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UCA does not offer a graduate degree in chemistry. Graduate courses in chemistry are designed to aid secondary school science teachers in their pursuit of an understanding of the logical development of the sciences and scientific inquiry method, to provide them with a comprehensive background to modern theories in chemistry, and to develop pedagogy unique to instruction in the physical sciences.

[1] Graduate Courses in Chemistry (CHEM)


5121 BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY A laboratory course in modern biochemical techniques investigating proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 3411; Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 4320 or 5320

5320 BIOCHEMISTRY I A survey of the structure and functions of important classes of biomolecules. Metabolism, processing of genetic information, and current topics in biochemistry will be addressed. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 3411.

5351 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY Survey of important environmental issues with sound scientific principles as a basis. Energy, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the biosphere will be covered. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 3411 and 3520. Spring.

5380 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY Theories and concepts of modern inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 4450. Fall.

5450 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I Modern theoretical chemistry with laboratory applications; quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Three lectures and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 1451, PHYS 1420, and MATH 2561. Spring.

5451 ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Modern methods of analysis, stressing instrumentation. Two lectures and six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 3520. Spring.

5460 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II Continuation of CHEM 5450. Thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrochemistry. Three lectures and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 5450. Fall.