Undergraduate

  • CHEM-101 Chemical Concepts Contemporary Issues I

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    No longer offered. Principles of chemistry with illustrations from everyday life. Basic chemical concepts are used to decode consumer product labels and form a basis for understanding contemporary issues. Specifically designed to satisfy the Science requirement when taken with CHEM 102, L101, L102. May not be used by science majors for science credit. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM L101 required. 3 hours lecture. 1 term - 3 credits. Normally offered Fall/Summer I.

  • CHEM-L101 Chemical Concepts Contemporary Issues Lab I

    Prerequisites:

    Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 101

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    No longer offered. Principles of chemistry and its applications demonstrated through experimentation. Experiments may include field testing and analysis of ocean and river water, testing of household products and sunscreens, determination of calorie content of foods, and molecular modeling with computers. May not be used by science majors for science credit. 2-hour laboratory. Normally offered Fall/Summer I.

  • CHEM-102 Chemical Concepts Contemporary Issues II

    Prerequisites:

    It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in this course have some acquaintance of basic chemical principles either on the college or the pre-college level. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM L102

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    No longer offered. A continuation of CHEM 101, including topics in organic chemistry, biochemistry, polymer chemistry, ecology, air and water pollution, food and food additives, pharmaceuticals, and forensic science. Basic Chemical concepts are used to decode consumer product labels and form a basis for understanding contemporary issues. Specifically designed to satisfy the science requirement. May not be used by science majors for science credit. Prerequisite: CHEM 101, CHEM 111 or pre-college chemistry. 3 hours lecture. Normally offered Spring/Summer II.

  • CHEM-L102 Chemical Concepts Contemporary Issues Lab II

    Prerequisites:

    It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in this course have some acquaintance of basic chemical principles either on the college or the pre-college level. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 102

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    No longer offered. A continuation of CHEM L101. Experiments may include making plastics and drug products, analyzing food products, making a model of DNA, crime lab analysis procedures, making aspirin, and the study of flavors and fragrances using molecular models. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 102 required. May not be used by science majors for science credit. Prerequisites: CHEM 101 and CHEM L101. 2-hour Laboratory. 1 term - 1 credit. Normally offered Spring/Summer II.

  • CHEM-103 Chemical Concepts Contemporary Issues IIA

    Prerequisites:

    It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in this course have some acquaintance of basic chemical principles either on the college or the pre-college level.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    No longer offered. Topics include organic chemistry, biochemistry, polymer chemistry, ecology, air and water pollution, food and food additives, pharmaceuticals, and forensic science, with an emphasis on their application to current issues. Specifically designed to satisfy the non-laboratory science requirement for the B.A. degree. Science related information searches and writing assignments will be based on current topics from the semester's work. 3 hours lecture. It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in this course have some acquaintance of basic chemical principles either on the college or the pre-college level.

  • CHEM-105 Chemical New Product Development

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course addresses the crucial intersection between chemistry and business, and the impact of these fields on society. It provides an introduction to important chemistry concepts and practices of business management. Primary focus is on understanding the chemistry principles behind some of the consumer products in our everyday lives, and using this knowledge to create and evaluate ideas for new products. The course also introduces the business aspects involved in the development and marketing of new products. An important component of the course is in making effective presentations; this component concludes the course, culminating in team presentations of a new chemical product to panel of executives and peers. This course satisfies the Sawyer Business School Science requirement.

    Type:

    SCI TECH ENGNR

  • CHEM-106 Biotechnology & Its Applications in Medicine, Agriculture, Law

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces the latest discoveries and applications of biotechnology. Topics include genetically modified food, stem cells, genetic testing, cloning, and forensics. A combination of lectures, discussions, short documentaries, mock congressional hearings, and hands-on activities will provide insight into the numerous medical, social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding this technology.

    Type:

    SCI TECH ENGNR

  • CHEM-H106 Biotechnology & Its Applications in Medicine, Agriculture, Law

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces the latest discoveries and applications of biotechnology. Topics include genetically modified food, stem cells, genetic testing, cloning, and forensics. A combination of lectures, discussions, short documentaries, mock congressional hearings, and hands-on activities will provide insight into the numerous medical, social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding this technology.

    Type:

    SCI TECH ENGNR,Honors

  • CHEM-111 General Chemistry I

    Prerequisites:

    Placement at MATH 104 or better. Students who do not place at MATH 104 must take MATH 104 concurrently. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM-L111.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Fundamental principles of chemistry are discussed. Introduces atomic structure, stoichiometry, the periodic table, the nature of chemical bonds, and chemical reactions. This course is recommended for science majors or those considering careers in the health sciences.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    SCI TECH ENGNR

  • CHEM-L111 General Chemistry Laboratory I

    Prerequisites:

    MATH-104 MATH-108 MATH-121 MATH-128 MATH-130 MATH-134 MATH-164 MATH-165 MATHT-MPEL1 MATHT-MPEL2 or MATHT-MPEL3. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 111.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Introduces the basic principles of chemistry through discovery laboratory experiments. Learn safe laboratory practices and basic techniques such as determining mass and volume, representing data in the form of tables and graphs, and synthesizing and isolating a metal complex. Participate in workshop activities that include understanding modern approaches to the scientific method, reading and understanding the scientific literature, and building molecular models. This laboratory is designed around the foundational laboratory skills practiced by science students in a wide variety of majors.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    SCI TECH ENGNR

  • CHEM-112 General Chemistry II

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 111/L111; CHEM-L112 must be taken concurrently. MATH 104 placement or higher.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is a continuation of General Chemistry I. Fundamental principles of chemistry are discussed. Introduces thermochemistry, gases, solution chemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base systems, and thermodynamics.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CHEM-L112 General Chemistry Laboratory II

    Prerequisites:

    MATHT-MPEL0 MATHT-MPEL1 MATHT-MPEL2 MATHT-MPEL3 MATH-104 MATH-130 MATH-134 MATH-164 or MATH-165. CHEM 112 must be taken concurrently;

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    This course is a continuation of General Chemistry I Laboratory. Apply the basic principles of chemistry through discovery laboratory experiments with an emphasis on quantitative analysis. Execute basic analytical techniques such as the application of Beer's Law and acid-base titrations. This laboratory is designed around the foundational laboratory skills practiced by science students in a wide variety of majors.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CHEM-211 Organic Chemistry I

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 112 and CHEM-L112. CHEM-L211 must be taken concurrently.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces basic theories of structure, bonding, and chemical reactivity as specifically applied to modern organic chemistry. Includes functional groups, acid/base chemistry, nomenclature, resonance, spectroscopy, and stereochemistry.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CHEM-L211 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM-112 and CHEM-L112. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 211.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Introduces synthetic organic chemistry techniques. Includes melting point determination, distillation, crystallization, extraction, chromatographic separations, and infrared spectroscopy. Discusses experimental design within the context of green organic chemistry.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CHEM-212 Organic Chemistry II

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 211 and CHEM L211. Must take CHEM-L212 concurrently.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Builds on the core competencies acquired in Organic Chemistry I. Includes detailed mechanistic discussions of substitution, elimination, and addition reactions. Emphasizes organic synthesis, structure determination, and spectroscopy.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CHEM-L212 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM-211 and CHEM-L211. Must be take CHEM-212 concurrently.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Builds on the core competencies acquired in Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. Emphasizes the characterization of organic molecules via nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Discusses experimental design within the context of green organic chemistry.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CHEM-314 Instrumental Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 211; CHEM L314 must be taken concurrently.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores the basic techniques of collecting and analyzing data from different types of instrumentation, including: ultraviolet, visible, fluorescence, atomic and emission spectroscopy; chromatographic methods; electrochemical measurements. Students will apply these techniques to problems in chemistry, forensics, and environmental science.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CHEM-L314 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM L211; CHEM 314 must be taken concurrently

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Laboratory experiments in chemical analysis using instrumental techniques, including spectroscopy and chromatography. Data collection and evaluation includes computer-based methods. Reports are prepared in professional style.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CHEM-331 Biochemistry I

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 212/L212 or permission of instructor. CHEM L331 must be taken concurrently.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores the foundations of biochemistry, including the structure, organization and behavior of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Topics include enzyme catalysis, kinetics, and inhibition as well as protein regulation and membrane structure. Introduces the use of biochemical literature and bioinformatics techniques.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CHEM-L331 Biochemical Techniques Lab

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 212/L212 or permission of instructor. CHEM 331 must be taken concurrently

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Laboratory course introducing biochemical techniques. Includes buffer preparation, PCR, purification of DNA and proteins, agarose and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, protein quantitation and detection, and enzyme kinetic assays.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CHEM-332 Biochemistry II

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 331 and CHEM-L332 concurrently

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores the principles of bioenergetics and metabolism of biomolecules. Includes intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and oxidative phosphorylation. Additional topics include signal transduction and the regulation and integration of metabolism.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CHEM-L332 Advanced Biochemical Techniques and Research Lab

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 331/L331. CHEM 332 must be taken concurrently.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Advanced biochemistry laboratory course where students learn experimental design and critical analysis of the scientific literature while conducting novel research. Projects vary from year to year, but may include recombinant DNA techniques, purification and quantitation of DNA and proteins, protein detection, enzyme kinetics, and bioinformatics. Research is presented as a poster at the annual STEM banquet.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CHEM-355 Environmental Chemistry

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 211, or permission of instructor

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A study of the chemical processes (including biologically mediated ones) that affect the cycling and ultimate fate of chemicals in the environment. Topics include air, water, and soil chemistry as well as energy and climate change. The effects of pollutant loads on natural systems and the remediation and treatment methods used to minimize pollutant loads are investigated. 3 hour lecture. Normally offered spring, odd numbered years.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CHEM-L355 Environmental Chemistry Lab

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 355 must be taken concurrently. Take CHEM-L211;

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate principles covered by topics in CHEM 355. Prerequisites: CHEM L211, concurrent enrollment in CHEM 355 required. 4-hour laboratory. Normally offered spring, odd numbered years.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CHEM-375 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 314/L314

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Topics in inorganic chemistry including bonding theories, chemical structures, symmetry and group theory, kinetics and mechanisms of reactions, and spectroscopy. Advanced topics may include bioinorganic chemistry, or organometallics.

    Term:

    Offered Every Other Year

  • CHEM-L375 Advanced Inorganic Laboratory

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 375 must be taken concurrently

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate principles covered by topics in CHEM 375. Prior or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 375 required.

    Term:

    Offered Every Other Year

  • CHEM-390 Advanced Organic Chemistry

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: CHEM 212.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Expands on topics introduced in Organic Chemistry I and II; depending on student interest, may include in-depth discussions of carbonyl chemistry, industrial organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and biomolecules.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CHEM-411 Physical Chemistry I

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 112; MATH 166;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores quantum chemistry through simple model systems such as particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, and hydrogen atom. Applications to electronic, vibrational, and rotational spectroscopy and elements of atomic and molecular structure.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CHEM-L411 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 411 must be taken concurrently

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Experiments in molecular spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, nanomaterials, and introduction to computational chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on experimental design and data analysis skills in addition to technical writing skills as demonstrated through reports prepared in the professional style.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CHEM-412 Physical Chemistry II

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 411

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores the laws of thermodynamics and their molecular basis through the kinetic theory of gases and statistical mechanics. Includes chemical kinetics and theories of reaction rates.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CHEM-L412 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM L411; CHEM 412 must be taken concurrently.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Experiments in thermodynamics, materials, chemical kinetics, and computational chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on experimental design and data analysis skills in addition to technical writing skills as demonstrated by laboratory reports prepared in the professional style.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CHEM-428 Research & Seminar I

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 212; CHEM L212; Instructor's Consent required

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    First of a senior level, two-semester sequence of independent study under the supervision of faculty. Students may opt to conduct experimental research, proposal development, or literature review. Students desiring departmental honors and/or an ACS-accredited degree must conduct authentic research; consult with the course instructor. Development of a research report and poster presentation to the department are required elements. Depending on the project undertaken, students may obtain ECR credit.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CHEM-429 Research & Seminar II

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM 212 and CHEM L212 and instructor's consent required

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Second of a senior level, two-semester sequence of independent study under the supervision of faculty. Students may opt to conduct experimental research, proposal development, or literature review. Students desiring departmental honors and/or an ACS-accredited degree must conduct authentic research; consult with the course instructor. Development of a final research report and oral presentation to the department and the SU community are required elements. Depending on the project undertaken, students may obtain ECR credit.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CHEM-L432 Advanced Biochemistry Research Laboratory

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM-331; CHEM-L331

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    No longer offered. Laboratory course where students apply the use of biochemical techniques acquired in Biochemical Techniques I (CHEM L331) to conduct novel research. Projects vary from year to year, but may include recombinant DNA techniques, purification and characterization of DNA and proteins, and bioinformatics. Emphasis on experimental design, data interpretation, analysis of the scientific literature, and writing. Includes field trip to local research university or biotechnology/pharmaceutical laboratory.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • CHEM-453 Introduction to Toxicology

    Prerequisites:

    CHEM-331 or instructor's consent

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The study of toxic actions of chemicals on biological systems, with discussion of general principles, methodology, and target organ toxicity. Topics may include pesticides, neurotoxicants, toxicity of metals, and carcinogenesis/ mutagenesis. Examples will be drawn from forensic toxicology, as well as environmental and occupational toxicology.

    Term:

    Offered Every Other Year

  • CHEM-500 Experiential Learning in Chemistry

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    This course requires students to complete a minimum of 15 engagement hours per semester. Students gain exposure to a variety of activities related to research in a laboratory or field setting with faculty oversight. Permission of instructor required. May be taken more than once.

  • CHEM-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Advanced study of a special topic in chemistry, by arrangement with the chemistry faculty.

  • FS-103 Introduction to Forensic Science

    Prerequisites:

    FS-L103

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Application of the principles of forensic science in evaluating physical evidence, with emphasis on its role in criminal investigation. Class experiences may include guest lectures and field trips. 3-hour lecture. Normally offered Fall

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    SCI TECH ENGNR

  • FS-L103 Introduction to Forensic Science Lab

    Prerequisites:

    FS 103 concurrently

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Laboratory experiences related to the collection and analysis of physical evidence as performed by forensic science professionals. Experiments may include forensic microscopy, drug analysis, forensic serology, physical patterns, fingerprint and firearm evidence analysis techniques. 3-hour laboratory. Normally offered Fall

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    SCI TECH ENGNR

  • FS-303 Introduction to Forensic Science

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Application of the principles of forensic science in evaluating physical evidence, with emphasis on its role in criminal investigation. Class experiences may include guest lectures and field trips. 3-hour lecture. Normally offered Fall/Spring Does not satisfy University Natural Science requirement.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FS-L303 Introduction to Forensic Science Lab

    Prerequisites:

    FS 303 concurrently and instructor's permission

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Laboratory experiences related to the collection and analysis of physical evidence as performed by forensic science professionals. Experiments may include forensic microscopy, drug analysis, forensic serology, physical patterns, fingerprint and firearm evidence analysis techniques. 3-hour laboratory. Normally offered Fall/Spring.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FS-428 Criminalistics Practicum

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's permission is required for registration

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    The practicum involves participation in government crime laboratories, private forensic laboratories, private analytical chemical laboratories (including biomedical laboratories), a forensic science project at Suffolk University or other laboratories where the student can demonstrate that he or she can acquire skills applicable to forensic analysis. Students are encouraged to seek a practicum sponsor that suits his/her skills and interests; assistance may be provided by the Forensic Science Program Director. Participation at the laboratories is subject to requirements of the particular laboratory and will be open only to those students approved by the Forensic Science Director. Development of a research report and poster presentation to the department are required elements. Depending on the project undertaken, students may obtain ECR credit.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FS-429 Criminalistics Practicum II

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's permission is required for registration

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    The practicum involves participation in government crime laboratories, private forensic laboratories, private analytical chemical laboratories (including biomedical laboratories), a forensic science project at Suffolk University or other laboratories where the student can demonstrate that he or she can acquire skills applicable to forensic analysis. Students are encouraged to seek a practicum sponsor that suits his/her skills and interests; assistance may be provided by the Forensic Science Program Director. Participation at the laboratories is subject to requirements of the particular laboratory and will be open only to those students approved by the Forensic Science Director. Development of a final research report and oral presentation to the department and the SU community are required elements. Depending on the project undertaken, students may obtain ECR credit.