Chemistry (M.S.) - Graduate (Combined B.S./M.S.) - 2012 University Catalog

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CHEMISTRY (Combined BS/MS)

Complete 32 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. CHEMISTRY CORE COURSES

    1. Organic & Inorganic

      Complete 6 semester hours from the following list

      CHEM 521 Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 531 Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 532 Organic Synthesis (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 550 Organometallic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Analytical & Physical

      Complete 6 semester hours from the following list

      CHEM 534 Chromatographic Methods: Theory and Practice (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 540 Chemical Thermodynamics (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 542 Theoretical Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 544 Electrochemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 546 Chemical Spectroscopy (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 548 Chemical Kinetics (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. CHEMISTRY ELECTIVES

    Complete 6 semester hours from the following list

    CHEM 525 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 533 Biosynthesis of Natural Products (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 538 Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 570 Selected Topics in Advanced Biochemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 574 Protein Structure (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 575 Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 576 Lipid Biochemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 577 Nucleic Acid Biochemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 590 Selected Topics-Advanced Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. GRADUATE RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS

    1. Complete the following for 5 semester hours.

      CHEM 595 Graduate Research 1-3
    2. Master's Thesis

      1. Complete the following for 3 semester hours.

        CHEM 698 Master's Thesis 3
      2. Submit the completed Thesis Original and one copy to the Graduate Office. See Thesis Guidelines for details.

  4. ELECTIVE COURSES

    Complete 6 semester hours from the following: .

    CHEM 410 Advanced Quantitive Analysis (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
    CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 430 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 440 Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 490 Selected Topics in Chemistry 2-3

Course Descriptions:

CHEM410: Advanced Quantitive Analysis (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

Extends methods of analysis in CHEM 311. Absorption and emission spectroscopy, photometry, NMR, ESR, GC, thermoanalysis, polarography, amperometry and principles of automatic analysis. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 311 and CHEM 341 with a grade of C- or better in both courses.

CHEM420: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Physical basis of bonding and reactivity of inorganic compounds. Electronic structure of atoms, ionic and covalent bonding, symmetry properties, chemistry and structure of transition metal compounds, organometallic chemistry, introduction to solid-state structures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM430: Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Consideration of structural and electronic theories which form the basis of organic chemistry. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 or 370.

CHEM440: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Quantum mechanics, bonding theory, atomic structure, statistical thermodynamical calculations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 420 and CHEM 341.

CHEM490: Selected Topics in Chemistry

In-depth study of a modern aspect of chemistry. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 or 370.

CHEM521: Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: One year of physical chemistry.

CHEM525: Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Exploration of the vital roles that metal atoms play in biochemical processes. Transition metal interactions with proteins will be emphasized. The course will focus on the structural, regulatory, catalytic, transport, and oxidation-reduction functions of metal containing biomolecules. 3 sh.

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

CHEM531: Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 430 (Advanced Organic Chemistry).

CHEM532: Organic Synthesis (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 430 (Advanced Organic Chemistry).

CHEM533: Biosynthesis of Natural Products (3 hours lecture)

A study of natural products with emphasis on the biosynthesis of primary and secondary metabolites. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 430 (Advanced Organic Chemistry) or equivalent.

CHEM534: Chromatographic Methods: Theory and Practice (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CHEM538: Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

A comprehensive course covering the design and action of pharmaceutical agents. 3 sh.

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

CHEM540: Chemical Thermodynamics (3 hours lecture)

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

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

CHEM542: Theoretical Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

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

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

CHEM544: Electrochemistry (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II).

CHEM546: Chemical Spectroscopy (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the theory of molecular spectroscopy. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II).

CHEM548: Chemical Kinetics (3 hours lecture)

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II).

CHEM550: Organometallic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 420 and CHEM 430 or equivalents.

CHEM570: Selected Topics in Advanced Biochemistry (3 hours lecture)

A detailed treatment of selected topics in biochemistry. Special emphasis upon recent developments. Protein structure, enzymology, metabolism, nucleic acid chemistry are examples of topics. This course may be repeated for credit indefinitely as long as the topic is different each time. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or instructor's permission.

CHEM574: Protein Structure (3 hours lecture)

Primary, secondary and tertiary structure of proteins, protein structural motifs and protein structural families. Globular proteins, DNA binding proteins, membrane proteins, signal transduction systems, immune system protein structure, methods used for determination of protein structure. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One semester of introductory Biochemistry or similar background.

CHEM575: Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms (3 hours lecture)

The following properties of enzymes are considered: structure, specificity, catalytic power, mechanism of action, multienzyme complexes, kinetics, regulation, and multienzyme systems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or equivalent.

CHEM576: Lipid Biochemistry (3 hours lecture)

Chemistry of plant and animal lipids, their occurrence, metabolism, and industrial uses. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or equivalent.

CHEM577: Nucleic Acid Biochemistry (3 hours lecture)

This course will present fundamental aspects of nucleic acid biochemistry including structure and biological function and will be organized according to a systematic consideration of techniques used in the study of nucleic acids. Current literature and key topics such as protein-DNA, protein-drug complexes and nucleic acid repair mechanisms will be considered. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or equivalent.

CHEM590: Selected Topics-Advanced Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

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 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.

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.