Chemistry (M.S.) - Graduate (Combined B.S./M.S.) - 2015 University Catalog


CHEMISTRY (Combined BS/MS)

Complete 32 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s): (9 hours will be applied from the UG program)

  1. CHEMISTRY CORE COURSES

    Complete 2 requirements:

    1. ORGANIC & INORGANIC CHEMISTRY COURSES

      Complete 6 semester hours from the following list

      CHEM 520 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 530 Advanced 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 COURSES

      Complete 6 semester hours from the following list

      CHEM 534 Separation and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 536 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Theory and Practice (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 540 Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 542 Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 544 Chemical Thermodynamics and 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 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

    Complete the following 2 requirements for a total of 6 semester hours:

    1. GRADUATE RESEARCH

      Complete for 3 semester hours.

      CHEM 595 Graduate Research 1-3
    2. MASTERS THESIS

      1. Complete 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 8 semester hours from the following: .

    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:

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.

CHEM520: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Major topics include: Covalent, ionic and metallic bonding; molecular structure and polarity; Bronsted-Lowry, Lewis, and hard/soft acid and base theory; symmetry and group theory; periodic trends; structures, isomers, ligand field theory, spectra, and reactions of transition metal coordination compounds; bonding and reactions of organometallic compounds; and the biological and medicinal roles of metal ions. Previous course CHEM 521 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 420 or departmental approval.

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.

CHEM530: Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Structure, reactivity and mechanisms in organic chemistry: Topics include bonding, stereochemistry, aromaticity, study of reaction mechanisms and reactive intermediates, linear free energy relationships, pericyclic reactions and organic photochemistry. Previous course CHEM 531 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 430 or departmental approval.

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: Separation and Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Theory and practice of major chromatographic and spectroscopic methods; including GC, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, FTIR, DAD- UV-VIS, and NMR. 3 sh.

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

CHEM536: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Theory and Practice (3 hours lecture)

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 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: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

In-depth covering of thermodynamic concepts such as state functions and chemical equilibrium, calorimetry, molecular interactions, activities. Introduction to quantum chemistry. 3 sh.

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

CHEM542: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (3 hours lecture)

Theoretical development of quantum mechanics as applied to chemistry. Application of theoretical procedure to atomic and molecular structure and bonding. Introduction to the theory of molecular spectroscopy. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 540 or departmental approval.

CHEM544: Chemical Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry (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. Principles and application of electrochemistry, relationship of electrochemical principles to classical thermodynamics, and practical applications of electrochemistry. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 540 or departmental approval.

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: Advanced Biochemistry (3 hours lecture)

Structure, function, and chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and lipids. Analytical methods biochemists use to study metabolism, regulation, binding, and catalytic activity of biomolecules. 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.