techniques important to the biological and medical sciences.

3351. Analytical Chemistry (3). Prerequisites: CHEM 1308, MATH 1452. A lecture course in the basic and advanced theories and techniques of analytical chemical methods. Required of all B.S. chemistry and biochemistry majors.
Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4010. Individual Studies in Chemistry (V1-6). A structured independent studies course under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.

4105. Experimental Inorganic Chemistry (1). Prerequisite: CHEM 3105. Techniques used in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds.

4114. Experimental Instrumental Analytical Methods Chemistry (1). Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 4314. Experimental chemistry course complementary to CHEM 4314 providing experience and practice with several important chemical instruments. (Writing Intensive)

4300. Senior Research (3). Prerequisite: Senior standing. Individual research project under the guidance of a staff member. The project will be at a more advanced level than is involved in CHEM 3000. The student is required to use the chemical literature in planning of the research and to submit a formal written report. May not be repeated for credit. (Writing Intensive)

4302. Structure and Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry (3). Prerequisites: CHEM 3306 and 3307. Organic chemistry at an advanced level. Emphasis on developments in mechanistic organic chemistry.

4309. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 3305. A theoretical treatment of inorganic chemistry, including symmetry, group theory, bonding principles, spectroscopy, inorganic reaction mechanisms, transition metals, and organometallic chemistry. (Writing Intensive)

4310. Polymer Chemistry (3). Prerequisites: CHEM 3306 and 4311 or CHEM 3307 or CHE 3322. An introduction to the chemistry of macromolecules, including the synthesis, structures, properties, and applications of polymers.

4311. Physical Chemistry for the Biological Sciences (3). Prerequisites: CHEM 3311, MATH 1452, and either PHYS 1403 or 1408. A physical chemistry course for majors in biochemistry and the biological sciences. Topics include quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and kinetics

4312. Physical Biochemistry (3). Prerequisites: CHEM 3312, 3313, 3314, 3351 and 4311 or 3307; PHYS 2401. Applications of physical chemical techniques to proteins, nucleic acids, and membranes.

4314. Instrumental Analytical Methods (3). Prerequisites: CHEM 3341 or 3351. Lecture course covering theories and application of instrumental chemical analysis methods. (Writing Intensive)
Back to Top

 

5000 Level Courses

5010. Individual Studies in Chemistry (V1-6). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A structured independent graduate studies course under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.

5101. Seminar (1). Required of all graduate students majoring in chemistry.

5102. Seminar (1). Required of all graduate students majoring in chemistry.

5104. Topics in Chemistry (1). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Special area of chemistry not commonly included in other courses. Topics may be taken from the traditional chemical disciplines or any interdisciplinary combination. May be repeated under a different topic for credit.

5301. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Principles of coordination chemistry. Structure, bonding, properties, and reactions of complex compounds.

5302. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Reaction mechanisms of inorganic compounds.

5304. Topics in Chemistry (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Special area of chemistry not commonly included in other courses. Topics may be taken from the traditional chemical disciplines or any interdisciplinary combination. May be repeated under a different topic for credit.

5310. Polymer Chemistry (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An introduction to the chemistry of macromolecules, including the synthesis, structures, properties and applications of polymers.

5314. Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. . General principles and special methods of analytical chemistry.

5315. Atmospheric Chemistry (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An advanced course covering the production, monitoring, and fate of gases, vapors, and particulates in planetary atmospheres.

5318. Analytical Separation Science and Technology (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The science and technology of analytical separation techniques, including chromatography, electrophoresis, field flow fractionation, and capillary separation.

5319. Electrochemical Analysis (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Principles and applications of electrochemistry with emphasis on topics in electroanalytical chemistry.

5320. Analytical Spectroscopy (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A detailed fundamental assessment and survey of the important techniques in analytical spectroscopy.

5321. Advanced Organic Chemistry I (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Principles and reactions of organic chemistry, with emphasis on the most recent developments from the current literature.

5322. Advanced Organic Chemistry II (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 5321. Principles and methods of synthesis of organic compounds.

5323. Modern Principles of Organic Chemistry I (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A survey of modern organic chemistry with emphasis on reactions and contemporary theory. Not appropriate for graduate students in the department.

5324. Modern Principles of Organic Chemistry II (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Primarily intended for graduate minors in chemistry. Will serve as the prerequisite for other graduate courses in organic chemistry. Not appropriate for graduate students in the department.

5326. Organic Spectroscopic Analysis (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Theory and interpretation of spectra of organic compounds: MS, IR, carbon and proton NMR, 2D-NMR.

5327. Physical Organic Chemistry I (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Properties and reactions of organic compounds and the mechanisms of organic reactions considered from the standpoint of the principles of physical chemistry.

5330. Biochemistry I (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Properties of biological compounds. Chemical processes in living systems. For advanced study by graduate students with majors outside the department. Not appropriate for graduate students in the department.

5331. Biochemistry II (3).Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Properties of biological compounds. Chemical processes in living systems. For advanced study by graduate students with majors outside the department. Not appropriate for graduate students in the department.

5332. Biochemistry III (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Third semester of a three semester general biochemistry series for nonmajors. Topics include nucleotide metabolism and cellular processes involving nucleic acids. Not appropriate for graduate students in the department.

5333. Proteins (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Chemical and physical properties of proteins. Primary and conformational structure determination.

5334. Principles of Biochemistry (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. . A one-semester course geared towards graduate students in animal sciences, food technology, plant and soil sciences, biotechnology and biology. Not appropriate for graduate students in the department.

5335. Physical Biochemistry (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Biophysical methods and approaches to the study of structure-function relationships in biopolymers.

5336. Lipids (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Structure and function of lipids. Emphasis is placed on the methods of characterization, evolution, biosynthetic pathways, and biological roles of lipids.

5337. Enzymes (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Structure, mode of action, and kinetics of enzymes.

5339. Nucleic Acids (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Structure, biosynthesis, modification, and function of DNA and RNA. Emphasis on eukaryotic gene expression and regulation.

5340. Physical Chemistry Principles I (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A foundation course for the graduate student minoring in chemistry. Covers a wide range of principles and is a prerequisite for other chemistry courses. Not appropriate for graduate students in the department.

5341. Physical Chemistry Principles II (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A foundation course for the graduate student minoring in chemistry. Prerequisite for other courses in chemistry. Not appropriate for graduate students in the department.

5342. Introduction to Quantum Chemistry (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Introduction to quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and the electronic structures of atoms and molecules.

5343. Quantum Chemistry (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The application of non-relativistic wave mechanics to problems of chemical structure and reactivity.

5344. Kinetics of Chemical Reactions (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A survey of chemical kinetics and dynamics, including transition state theory, scattering theory, state-to-state kinetics, cross sections, and the master equation.

5345. Molecular Spectroscopy (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Principles of electronic, vibrational, and rotational spectroscopy and applications for determining molecular structure and other properties.

5346. Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems including ensembles, density matrices, and time-correlation functions.

5349. Physical Chemistry Principles for Biological Sciences (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A physical chemistry course for graduate students in biological sciences. Topics: Thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and quantum mechanics. Not appropriate for graduate students in the department.

5360. Conceptual Chemistry for Teachers I (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An integrated course including dimensional analysis, nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure and geometry, quantum mechanics, periodic properties, thermochemistry, states of matter, and solution chemistry.

5361. Conceptual Chemistry for Teachers II (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Covers equilibrium; acid-base chemistry; solubility; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; and introductory organic chemistry, biochemistry, and polymer chemistry.
Back to Top

 

6000 Level Course

6000. Master's Thesis. (V1-6).

7000 Level Course

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000 Level Course

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).
Back to Top