Degrees & Courses

Course List

Chemistry Allied Hlth Science
CHEM  0120 5.00 Credit Hours
Basic principles and practical applications of general, organic, and biological chemistry. This course satisfies the requirements of certain teacher education and allied health programs. Four lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: MATH 30 or a Math ACT score of 22 or higher.
General Chemistry I
CHEM  0151 5.00 Credit Hours
Introductions to theories of chemistry with emphasis on the relationship of structure to properties of matter, the changes that occur during chemical reactions, and the quantitative aspects of these changes. Four lectures, one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 140 or higher level Math course.
General Chemistry II
CHEM  0152 5.00 Credit Hours
Continuation of Chemistry 151. Emphasis on the dynamics and thermodynamics of chemical processes and on the properties and reactions of analogous groups of cations and anions. Four lectures, one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Chem 151 with a minimum grade of 'C' or permission of instructor and MATH 140 or higher level Math course.
Laboratory in Chemistry
CHEM  0190 1.00 Credit Hours
A lower division laboratory course to be used by students who are transferring chemistry courses without a laboratory to MSSU. This will make the transferred course equivalent to the MSSU course. Class may be repeated for credit as needed.
Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM  0201 5.00 Credit Hours
This is the standard first course in quantitative chemical analysis. The lecture and laboratory include the theory and practice of methods of analysis. While the primary emphasis in the first semester is on the interpretation of experimental results, other aspects of the analytical process are introduced. Three lectures, two three-hour laboratories per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 152.
Intro Research in Chem (WI)
CHEM  0297 1.00 Credit Hours
Introduction to research techniques; laboratory work and literature search under the supervision of an instructor on a chemical research project. Involves laboratory experimentation as well as a written report on a project from any area of chemistry. Open to students having 1) freshman or sophomore standing, 2) the ability to undertake independent work and 3) permission of the instructor. This class may be taken more than once but only six hours or research classes can count toward graduation requirements. Enrollment must be approved by the adviser and the department head.
Topics in Chemistry
CHEM  0298 1.00 Credit Hours
Designed to give instruction in some area of chemistry not covered in other courses. For sophomore level science majors. Prerequisite: CHEM 201 or permission of instructor.
Organic Chemistry I
CHEM  0301 5.00 Credit Hours
Principles of organic chemistry including nomenclature, structure, sterochemistry, and reactions will be studied by the functional group approach. A brief introduction to organic reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy will be presented. Four lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 152 with a grade of 'C' or better.
Organic Chemistry II (WI)
CHEM  0302 5.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of Chemistry 301. Primary emphasis is on more in-depth study of the properties, nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, and reaction mechanism of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds that were presented in Chemistry 301. The functional group approach is used. Organic spectroscopy is discussed in detail as related to the identification of functional groups and molecular structure. Four lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 301 with a grade of 'C' or better.
Environmental Organic Chem
CHEM  0310 5.00 Credit Hours
Principles of organic chemistry including nomenclature, structure, and reactions will be studied by the functional group approach in an environmental context. Principles of environmental chemistry and methods used to analyze environmental samples will also be discussed. Designed for students who require a general knowledge of organic chemistry in their chosen career or as background for other courses in technical or professional training programs. Four lectures, one 3 hour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 152.
Biochemistry
CHEM  0350 3.00 Credit Hours
Fundamental concepts of the chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids with emphasis on physiological aspects of these compounds. The interrelationship of these compounds in living systems will be presented through bioenergetics, reaction pathways, and chemical mechanisms. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 302.
Metabolic Biochemistry
CHEM  0352 3.00 Credit Hours
Fundamental concepts of the chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids with emphasis on metabolic pathways of these compounds. The interrelationship of these compounds in living systems will be presented through bioenergetics, reaction pathways, regulatory pathways, and chemical mechanisms. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 350 or BIO 210 and CHEM 301 with a "C" or better.
Biochemical Techniques (WI)
CHEM  0355 2.00 Credit Hours
Fundamental concepts and techniques of the biochemistry laboratory. One 50 minute lecture per week followed by one 3 hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CHEM 350 with a grade of 'C' or better.
Laboratory in Chemistry
CHEM  0390 1.00 Credit Hours
An upper division laboratory course to be used by students who are transferring chemistry courses without a laboratory to MSSU. This will make the transferred course equivalent to the MSSU course. Class may be repeated for credit as needed.
Elementary Physical Chem (WI)
CHEM  0400 4.00 Credit Hours
A macroscopic approach to the understanding of chemical and physical properties of chemical systems is used. The principles of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics, and their application to aqueous solutions, will be emphasized. Solution equilibria, spectroscopy, and transport processes will also be examined. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 152 with a 'C' or better and PHYS 152 or PHYS 290 with a grade of "C" or better.
Physical Chemistry II
CHEM  0402 4.00 Credit Hours
In the first part of the course, the focus is a microscopic approach to understanding chemical systems. Quantum theory and molecular spectroscopy are emphasized. Then the microscopic approach (quantum theory) is linked to the macroscopic approach (thermodynamics) using statistical mechanics. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better and PHYS 290.
Analytical Chemistry II
CHEM  0421 5.00 Credit Hours
A continuation of Chemistry 201. This is a study of the overall analytical process. Lecture and lab deal mainly with electrochemical and spectrophotometric methods of analysis and their application in chemical analysis, but also include other physiochemical and separatory techniques used in modern analytical processes. Three lectures and two three-hour laboratories per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 201.
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM  0422 4.00 Credit Hours
A study of contemporary state of the several bond models in chemistry. A review of the energetics of reactions and coordination theory, followed by the chemistry of the families of the elements in the periodic table. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 152 and MATH 250.
Instrumental Analysis (WI)
CHEM  0427 5.00 Credit Hours
Designed to familiarize the student with current instrumentation. The approach is through (1) lectures devoted to a particular type of instrumentation and (2) laboratories designed to give hands-on experience in the working of the instrument. Two lectures and two three-hour laboratories per week. Prerequisite: 15 hours of Chemistry with a grade of 'C' or better.
Chem Lab Assistant Practicum
CHEM  0431 1.00 Credit Hours
Supervised practical experience in assisting undergraduate students in laboratory techniques in General, Analytical, or Organic Chemistry. A maximum of 2 hours of credit can be applied toward a degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Prerequisite: Advanced standing, successful completion of the course the student wishes to be an assistant in, and permission of instructor of class being assisted.
Intro to Electrochemistry
CHEM  0440 3.00 Credit Hours
This is a beginning course in electrochemistry with an emphasis on applications to battery technology. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 201, MATH 250.
Design/Modeling Elechem Device
CHEM  0442 3.00 Credit Hours
The design of electrochemical cells and the impact of designs on the over potential losses in these cells (especially batteries). Matlab modeling will be performed. Prerequisite: CHEM 152.
Mat/Process Methods EC Devices
CHEM  0444 4.00 Credit Hours
This course will provide an overview of materials aspects of advanced batteries and battery systems, focusing on electrode materials, separators and electrolytes. Material properties that influence battery performance characteristics, such as capacity, charge and discharge rates will be reviewed from both practical and theoretical perspectives. Current materials challenges that must be met to further improve battery performance will be discussed. Prerequisites: Junior level standing in Engineering Technology, Physics, or Chemistry (MSSU) or Science or Engineering (Missouri S&T).
Medicinal Chemistry
CHEM  0450 3.00 Credit Hours
Fundamental concepts of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, types of enzyme inhibitors, properties of biological membranes and mechanisms of drug action, including specific examples of commercial drugs, their mode of action and specific biochemical pathways affected by the drug. Three 50-minute lectures per week. Prerequisite BIO 210 and CHEM 301; or Prerequisite CHEM 350; or Co-requisite CHEM 350.
Organic Qualitative Analysis
CHEM  0472 4.00 Credit Hours
Systematic identification of organic compounds and mixtures; organic spectroscopy is emphasized. Two lectures and two three-hour laboratories per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 302.
Seminar
CHEM  0490 1.00 Credit Hours
For upper division chemistry majors. Content varies, depending on the student's needs, from library research to special topics in chemistry. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of department head.
Internship in Chemistry
CHEM  0491 1.00 Credit Hours
In conference with departmental representatives at least six weeks in advance, the student shall elect to work and observe in any area of applied chemistry in which on-the-job experience would be beneficial to the student's training. Prerequisites, Junior standing in Chemistry with a minimum of 20 hours of chemistry or by permission.
Problems in Chemistry (WI)
CHEM  0496 2.00 Credit Hours
A practical research class especially designed for students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in chemistry. The class involves laboratory work and a literature search under the supervision of an instructor on a chemical research project. Involves lab experimentation as well as a written report on a project from any area of chemistry. Open to students needing a problems course in chemistry to satisfy Missouri Certification Standards for Secondary Teachers in Chemistry. Students must have a minimum of 20 hours of chemistry and permission of the instructor. Enrollment must be approved by the adviser and the department head.
Research in Chemistry (WI)
CHEM  0497 1.00 Credit Hours
Independent research techniques; lab work and literature search under the supervision of an instructor on a chemical research project. Involves lab experimentation as well as a written report on a project from any area of chemistry. Open to students having 1) a minimum of 20 hours of chemistry, 2) junior or senior standing, 3) the ability to undertake independent work and 4) permission of the instructor. This course may be taken more than once but only six hours of research classes can count toward graduation requirements. Enrollment must be approved by the adviser and the department head.
Advanced Topics in Chemistry
CHEM  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
Designed to give advanced instruction in some area of chemistry not covered in other courses. For upper division majors. Prerequisites to be determined by department.
Independent Study
CHEM  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
Independent investigation techniques; includes a paper on a selected topic with both a critical survey of the chemical literature and results from advanced lab experimentation. Open to students having (1) minimum of 15 hrs. of chemistry, (2) ability to undertake independent work and (3) permission of instructor. Enrollment must be approved by adviser, department head, and school dean.
Intro to Electrochemistry
CHEM  0540 3.00 Credit Hours
This is a beginning course in electrochemistry with an emphasis on applications to battery technology. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 201, MATH 250.