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

E-mail: chem@unt.edu

Web site: www.chem.unt.edu

Undergraduate Advising Office

Chemistry Building, 210

Ruthanne D. Thomas, Chair

Faculty

Professors Acree, Braterman, Dobson, Jones, Kelber, Marchand, Richmond, Schwartz, Theriot. Associate Professors Chyan, Desiderato, P. Marshall, Thomas. Assistant Professors Golden, McAllister, Wiedenfeld. 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 for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of l32 total semester hours; 42 must be advanced.

2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum: Minimum 61 hours (includes requirements of University Core Curriculum). See "Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum " in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for specific core requirements and list of approved courses. See specific degree plan for exact hours. Note: Core requirements were being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Contact a degree program adviser for more information.

4. Major Requirements: 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).

5. 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.

6. Electives: See four year plan.

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

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

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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. Some requirements may have changed because the University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Contact a degree program adviser.

BS in Chemistry .pdf

BS in Chemistry

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 1410, General Chemistry or CHEM 1412, General Chemistry for the Classic Learning Core or CHEM 1413, Honors General Chemistry10 3

CHEM 1430, Laboratory Sequence for General Chemistry 1

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

MATH 1650, Pre-Calculus4 5

Wellness11 3

Total 18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 2370, Organic Chemistry 3

CHEM 3210, Organic Chemistry Laboratory20 1

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language(intermediate)3 3

MATH 1710, Calculus I 4

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 3230, Physical Chemistry Laboratory Sequence 1

CHEM 3450, Quantitative Analysis 4

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 1040, American Government 3

Minor/Elective15 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 16

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 1420, General Chemistry orCHEM 1422, General Chemistry for the Classic Learning Core orCHEM 1423, Honors General Chemistry10 3

CHEM 1440, Laboratory Sequence for General Chemistry 1

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

ENGL 1320, College Writing II6 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

CSCI1 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 2380, Organic Chemistry 3

CHEM 3220, Organic Chemistry Laboratory20 1

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language(intermediate) 3

MATH 1720, Calculus II 3

Oral Communication2 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 3240, Physical Chemistry Laboratory Sequence 1

CHEM 3520, Physical Chemistry 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

Visual and Performing Arts7 3

Minor15 6

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 4620, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1

CHEM 4630, Instrumental Analysis 4

MATH 2700, Linear Algebra and VectorGeometry orMATH 3410, Differential Equations I 3

Minor/Elective16 3

Minor/Elective16 3

Minor/Elective16 3

Minor/Elective16 2

Total 19

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. See Arts and Sciences notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Supplemental Information for BS in Chemistry

Other general requirements for the Bachelor of Science as specified by the College of Arts and Sciences and the "University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section, with the exception that 8 hours of physics may be substituted for the biology/geology portion of the laboratory science requirement. The University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Consult a degree program adviser or the university's Web site (www.unt.edu/catsched/).

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. Some requirements may have changed because the University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Contact a degree program adviser.

BA with a Major in Chemistry pdf

BA with a Major in Chemistry

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 1410, General Chemistry, or CHEM 1412, General Chemistry for the Classic Learning Core orCHEM 1413, Honors General Chemistry10 3

CHEM 1430, Laboratory Sequence for General Chemistry 1

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

MATH 1650, Pre-Calculus4 5

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 2370, Organic Chemistry 3

CHEM 3210, Organic Chemistry Laboratory20 1

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language(intermediate)3 3

MATH 1710, Calculus I 4

Wellness11 3

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

CHEM 3230, Physical Chemistry Laboratory Sequence 1

CHEM 3450, Quantitative Analysis 4

CHEM 3510, Physical Chemistry20 3

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

Minor/Elective15, 16 3

Total 17

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

PHYS 1410, General Physics 3

PHYS 1430, General Physics Laboratory I 1

Minor/Elective15, 16 3

Natural Science 4

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Visual and Performing Arts77 3

Total 17

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 1420, General Chemistry orCHEM 1422, General Chemistry for the Classic Learning Core orCHEM 1423, Honors General Chemistry10 3

CHEM 1440, Laboratory Sequence for General Chemistry 1

ENGL 1320, College Writing II6 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

CSCI1 3

Oral Communication2 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 2380, Organic Chemistry 3

CHEM 3220, Organic Chemistry20 1

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language(intermediate)3 3

MATH 1720, Calculus II 3

Minor/Elective15, 16 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

CHEM 3240, Physical Chemistry Laboratory Sequence 1

CHEM 3520, Physical Chemistry 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

Minor/Elective15, 16 3

Minor/Elective15, 16 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/Elective16 3

Minor/Elective16 3

Minor/Elective16 2

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. See Arts and Sciences notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Supplemental Information for BA with a Major in Chemistry

1. Required courses: 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; 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).

2. Three hours of advanced electives in science.

3. 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 and 2380/3220, plus 3450 or 3530 or BIOC 3620.

Premedical and pre-dental students should take CHEM 1410/1430 or 1412/1430 or 1413/1430; 1420/1440 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440; 2370/3210 and 2380/3220.

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; CHEM 1420/1440 or 1422/1440 or 1423/1440; CHEM 2370/3210 and 2380/3220 or 3600; CHEM 3450 or 3610; and CHEM 4630.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach chemistry in secondary schools must complete the requirements of the state of Texas for teacher certification as listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education.

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.

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