Department of Chemistry

Main Departmental Office

Chemistry Building, 106-C

P.O. Box 305070

Denton, TX 76203-5070

(940) 565-2713

Fax: (940) 565-4318

Email: chem@unt.edu

Web site: www.chem.unt.edu

Undergraduate Advising Office

Chemistry Building, 210

Ruthanne D. Thomas, Chair

Faculty

Professors Acree, Braterman, Jones, Kelber, Marchand, Richmond, Schwartz, Theriot. Associate Professors Chyan, Desiderato, P. Marshall, Thomas. Assistant Professors Golden, Wiedenfeld, Wilson. Lecturer Schaake.

Introduction

Chemistry, the study of matter and its reactions, provides basic understandings needed to deal with a variety of societal and scientific needs, including energy, food production, health and medicine, biotechnology, new materials, environmental concerns, new processes, and national defense. Chemistry is a science central to the study of modern physics, biology and medicine.

Current frontiers of experimental chemical investigation involve the areas of chemical reactions and reactivity, synthesis, analytical methods, catalysis and life processes.

Preprofessional Programs

See "Preprofessional Programs" in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Recipients of the BS in Chemistry, and in some cases the BA, are certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as meeting requirements for professional training of chemists. Courses required for ACS certification may be obtained from the department's Undergraduate Affairs Committee.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

This degree is designed for students planning for graduate study or positions in the chemical industry.

Degree Requirements:

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 132 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor's degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements, with the exception that the laboratory science requirement is satisfied only by physical sciences.

2. Major Requirements: Minimum of 39 hours, including CHEM 1410/1430 or 1412/1430 or 1413/1430; 1420/1440 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440; 2370/3210, 2380/3220, 3450, 3510/3230, 3520/3240, 4610/4620 and 4630, plus 3 additional hours at the 4000 level or above (or BIOC 3620 or BIOC 4540 to satisfy ACS certification requirements).

3. Minor Requirements: A minor of at least 18 hours in mathematics, computer science, physics, biology or geology (if taken as a laboratory science), of which 6 must be advanced.

4. Other Course Requirements: MATH 1710 1720, 2700, 2730, PHYS 1710/1730 and 2220/2240.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

6. Other Requirements: GPA of 2.5 on all advanced courses attempted in the division of science.

Bachelor of Arts

Major in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in chemistry is designed for students who want a technical degree with liberal arts orientation; for those who want minors in such areas as business administration, economics and education with teacher certification; and for students interested in life and health sciences.

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

2. Major Requirements: Minimum of 31 hours, including CHEM 1410/1430 or 1412/1430 or 1413/1430; 1420/1440 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440; 2370/3210, 2380/3220, 3230, 3240, 3450, 3510 and 3520, plus 3 additional hours at the 4000 level or BIOC 3620.

3. Other Course Requirements: MATH 1710 and 1720, PHYS 1410/1430, 1420/1440 or 1710/1730, 2220/2240 (required of all students who expect to take further course work in physics).

4. Electives: See four-year plan.

5. Other Requirements: GPA of 2.5 on all advanced courses attempted in the sciences.

Minor in Chemistry

Recommended minor: CHEM 1410/1430 or 1412/1430 or 1413/1430; 1420/1440 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440; 2370/3210, 2380/3220, plus, 3450, or 3530 or BIOC 3620.

Minor for Chemical Technicians

Completion of this minor satisfies course requirements for certification as a "Certified Chemical Technician" by the American Institute of Chemists: CHEM 1410/1430 or 1412/1430 or 1413/1430; CHEM 1420/1440 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440; CHEM 2370/3210, 2380/3220 or 3600; CHEM 3450 or 3610; and CHEM 4630.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach chemistry in secondary schools must earn a major and degree in their academic discipline and complete required courses in secondary education. Students must apply for the teacher education program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall, Room 105, and meet all course, GPA and state requirements for certification.

Option 1 - Single Teaching Field in Chemistry (39-40) hours, BS degree only). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently - CHEM 1410/1430 or 1412/1430 or 1413/1430, 1420/1440 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440, 2370/3210, 2380/3220, 3450, 3510/3230, 3520/3240, 4610/4620 and 4630, plus 3 additional hours at the 4000 level or above (or BIOC 3620).

Option 2 - First Teaching Field in Chemistry (31-32 hours, BA degree only). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently - CHEM 1410/1430 or 1412/1430 or 1413/1430, 1420/1440 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440, 2370/3210, 2380/3220, 3450, 3510/3230, 3520/3240, plus one course from 4900/4910, 4610/4620 or BIOC 4540 or 3620.

Option 2 - Second Teaching Field in Chemistry (24 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently - CHEM 1410/1430, 1420/1440, 3600, 3610, BIOC 3620, plus 4 hours advanced CHEM.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

BS in Chemistry

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. **See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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Major in Chemistry

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. **See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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