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, J. Marshall, P. Marshall, Richmond, Schwartz, Theriot, Thomas. Associate Professors Chyan, Desiderato, Mason. Assistant Professors Golden, Omary, Wilson. Lecturers Dandekar, 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) if all requirements for professional training of chemists are met. Courses required for ACS certification may be obtained from the department's Undergraduate Affairs Committee.

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (pdf)

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 (excluding foreign language and natural and life sciences) The laboratory science requirement is satisfied only by physical sciences.

2. Major Requirements: Minimum of 42 hours, including CHEM 1410/1430 or 1412/1430 or 1413/1430; 1420/1440 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440; 2370/3210, 2380/3220, 3451/3452, 3510/3230, 3520/3240, 4610/4620 and 4631/4632, plus 6 additional hours at the 4000 level or above (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

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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 isuch 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:

Option I Required Courses: 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, 3451/3452, 3510 and 3520, plus 3 additional hours at the 4000 level or BIOC 3620. This option is recommended for those planning to pursue advanced studies in chemistry.

Option II Required Courses: 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, 3451/3452 and 3510, plus 7 additional hours which may include BIOC 3620 and any 4000 level course.

Option III Required Courses: 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, 3451/3452 and 3530, plus 7 additional hours which may include BIOC 3620 and any 4000 level course.

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. Minor: Optional

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

6. 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, 3451/3452, 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 3601/3602; CHEM 3451/3452 or 3610; and CHEM 4621/4632.

Teacher Certification

Teacher certification requirements were under review by the State Board for Educator Certification at the time this catalog went to press. Contact your undergraduate adviser and the Department of Teacher Education and Administration for current information.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. **See Arts and Sciences requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 1410, General Chemistry for Science Majors, or CHEM 1412, General Chemistry for the University Honors Program, or CHEM 1413, Honors General Chemistry** 3
CHEM 1430, Laboratory Sequence for General Chemistry** 1
ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
MATH 1650, Pre-Calculus 5
Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 2370, Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3210, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
MATH 1710, Calculus I 4
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3
Elective 3
Humanities* 3
Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 3230, Physical Chemistry Laboratory Sequence 1
CHEM 3451, Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 3452, Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 3510, Physical Chemistry 3
MATH 2730, Multivariable Calculus 3
PHYS 1710, Mechanics 3
PHYS 1730, Laboratory in Mechanics 1
Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 4610, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
PHYS 2220, Electricity and Magnetism 3
PHYS 2240, Laboratory in Wave Motion, Electricity, Magnetism and Optics 1
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
CHEM (4000 level) or BIOC 3620, Elementary Biochemistry, or BIOC 4540, Biochemistry I 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3

Total 16

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 1420, General Chemistry for Science Majors, or CHEM 1422, General Chemistry for the University Honors Program, or CHEM 1423, Honors General Chemistry** 3
CHEM 1440, Laboratory Sequence for General Chemistry** 1
ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
Elective 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 2380, Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3220, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
MATH 1720, Calculus II 3
Communication* 3
Elective 3
Literature** 3
Wellness* 3
Total 19

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 3240, Physical Chemistry Laboratory Sequence 1
CHEM 3520, Physical Chemistry 3
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 4620, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 4631, Instrumental Analysis 3
CHEM 4632, Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 1
MATH 2700, Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry 3
Minor/Elective 2
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 2
Total 18
Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice or secondary education courses for teacher certification.

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. **See Arts and Sciences requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 1410, General Chemistry or CHEM 1412, General Chemistry for the University Honors Program, or CHEM 1413, Honors General Chemistry** 3
CHEM 1430, Laboratory Sequence for General Chemistry** 1
ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
MATH 1650, Pre-Calculus 5
Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 2370, Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3210, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3
MATH 1710, Calculus I 4
Humanities* 3
Wellness* 3
Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 3230, Physical Chemistry Laboratory Sequence, or CHEM (advanced) 1
CHEM 3451, Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 3452, Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 3510, Physical Chemistry, or CHEM (advanced) 3
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Total 17

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

PHYS 1410, General Physics 3
PHYS 1430, General Physics Laboratory 1
CHEM (4000 level), or BIOC 3620, Elementary Biochemistry 3
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3
Natural Sciences* 4
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Total 17

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 1420, General Chemistry, or CHEM 1422, General Chemistry for the University Honors Program, or CHEM 1423, Honors General Chemistry** 3
CHEM 1440, Laboratory Sequence for General Chemistry** 1
ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
Communication** 3
Elective 3
Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 2380, Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3220, Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3
MATH 1720, Calculus II 3
Literature** 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 3240, Physical Chemistry Laboratory Sequence and CHEM 3520, Physical Chemistry; or CHEM 3530, Physical Chemistry for Life Science; or CHEM (advanced) 4
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Science Elective (advanced) 3
Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

PHYS 1420, General Physics II 3
PHYS 1440, General Physics Laboratory II 1
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 3
Minor/Elective (advanced) 4
Total 14

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice of secondary education courses for teacher education.

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