Science Building II, 273
(661) 664-2040 (fax)
|Faculty:||M. L. Dutton
F. T. Fang
Modern chemistry occupies a central position among the sciences. The goal of chemical science is to discover the fundamental regularities by which matter in its multitude of aggregations interacts with energy in its many forms. Mathematical models and physical principles are utilized in the interpretation of chemical concepts. The organization of chemical knowledge leads to an understanding of natural phenomena in the real world of earth and life sciences.
The departmental academic program is designed to provide essential preparation for students to pursue professional careers and/or advanced studies in chemistry or related disciplines, such as Agricultural Chemistry, Biochemistry, Clinical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Forensics Chemistry. The department offers course work for chemistry majors to meet the requirements of medical and other professional schools in the health sciences, including dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. It also cooperates with other departments and the School of Education in developing a balanced program of academic and professional preparation for chemistry majors who seek teaching credentials.
The Department of Chemistry is on the approved
list of the American Chemical Society. A program leading to a chemistry
major can be designed to meet the standards prescribed for the certificate
of the American Chemical Society by its Committee on Professional Training.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY
The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry requires twelve courses in chemistry, including the following (or the equivalent):
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN CHEMISTRY
Although no minor is required for the BS degree, a minor in chemistry is available, consisting of 20 units, 10 of which must be in upper division courses.
Teaching Credential--Science Teacher Preparation Program Leading to a Degree in Natural Sciences, Primary Concentration in Chemistry
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has authorized CSUB to offer a single subject matter preparation program in Natural Sciences leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. This coursework satisfies the course requirements for a "Secondary Teaching Credential in Science." The program consists of three components: I. Primary Concentration (major), II. Secondary Concentration (minor), and III. Breadth (cognates). Program completion leads to a BA degree in Natural Sciences with a major in the area of primary concentration and a minor in the secondary concentration.
Following is the course work required for a Natural Science Teacher Preparation Program with a Primary Concentration in Chemistry. Additional information may be obtained from the Chemistry Department office (661-664-3027)
Note: Except for Senior Seminar (490) all courses must be com- pleted with their respective laboratory components.
A grade of "C-" in chemistry as well as
cognate courses is the minimal grade acceptable for progression into subsequent
chemistry courses. Students who fail to achieve at least a "C-" or above
may repeat the course. If a course is satisfactorily completed, the prior
unsatisfactory grade will no longer bar a student from continuing in the
Chemistry program although it will still be counted in computing the overall
grade point average.
CHEM 100 Perspectives in Chemistry (5)
A general education course introducing basic concepts of chemistry to the non-science major. The course focuses on the impact of chemistry on daily activities including environmental and other societal concerns. Two lectures, one discussion and one laboratory. Not acceptable for the major. [F, S]
CHEM 150 Introduction to Chemical Principles (5)
Basic principles of chemistry including the composition of matter, periodic properties, chemical bonding and solution equilibria. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [F, W]
CHEM 203 General Organic Chemistry (5)
Descriptive chemistry of carbon compounds including structure, reactivity and mechanism. Major focus is on organic compounds of biological and physiological importance. Does not count toward chemistry degree. Prerequisite: CHEM 150 or equivalent within the past five years. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [W, S]
CHEM 211 Principles of General Chemistry I (5)
Introduction to chemical stoichiometry, atomic theory, molecular structure, states of matter, chemical bonding and properties of solutions. Periodic properties of the elements, elementary thermodynamics, kinetics and solution equilibria. Prerequisite: High school chemistry or CHEM 150 and MATH 90 or equivalent. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. (CHEM 211 + 212 + 213 = CAN CHEM SEQ A) [F, W]
CHEM 212 Principles of General Chemistry II (5)
A continuation of CHEM 211. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 or equivalent. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. (CHEM 211 + 212 + 213 = CAN CHEM SEQ A) [W, S]
CHEM 213 Principles of Chemical Analysis (5)
Descriptive chemistry of some representative
elements and introduction to modern chemical instrumentation, quantitative
chemical analysis and statistical treatment of data. Prerequisite: CHEM
212 or equivalent. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. (CHEM
211 + 212 + 213 = CAN CHEM SEQ A) [F, S]
CHEM 310 Concepts of Geochemistry (5)
Distribution of elements within the earth, their mobilities and interactions during crustal processes. Methods of investigation, application to geologic and environmental studies and petroleum and minerals exploration. Field and laboratory investigations and presentations. Same as GEOL 310. Prerequisites: CHEM 212, GEOL 303 or CHEM 351 and some geology coursework. (Recommended: MATH 212.) A field trip may be required. Consult the Course Schedule for specific details.
CHEM 320 Environmental Chemistry (5)
An analysis of the chemical processes occurring in the atmosphere, earth and water and the effects of foreign substances on these processes. Prerequisite: CHEM 213 or equivalent.
CHEM 331 Concepts of Organic Chemistry I (5)
A detailed study of the structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [F]
CHEM 332 Concepts of Organic Chemistry II (5)
A continuation of CHEM 331. Prerequisite: CHEM 331 or equivalent. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [W]
CHEM 333 Concepts of Organic Chemistry III (5)
A continuation of CHEM 332. Prerequisite: CHEM 332 or equivalent. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [S]
CHEM 340 Concepts of Biochemistry (5)
Biochemical equilibria and thermodynamics, biologically important chemical compounds, metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Prerequisite: CHEM 332 or equivalent. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [S]
CHEM 351 Concepts of Physical Chemistry I (5)
Introduction to chemical thermodynamics, properties of solutions, phase equilibria and electrochemistry. Prerequisites: MATH 211, PHYS 201 and CHEM 212. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [F]
CHEM 352 Concepts of Physical Chemistry II (5)
Introduction to quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Prerequisites: MATH 212, PHYS 202 and CHEM 212. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [W]
CHEM 353 Concepts of Physical Chemistry III (5)
Introduction to elementary statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and transport properties. Prerequisite: MATH 213, PHYS 203 and CHEM 212. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [S]
CHEM 390 Seminar in Chemical Literature (1)
Seminar in the use of modern chemical literature and literature data bases. Must be completed before enrolling in CHEM 490. [W]
CHEM 400 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (5)
An analysis of the major theories of chemical bonding with particular emphasis on transition metal complexes. Structure, physiochemical properties and reactivity of classical metal complexes and organometallic compounds; mechanisms of inorganic reactions in aqueous and nonaqueous media. Prerequisite: CHEM 352 or consent of the instructor. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [W]
CHEM 420 Environmental Geochemistry (5)
Global geochemical cycles and their perturbation by man. Topics will include metal-organic complexation in natural waters, essential and toxic effects on metals, radioactive wastes, sorption, soil organic matter and its effect on aquifer properties, organic contaminant and analytical methods. Same as GEOL 420. Prerequisites: GEOL 205, CHEM 212 or consent of instructor.
CHEM 430 Macromolecular Chemistry (5)
Structure, properties, syntheses and analyses of synthetic and natural macromolecules; includes an introduction to supramolecules and assemblies. Prerequisite: CHEM 333 or consent of the instructor. Three lectures, one discussion and one laboratory.
CHEM 440 Advanced Biochemistry (5)
Principles underlying interactions of biological systems on the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels; membrane transport models, protein structure, function and kinetics. Prerequisites: CHEM 340 and CHEM 353 or consent of instructor. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [F]
CHEM 450 Instrumental Analysis (5)
Principles and techniques of modern instrumental analysis including spectrophotometry, chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance and potentiometry. Prerequisite: CHEM 353 or consent of instructor. Two lectures, one discussion and two laboratories. [S]
CHEM 477 Special Topics in Chemistry (1-5)
Topics and prerequisites to be announced. May be repeated for different topics.
CHEM 480 Honors Research (5)
Individual study on a current research problem with faculty supervision. Course may be repeated twice with permission of the instructor. Normally a maximum of five units may be used for major department credit. Units in excess of five may be used for upper division elective credit. Prerequisite: Invitation by faculty.
CHEM 489 Experiential Prior Learning (1-5)
Evaluation and assessment of learning which has occurred as a result of prior off-campus experience relevant to the curriculum of the department. Course may be repeated twice with permission of the instructor. Normally a maximum of five units may be used for major department credit. Units in excess of five may be used for upper division elective credit. Available by petition only, on a credit, no-credit basis. Not open to post-graduate students. Interested students should contact the department office.
CHEM 490 Senior Seminar (5)
Presentation of papers and discussion by faculty and students. Participants will be grouped by interdisciplinary interests. Five discussions. Prerequisite: Major or minor in chemistry and CHEM 390. [S]
CHEM 496 Internship in Chemistry (1-5)
Students are assigned to various industries, institutions, or agencies and work under joint supervision of supervisors and the course instructor. Participation in staff and internship conferences. Assigned readings and projects where appropriate. (Arrangements should be made one quarter in advance with the department.) Course may be repeated twice with permission of instructor and department chair. Normally a maximum of six units may be used for major department credit. Units in excess of five may be used for upper division elective credit. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis only.
CHEM 497 Cooperative Education (1-5)
The Cooperative Education Program offers a sponsored learning experience in a work setting, integrated with a field analysis seminar. The field experience is contracted by the Cooperative Education Office on an individual basis, subject to approval by the department. The field experience, including the seminar and reading assignments, is supervised by the cooperative education coordinator and the faculty liaison (or course instructor) working with the field supervisor. Students are expected to enroll in the course for at least two quarters. The determination of course credits, evaluation, and grading are the responsibility of the departmental faculty. Offered on a credit, no-credit basis only. Department will determine application of credit.