Chemistry, Chemical Business Concentration (M.S.) - Graduate - 2011 University Catalog

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The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department offers two options for the Master's degree: the Master of Science in Chemistry and the Master of Science in Chemistry with Concentration in Biochemistry. The courses offered include advanced courses in all major areas of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and include a number of highly specialized instrumentation courses as well as individual research opportunities. Laboratories are housed in both Richardson Hall and Science Hall. Students may selectively take one or two courses as non-degree students, to increase their professional competence in a particular area of Chemistry or Biochemistry, or may elect to enroll in one of the Master of Science programs, as outlined below.

The Biochemistry concentration provides a flexible program of study for those students who wish to emphasize Biochemistry and related areas in their Master's degree. Those working in research in the pharmaceutical industry or interested in doing so, and individuals interested in pursuing an M.D. or a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related area would benefit from this program. It is most suited to students with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry but is also suitable for students with a major in Chemistry who wish to broaden their knowledge in Biochemistry. As indicated above, students with other backgrounds can also be accommodated.

ADMISSIONS

The minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate School are essential for admission to one of the graduate programs in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. When a student has been admitted, the Graduate Program Coordinator for Chemistry and Biochemistry will evaluate the background in chemistry, biochemistry, other sciences and mathematics, and a specific program will be designed. An entering student should present at least twenty-four semester hours of undergraduate chemistry credits. In consultation with the Graduate Program Coordinator, a program may be designed for a student with insufficient background to include prerequisites. Candidates for the Master's degree should seek the guidance of the Graduate Program Coordinator in selecting electives and in fulfilling the research option.


CHEMISTRY w/CONC:Chemical Business

At least 32 semester hours hours are required (36 semester hours with the Thesis option) including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. Chemistry Courses

    1. Organic and Inorganic

      Complete 6 semester hours from the following list

      CHEM 521 Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 3
      CHEM 531 Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry 3
      CHEM 532 Organic Synthesis 3
      CHEM 550 Organometallic Chemistry 3
    2. Analytical and Physical

      Complete 6 semester hours from the following list

      CHEM 534 Chromatographic Methods: Theory and Practice 3
      CHEM 536 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Theory and Practice 3
      CHEM 540 Chemical Thermodynamics 3
      CHEM 542 Theoretical Physical Chemistry 3
      CHEM 544 Electrochemistry 3
      CHEM 546 Chemical Spectroscopy 3
      CHEM 548 Chemical Kinetics 3
    3. Chemical Business Electives

      Complete 6 semester hours from the following list (CHEM 590 requires advisor approval)

      CHEM 510 Hazardous Materials Management 3
      CHEM 538 Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry 3
      CHEM 590 Selected Topics-Advanced Chemistry 3
  2. Research

    1. Non-Thesis Option

      Complete to earn 2 semester hours

      CHEM 599 Graduate Literature Search in Chemistry 2
    2. Thesis Option

      Complete to earn 6 semester hours. CHEM 595 is variable credit- it is recommeded to earn 2hr & 1hr in 2 consecutive semesters.

      CHEM 595 Graduate Research 1-3
      CHEM 698 Master's Thesis 3
  3. Business Courses

    Complete to earn 12 semester hours

    ACCT 501 Financial Accounting 3
    INFO 501 Statistical Methods 3
    INFO 503 Information Systems 3
    MKTG 501 Marketing Management 3
  4. Culminating Experience

    Complete the Comprehensive Examination in conjunction with CHEM 599 or CHEM 698.


Course Descriptions:

ACCT501: Financial Accounting

A study of basic accounting concepts and their significance to the financial analyst and manager. Problems relating to income determination, valuation, reporting and analysis are stressed. Alternative conceptual foundations of reporting standards are presented and evaluated. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: M.B.A. degree students, M.A. Fine Arts majors with concentration in Museum Management or M.A. Theatre majors with concentration in Arts Management only.

CHEM510: Hazardous Materials Management

Exploration of the physical and chemical characteristics of hazardous chemicals, hazardous waste, and mixed waste materials. Their sources, handling, transportation, storage, disposal, and regulation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 or equivalent. For majors in College of Sciences and Mathematics or instructor's permission.

CHEM521: Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Current theories of inorganic structure, reactions and properties. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits as long as the topic is different. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One year of physical chemistry.

CHEM531: Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

Modern theories of organic chemistry with emphasis on electronic theory and reaction mechanisms. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits as long as the topic is different. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 430 (Advanced Organic Chemistry).

CHEM532: Organic Synthesis

Detailed study of the art, methods, and the philosophy of organic synthesis beginning with a review of classical and modern synthetic methods, followed by the planning theory of synthesis and culminating in a study of elegant syntheses in the literature. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 430 (Advanced Organic Chemistry).

CHEM534: Chromatographic Methods: Theory and Practice

A combined lecture/hands-on course in the theory and practice of chromatography; including GC, HPLC, GC-MS, GPC, and SFC, as well as computerized instrument control, data acquistion, and processing. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310 (Analytical Chemistry) and 311 (Instrumental Analysis) or equivalents.

CHEM536: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Theory and Practice

A combination lecture/hands-on course utilizing the department's FT-NMR's to provide students with theoretical background and practical experience in modern 1-D and 2-D FT-NMR. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310 (Analytical Chemistry) and 311 (Instrumental Analysis) or equivalents.

CHEM538: Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry

A comprehensive course covering the design and action of pharmaceutical agents. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation into the graduate program or permission of instructor.

CHEM540: Chemical Thermodynamics

In-depth study of classical thermodynamics. Development of thermodynamic functions describing chemical systems in equilibrium, with emphasis on systems of variable composition. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II) or instructor's permission.

CHEM542: Theoretical Physical Chemistry

Theoretical development of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics as applied to chemistry. Application of theoretical procedures to atomic and molecular structure and bonding. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II) and MATH 420 (Differential Equations).

CHEM544: Electrochemistry

Principles and application of electrochemistry, relationship of electrochemical principles to classical thermodynamics, and practical applications of electrochemistry. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II).

CHEM546: Chemical Spectroscopy

Introduction to the theory of molecular spectroscopy. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II).

CHEM548: Chemical Kinetics

Kinetics in its role of elucidating reaction mechanisms. Discussion of recent problems from the chemical literature including fast reactions and enzyme kinetics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II).

CHEM550: Organometallic Chemistry

The course will introduce students to organometallic chemistry, mainly involving transition metals, but also including some main group metals. The material covered will focus on the unique chemistry of these compounds and their uses in organic synthesis, material science, and as catalysts. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 420 and CHEM 430 or equivalents.

CHEM590: Selected Topics-Advanced Chemistry

An in-depth study of selected areas in either analytical, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry, with special emphasis upon recent developments in the field. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12 credits as long as the topic is different each time. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II) or instructor's permission.

CHEM595: Graduate Research

Directed individual laboratory investigation under guidance of faculty advisor. May be elected once or twice, maximum credit allowed is 3 semester hours. () 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 semester hours in this graduate program; instructor's permission.

CHEM599: Graduate Literature Search in Chemistry

An individual, non-experimental investigation utilizing the scientific literature. () 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 semester hours in this graduate program.

CHEM698: Master's Thesis

Independent research project done under faculty advisement. Students must follow the MSU Thesis Guidelines, which may be obtained from the Graduate School. Students should take CHEM 699 if they don't complete CHEM 698 within the semester. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

INFO501: Statistical Methods

Introduction to statistical techniques with applications in business decision making and problem solving. Topics include methods of descriptive data analysis, probability and probability distributions, methods of inferential data analysis including estimation and hypothesis testing and an introduction to experimental design principles, correlation, regression model building and an introduction to time series forecasting. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Course in undergraduate calculus; M.B.A. degree students only.

INFO503: Information Systems

Examines the information requirements of an organization. The differences in the kinds of information needed at the various organizational levels (operational, administrative and strategic) are emphasized. How to plan and implement a comprehensive information system is discussed as well as methods to measure its effectiveness. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: M.B.A. degree students only.

MKTG501: Marketing Management

This business core requirement assumes little or no prior formal education in the discipline of marketing. As such, a solid introduction to the language of the discipline, body of knowledge, tools and techniques must necessarily be covered through a text and readings format supplemented with class lectures which are grounded in heavy case analysis and real-world illustrations. The pivotal distinctiveness of this graduate offering lies in drawing the student into issues that are industry and company specific (preferably drawn from the student's career related industry/company). (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: M.B.A.degree students, M.A.Fine Arts majors with concentration in Museum Management (FAMM), or M.A.Theatre majors with concentration in Arts Management (THAM)only.