Department of Chemistry

Office in Chemistry Building, Room B101
(970) 491-6381
chem.colostate.edu

Professor Charles S. Henry, Chair

Graduate Programs in Chemistry

Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs are offered in Analytical, Chemical Biology, Chemistry Education, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, and Physical Chemistry. Students interested in graduate work should refer to the Graduate and Professional Bulletin or contact the Department of Chemistry

Master Programs

Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry*

* Please see department for program of study.

Subjects in the department include: Chemistry (CHEM) and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 103  Chemistry in Context (GT-SC2)  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Chemistry, chemical principles from more conceptual, less mathematical perspective; how chemical substances, chemical reactions affect our daily lives.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: For students who do not plan to take additional courses in chemistry. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Biological & Physical Sciences 3A, Natural & Physical Sciences w/o lab (GT-SC2).

CHEM 104  Chemistry in Context Laboratory (GT-SC1)  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Laboratory applications of principles covered in CHEM 103.
Prerequisite: CHEM 103, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.
Additional Information: Biological & Physical Sciences 3A, Natural & Physical Sciences w/ lab (GT-SC1).

CHEM 105  Problem Solving in General Chemistry  Credits: 2 (1-0-1)

Course Description: Foundational problem-solving skills in general chemistry to support students for later success in general chemistry courses.
Prerequisite: MATH 118 or MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 229 or MATH 261.
Registration Information: Placement out of MATH 118. This is a partial semester course. Must register for lecture and recitation.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 107  Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Atomic/molecular theory, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, acid/base and oxidation/reduction reactions, kinetics, selected topics. Quantitative reasoning but with less focus on mathematical calculations than CHEM 111/CHEM 113.
Prerequisite: MATH 117 or MATH 141, may be taken concurrently or MATH 155, may be taken concurrently or MATH 160, may be taken concurrently or MATH 161, may be taken concurrently or MATH 229, may be taken concurrently or MATH 261, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: For students in science-related programs requiring one semester of general chemistry. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 107, CHEM 111, or CHEM 117.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Biological & Physical Sciences 3A, Natural & Physical Sciences w/o lab (GT-SC2).

CHEM 108  Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Laboratory applications of principles presented in CHEM 107.
Prerequisite: CHEM 107, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both CHEM 108 and CHEM 112.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.
Additional Information: Biological & Physical Sciences 3A, Natural & Physical Sciences w/ lab (GT-SC1).

CHEM 111  General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)  Credits: 4 (3-0-1)

Course Description: Fundamental aspects of chemistry and chemical principles; emphasis on structure, bonding, and stoichiometry.
Prerequisite: (MATH 118 or MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 229 or MATH 261) and (CHEM 105).
Registration Information: CHEM 105 or an appropriate score in the chemistry preparation module. Must register for lecture and recitation. Intended for science majors. Students should complete the sequence CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 113, and CHEM 114. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 111, CHEM 107, or CHEM 117.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Biological & Physical Sciences 3A, Natural & Physical Sciences w/o lab (GT-SC2).

CHEM 112  General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Laboratory applications of principles covered in CHEM 111.
Prerequisite: CHEM 111, may be taken concurrently or CHEM 117, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both CHEM 112 and CHEM 108.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.
Additional Information: Biological & Physical Sciences 3A, Natural & Physical Sciences w/ lab (GT-SC1).

CHEM 113  General Chemistry II  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Acid/base equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, solubility, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, selected topics.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 117) and (MATH 124 or MATH 155, may be taken concurrently or MATH 160, may be taken concurrently or MATH 161, may be taken concurrently or MATH 229, may be taken concurrently or MATH 261, may be taken concurrently or MATH 141).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 114  General Chemistry Lab II  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Laboratory applications of principles covered in CHEM 113.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 108 or CHEM 112) and (CHEM 113, may be taken concurrently).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 115  General Chemistry II Recitation  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Problem solving applied to topics in, e.g., acid/base equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, solubility, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must have concurrent registration in CHEM 113.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 117  General Chemistry I for Chemistry Majors  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamental aspects of chemistry and chemical principles, with an emphasis placed on atomic and molecular structure, bonding and stoichiometry.
Prerequisite: MATH 118 or MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 229 or MATH 261.
Registration Information: Must have concurrent registration in CHEM 192. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 107, CHEM 111, or CHEM 117.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 192  Introductory Seminar in Chemistry  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Small-group discussions of aspects of chemistry.
Prerequisite: None.
Registration Information: Must have concurrent registration in CHEM 117.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 245  Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Nomenclature, structure, bonding, reactions, mechanisms, synthesis, stereochemistry of organic compounds.
Prerequisite: CHEM 107 or CHEM 113.
Registration Information: Intended for students in science-related programs requiring one semester of organic chemistry. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 245, CHEM 341, and CHEM 345. Sections may be offered: Online.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 246  Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory  Credit: 1 (0-2-0)

Course Description: Laboratory applications of principles presented in CHEM 245.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 108 or CHEM 112 or CHEM 114) and (CHEM 245, may be taken concurrently).
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for students who have already taken CHEM 344.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 261  Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Preparation, structures, properties, and reactions of chemical elements and inorganic compounds; periodic trends, organizing principles; applications.
Prerequisite: CHEM 113, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 301  Advanced Scientific Writing--Chemistry (GT-CO3)  Credits: 3 (1-4-0)

Course Description: Advanced scientific writing using the read-analyze-write approach and scientific poster preparation and presentation.
Prerequisite: (CO 150) and (CHEM 334 or CHEM 345).
Registration Information: CHEM 334 or CHEM 345 or a 300-level science laboratory course with written approval of instructor; CO 150. Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.
Additional Information: Addl Comm - Adv Writing 2, Advanced Writing (GT-CO3).

CHEM 311  Introduction to Nanoscale Science  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanoscale materials.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 113) and (CHEM 346 or CHEM 343).
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 320  Chemistry of Addictions  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Chemical processes of addiction; receptor binding, molecular deactivation, and feedback in the context of protein-substrate molecular interactions.
Prerequisite: CHEM 103 or CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 334  Quantitative Analysis Laboratory  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Laboratory applications of principles presented in CHEM 335.
Prerequisite: CHEM 114 and CHEM 335, may be taken concurrently.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 335  Introduction to Analytical Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Modern and classical applications and methods in analytical chemistry including statistical, kinetic, spectroscopic, and chromatographic analysis.
Prerequisite: CHEM 113 with a minimum grade of C and CHEM 334, may be taken concurrently.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 338  Environmental Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Processes that control the fate of chemicals in the environment. Focus on the chemistry of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and soils, especially as it pertains to pollution of these environmental compartments. Topics covered in the course may include smog and air pollution, ocean acidification, acid mine drainage, pesticide chemistry, and heavy metal contamination.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 113) and (CHEM 245 or CHEM 341 or CHEM 345).
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 341  Modern Organic Chemistry I  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Structures, nomenclature, dynamics, spectroscopy, and reactions of organic molecules.
Prerequisite: CHEM 113.
Registration Information: Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 341, CHEM 245, and CHEM 345.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 343  Modern Organic Chemistry II  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Continued studies of reactions and mechanisms of organic molecules and biological chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 245 or CHEM 341 or CHEM 345.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both CHEM 343 and CHEM 346.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 344  Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory  Credits: 2 (0-6-0)

Course Description: Laboratory applications of modern organic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 114 and CHEM 343, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: Intended for science majors. Credit not allowed for both CHEM 344 and CHEM 246.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 345  Organic Chemistry I  Credits: 4 (3-3-0)

Course Description: Structure, nomenclature, dynamics, spectroscopy, reactions of organic molecules. Laboratory applications of principles presented in lecture.
Prerequisite: CHEM 113 and CHEM 114.
Registration Information: Chemistry majors only. Must register for lecture and laboratory. Students should plan to complete the sequence CHEM 345, CHEM 346. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 245, CHEM 341, and CHEM 345.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 346  Organic Chemistry II  Credits: 4 (3-3-0)

Course Description: Continue studies of reactions and mechanisms of organic molecules. Laboratory applications of principles presented in lecture.
Prerequisite: CHEM 345.
Registration Information: Chemistry majors only. Must register for lecture and laboratory. Students should plan to complete the sequence CHEM 345 and CHEM 346. Credit not allowed for both CHEM 343 and CHEM 346.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 384  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 100 to 499 - at least 20 credits.
Registration Information: Written consent of department chair. Maximum of 12 credits for any combination of CHEM 384, CHEM 487, CHEM 495, CHEM 498. A maximum of 10 combined credits for all 384 and 484 courses are counted towards graduation requirements.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 431  Instrumental Analysis  Credits: 4 (3-3-0)

Course Description: Instrumental methods of chemical analysis.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 334) and (CBE 310, may be taken concurrently or CHEM 474, may be taken concurrently).
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 433  Clinical Chemistry  Credits: 3 (2-3-0)

Course Description: Principles and methodology of clinical chemistry. Laboratory experience in methodology and method development.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 334) and (BC 351 or BC 401).
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 440  Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory  Credits: 2 (0-6-0)

Course Description: Advanced techniques in organic synthesis, mechanisms of reactions, structure determination.
Prerequisite: CHEM 344 or CHEM 346.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 461  Inorganic Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Concepts, models to explain structural, spectroscopic, magnetic, thermodynamic, and kinetic properties of inorganic compounds; symmetry, group theory.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 261) and (CBE 310 or CHEM 474).
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 462  Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory  Credits: 2 (0-6-0)

Course Description: Synthetic techniques and instrumental methods in inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 461, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 473  Foundations of Physical Chemistry  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Quantum chemistry; molecular structure and spectroscopy; equilibrium thermodynamics; kinetics.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 113) and (MATH 161 or MATH 255) and (PH 122 or PH 142).
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 474  Physical Chemistry I  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Quantum chemistry; applications to bonding, molecular structure, and spectroscopy.
Prerequisite: CHEM 113 and MATH 261 and PH 142.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both CHEM 473 and CHEM 474.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 475  Physical Chemistry Laboratory I  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Physiochemical experiments; emphasis on quantum mechanics/spectroscopy; interpretation/presentation of data; formal lab reports.
Prerequisite: (CBE 310, may be taken concurrently or CHEM 473, may be taken concurrently or CHEM 474, may be taken concurrently) and (CHEM 334).
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 476  Physical Chemistry II  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Statistical thermodynamics; applications to phase and chemical equilibria; kinetics.
Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 477  Physical Chemistry Laboratory II  Credit: 1 (0-3-0)

Course Description: Physiochemical experiments; emphasis on thermodynamics/statistical mechanics/kinetics; interpretation/presentation of data; formal lab reports.
Prerequisite: CHEM 475.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: Yes.

CHEM 487  Internship  Credits: Var[1-12] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Supervised work experience in approved off-campus chemical laboratory setting. Consultation with faculty adviser/instructor.
Prerequisite: CHEM 476.
Registration Information: Maximum of 12 credits allowed for any combination of CHEM 384, CHEM 487, CHEM 495, and CHEM 498.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 493  Seminar  Credits: 2 (0-0-2)

Course Description: Critical analysis of selected literature; develop presentation of technical topic; required oral presentation.
Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 495  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Satisfactory completion of course requires a written report, an oral presentation at a research group meeting, or a poster presentation.
Prerequisite: CHEM 100 to 499 - at least 9 credits.
Registration Information: Written consent of laboratory mentor and department chair. Maximum of 12 credits for any combination of CHEM 384, CHEM 487, CHEM 495, and CHEM 498.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 498  Research  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Supervised laboratory research in chemistry; written report consistent with ACS guidelines required.
Prerequisite: CHEM 100 to 499 - at least 20 credits.
Registration Information: Written consent of research mentor and department chair. Maximum of 12 credits for any combination of CHEM 384, CHEM 487, CHEM 495, and CHEM 498.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 499  Senior Thesis  Credits: 2 (0-0-2)

Course Description: Preparation of a written thesis and an oral defense, based upon undergraduate research performed or an internship experience, under the guidance of a thesis advisor and thesis committee.
Prerequisite: CHEM 487 or CHEM 498.
Registration Information: Senior standing. Written consent of department chair.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 511  Solid State Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Physical and descriptive chemistry of solids including characterization and synthetic methods.
Prerequisite: CHEM 461 and CHEM 476.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 515  Polymer Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamentals of polymer chemistry: synthesis, characterization, physical properties.
Prerequisite: CHEM 346 and CHEM 476.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 517  Chemistry of Electronic Materials  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Chemical aspects of preparation and processing of materials in electronic devices, "molecular electronics," and nanostructured materials.
Prerequisite: CHEM 571, may be taken concurrently.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 521  Principles of Chemical Biology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Also Offered As: BC 521.
Course Description: Principles of chemical biology. Chemical methods for understanding and controlling the structure and function of biopolymers.
Prerequisite: CHEM 245 or CHEM 343 or CHEM 346.
Registration Information: Credit not allowed for both CHEM 521 and BC 521.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 522  Methods of Chemical Biology  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Approaches to quantitative chemical biology, visualization, study and characterization of macromolecules and macromolecular-dependent processes.
Prerequisite: BC 351 with a minimum grade of B or BC 401 with a minimum grade of B.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 530A  Advanced Topics in Chemical Analysis: Environmental Chemical Analysis  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 431, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 530B  Advanced Topics in Chemical Analysis: Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 431, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 530C  Advanced Topics in Chemical Analysis: Bioanalytical Chemistry  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 431, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 530D  Advanced Topics in Chemical Analysis: Statistical Analysis in Analytical Chemistry  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 431, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 530E  Advanced Topics in Chemical Analysis: Mass Spectrometry  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 431, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 530F  Advanced Topics in Chemical Analysis: Analysis of Materials  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 431, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 532  Advanced Chemical Analysis II  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced optics; instrumentation and methodology for analytical spectroscopy; computer applications.
Prerequisite: CHEM 431.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 533  Chemical Separations  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamentals and applications of chemical separations.
Prerequisite: CHEM 335 and CHEM 431.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 537  Electrochemical Methods  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and methods of electrochemistry; applications of modern electrochemical techniques.
Prerequisite: CHEM 431.
Term Offered: Spring (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 539A  Principles of NMR and MRI: Basic NMR Principles  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 539B  Principles of NMR and MRI: NMR Diffusion Measurements-2D NMR and MRI  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 539C  Principles of NMR and MRI: Advanced NMR and MRI Techniques  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 541  Organic Molecular Structure Determination  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Determination of organic molecular structure by spectroscopic methods.
Prerequisite: CHEM 440.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 543  Structure/Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Structure including stereochemistry and conformational isomerism; reactivity and mechanisms in organic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 343 or CHEM 346.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 545  Synthetic Organic Chemistry I  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Reactions and synthesis in organic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 543.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 547  Physical Organic Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Mechanisms, theory, kinetics, and thermodynamics.
Prerequisite: CHEM 543.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 548  Organometallics in Synthesis  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamental aspects of organometallic chemistry applied to organic synthesis.
Prerequisite: CHEM 545.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 549  Synthetic Organic Chemistry II  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Strategies for the total synthesis of natural products.
Prerequisite: CHEM 545.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 550A  Materials Chemistry: Hard Materials  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Structure and bonding; crystallography; properties; synthesis; characterization of metals, semiconductors, and network solids.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 343 or CHEM 346) and (CHEM 461 and CHEM 476).
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 550B  Materials Chemistry: Soft Materials  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Structure and bonding, mechanisms, properties, applications, synthesis, characterization of polymers, complex fluids, and biomaterials.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 343 or CHEM 346) and (CHEM 461 and CHEM 476).
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 550C  Materials Chemistry: Nanomaterials  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Structure and bonding, synthesis, properties, characterization of carbon nanotubes, metal and semiconductor nanocrystals, and nanocomposites.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 343 or CHEM 346) and (CHEM 461 and CHEM 476).
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 551  Organometallic Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Descriptive and mechanistic organometallic chemistry applied to homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis.
Prerequisite: CHEM 346.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 555  Chemistry of Sustainability  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The central role of chemistry for achieving sustainability in key areas including chemicals and materials, energy, and environment.
Prerequisite: (BC 411 or CBE 310 or CHEM 476) and (CHEM 343 or CHEM 346).
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 560  Foundations of Inorganic Synthesis  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Preparation for advanced studies in metal-mediated chemistry; essential aspects of inorganic structure, thermodynamics and reactivity
Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 561  Inorganic Synthesis  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Chemistry of compounds of representative elements and transition metals.
Prerequisite: CHEM 560, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 563A  Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry: Group Theory  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Modern experimental methods in inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 563B  Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry: Vibrational Spectroscopy  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Modern experimental methods in inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 563C  Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry: Electronic Structure and Magnetism  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Modern experimental methods in inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 563D  Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry: Magnetic Spectroscopies  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Modern experimental methods in inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 563E  Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry: Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Modern experimental methods in inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 563F  Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry: Other Structural Methods  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Modern experimental methods in inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 565  Inorganic Mechanisms  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamental tools, key principles, selected classic case histories of inorganic and organometallic mechanistic chemistry, emphasizing kinetic methods.
Prerequisite: CHEM 476.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 566  Bioinorganic Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Biological-inorganic chemistry, including key principles, prototype systems, classic papers, and problems.
Prerequisite: CHEM 461.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 567  Crystallographic Computation  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and practice of structural computations using single crystal X-ray diffraction data.
Prerequisite: CHEM 474 with a minimum grade of C-.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 569  Chemical Crystallography  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and practice of determination of crystal and molecular structure by single crystal X-ray and neutron diffraction.
Prerequisite: CHEM 474.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 570  Chemical Bonding  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Electronic structure methods; chemical bonding models; intermolecular interactions.
Prerequisite: CBE 310 or CHEM 474.
Term Offered: Fall (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 571A  Quantum Chemistry: Foundations  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Simple systems; symmetry; approximate methods; time dependent methods; molecular structures.
Prerequisite: CBE 310 or CHEM 474.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 571B  Quantum Chemistry: Electronic Structure  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Simple systems; symmetry; approximate methods; time dependent methods; molecular structures.
Prerequisite: CHEM 571A, may be taken concurrently.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 573A  Chemical Spectroscopy: Interactions of Light and Matter  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to the fundamentals of spectroscopies used in chemical analysis from the perspective of time dependent quantum mechanics. Time-dependent perturbation theory, absorption and emission of radiation, two-level systems, and electronic, vibrational and rotational transitions.
Prerequisite: CHEM 571A.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 573B  Chemical Spectroscopy: Electromagnetic Fields in Practice  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Foundation in electromagnetic fields used in chemical spectroscopy. Dispersion and phase, the measurement of electromagnetic fields, properties of short optical pulses, and modulating electromagnetic fields.
Prerequisite: CHEM 431.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 573C  Chemical Spectroscopy: Condensed Phase Spectroscopy  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Foundations of spectroscopic measurements conducted on condensed phase chemical systems. Use of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to describe Response Theory, density matrix formalism, correlation functions, line shapes and spectral fluctuations, response functions, and the use of polarization in spectroscopy.
Prerequisite: CHEM 571A and CHEM 576.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 573D  Chemical Spectroscopy: Nonlinear Spectroscopy  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Foundations of multidimensional spectroscopic measurements conducted on chemical systems.
Prerequisite: CHEM 573A and CHEM 573C.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 573E  Chemical Spectroscopy: Spectroscopic Instrumentation  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Instrumentation used to carry out spectroscopic measurements in chemistry research. Lasers and other light sources, optics, and detectors, spectroscopic techniques, and electronic and digital interfacing specific to spectroscopic instrumentation.
Prerequisite: CHEM 431.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 573F  Chemical Spectroscopy: Computational Spectroscopy  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Theory and computational techniques to compute and analyze molecular spectra, including aspects of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. Emphasis on implementation and computation of molecular spectra.
Prerequisite: CHEM 571A and CHEM 571B and CHEM 575 and CHEM 576.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 575  Fundamentals of Chemical Thermodynamics  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Fundamental thermodynamic concepts and some applications to chemical problems.
Prerequisite: CBE 310 or CHEM 476 or PH 361.
Registration Information: This is a partial-semester course.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 576  Statistical Mechanics  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Principles of statistical mechanics with applications to chemical systems.
Prerequisite: CHEM 575, may be taken concurrently.
Registration Information: This is a partial-semester course.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 577  Surface Chemistry  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Capillarity; interfacial thermodynamics, electrical aspects of surface chemistry, absorbed layers.
Prerequisite: CBE 310 or CHEM 476.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 578A  Computational Chemistry: Electronic Structure  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Electronic structure calculations of energetic and structural properties of molecules and chemical reactions.
Prerequisite: CHEM 571A and CHEM 571B.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 578B  Computational Chemistry: Molecular Dynamics  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Molecular Dynamics simulations of liquids to compute static and time dependent properties. Applications include biological and materials chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 576.
Registration Information: This is a partial semester course.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 579  Chemical Kinetics  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Elementary reactions, unimolecular reactions, reactions in solution, gas phase ion chemistry, photochemistry, and kinetic modeling.
Prerequisite: CBE 310 or CHEM 476.
Term Offered: Fall (odd years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 601  Responsible Conduct in Chemistry Research  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Appropriate conduct in research, publishing, intellectual property decisions, job hunting, and negotiating; social responsibilities of scientists.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 641  Organic Reaction Mechanisms  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Organic reaction mechanisms, including using arrows to show electron movement; heterolytic, radical, and pericyclic reactions.
Prerequisite: CHEM 545.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 651A  Special Topics in Chemistry: Analytical Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-4] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 651B  Special Topics in Chemistry: Inorganic Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-4] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 651C  Special Topics in Chemistry: Organic Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-4] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 651D  Special Topics in Chemistry: Physical Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-4] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 651E  Special Topics in Chemistry: Materials Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-4] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Discussion of current topics in materials chemistry.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 651F  Special Topics in Chemistry: Chemical Biology  Credits: Var[1-4] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Discussion of current topics in chemical biology.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 651G  Special Topics in Chemistry: Chemistry Education  Credits: Var[1-4] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Discussion of current topics in chemistry education.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of instructor.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 695  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-3] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 698  Research  Credits: Var[1-9] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Graduate research in chemistry for students who do not plan to write an M.S. thesis.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Graduate standing in chemistry.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-15] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 702  Independent Research Proposal  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Preparation, submission, and defense of an independent research proposal; creative and original thinking about research problems in modern chemistry.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to Ph.D. candidacy.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 751  Methods of Chemistry Laboratory Instruction  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Basic materials, methods, and skill development related to teaching undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 752  Advanced Chemical Instruction  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Advanced materials, methods, and presentation skills development related to teaching undergraduate chemistry courses.
Prerequisite: CHEM 571.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 773  Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Time-dependent methods; multiphoton and nonlinear spectroscopy; fundamentals of rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Prerequisite: CHEM 571.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring (even years).
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 784  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-2] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 793  Seminar  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 795A  Independent Study: Inorganic Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 795B  Independent Study: Analytical Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 795C  Independent Study: Biological Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 795D  Independent Study: Physical Chemistry  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

CHEM 799  Dissertation  Credits: Var[1-15] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

MSE 501  Materials Technology Transfer  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: The pathways toward commercialization of materials from research. Case studies, technology readiness levels, proposal writing, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property practices.
Prerequisite: MECH 331.
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502A  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Materials Structure and Scattering  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to the atomic level arrangements of materials, defects related to these structures, and X-ray Diffraction, X-ray scattering, and electron diffraction methods.
Prerequisite: MATH 345 and MECH 331.
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502B  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Computational Materials Methods  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to mathematical and computational methods that are used to model materials: Simulation/Modeling, Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo Potts, Density Functional Theory, and other approaches.
Prerequisite: (MATH 340 or MATH 345) and (MECH 331).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502C  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Materials Microscopy  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduction to modern microscopy techniques for materials research using optical microscopy. Interferometry and confocal techniques, scanning electron, microscopy transmission electron microscopy, and scanning probe microscopy.
Prerequisite: (CHEM 431 or MECH 331) and (MATH 340 or MATH 345).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502D  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Materials Spectroscopy  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: The investigation and measurement of spectra produced when matter interacts with or emits electromagnetic radiation, including an introduction to X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, Raman and infrared, and energy dispersive spectroscopy for materials research.
Prerequisite: (MATH 340 or MATH 345) and (MECH 331).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502E  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Bulk Properties and Performance  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Physical properties of materials and how they relate to the functionalization of materials, including their use in electronic, magnetic, optical, and other functional devices.
Prerequisite: (MATH 340 or MATH 345) and (MECH 331).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 502F  Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Experimental Methods for Materials Research  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Modern experimental design methods and techniques for materials research. Topics include vacuum systems, cryogenic experimentation, temperature characterization, data acquisition and digitization, device and circuitry design in the context of materials research.
Prerequisite: (MATH 340 or MATH 345) and (MECH 331).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 503  Mechanical Behaviors of Materials  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The mechanical behavior of metals, polymeric, ceramic, and composite materials in mechanical designs from a structure to processing to properties perspective. Practical and specific performance analyses of structural materials are examined.
Prerequisite: (MSE 501 or MSE 502A or MECH 331) and (MATH 340 or MATH 345).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 504  Thermodynamics of Materials  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The determination of whether and the means by which a given reaction can occur. Macroscopic and microscopic solid-state thermodynamics with experimental methodologies for characterizing them, with a focus on thermodynamic and statistical mechanical aspects of material structure-property relationships.
Prerequisite: (CBE 210 or CHEM 476 or MECH 331 or PH 361) and (MATH 340 or MATH 345).
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 505  Kinetics of Materials  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: The determination of whether and the means by which a given reaction can occur. Macroscopic and microscopic solid-state kinetics with experimental methodologies for characterizing them, with a focus on the kinetic aspects of material structure-property relationships.
Prerequisite: MSE 504.
Registration Information: Senior standing.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 651  Special Topics in Materials Science  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: New or emerging topics in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: MECH 331.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 695  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Independent study of special topics in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 699  Thesis  Credits: Var[1-6] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Thesis in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 784  Supervised College Teaching  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Supervised college teaching in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 793  Professional Development Seminar  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Professional skills for careers in materials science and providing opportunities for students to see materials innovation and discovery up-close.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Required field trips. Restricted to students in MSE graduate programs or by consent of instructor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 795  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-5] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Advanced independent study of special topics in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

MSE 799  Dissertation  Credits: Var[1-12] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Dissertation in materials science and engineering.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Written consent of advisor.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.